I think this might be my first mail art piece received from Mike Dyar of San Francisco. Anyway, it was a little bit startling and wondrous to receive in my post box. It's very minimalist—a testament to what one can do with a simple shingle of corrugated cardboard—and yet...sort of holds significance for me.
That little blue…Continue
Super cool self-made envelope arrived from Carina Granlund in Finland, filled with cute and humorous fare. She included two newspaper comic strips from a Scandinavian newspaper. They appear to be annotated with dates (1956 and 1957) so perhaps they are clippings from a more classic era of cartooning!…Continue
This "anonymous" postcard arrived providing me with much delight. By the style and humor I'ma gonna say this is a David Stafford creation. Unfortunately, it looks like the postal machinery has once again altered a piece of mail art from the artist's original intention...whatever chaise or tuffet or…Continue
Added by Thom Courcelle on June 26, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I got this TERRIFIC and very simplistic hand-painted Ray Johnson Bunny postcard from Nadia Aroca of Barcelona, Spain...
"Ooooo..." I exclaimed, imitating the single letter on the postcard. "What could that mean?" I wondered.
Well, I must confess, I've been doing some historical research for a writing project...which includes historical…Continue
Very creative output by Debra. The swirl image at the far right of the "double cherries" postcard appears to be a self-carved rubber stamp image. Interesting how it mirrors the "question mark" on the other postcard! Here are close-ups of each post card along with their reverse sides, which were just as creative and which alo used some antique postage stamps…Continue
Added by Thom Courcelle on June 10, 2016 at 10:53pm — No Comments
Yup... I received number 334 out of 365-and-a-half...and I'm super thrilled to have made the cut on Stripygoose's massive bird mailing. As Stripygoose's bird drawings go, this one's a champion! I love it and its feathery details!!!
Details about my particular bird were on the backside of the artwork...…Continue
Toni Hanner sent this lovely collage in a crafty handmade envelope—very spring-like to suit the season...
A closer look at the collage work...
Terrific! Thank you,…Continue
Chris Well of Faint Press send me an amazing collage/painting as well as some poetry. Mmmmmm....great stuff.…Continue
Something arrived in a pretty amazing envelope. It was a large envelope completely covered in zentangle design. I couldn't tell if it was Sarah's work directly, or if it was a pre-printed design. But even if it was pre-printed, it took an artistic eye to turn it into a fancy envelope...full of even more delightful surprises...…Continue