Collected  a few of the blogs for this wine cork festival of mail art from Dean.

He will have a chance to view all :-)

Here are a few of the blogs:

The Vineyards of France by Dean Marks.04.30.12

16 BOTTLES, FIVE GLASSES & TWO WOMEN

MORE BOTTLES, Dean Marks

Mail Art Performance - Dean and the PO

I also posted my cork-fest on a Blue Blog Jam...but I want to know, Dean, 

might I visit this Chateau in October? Burgundy or Bordeaux?

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 12, 2012 at 2:34pm

Dean gets by...with a little help from his friends (at the South Africa Post Office)!

Well, it is a good track record, Dean...so far only one cork came loose :-)

Mail Art Performance - Dean and the PO

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on May 10, 2012 at 1:01pm

To tell you the truth, the bottle is nearly empty before I even start to read the label.  I'm sure you can google any of the names and find something about them.

http://www.snooth.com/winery/chateau-les-mangons/

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 10, 2012 at 11:56am

Kalimera, Dean...me wants to know the wine, where the corks came from?

Chateau Les Mangons...is a real chateau?

and what about this, just "Bordeaux 2008" ? :

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on May 10, 2012 at 11:28am

Yep they seem to all have arrived except for Cheryl Penn's in SA.  Vizma blogged hers here:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/aah-i-wasn-t-ready-par...

Well that was a great one off, 15 of anything is just too much!  Business as usual now. Or is that unusual business?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 10, 2012 at 11:16am

Oh, yes, Nancy, glad you put the photos here...I like "collections" of mail art that has circulated the globe from Dean! There may be others who blogged Dean's S.O.S., but I may have missed seeing. 

These are really fun, Dean...and the corks all survived the postal systems.

France and Greece were both having elections, Dean,...so the postal clerks were probably off to vote, rather than sorting and sending mail art :-)

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on May 9, 2012 at 8:12pm

Katerina, you doll! Dean sent me one of these and then disappeared to the south. It couldn't be scanned, so I struggled with the camera without a whole lot of success, so this seems a good spot in which to put the photos where they won't be overly highlighted. Thanks for the most interresting piece, Dean, and here are the photos: 

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on May 9, 2012 at 7:52pm

So why did it take 11 days to get to Greece?  Maybe they were waiting for the vote before they would deliver it?  As you might have seen already:

Congratulations Angie.  You win!  Yes, the message was just a SOS.  I was playing around with some corks last summer after visiting a naval ship.  They said that Morse code is no longer being taught in schools.  Not even SOS.  Somehow the two came together while hearing the Police song on the radio.

  I have been working on all 15 pieces little by little for the past seven months.  Being the perfectionist I am, all of the corks came from my personal consumption of some of the better wines.   The Aussie screw off cap wines and the ones with plastic corks were not used.

  Looks like you had fun with this one, sorry to have missed it.

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