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At 4:30pm on February 12, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

Charlotte,

I am glad you like the Moticos. I might start a new series later this year. As for Vostell, some years ago I purchased a book documenting his art, "Automobile", in German and English. Today (Wednesday) I shall send you some mail art inspired by Vostell that I am sure you will enjoy.

Best wishes for your exhibition!

~ Jack @ Cascadia Artpost

At 4:24pm on February 8, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

Charlotte,

To answer your question about Olympia: Our city of about 60,000 residents is one of three cities (the others being Tumwater to the south and Lacey to the east) that comprise an urban area of about 120,000 people on the southern edge of the Seattle metropolitan area. Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington and has the State Capitol building and about half the state offices, the others being in the other two cities. State government and a state college are the biggest employers, we have little industry here so growth is slower than in the rest of the metropolitan area and less expensive to live, though housing prices have increased over the last 5 years. Farmland and forest are only 15 minutes away to the south and west of us. A large military base to the north separates us from the main metropolitan area. We are a 2-hour drive and 130 miles from Portland, Oregon to the south, but the travel time is the same or longer (in the afternoon/evening 3-4 hours) to Seattle north of us even though it is only 70 miles away from Olympia - the traffic is terrible on the only freeway I-5 and the public transportation options are inadequate. (I lived in Seattle for 35 years) However, we like living in Olympia as the cultural center and are only 9 minutes away by car or bus from the center of the city.

At 3:33pm on February 7, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

Charlotte,

Sunny weather? Ha! Here in Cascadia we are nearing the end of Stormy Season. In January we had 28 consecutive days with rain, equaling a record. But this past Sunday and Monday were finally sunny and the days are a little longer now. Our spring is said to begin by the fourth week in February when the major storms are past. All this is compensation for the nearly complete lack of rain and long days from June through mid-September, sometimes into October. In case you are wondering, Cascadia is the name of our bioregion taken from the volcanic Cascade Mountain Range that is a north-south spine from Canada to California.

The moticos and Coffee Clutch are on their way to you. More in the mail soon.

~ Jack @ Cascadia Artpost

At 12:50am on February 7, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

Thank you Charlotte for "Last Angel Leaving" which arrived today!

Jack @ Cascadia Artpost

At 3:45pm on February 6, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

Hi Charlotte,

I will send you some moticos in today's (Thursday's) outgoing mail, along with a copy of the Cascadia Coffee Clutch, a satirical parody of a free publication called "Coffee News" distributed at our local restaurants (and also doctors' waiting rooms!).

More in the mail this spring!

~ Jack @ Cascadia Artpost

At 8:19pm on February 4, 2020, FromMNQ said…

Das ist also die Krone der Schöpfung. Oder fast. Dein Schöpfungsversuch ist da sogar noch viel interessanter. Danke!

At 4:08pm on January 24, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

Hi Charlotte,

German was the language I took in high school and college classes. I was glad to be able to speak basic German on trips to eastern Europe (specifically, Hungary and Poland) where few people knew any English. However, I never was able to understand the German dialect spoken in southern Switzerland in spite of taking a class prior to a trip there in the 1980's!

Sometimes I prepare mail art in German for Torma Cauli in Hungary. My main interest is artistamps in addition to creating postcards, zines, occasional collages, and faux currency called moticos. Would you like a set of moticos?

I look forward to your mail!

~ Jack @ Cascadia Artpost

At 7:39pm on December 31, 2019, Kathy Barnett said…

I there!!! Happy New Year to you too! I am sorry you were so sick, but happy you are better. Take care, keep warm, and 'art your heart away'! (My kinders use to to tell me that when I taught art, "we are arting our hearts!"-Kathy

At 8:30pm on December 28, 2019, FromMNQ said…

Danke für deine tolle Hotzenplotz-Karte! Da hast du das Feuerwerk-Thema wirklich auf den Punkt getroffen. Toll! Komm gut ins neue Jahr. Dann gibts wieder neue Post von mir.

At 2:41pm on December 13, 2019, Petrolpetal said…

Hello

I'd love to exchange mail with you. I'll be sending you something soon!

Best regards

Petrolpetal

At 2:20pm on December 13, 2019, FromMNQ said…

Kein Stress! Ich habe auch gerade eine Erkältung hinter mir. Gute Besserung!

At 5:28pm on November 6, 2019, Mary Anne said…

Hello Charlotte.  The address booklet has come out much better than I thought it would partly because the envelopes themselves have proved good material to work with.  My box is also on the large side although I have come up with a second one, this morning, which is smaller and might be better.  Some people do prefer to keep the envelopes and their contents together; it is just another way of doing things. 

Everything is good.

At 12:23pm on November 3, 2019, FromMNQ said…

Danke für deine s/w Zusammenstellung! Passend zum heutigen Regenwetter. Antwort folgt demnächst!

At 4:51pm on October 21, 2019, Steph Dodson said…

Hi Charlotte, thank you for the postcard collage of colorful leaves - it arrived last week. The leaves are just starting to fall here, too. We may see the season change after all. I've not been very active here lately, but am glad for your mail art, thanks again!

At 12:25pm on October 18, 2019, Mary Anne said…

I have learnt from experience that addresses, and hunting for addresses, can be a huge drain on time and patience but If you start a list at the beginning of a project and keep up with it, it works out OK.  I'm happy to do it for the group . . . nice to make a useful contribution and it keeps me out of mischief . . .

At 9:33pm on October 16, 2019, FromMNQ said…

Danke für deine herbstliche Karte! Schöne Farbkombination und interessante Muster. Die Natur ist doch immer das beste Vorbild!

At 7:42pm on October 12, 2019, FromMNQ said…

Das freut mich! Adresse folgt. Und der Postweg ist nicht ganz so weit und sollte nicht allzu lange dauern...

At 4:12pm on October 11, 2019, Mary Anne said…

We have our own bit of Merz not far from here - his last effort - preserved in a museum whilst the pig-sty he built it in is a sort of shrine even though its now empty.

Kurt is a recent discovery of mine - that is to say, I knew his work but didn't think much of it till now.  Funny how things change!

At 11:43am on October 11, 2019, Mary Anne said…

That is wonderful news . . . I had really given up but . . . now where have all the others gone . . . so many that it can't be coincidence surely/  Maybe after all it is only a case of our post holding things up.  I find I am more confused than ever. I wonder if any m,ore will turn up?

Hope you liked the little collage.

There will be more to come . . .

At 6:15pm on October 9, 2019, Mary Anne said…

You should have had it by now - I fear it is lost.

A replacement on its was as soon as I can.

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