"Thank you for the birthday wishes. Earlier this month I sent you the Spring Equinox edition of the Cascadia Coffee Clutch. Attached is an image of the latest artistamp appropriate to the season. I hope that your mail deliveries resume soon in Thess.…"
"Mail is coming and going normally in Cascadia. Home mail delivery continues in our urban area, Monday through Saturday. We purchase stamps online at USPS.com, and private delivery services such as Federal Express and UPS are delivering. However,…"
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…"
"Hi Jack! Yesterday your real beautiful envelope with the moticos and the coffee clutch arrived! I love to have a fat heap of money at hand! It looks very perfectly made and it is really the first time that I have seen such things. THANKS Very much!!…"
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…"
"Hi Jack, your description of the weather sounds as if you were living in Lower saxony! We have had a lot of rain, no snow ( already for some years!) always a grey sky and the last two summers no rain, so that the prices for vegetables are getting…"
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…"
"Hi Jack, thanks for your friendship! I am looking forward for the moticos and for the cascadia coffee clutch! Are you writing as a journalist? I like the dada- poems, made from newspaper scraps and poems of Hans Arp and Hugo Ball, but my…"
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…"
Hi Jack! Yesterday your real beautiful envelope with the moticos and the coffee clutch arrived! I love to have a fat heap of money at hand! It looks very perfectly made and it is really the first time that I have seen such things. THANKS Very much!! I am happy that I took part at the H. Höchs birthday box project and learned to know you! And thanks for the small newspaper; I can understand the most, but I think I often do not grasp the irony because I do not know the circumstances you have in mind. ( Now my vocabulary gets lost!) But I noticed with joy that you quoted Wolf Vostell, an artist, that is a bit forgotten at the moment. The fluxus movement was quite en vogue when I was a pupil and lived in Düsseldorf, where Joseph Beuys was teaching. He was very, very popular in the city and among the students, because he was always present at the art university and had a real inspiring way of teaching. I was quite in awe at that time with the art students.
I will try to make something for you the next week, Friday there is the opening of an exhibition with my collages and the paintings of a friend, so I have to make preparations. And thanks for the information about Olympia! I have never been to the USA, so it is not so easy to get a feeling for the different regions for me. But I have a friend, an english teacher that is californian and I will show her the coffee clutch! Best Wishes and hugs
Hi Jack, your description of the weather sounds as if you were living in Lower saxony! We have had a lot of rain, no snow ( already for some years!) always a grey sky and the last two summers no rain, so that the prices for vegetables are getting more and more. Now a storm is announced for sunday and the beginning of the week; not weather for a biker like me. Does Olympia lie in the country or more in an industrial zone? Here the land is flat and we have a lot of farmland, the university and only some specialised great firms. I am looking forward to the moticos ! Have a fat weekend! Charlotte
Hi Jack, thanks for your friendship! I am looking forward for the moticos and for the cascadia coffee clutch! Are you writing as a journalist? I like the dada- poems, made from newspaper scraps and poems of Hans Arp and Hugo Ball, but my favourites are the poems of Meret Oppenheim, a surrealistic artist! Have a nice day and sunny weather! Here it is grey again! Hugs
Thank you for all of the wonderfully bazaar, intricate, humorous, silly, thoughtful, entertaining, and most of all-- SURPRISE SNAIL MAIL! Cascadia Artpost is seriously the best and I always look forward to finding your wonderfully curated gems in my mailbox!
Hi Jack, thank you for writing! I live in the middle of Germany, where the best german is spoken! In an old university town, where the brothers Grimm lived and collected the fairy tales in the neighbourhood. But I cannot understand the bavarian dialect and the "schwyzerdütsch" of the swiss people I do not understand too. I have always read crime literature in english, but not the real difficult writers. But I have not used my english often, because we always go to France on holidays, and there you have to speak french. I really adored the wonderful H. Höch stamps you made for the birthday box, so clever done! I am not good with the computer and so I do not know what a motico is. But I would like to take a look!
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