Bonniediva
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  • Gurnee, IL
  • United States
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Kindness and Consideration HERE

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Gail Anderson left a comment for Bonniediva
"Received your little zine, collage photo and envelope made from a map today.  I love all of it!  Have a great Thanksgiving next week! - Gail Anderson"
Nov 18
Bonniediva commented on Mark Johnson's blog post A seasonal monster and stitching abstract from CUTandTEAR
"I love it!!!"
Nov 16
Bonniediva commented on Michael Kotsaris's photo
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Mount Athos - Greece

"Very beautiful!"
Nov 11
Bonniediva commented on Michael Kotsaris's photo
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Mount Athos - Greece

"I love this one!"
Nov 11
Bonniediva left a comment for Rome Smith
"Hey Rome! I'll take decos anytime! Bonnie"
Nov 7
Rome Smith commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"I have a deco to move."
Oct 25
Rome Smith joined Bonniediva's group
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DECOS - Do you miss them?

Do you miss Decos? What’s a DECO? It’s a sort of mail art friendship book, but with a theme. Each book has around 6 to 10 pages inside and a THEME. You do a page according to your art style and following the theme, and you mail it to another DECO person. It’s like an ADD/PASS, in a way. When it’s full, it goes back to the person who started it.I started doing DECOs back in 2004, but then people started making them too heavy, gluing all sorts of heavy embellishments, etc., and I couldn’t afford…See More
Oct 25
Hélène LAGACHE left a comment for Bonniediva
"I like your inscription "Kindness and consideration HERE' on your profile; This is missing a lot in the modern life of big cities But you know it is in all ways the spirit of the exchanges of mail-art:of respect acceptance of all…"
Aug 28
Bradford commented on Bonniediva's photo
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Wonder Bread

"Eggleston is not mentioned very often, but his photographs are compelling and the documentary about him is well-worth viewing."
Aug 27
Pam Chatfield left a comment for Bonniediva
"Bonniediva, I received your collage postcard.  I love the nostalgia; thank you!  I'm sending something your way soon."
Jul 21
KS left a comment for Bonniediva
"I love the spam card! It hadn’t arrived yet when I commented on your photo of it, what a beautiful hamistake."
Jul 14
PATRICIA LANDON commented on Bonniediva's blog post Amazing cardboard cut out from Heide Monster
"Lucky enuf 2 have one♥"
Jul 14
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Bonniediva's blog post Amazing cardboard cut out from Heide Monster
"Catch the Mail Art WAVE 2022! Great!"
Jul 14
Monster A GoGo commented on Bonniediva's blog post Amazing cardboard cut out from Heide Monster
"Brilliant!!!"
Jul 14
Bonniediva posted a blog post
Jul 14
Bonniediva commented on Mark Johnson's blog post The mail carrier made up for a day off by sending me lots of wonderful, wonderful mail art from KS, Coco Muchmore, Maxima Strange and Bonniediva
"Nice display!"
Jul 12

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2000
My Website (without http://):
http://none that I know of
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I'm a former actress and singer, now teacher and lover of life! I am a mixed media collage artist, specializing trash and vintage. I also love poetry, so many of my pieces include poems. I rescue old old poetry volumes from library sales, thrift stores, etc, and use the pages. I also do altered books, covering the pages of old weary books with life!
Irony and depravity are key, as I find humor in almost every aspect of life. I'm originally from New Orleans, but now live near Chicago. I've been creating and sending MAIL ART all over the world since 2000. I'm an artist, teacher and writer. I special in trashpo and vintage collage. I also produce comic ZINES.

I don't like perfection... I like raw soulful art that does not shock for shock value.
I love pen pal letters, tacky postcards, and whatever you want to send me.
VINTAGE is my thing, and I love thrift stores, antique malls and Ebay (aka "the devil"). LOL!
SEND ME SOMETHING SOON AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED!
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
Bonniediva
1726 Lind Lane
Gurnee, IL 60031
USA
bonniediva@yahoo.com

Bonniediva's Blog

Coco Muchmore's Mini-Installation- I LOVE IT!

Posted on May 21, 2022 at 3:04pm 2 Comments

I can't say enough about how much I love this mini OCTOPUS installation sent to me by Coco. I love a theme!

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At 1:55am on November 18, 2022, Gail Anderson said…

Received your little zine, collage photo and envelope made from a map today.  I love all of it!  Have a great Thanksgiving next week! - Gail Anderson

At 11:52pm on September 24, 2022, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Hi Bonnie--many thanks for the Bon-Zine #22. Very clever and thoughtfully done--"How to keep juices from running out of pie" is hilarious. Will be posting soon.

At 6:15am on August 28, 2022, Hélène LAGACHE said…

I like your inscription "Kindness and consideration HERE' on your profile; This is missing a lot in the modern life of big cities
But you know it is in all ways the spirit of the exchanges of mail-art:of respect acceptance of all differences with curiosity and sharing. I also love poetry a lot. I read and write poetry.
See you soon.

At 12:25am on July 21, 2022, Pam Chatfield said…

Bonniediva, I received your collage postcard.  I love the nostalgia; thank you!  I'm sending something your way soon.

At 10:22pm on July 14, 2022, KS said…
I love the spam card! It hadn’t arrived yet when I commented on your photo of it, what a beautiful hamistake.
At 2:57pm on May 24, 2022, Gail Anderson said…

Thank you for the kind words about my art, the minizine, the collage photo and other little extras you sent me!  Hope that you are having a nice Spring! - Gail

At 3:23am on May 22, 2022, Mark Johnson said…

Bonniediva, I have inaugurated our correspondence and dropped my first mail art dispatch to you in a mailbox. So it begins, Mark.

At 9:57pm on May 17, 2022, Mark Johnson said…

Thanks for the friending, Bonniediva!

At 1:29am on April 27, 2022, Gwendolynium said…

Thank you for minizine 7! It reminds me of the good and the bad of no AC. And that I will always miss my grandmothers.

At 6:14pm on April 15, 2022, Allison Pinther said…

Thank you for the ATC and for passing these decos along, Bonnie! For the one that just says "add & pass," do you want it to go back to you? Or who? Apologies for taking a bit to comment back. I'm behind!

 
 
 

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