"I'm not a historian, but I would guess when the artist's of the 60's starting send postcards through the mail, it was just a term picked up because it was being 'mailed'. I think that Ray Johnson started creating mail art in…"
"You are welcome. Glad to see it made it through the mail. I just hung the little man on a chicken figure you sent me up on my "tree". I'm hoping to upload an image but am having trouble with the web these days. "
"26.11.20 Dare Ms. Kathy Barnett, ... & so, am I getting this right? Mister Ficus s. is telling us that the author Kurt Vonnegut was attempting to explain to us this "Donald Trump Thing" well over fifty years ago?????…"
"Hi Kathy, When I opened the mail box yesterday your wonderful black cat envelope just met my eyes! So amazing with a black cat looking out of the dark and then your wonderful antique Halloween portrait in it! Thanks sooo much! Your mail is always so…"
Whether you create in a studio, atelier, shed, kitchen or on a coffee table, the artists' workspace has always been an intriguing place of information and interest to people.Please share photos of YOUR mail art creating area. I want to see Artspaces in action, so no tidying up!! Let's see your pens, tools, glues, stamps, dirty wine glass, rubbish bin, storage space, etc!Let's have a snoop in this group!!See More
"Looks like there was no spray-on postmark at all because the stamp would show some of it. Objects like this confuse the equipment as to orientation so it could be on the back. That's the friendliest x-ray photo collage I've…"
"I continually test what the post office will actually send through the mail. Most things make it through. But I've seen so many things without postmarks these days that I think they are only cancelling stamps some of the time and not…"
I love to send and receive art through the mail. As an art teacher for many years, I truly believe everyone is an artist; there are no mistakes in art. As Ken Robinson said. “Human talent is very diverse, but it’s also often buried. You don’t know what you’re capable of unless you get the opportunity to find out.”
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Hi Kathy, When I opened the mail box yesterday your wonderful black cat envelope just met my eyes! So amazing with a black cat looking out of the dark and then your wonderful antique Halloween portrait in it! Thanks sooo much! Your mail is always so much fun and fantasy! here the November is still friendly and not too cold, so that the tomatoes are still on the balcony and get some sun. I hope you and your beautiful cat are quite well and enjoy cosy evenings! Best wishes and I will make something for you soon! Hugs and smiles
Hi Kathy, your wonderful ladies in the frame with the great umbrella arrived yesterday! So I hurried and now have finished a card that will come in an envelope because of the silk fabric I used. I hope it does not take too long. The US Mail is not quite safe at the moment, I think. Jack of Cascadia artpost got a card, that I have sent in March just last week! So warm hugs and best wishes from Germany
Dear Kathy, your Lady with the special hungry pot plant arrived! So delicate with all these open mouths! Your creations are a real miracle! At the moment I am experimenting with a new kind of monotype and so I will send you an example soon!
I hope you are quite well and healthy! Enjoy your garden and do not dig so much!
Hi Kathy, I had just put a card in the post office for Missouri, when I discovered a new envelope with 4 bathing beauties in my mail-box! Incredible wonderful! Immediately I had to think at the film with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell where they wear these sexy bathing suits! Thanks so much! Your fantasy is so fascinating, I love it!!!
At the moment I am sewing face masks on end, but I will think about something for you! Stay healthy and creative! And 1000 Thanks (I am always thrilled like a school girl when I discover an envelope of yours in the mail-box) Fat hugs
Dear Kathy, today your magnificent fat little boy with his monkey friends arrived! Your movable mail art is always such fun and joy to me, these small monkeys and the unfriendly looking boy with his claws is such a fantastic combination! Thanks very very much! And you will not believe it, but my brother and I had just such a monkey, that you could pull up with a key and then it jumped to and fro and clapped his instrument. When I opened the envelope and took a look I remembered our old monkey for the first time after long years! So thank you again. I hope you are quite well. Here the weather is wonderful, but much too dry. We have a blue sky since 2-3 weeks and warm temperatures and you can look and see the trees blooming and growing. At monday my husband has to start teaching with half of the class and the the higher classes, that will pass an exam in the summer. It is all rather difficult to manage with this distance problems.
Take care of your self and have some fun! I will send something soon!
Hi Kathy, Thanks for your news! here in the middle of Germany is everything much quieter. We live near the city and there was always a lot of talking and singing from people coming home from the pubs. Now the nights are really silent and I can sleep very well! my husband war working with his pupils via internet but it was rather special for him because you cannot reach the boys and girls directly and you must have quite a lot of material to present. I am happy that I just not cope with these challenge anymore! But I had to cancel my painting course and so there is a hole in my bag.Stay safe and pay attention! Hugs and smiles
Dear Kathy, thanks so much for your magnificent dancing robot! I am really a fan of your interactive mailart! He will join the lady with the snake, that is hanging in front of my desk! And don't harm yourself in the garden! Sometimes I am quite sad, that we have only a small balcony that is the home for a dozen tomato plants, but when I am thinking about it, it is just enough! I have printed and experimented quite a lot the last days, so I will look for some thing nice to send to you! You are really one of the best! Stay creative and don't get sick! Many, many hugs
Dear Kathy, yesterday your wonderful artistic snake-lady arrived in a rather deranged envelope, that was held together by the post office , but I think everything arrived unharmed, even the sweet coloured lollipop! But I think it must have taken some time to come to me! Thanks sooo much the lady has found a pretty place at the wall in front of my working place; it is so inspiring to look at!
I am always thrilled when I find an envelope of you in my post-office, always a great joy and surprise! Hope the New Year has started peacefully for you, dear Kathy!
Best wishes and a lot of warm hugs from a grey Germany , Charlotte
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