Playing around with temporary-ness and email art.

I had a couple "conversations" with Keith Bates that got me thinking about the validity of email art. And I'm thinking that making temporary mail art, that only exists via a scanned image then sent through the interweb, makes people's electronic mail boxes just as happy as their physical mail boxes getting mail art. Oh that's convoluted, but you get what I'm getting at. SO I've been playing with cut out bits that I move around and scan or take photos of. and guess what? I'm enjoying this. And when I send, and I've only sent out two to a friend, I add the little signature that Keith made for me. I think I'm liking this. Especially for times that I've run out of global postage, or for people who have pretty full physical archives. So here are some things I'm playing around with. Kind of fun, right? Nothing has been glued down and might never be glued down. What do you think? Oh, and I played around a bit with the color of the ones with the flowers.

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Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on June 12, 2016 at 1:49am
Got it, Mim! Wondrous PC! I love all your stamps and the wildness of the collage -- there's an artist in Buenos Aires who makes collages a lot like this one -- I bought a couple of her pieces a few years ago when we were down there, partly because I liked them and partly because she was so freaking nice to a dumb American. I know what you mean about the phone #. It's a real score to get to keep one you're used to. My sister had the same one for about 50 years. She even requested it in her divorce (and got it!)
Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 8, 2016 at 5:04pm

Toni, you're cracking me up - some kinda goddess! I like that. I'm feeling like some kind of goddess right now. Non Mail Art related - I just got our land line number which we've had since 1968 when we moved to RVA, to my husband's mobile phone. Yay. And ditched the land ilne, thereby saving a lotta bucks per year. Okay, now to business, I'm gonna send you some land mail.

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on June 8, 2016 at 4:51am

Ha! Well, I looked "ate" up and it's some kind of goddess (as well as the past tense of "to eat." I'm a few years younger but next year I'll be in the same decade as you and Richard!

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 8, 2016 at 4:18am

Oops, Toni, the word should read "age" not "ate." ha ha ha I'm cracking myself up! And Katerina, I'm still making paper and glue oldie style Mail Art and using postage stamps. I can't give that up.

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on June 8, 2016 at 3:52am
OMG Mim, I adore Richard! I don't know what an "ate" is but if it means huge hero-worshipping fan, then I'm one.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 7, 2016 at 10:29pm

Mim doing digital? What is the world coming to :-0

Must admit, Mim, that these are stunning...and I agree:

they are fun to see on the computer "inbox"  just as 

"real" mail art is in the mailbox :-)

( But you know that I am an oldie-but-goodie fan

of the paper and postage stamp snail mail :-)

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 7, 2016 at 2:36am
Toni, I'm Richard's ate so I don't take the comment snakily! Ha ha ha Thanks for the compliment. I'm still doing physical mail art.
Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on June 7, 2016 at 2:22am

I think your art is beautiful, whether on paper or binary bits (if that's what they're called). I personally love paper mail, but it's totally a personal choice. I get really tired of looking at my computer, which I do far too much -- Facebook, Kindle, email, etc. So, working with and receiving bits of paper is a joy for me. I think it may be a little age-dependent, as Richard says (a little snarkily) ;->

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 7, 2016 at 1:20am
Thanks, Dear Richard. I'm becoming a bit unstuck, little by little. I hope your birthday is, has been, or will be, really nice. Best, mim
Comment by Richard Canard on June 6, 2016 at 8:14pm

06.06.16 Dare Ms. Mim, ... well expressed, &  I'm sure you are right as well as obviously  electronically savy enough to deal with the the century in which you live.  Speaking for & about myself primarily, most of  us so-called "mail artists" are merely stuck in the traditional past & continue to "clutter up " our lives with the  illusion & myth that we are somehow entertaining the mailman & keeping him employed. Sin "celery", Richard Canard



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