Ficus strangulensis
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Gyotaku anyone?

Started Feb 12, 2019 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Barnett Mar 14, 2019. 16 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to…Continue


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JM's wabbit

"I love both your takes. My husband and I thought the illustrations were not proportional so I was playing around with “length.”"
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"Disturbing and yet fascinating, like a sunset seen through a prison cell barred window."
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"note asemic writing in gel pen colors which mirror the ear's blood vessel colors!"
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repurposed desert rabbit rescued from library recycling queue by Jenn Miltenberger
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plague doctor

image from Editions Janus Eberhard Janke 17th century Roman Plague Doctor
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as one so afflicted, here's a group for people who use books for mail art purposes or even just labor under the yoke of book addiction, those yearning masses who amass books intended for reading but which, mostly just pile up.See More
May 22
Jenn Miltenberger commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"Perhaps I'm in the right place. I'm heavily inspired by things I read and old books. My husband has been libraries for all his adult life. He used to be in charge of weeding material at his previous branch, so I received many great books…"
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"And... another artistamp by Diana Hale!"
May 19
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"Diana Hale's artistamp which I have humorously dubbed "Mooncow" which google says is a book by Kyle Mewburn"
May 19
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"Lin Tarczynski's original "Carrot Poem"."
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Ficus strangulensis replied to Thomas Burns's discussion Envelope materials in the group Envelopes
"Hubba, hubba! Neato, 'TB'! I've sent a few 2-liter pop bottles decorated and addressed and 'plumped' by cooling in the freezer before sealing. Y'r [new] ol' Bud, Fike"
May 14
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CV19 Masks by my Beloved

"Great masks! Oh! Beloved of Fike!"
May 8

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Mail-Artist since:
My Website (without http://):
http://the 'blog' here at IUOMA
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to see what people are doing as art and share what I am doing. I like to meet people and get to know them. [DISCLAIMER: tho I am called a mail "artist", I 'cannot' draw due to a lack of proper mindset.]
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
538 Hanson Hollow Rd.
Charleston, WV 25311-8025 usa

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At 9:34am on May 6, 2020, Petrolpetal said…
At 7:37pm on April 26, 2020, allison anne said…

mail out to you, fike!

At 3:19am on April 22, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…

Thanks so much! 

At 2:13pm on April 12, 2020, Petrolpetal said…

mail out!

At 12:08pm on February 25, 2020, Li Araki said…

Loved the wonderful art Fike--many thanks!

At 2:59pm on November 27, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

Dear Fike, Your envelope with charming letter and three beautiful pictures -- Fluorite, Deep Dream Flowers, and Fish from Deep Dream Crik -- arrived! I love them. Posting to Envelopes group.

At 10:19am on November 2, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

At 8:36pm on October 29, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

I had to go see the eye doctor on Main Street in the Cascadia Diorama after viewing this envelope...

At 4:00pm on October 9, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

I got Fiked, and I liked it. Thank you for the amazing envelope + letter, documentation, echinacea & psychedelia. I will post your piece to "Envelopes" group asap. The "World Peace through World Trade" 8-cent stamp made me cry for the Rust Belt. Sending snail mail batch around mid-month when the new Halloween stamps drop on the 11th Oct. ⍣ <-- Wittgenface.

At 12:54pm on September 29, 2019, Li Araki said…

Really enjoyed receiving your cool art--thanks so much!  It will be a little while till I can reply because I'm in the middle of a few projects so please don't think I forgot.  My husband Dave (also on this site) liked your work so much he posted it on IOUMA Facebook.  I too am sad about Steve Dalachinsky--today, September 29th, is actually his birthday...

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LIVE-ED alters fike image card based on DKA artistamp image of fike.

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:33pm 1 Comment

First [in my very porous memory] fikeCard altered by LIVE_ED Giecek

I have a blog???!

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

I guess I do. Or at least, that's wot the clicky-button said on the previous page. from which [by clicking] 'I' got 'here'. [virtually].

Currently [re]reading all of William Gibson, at least the novels and a wonderful read he is! Taking a break with Thomas M. Disch's "334" over these past few nites, charging up the ol' memory B4 lites out each eve. Richard Brautigan awaits also.

Soon we start ripping out the floor of the computer 'den' at strangulensis Manor.



quaint drawings

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 11:43pm 1 Comment

If you like to use old US postage on your mail art envelopes...

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Karl Anderson's a good source who I've used for several orders over the past few years.

His current list and very detailed information on requirements for ordering from him are found at:

Currently, he is selling mint US 3-cent stamps from the 1940's-50's for very little over face value.

Y'r Ol' Bud,     Fike




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