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Merry Crimble !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Leigh Dec 23, 2011. 4 Replies

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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Float on......"
9 hours ago
Michael Leigh left a comment for Jennifer Wallace
"Welcome to Mail Art UK.  All the best,  Michael."
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Mary Anne commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"I think it will not be long before we will be using plain old 'England'. I have artistamps from the 'Disunited States of America' so maybe we could follow suit . . . or should we be banging the drum and emphasise the…"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"I now find it really difficult to write 'United Kingdom' in my address! I have the urge to routinely now write 'United (?) Kingdom'. Now I say that, I wonder why I don't just do it. "
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Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?See More
18 hours ago
Michael Leigh left a comment for A1 Scrap Metal (Hazel Jones)
"Welcome!   and a hearty hand shape!   may mail pour forth in copious ammounts!"
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Cascadia Artpost left a comment for Michael Leigh
"Great to hear from you Michael! FYI, my email address is jackklattemann@comcast.net You should receive the Hannah commemoration envelope soon. Yesterday I sent Hazel mail that she should received in the next week. All the best, Jack"
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Michael Leigh left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Sorry Jack only just seen this post. I guess you found my address elsewhere?  I don't really come to the IOUMA site that often and hardly ever scroll down to the messages for some reason!   Love the 25th anniversary of Fluxus…"
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Michael Leigh commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Impressive deafening slap of the paste brush on envelopes is all I seem to hear here!  Thanks for the mention. A recent collage -"
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Michael Leigh commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Thanks for nice welcome Mary Anne. A couple of HH inspired collages from the archive -"
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Michael Leigh joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested…See More
Oct 7
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post CURIOUS THINGS Private View
"A couple  more photos from PV by Jennifer Williams -"
Oct 7
James Warren Felter commented on Michael Leigh's blog post CURIOUS THINGS Private View
"I have my fingers crossed! "
Oct 5
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post CURIOUS THINGS Private View
"James Warren Felter.  Can't promise anything as they are in short supply.  If some more come our way will keep you in mind. Mary Anne.  Yes, that would be nice but not counting on it!"
Oct 5
Mary Anne commented on Michael Leigh's blog post CURIOUS THINGS Private View
"I hope that either Mr Thames or Mr Hudson were in attendance with a favourably worded contract and pleasantly noughty advance cheque?"
Oct 5

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Mail-Artist since:
1967
My Website (without http://):
http://a1mailart.blogspot.com/
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
How else would I get to meet so many fascinating and disturbed people?
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
wastedpapiers@yahoo.co.uk

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CURIOUS THINGS Private View

Posted on October 5, 2019 at 4:07pm 5 Comments

PV went well on Thursday night. Quite a few people - more than expected considering it was a Thursday and very wet.  Some folks came as far afield as London, Fife and Cardiff. One old Southend Art School chum I hadn't seen for over 50 years turned up, so that was nice.  Lots to catch up with, although a PV is not the best place to do that as you are mingling all the time and stressed about the speeches and the poem I had to read for National Poetry Day ( written especially by Roger "Radio"…

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CURIOUS THINGS Install

Posted on September 6, 2019 at 9:59pm 8 Comments

Yes, the install is going well. Posters and large decal printed - the window in library looks good. As does the cabinets although some are rather tall and not really suited to small flat works. 

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Posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:23am 1 Comment

Not sure why they have a blog post here?  I guess you can write what you want. Any gibberish will do. Duffle coats through the mail?  Yes, I have never tried  I must confess. Wearing them seemed much preferable. I have worn many over the years. A green one, a beige one with wooden toggles, and the black one I have now which is a bit worse for wear - fraying at the cuffs. I need to look out for a new one. Maybe treat myself this Autumn. 

CURIOuS THINGS

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 11:47am 1 Comment

Special Collections. MMU   October 2019.  A.1. Waste Paper Co. Ltd.  Mail art archive of Michael Leigh and Hazel Jones. 1970's to present day. A glimpse into the world of postal art. More news as it emerges.

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At 4:00pm on October 12, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Great to hear from you Michael! FYI, my email address is jackklattemann@comcast.net

You should receive the Hannah commemoration envelope soon. Yesterday I sent Hazel mail that she should received in the next week.

All the best,

Jack

At 1:14am on August 15, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Michael, could you send me your postal address? I wish to include you in a September mailing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fluxus Bucks. ~Jack Lattemann, Cascadia Artpost, 3116 Moore St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501-3517 USA ~ jackklattemann@comcast.net

At 5:18pm on February 17, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Hi Michael, If you want to do a swop with me/UK add and pass let me have your address.  i've just added something to an add & pass from Laura so not really sure who to send it on to... 

ps I'm not on facebook/instagram/twitter, I'm a proper snail mail bunny

At 8:06pm on February 12, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Thank you Michael, I'm sorry for my delayed reply, I don't get on the computer too much.  Yes I'm a mail artist in the UK, based in London.  I was wondering if you might have a UK mail artists directory.  I'm mainly interested in mail art swops, or contributing to various themed calls - I prefer that over adding and passing.  

At 4:48pm on April 3, 2018, El Agujero de Mirna said…
At 1:41pm on December 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

I may get stickers. Very cheap all 

At 1:35pm on December 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

Thanks for the info, Michael.

At 5:09pm on June 29, 2017, Amrit Nectar said…

Thanks for the tip off, I found his website 'Part b' . Interesting to see what he's been up to!

At 7:12pm on June 28, 2017, Amrit Nectar said…

Hi Michael, sorry for delay in replying. We were in communication around 2000-2001 I think. But also, long before that, I once delivered a friend in a sealed box to your International Mail Art Convention, in Lambeth, around about 1990 I reckon. Ben Part was his name, 'Part B' his alias. We then came in and made mail art together. It's a memory I still cherish! John Held Junior was also there, he helped me unload the 'parcel' from my 'delivery van'... Ben was not a small chap! I've long since lost touch with him. Marta Aitchson sent me some of your Ping Pong collaborative stamps which are lovely. Hope you're well and happy! Best wishes, Amrit

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