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  • Gurnee, IL
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) left a comment for Bonniediva
"Hiii Bonniediva. thanks for the mail art envie and the awesome letter. everything is fabulous and ill be mailing you back soon. :-)"
Bonniediva is attending McFloozy's event

Health at Arlington MA

March 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020
Mail art of all types, with the theme HEALTH.How are you keeping healthy during stressful times?Postcards, altered post cards, collage, any medium is welcome.Entries will be featured ononebrightspot.wordpress.comStay creative. Stay healthy. Share a smile.See More
Bonniediva is attending Johannes Groß's event

Unicorn Mail Art at Germany

May 4, 2020 at 6pm to June 10, 2020 at 7pm
Mail Art CallTheme: The Unicorn What is a unicorn for you? Can you catch it?Did you know that unicorns in antiquity were known for their wildness? That they were able to kill elephants? That they haven't been rosa and glittering all the time?We are a group of students and teachers who read some latin texts about unicorns in our classics course – and now we are curious about your thoughts on the unicorn!Exhibition: There will be an exhibition in fall 2020.Technique: FreeNo jury, no return, no…See More
Bonniediva left a comment for Jenny England
"Hey Jenny! I received your AMAZING postcard today! You are a great talent! Thank you for your fantastic original work! I'm sending you mail! Hugs, Bonniediva"
Jennifer Wallace commented on Bonniediva's blog post Why I Love Add/Passes!
"It's taken me time to appreciate it, but a real bonus in ADD&PASS for me, is that after the adding and posting, I'm left with no more than memories (just a digital image, because I'm obsessive). I'm always de-cluttering and…"
May 19
Bonniediva updated their profile
May 19
Bonniediva left a comment for Heather Wilkie (paganfrog)
"Hey Heather! It looks like you and I came in to mail art in the same way... decos and fbs! I'm sending you some mail right away! Hugs, Bonniediva"
May 18
Bonniediva commented on Petrolpetal's blog post Wonderful mail from Bonniediva! Thank you, from Petrolpetal.
"Hey Darlin! So glad this arrived safe and sound! Hugs, Bonniediva"
May 18
Bonniediva left a comment for Thomas Burns
"I'm so happy my mail art arrived safe and sound! Let me know if you have any questions about keeping track of who sent what, etc. Hugs, Bonniediva!"
May 17
Bonniediva left a comment for dustincecil
"Welcome to IUOUM, Dustin! I'll send you some mail!"
May 14
Bonniediva left a comment for Edamameg
"Hey Lady! Welcome to IUOMA! Yay!"
May 13
Petrolpetal left a comment for Bonniediva
May 1
Bonniediva left a comment for Katharina Barrett
"Welcome Katharina! I'm sending you mail! Let me know if you have any questions about the IUOMA site or mail art in general! Bonniediva"
Apr 27
Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) joined Bonniediva's group

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
Apr 26
Bonniediva left a comment for Sam VanderWiel
"Hey Sam! I'm so happy you liked my art and zine. Please share with me some of yours! Hugs and be well, Bonniediva"
Apr 22
Bonniediva commented on Chery Price's blog post Super fun stuff from Bonniediva!
"You are so very welcome, my friend! Be well and I'll see you in the mail!"
Apr 22

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
My Website (without http://):
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!
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
1726 Lind Lane
Gurnee, IL 60031

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Excerpt from CATSZINE

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 1:20pm 1 Comment

All New... CATSZINE!

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Why I Love Add/Passes!

Posted on January 22, 2020 at 6:19pm 4 Comments

For Veteran Mail Artists and Newbies... here is why I love the Add/Passes:

1. I love the fact that they are COLLABORATIVE.

2. I'm a collage artist: I look at the add/pass and see what needs to be glued and where. I usually use something humorous or whatever scraps are lying around on my desk.

3. Cool to see what other people do to it.

4. I'm happy to send them on. I have a lot of stuff piling up in my studio, so it's nice to mail them away.

5. It's fun to…


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At 5:08pm on May 27, 2020, Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) said…

Hiii Bonniediva. thanks for the mail art envie and the awesome letter. everything is fabulous and ill be mailing you back soon. :-)

At 9:26pm on May 13, 2020, Edamameg said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Bonniediva, and the inspiration to be here! I'm grateful for you - you are my mail art fairy godmother. :) 

At 1:10pm on May 1, 2020, Petrolpetal said…
At 10:00pm on April 20, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…
Bonnie, I found you on SS.
I sent you something in the mail yesterday ;)
At 5:46pm on April 20, 2020, Terry Owenby said…

This thank you is awfully late, as is my sending something to you! :-( But I want you to know I adored the zine and postcard you sent me! I was inspired by your zine to create one for a swap I'm in. Once my zine is printed, I'll send one to you. Thanks so much, again, for the awesome mail. I love it!   

At 2:02pm on April 18, 2020, Nancy Keystone said…

Thank you for the great surprise in my mailbox! Working on something to send to you, soon!

Happy Saturday...

Nancy K.

At 7:56pm on April 15, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

We're spending Wednesday in "Quaren - Zine" ! Ha! And useful info too!

At 1:00pm on April 12, 2020, Petrolpetal said…

mail out!

At 4:27am on April 1, 2020, Aca Carle said…

Ahhh- sorry to respond to this so late!

No, I didn't move.  That address should work.

I'll send you something instead...

At 3:46am on March 4, 2020, Sam VanderWiel said…

Thank you for the art! I love the zine you made too! reminds me that I have to print my own.




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