Nancy Bell Scott
  • Female
  • South Portland, ME
  • United States

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  • DianeKeys
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  • Sarah
  • Tammy Riggins
  • Samantha Price
  • Hikmet Şahin
  • Judith Dagan
  • Julia Payne
  • Anna
  • Sabrina S
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  • Uta Richter
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Welcome, Nancy Bell Scott!

Latest Activity

Nancy Bell Scott commented on Mail Art Martha's photo

Jon Matson

"I like the red beard. And the outfit, today."
12 hours ago
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Dani Martin's photo

June 1994 FirstDayOfIssue

"True, Patricia -- he is."
12 hours ago
Nancy Bell Scott commented on De Villo Sloan's photo

Collab by Kristine Snodgrass (Florida, USA) & De Villo Sloan (NY, USA)

"This is a double-favorite, if only the favorite button would work two times."
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Alwina's photo

Leaf & Decay

Nancy Bell Scott commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Nancy Bell Scott's Mail Art
"Much appreciated, Toni, thanks; and Kat. These days it's a bit iffy to assume art will arrive (or be welcome?), but so far I send anyhow. Kat, how is your mail in Greece; is mail arriving to you, even if sporadically? I'm imagining a 100%…"
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Steve Random's photo

Carlo Pittore

"Carlo Pittore! A great and unique character. His table was next to mine at Union of Maine Visual Artists show in 1989. He tried all day to interest me in mail art. It didn't take, at the time. Duh."
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post First Mail Art from Carien Hest
"Yes, beautiful piece by Carien. Makes me wish I could be there about now."
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Jennifer Wallace's photo

2020 03 18 from Nancy Bell Scott (2)

"You are observant; that's true, James. It was staring up at me from 1 of the 19 or so containers of scraps in the art garage. It said "use me right now or you'll regret it for the rest of your life." "
Mar 25
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Limited or closed mail service
"Thanks for posting this info, Carien, but Oh No!"
Mar 25
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post 3-scrap collages from Nancy Bell Scott
"Yes, how much luckier could we be than to have these worldwide mail-art connections, especially at a time like this? Including the desire itself to work at art, to enjoy it so much, and to give it, despite everything else. Somehow I think this…"
Mar 22
Nancy Bell Scott commented on David Stafford's blog post COVID 19 and Mail Art
"Gee, I feel rather boring at only 80 proof. Think I should use twice as much as you, then, Dave. "
Mar 21
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Nancy Bell Scott's photo

postal -- sent

"Hi James, nice to see you back here too! The social isolation requirement is allowing me to drop any hint of apology for my strongly hermetic tendencies. Quite the reprieve. I'll send you mail art shortly--thanks for your kind…"
Mar 21
Nancy Bell Scott commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"These by you and Julie are downright beautiful, DVS."
Mar 21
James Chester commented on Nancy Bell Scott's photo

postal -- sent

"I've been away from this site for a while.  I'm back as a result of social  isolation.  And I'm very glad to see you are still here and still making your wonderful art.   Please send me all of it.  ;-)"
Mar 20
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Valentine Mark Herman's blog post WHAT IS HAPPENING TO YOUR NATIONAL MAIL SYSTEM?
"That lockdown time-frame does sound optimistic, Val. So sorry your local Post is affected this much. USPS is delivering+sending, tho delivery seems sparser. Maybe I wish for too much, ha. Greece sounds serious, that's good. The U.S., like…"
Mar 19

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Mail-Artist since:
2011 at the latest. By the way, please no add+pass. It's great, but procrastination means I fail, others and myself.
My Website (without http://):
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Woke up one morning and there it was, in my DNA.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
47 Parrott St, South Portland ME 04106, USA

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At 7:20am on March 4, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

So happy to know that the "mountains/islands" have arrived, Nancy.

"Feed the World Art" as Erni always says :-)

At 9:02pm on December 21, 2019, Mail Art Martha said…

Nancy, do not worry about big gap in mailing, reality issues always get in the way of good intentions. Here also this year and the two precedent have been confusing and 2020 does not seem to be panning any better.

I am looking forward to your mail, Walmarth is having a sale in Spring and it would be an honour to have a Nancy Bell ScottTrashpo piece on show.

By the way I did put a comment for you in the  Dkult group but it seems to have disappeared. May be I forgot to save. It can happen.

I am having a good long break until January so Happy New  Year, see you the other side.

At 5:43am on December 20, 2019, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Molto bello anche il Tuo Lavoro!!!!!

At 5:40am on December 20, 2019, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Grazie Nancy! Cara Amica... W LA PACE FRA I POPOLI!  poetamailartfluxus.

At 1:16am on October 7, 2019, Sharon Silverman said…

So glad you enjoyed our collaborative book. I thought it came out great. It was a pleasure working with you... Sharon

At 3:23pm on September 6, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

Thank you for friending; it made me insanely happy. And it must be so pleasant to receive envelopes addressed to Parrott Street!

At 11:02pm on May 29, 2019, Mary J. Grellner said…

Dear Nancy:

Thanks you for your response, and we look forward to your donation.  We are going to start an Art Association for our community and want to have kids classes this summer, so the sale of any type of art will help our cause.


Mary J. Grellner

At 3:10pm on December 16, 2018, xx Jones said…
At 9:53am on December 13, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Oh, beautiful art work!

Thank you so much, Nancy,

and see the blog:

At 9:27am on October 15, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

...a bit belated...Happy, Happy xxx

Nancy Bell Scott's Blog

Recent from Debra Mulnick, Judi Dagan, Katerina, Mike Parsons, David Stafford, Diane Keys, Jorge Martin

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 6:31am 1 Comment

Top row across shows Debra's boekie, the fabulous "Catching Spirals Whole," and gorgeous marbled envelope.

Columns (down) below them include (1) Judi Dagan's appealing and original art note + envelope; (2) 2 from Katerina's stunning "Mixed Grill" series and a friendly piece with note from Mike Parsons; (3) a lovable fat pinkish-reddish rat for…


Almost first blog since 2014 (except for Sharon Silverman 2019) -- thanks, IUOMA, for still being here

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 11:16pm 2 Comments

From top down. Left: Renee "Motherbrando"; Jan Hodgman. Middle: Heide Monster, and 2 from Petrolpetal. Right: Samantha Price, Rebecca Guyver, and David Stafford. Friends, I wish I could blog everything like in the old days, but being at least half-luddite (and getting worse, haha) prevents it, as well as having the slowest + most infuriating scanner…


Sharon Silverman's 50 MAILART BOOKS project -- WOW

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 7:53pm 1 Comment

Above and beyond "documentation"! This is a jaw-dropping gift. 

Sharon's project is here: She is working on what she calls a "small library" of mailart books, and she pairs each of the 10 pieces you send her with a work of her own.…


Blogjam: Jon Foster, Dorina Harangus, fake fine art, Petrolpetal, and Richard Baudet

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 4:48pm 3 Comments

Many thanks to Jon, Dorina, and fake fine art:

By the way, Jon, that's one of my favorites from you!

Front of fake fine art's great trashpop card:  Thanks to Petrolpetal too for these gems (really got a kick out of your "full" envelope with the…




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