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From: Richard C. - Postcards Galore!

Here are postcards I received from the FAB Richard C. in 2020:

Richard C. Mail Art (April 17, 2020)…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 12, 2020 at 12:45am — 1 Comment

From: Olivia Arrow (0063-0420 & 0129-0720)

In 2020 the Lyons' Den has received mail from a new correspondent - Olivia Arrow (Chicago, Il). . Mail art from Olivia arrived in late April and mid July. 

Olivia Arrow Mail Art (April 24, 2020)…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 7, 2020 at 2:54am — 1 Comment

From: Jimmy Connors (0078-0520 & 0117-0720)

Mail Artist Jimmy Connors (Germany) sent a couple more homemade postcards with his signature 'cut out' windows. The more recent card is featured first. Take a look...

Jimmy Connors Mail Art (July 09, 2020)…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on August 23, 2020 at 10:23pm — No Comments

From: Keith Chambers a.k.a. Amalgamated Confusion (0070-0520, 0138-0720 & 0148-0820)

Updated: 08-23-20 - Added photos and text for the postcard from July 30, which was initially omitted from the post.

In recent months I received a few postcards from Keith Chambers, who also goes by Amalgamated Confusion (Anaheim, CA). The more recent piece is listed first - see below.…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on August 17, 2020 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

From: Allison Anne (0064-0420)

April 26, 2020: Mail art arrived from my Twin Cities neighbor, Allison Anne - an accomplished collagist and mixed media artist. It is the first ever piece I received from them.

Back of cardboard post card from Allison Anne (Minneapolis,…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on August 11, 2020 at 4:16am — 1 Comment

From: Judy S. (0076-0520)

Incoming Mail Art from Judy S. and her doggie Joey (Manchester, MO) arrived on May 26, 2020.

Much thanks to Judy…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on August 5, 2020 at 3:08am — No Comments

From: Bonniediva (0033-0220, 0075-0520, 0100-0620, 0127-0720)

One of my favorite mail pals, Bonniediva (Gurnee, IL) has sent a few mail art pieces between February and July. I decided to feature this mail here.
Bonniediva Mail Art (February 8, 2020)
Bonnie…
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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on August 5, 2020 at 1:05am — No Comments

From: Samantha Price (0202-1119 & 0056-0320)

Samantha "Sam" Price, a member of the IUOMA-ning family since 2017, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020. Due to a host of health problems, Sam was completely bedridden and hadn't left her bed for over three years. 

Mail Artist Sam Price (Nashua, NH) had a…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on July 21, 2020 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

From: Jokie X. Wilson (0079-0520)

In late May, mail from Jokie Wilson (California) made its way to the LYONS' DEN post office box. It's the first mail piece from Jokie, and it comes in the form of a photo postcard.…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on July 16, 2020 at 12:58am — 1 Comment

From: Norma Soulet (0121-0720)

Mail Art arrived July 9 from Florida - Norma Soulet (Port Saint Lucie) is the sender.

Mixed Media Art from Norma Soulet (Port Saint Lucie, FL)

Norma created a lovely mixed media piece. On a 'Gelli print' postcard, she affixed a die-cut…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on July 14, 2020 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment

From: Adam Roussopoulos (0099-0620)

Incoming mail - A HANDMADE “MAIL ART” RUBBER STAMP - from master stamp carver (and he lives in CARVER County, MN 😃 ), Adam Roussopoulos!…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on June 19, 2020 at 4:53am — No Comments

Vol. 24: Sharon Silverman's "50 Mail Art Books" Project

"50 Mail Art Books" Project - Volume 24 Collaboration by IUOMA Members
Sharon Silverman (Haverhill, MA) and Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville,…
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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on May 16, 2020 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

From: Petrolpetal (0031-0220)

It's awfully annoying to get mail that's been butchered by the postal service - especially a piece of mail art.



​Well, you know what they say, "Sh*t Happens!" Yes, it does happen, but you can't help thinking about the time and care that went into making the mail…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 28, 2020 at 10:56pm — 1 Comment

From: Ed Giecek (0022-0120)

We can always count on getting Add & Pass sheets from mail artist Ed Giecek.  Most times Ed includes at least one or two sheets that he's created. Who can miss the all-too-familiar "Frum the desk of ed!" at top, or a large stamped image (Ed's own hand carved stamp) that adorns the page.

Ed's recent…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 17, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Add and Pass Sheets Come Back Home

Some mail artists cringe at the mention of Add & Pass sheets. Others are delighted to receive them, and at times may even volunteer to take some from mail artists who are burdened with piles of them.

A&Ps are okay by me - they're fun, but my turnaround time is pretty bad. I tend to let them stack up. Months may go by…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 9, 2020 at 1:05am — No Comments

From: Maria E. Quiroga (0024-0120)

The end of January brought mail art from a new correspondent, Maria E. Quiroga (Buenos Aires, Argentina).



Maria sent an awesome collage (approx. 8 1/4" x 5 3/4").



Many thanks,… Continue

Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on February 12, 2020 at 10:32pm — No Comments

From: Katerina Nikoltsou (0021-0220 & 0026-0120)

Katerina Nikoltsou (Thessaloniki, Greece) has gifted me with more art for the 'Year of the Rat.'…





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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on February 12, 2020 at 9:48pm — No Comments

From: Judy S. (0020-0120)

The Lyons' Den continues to get FAB mail art from around the universe. Here's the latest from Judy S. (and her doggie, Joey), who hails from Missiouri.



Vintage inspired ATC from Judy S. (Manchester, MO).…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on February 10, 2020 at 2:56am — No Comments

From: Minneapolis Gnome (0017-0120)

Minneapolis Gnome recently sent me an envelope full of nine issues of his publication, "Another Crappy Mini Zine." This is the first ever mail from Gnome, and I will say that he has certainly WOWED me!

Eight issues of "Another Crappy Mini Zine" are eight pages long, and…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on February 9, 2020 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

From: Linda Rogers (0018-0120)

Mail arrived from Linda Rogers (Canada).



Linda made a lovely postcard with a floral design. The background is in shades of green, blue, yellow, beige and orange. A stamped image in black ink, and a colorful die-cut overlay follows.…

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Added by Jayne Barket Lyons on February 9, 2020 at 2:49am — No Comments

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