Mel Anie's Blog (61)

Thank you, Motherbrando

I sent Motherbrando one of my Pattern Book starters. She fashioned it into this! Thank you, Mother B, and I hope you are keeping well.

Added by Mel Anie on May 2, 2021 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Thank you, Cascadia Artpost

Ticket! Ticket! Series 6 is out and mine came by Polar Gold Label. Jack, our Cascadia Artpost is a continual mail art dream. Thank you, thank you.

Cascadia artpost is taking contribution for Series 7. Send hime reminders of daily life in the form of tickets, receipts or other ephemera by 30 June…

Added by Mel Anie on May 1, 2021 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Thank you, Ficus Strangulensis

Deep dreams, and a whole lot more from good ole' Fike. I could - and probably will - spend a few hours with your mail art pieces.

Thank you.

Added by Mel Anie on May 1, 2021 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Thank you, Luis Filipe Gomes

Round and round he circles. Very striking piece with a little Portuguese vocabulary lesson for me too. "Look up, what do you see?"

Thank you, as always, Luis Filipe for your stimulating mail art.

Added by Mel Anie on May 1, 2021 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Thank you, Katerina Nikoltsou

Greek Mail Art Trashpo Time - with Potatoes - from Katerina.

Also with some UHU butterfly collage, and the wonderful shiny Greek stamps. Made it to the UK in just under 1 week!!!

Thanks, Katerina :)

Added by Mel Anie on May 1, 2021 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Volume 37: Mel Anie & Sharon Silverman

My part in Sharon Silverman's expansive and generous 50 Mail Art Books project arrived. It is very sleek and she has arranged mine and her work in a complementary manner that I think is also complimentary. …

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Added by Mel Anie on April 10, 2021 at 12:21pm — No Comments

April Foolishness from Cascadia Artpost

A postcard and an envelope (sent by Gold Polar Ticket, of course) from Jack @Cascadia Artpost.

Full of lovely artistamps, postage stamps, a letter, banana-nuttishness, and all round jolly good heart-warming, entertaining stuff. I love getting mail from Jack. Thank you, thank you very much.

Yes, I think you never…

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Added by Mel Anie on April 9, 2021 at 5:05pm — 3 Comments

From James Chester - a surprise collaboration

James has beautifully bound a multi-section journal for me using two 'cards' that I sent him in response to his 3 'not triptych' postcards.

Not, neither, nor, he said. So I sent 2 not/book covers that were/not a diptych. And what a gorgeous and generous response he sent me. It also came with one of his lovely textured postcards. 

And,…

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Added by Mel Anie on March 31, 2021 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

John Gayer Re-moves the hands 4 times

Thank you, John, for you co-response. I sent John a page from a Rijksmuseum pamphlet about Rembrandt's portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet.

Rembrandt didn't 'erase' the hands but he moved them. John has done some fun things with it. 

If you look on John Gayer's page at his blog posts, you…

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Added by Mel Anie on March 30, 2021 at 6:11pm — 1 Comment

Two's a charm, said Iver Zinaver

Iver tried to mail this to me, twice. The first time it was returned, opened. He revised it and tried again. Second time lucky!

I'm glad you persisted, Iver, and I'm delighted that it reached me. There is so much for me to see and explore from the envelope, to the ATC and the finger-span. This is certainly an eventful journey. Thank you,…

Added by Mel Anie on March 24, 2021 at 11:32am — No Comments

Tyler Hannigan - Mother & child

Once upon a time, in New Mexico there may have been...so says Tyler, and I thank him for this unique hand-coloured linocut.

Added by Mel Anie on March 23, 2021 at 10:11pm — No Comments

I've got Ed Giecek's t-shirt!

It's always good to know that Ed is alive but now he's sent me a piece of a t-shirt. I hope it wasn't his favourite one - but maybe when I press it, he will like it again.

Added by Mel Anie on March 21, 2021 at 12:14pm — 3 Comments

Thank you, Nancy Bell Scott

Nancy sent me her wonderful 'Peacemaker' collage. Apart from all the usual wonders in Nancy's art, what I like about holding this piece is its core strength giving solidity to all the fragilities of the old papers she uses. 

There were also some 3-scrap collages and instructions too (funny, funny; made me chuckle). And an envelope with stamps. …

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Added by Mel Anie on March 21, 2021 at 12:08pm — 6 Comments

Chronicles of the Unseen - Luis Filipe Gomes

Louis Filipe has sent this arresting and unfinished narrative woodcut engraving along with two anecdotal stories, in response to my Chronicle son the Unseen that I sent him. Now, Ife Niklaus has been drawn into the circle too!

The narrative portrayed in the print is of police brutality and the disappearance of a brave man who…

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Added by Mel Anie on March 10, 2021 at 4:29pm — 2 Comments

Thank you, Cascadia Artpost

Thank you, Jack for all the wonderful seeds of all sorts I received today: postcard, flowers, letter, a treatise, 12 Ideas, box instructions, Fluxus Dreamtime stamps, and somewhere for me to get some exercise and lay my head to rest.…

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Added by Mel Anie on March 9, 2021 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Thank you, James Chester!!!

I Can't Draw book from James Chester, held closed mostly by a thick rubber band. What an intricate and clever binding James has used too. Apt from all the things he can't draw (and these are numerous), I am enthralled by the binding technique. …

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Added by Mel Anie on March 5, 2021 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

Thank you, Fleur Helsingor

Fleur sent me three Mexican frogs & a Window all contained in an ATC & a postcard in a letter in an envelope. Thank you. 

Added by Mel Anie on March 5, 2021 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Thank you, Katerina Nikoltsou

Spring Blue post from Katerina in Greece.

A 'Window Selvage Time'  Desired Landscapes postcard, the little 'Blue Boekie' back to me for the 26 Boxes project, a 'tape' collage, passing the Fluxus buck, and a bright green owl envelope. Spring time? Well, the flowers are doing their thing but it's freezing cold here!

So this 'boekie'…

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Added by Mel Anie on March 2, 2021 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Thank you, Melissa Zhou

An embroidered leaf that died on its postcard journey but the mail art is Viva! This is part of Melissa's mail art project on which she is writing a paper. Thank you, I will work on my reply to you.

Added by Mel Anie on February 25, 2021 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Thank you, Jack @ Cascadia

In this envelope, there lies treasure. Lots and lots of treasure. It's all about three cats and blind mice who went down to London to visit the clock .....I tell little fibs but the treasure bit is true.

This came  very, very fast by Tramp steamer from Cascadia Artpost, USA. Jack was not concerned that only a few weeks ago I kept calling hime…

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Added by Mel Anie on February 24, 2021 at 5:14pm — 5 Comments

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