June Post - 2016 - from Construction Sea

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Mini Quilt by Amy Irwen

envelope & work by Amy Irwen

postcard Fiber Art by Amy Irwen - Gravity Pull

Call - August 1st Deadline!

Brain Cell 945 envelope

Brain Cell 945 

Poem by C. Mehrl Bennett

Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson - Dogs Drinking Coffee

Dale Johnson envelope

postcard from Dean - Artist in Seine

from The Giecek Ranch - Ed Giecek

eM.T.Zine #1

photo prints from Jim Leftwich

4 Jim Leftwich/ Matthew Stolte collabs 

John M. Bennett (from online)

mailing from John M. Bennett

4 John M. Bennett/ Matthew Stolte collabs

envelope from Jon Foster

mailing from MomKat (KN)

envelope from Mim Golub Scalin

Moan Lisa mailings 

image via Michael Heminger

envelope by Richard BAUDET

postcard by Susan McAllister

glossy postcard from Terry Owenby

The last piece of mail art I received was with a light knock on my door late Saturday - Amy Irwen's Mini Quilt (it measures 14" x 12" approx.) arrived in a poster roll. It seems Amy has been busy, what with another fishy mailing from early in May & a Fiber Art postcard with a textile surface titled "Gravity Pull".

One may ask, "What's with the fish?" The motif reminds me of our planet of dwindling resources. What's a fish to do? Amy's collage includes plastic bread clips, a bottle cap, plastic mesh & other minutiae of the oceans.

Brain Cell 945, dated April 30, 2016.

I cleaned-up a scan of a cut-up poem by C. Mehrl Bennett & have included it in a new zine project titled eM.T.Zine. Issue #1 is 12 pages b&w 8.5x5.5; see a color scan of the back & front cover. The printing is stalled for the moment but I hope to finish & send by Saturday. Several works in this post are included & I'll send copies out to all in today's post.

Jim Leftwich evidently sent identical photo prints out in batches of 5 or so. C. Mehrl Bennett suggested I collab - view results. I used clear tape on the paint-splattered newspaper I had on my art table to make the images. I'll be sending them out this Saturday as well.

Some collaborations here with John M. Bennett, including some of a "LOOK" series that began with a dream (see previous post).

Thanks as always to the senders. On track, expect returns next week.

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Comment by Matthew Stolte on June 17, 2016 at 5:26pm

Thanks for the info, Gu. Actually, I simply copy & paste my entire Construction Sea entry (jpegs & words) to my blog here & it works very well. See you in the mail!

Comment by on June 17, 2016 at 3:06pm

Thanks Matthew, pretty much what I do, so ended up making a collage to fit everyone in.  ThomC has added info... After you've uploaded one or two or three pictures, save the blog as a DRAFT, then continue or come back to it, and you'll be able to upload as many pictures as you need/want to. Thank you too for the friend request Matthew.

Comment by Matthew Stolte on June 17, 2016 at 12:40pm

Gu - a few jpegs are sized down to 650 using Photoshop but most are larger from scans I made & not resized. To All -thanks for yr comments! I hope to send out a large mailing this SAT! 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 16, 2016 at 1:57pm

Now this is a BLOG JAM! Thanks for sharing all!

Comment by on June 16, 2016 at 10:53am

Great collection! Can I ask what size pics you upload? I can only manage 4 or 5 before the site wont allow me to load anymore to a blog post. 

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on June 16, 2016 at 9:45am

What a catch from Amy.  Thanks for the blog.

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