April 2011 Blog Posts (245)

A Blog for Karen Greenwood -The Tale of The Cave of Crowetjie Fistak

 The Tale of The Cave of Crowetjie Fistak

 Karen’s instantly recognizable fantasmical winged creatures are very familiar to artists who have corresponded with her.  As a recipient of Karen’s meticulous, well crafted work for over a year, I was so pleased to  receive an answer to my request for an alternate fairy story.  The invented world of Karen is presented from her envelope right through to  her title page – The find of a cave begins with what’s in there.  For SURE!…


Added by cheryl penn on April 30, 2011 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

RECEIVED: Asemic Text Weave Mail-Art from Sue Bowen (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Sue Bowen (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)


April 30, 2011 - Sue Bowen has joined the ranks of mail-artists creating text weaves. This includes Cheryl Penn (South Africa), Tina Festa (Italy), and…


Added by De Villo Sloan on April 30, 2011 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments


  Sent to I.U.O.M.A. (International Union Of Mail Artists) with inside Membership Form signed by me with my address and the date when i start to involve in Mail Art.


{Acrylic and Permanent ink on envelope; 16.6x23cm; 2011}

For a better view of the Mail Art visit the link below:…


Added by Helder Coelho Dias on April 30, 2011 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

Received from FRIEDER SPECK (Germany)

On wednesday (April 27) i received another great mail art piece, by FRIEDER SPECK (Germany) The work comes in a nice envelope and made on a orderin note paper...




Added by Helder Coelho Dias on April 30, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Received from TEST TOWER (Centralia,Washington,U.S.A) and GABBY COOKSEY (Colombus, Ohio, U.S.A)

Test Tower

Gabby Cooksey


On Tuesday (April 26) i received in my mail box two nice pieces, the first its digital print, a card from Test Tower, a mail artist that i was very curious about his work, becouse all his pieces reminds me a lot…


Added by Helder Coelho Dias on April 30, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

A Blog for Heather Miller.

Ancient Asemic Text.

Heather always sends thought provoking artworks – this is no exception. An asemic textual fragment, aged and shadowed.  I am reminded of Phoenician Alphabet scrips from the 5th century, the marks here embedded in paper instead of basalt.  Maybe its not paper. Its feels like a coating, the skin of a wall. 

 Overleaf –…


Added by cheryl penn on April 29, 2011 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

Trashpo art - amazing collages from DK and Torma

TWO great mail art card from the Trashpo Queen: Diane Keys, came within two days!

"No.6" is just as-it-is-found and glue down, a bit torn by the postal machines but

looking great! Also nice overlays that don't show so well in this scan, but "feel" good!…


Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 29, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Burschenlust from Dharmadada, Germany--Die Quellen erklingen, die Bäume rauschen all’

Mein Herz ist wie 'ne Lerche und stimmet ein mit Schall

Wohl über die Berge, Wohl durch das tiefe Thal!…


Added by Bifidus Jones on April 29, 2011 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Linear prairie - from Theo Nelson

Nice finger clouds on deep blue sky and linear prairie from Theo Nelson. He also made great use of the stamp sheet, I really like the layout of the back of the card. And such a beautiful handwriting.... Thank you Theo!…


Added by Marie Wintzer on April 29, 2011 at 1:36am — 5 Comments

"SWEET JOSEPH" 1 + 2 from Erni, the Haptic Werewolf Strikes Again..twice!

"Sweet Joseph" Part One came in a small package about 10x20x5 cm, 

"Sweet Joseph" Part Two is a flat package 33x33 cm square..both arrive in today's delivery. YAY!

Opening Part One, listening to the rattling of something inside, haptic wonders are…


Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 28, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Lauriana's Windmill boekies

I received these 2 fabulous boekies on Tuesday, Laurie's contribution to Windmills of your Mind project. They are excellent - the colours in the blue photographic fairground one are so crystal clear - AWESOME! And the red one feels like leather, the paper is so textured and heavy, with a Stonehenge image inside. So different to the other but both beuatiful. Thankyou Laurie, it was worth the wait!…


Added by Lesley Magwood Fraser on April 28, 2011 at 2:14pm — 6 Comments

RECEIVED: VisPo-litical Mail-Art from Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)


April 27, 2011 - This intriguing mail-art sent to me by visual poet Matt Stolte is apparently not political as I had first thought. However, I like the blog…


Added by De Villo Sloan on April 28, 2011 at 11:26am — 2 Comments



Rosario (Argentina) Paraná riverside...7th May. We`ll be writing on the sand. 

Come and join me:


Added by Marcela Peral on April 28, 2011 at 11:18am — 10 Comments

received today a great card from Diana Keys

Added by Frieder Speck on April 27, 2011 at 9:47pm — 4 Comments

Great Asemic Concrete Poetry from Bruno in Espana

These look much greater in person an amazing combination of text and imagery.  It is called The Roar Series and everything echoes the story (written in English AND Spanish on the reverse side) by James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.He tells me it is a trade secret how he prints the text on heavy cardstock but maybe one day I will get it out of him.  Thank you… Continue

Added by DKeys on April 27, 2011 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Oh so delicate watercolor from Lesley in SA

Beautiful art and bonus fashion tips too thank you!!!

Added by DKeys on April 27, 2011 at 7:59pm — 1 Comment

Devilish Post from Marque V

Mark hangs out in some very interesting places. Got this great altered postcard from him. thank you!!

Added by DKeys on April 27, 2011 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Great Tape Transfer from Jon Foster

Truly love all the layers and punches of color against the black and white

Added by DKeys on April 27, 2011 at 7:57pm — No Comments


Sent to the Mail Art Call titled " A Book about Death (ABAD) " the exhibition will be on May 2011 in Willo North Gallery, Phoenix - USA.


p.s. This mail art piece its a tribute to the sweden Orthodox Industrial music project Mental Destruction.

{Acrylic, Permanent ink…


Added by Helder Coelho Dias on April 27, 2011 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment


The postal service in Decatur, Georgia, delivered a gift of the mind and soul from Karen Camplin in Highland Park, Illinois. It is from Karen that I receive the first "enveloped" mail art, which adds an entirely new dimension to mail art for me! Layered visual communication! The "feel" of the envelope is love, frivolity, attendance to image, a presence in the form of a finger print--is it Karen's?


Then inside, there is something more quiet, more layered--profound and warmly…


Added by Ruth Schowalter on April 27, 2011 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

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