Bonniediva
  • Female
  • Gurnee, IL
  • United States
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  • Coco Muchmore
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  • Paul Toscano
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Bonniediva commented on Jean-Philippe Gilliot's blog post Thank you Bonnie Diva
"You are so very welcome! Love, B"
Sep 16
Olivia Arrow 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
Sep 15
Jan Hodgman 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
Sep 10
Bonniediva commented on Coco Muchmore's photo
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Refugees 2

"Hey Coco! Please send me one! Bonniediva, 1726 Lind Lane, Gurnee, IL 60031"
Aug 27
Bonniediva commented on Coco Muchmore's photo
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Refugees 3

"This is beautiful"
Aug 27
Laura Hughes left a comment for Bonniediva
"Hey Bonnie! Thank you for your zine! It had me chuckling through my lunch break. I do like your gentle sense of humour. And thank you for your enthusiastic support, it really made my day! "
Jul 20
Mikel Untzilla left a comment for Bonniediva
"Thanks Bonniediva"
Jun 29
Bonniediva posted blog posts
Jun 25
Bonniediva left a comment for Raven Wind
"I received your adorable mail art! What a cool surprise! Thanks, my dear new Art friend. My kids were debating whether it was a plate or a frisbee! Hugs"
Jun 25
RUTH GILES commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"I sent a Deco out into the world a few weeks ago... I wonder where it is now?"
Jun 19
dustincecil commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"i'd love to have a whack at some deco books..  plzz add me to your list.."
Jun 6
dustincecil 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
Jun 6
Bonniediva joined Mim Golub Scalin's group
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Just for SQUARES!

There was a prompt from CreativeSprint to make something just using squares. I'd forgotten how I'd learned to love squares while teaching 2D design with Wucius Wong and Josef Albers Interaction of Color (years ago) I thought, Wow, there must be other Square lovers out there. Thanks to Katerina for the name idea. See More
May 27
Elyena Rollins 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
May 17
RUTH GILES commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Thanks, Fleur. I haven't received a deco for about a year. I think perhaps postal prices are discouraging transatlantic book exchanges nowadays."
May 14
Paul Toscano left a comment for Bonniediva
"Just received it. Thank you so much for the wonderful mail art."
May 11

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2000
My Website (without http://):
http://see my YouTube channel, Bonniediva
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 56 with the mind of a 16 year old and the heart of a lion...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 letter, 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

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At 4:43pm on July 20, 2021, Laura Hughes said…

Hey Bonnie! Thank you for your zine! It had me chuckling through my lunch break. I do like your gentle sense of humour. And thank you for your enthusiastic support, it really made my day! 

At 11:00pm on June 29, 2021, Mikel Untzilla said…

Thanks Bonniediva

At 11:32pm on May 11, 2021, Paul Toscano said…
Just received it. Thank you so much for the wonderful mail art.
At 9:50pm on April 9, 2021, Fast Eyes said…
Thanks for the fat full enve. I finally got out to the post office.
At 10:58am on March 13, 2021, Mikel Untzilla said…

Thanks Bonniediva.

At 3:56pm on March 10, 2021, Zack said…

Thanks so much for Bonzine 1 and the altered Friendship Postcard; i'll be sending you something in return within the week! nice to be back in touch

At 11:43pm on February 13, 2021, Fast Eyes said…
Thanks for great Bonzine 1, etc. road rage skills cracked me up.
At 5:48pm on January 28, 2021, Mah Nu said…

Hi hi :) Thank you so much for the new Bonniezine! I received it a few days ago but am just now getting to confirming with people. Sent something your way yesterday~

~Mah Nu

At 6:30pm on January 14, 2021, Amanda Becerra said…

Sounds great! I will get something together this weekend!  Thanks for reaching out!

At 7:43am on January 12, 2021, Mah Nu said…

Hi hi :) just saw your comment about accepting one of my FAQ A&P's ! Sending tomorrow as well as some clippings I saw earlier today in a used book that made me think of you, and likely some other art♡♡♡

 
 
 

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