historic photo by Guy Bleus made in 1985 when I first visited him in Wellen.
These are the Dutch Postage stamps for abroad (International). They are quite expensive these days (1,36 euro for one)
Another envelope goes out to Ryosuke Cohen in japan. I just received Brain Cell #985 and the tempo of the issues is strionfg and steady.End of this year I expext the number 1000 if everything goes well and Ryosuke has the strength and energy and resources to keep this going.
This is one of the oldest blogs I have. It is also a wonderful archive of mail-art that came in over the years and was sent to me in the past decades. The digital world works fascinating. So many old mail-art can be veiwed now. On the other hand, not much is being sent out these days since the postal cost of international mail-art is extreme......
So we all wonder, what is next. Will we be able to send out more mail-art. A new generation is taking over and learns about mail-art online, and starts to send out traditional mail-art as a reaction and documents the process online. New archives are being created while the older archives are brought into museums and libaries.
Ruud Janssen, July 8th 2017
For the mail-art Cow project I was tempted to get this cow. Haven't done it yet because as a postcard the postage needed to send it out would be quite high.
Still a fascinating object to do something with it. Saw it at Dille and kamille store here in the Netherlands, so it is available for those who want to give it a try......