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
It DID get made into a commemorative ARTISTAMP sheet...
Matthew Stolte's collage and reverse paint print artwork looks just fine when converted into the medium of artistamps:
Honored to be the recipient of one of only a 15 sheet print run! (see lower left of sheet).
If that wasn't nifty enough, Matthew send a an…Continue
Birthe Petersen (Denmark) and Nadia Aroca (Spain) recently sent some really great work to me through the mail...
From Birthe, an intriguing figurative envelope with a white shadow spectre…which turns out to be the perfect spot for my address to go.
And that was just the envelope! Inside was a whole other piece of art, collaged and…Continue
I received several mail art pieces either postmarked or celebrating "Leap Day" in 2016—that is, February 29th, which only comes around once every four years...
From MomKat in Greece, a hand-drawn, collaged, hand-stamped reminder that time sails away...…Continue
Large board mail art post from Dean, with an emphasis on the history of Toulouse...
"Ne pas enlever cette étiquette." I would NEVER!!!
The reverse side has an aerial view of some of the monastic communities' buildings in Toulouse named after Saint Saturnin (I think), and a split image of the saint himself. Saint Saturnin…Continue
"Yummy Cabbage Cream Cheese Cake…."
As far as I can tell, the recipe goes something like this:
1 can apple pie filling
1 box Jiffy White Cake Mix
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix all ingredients together. Stir with a wooden spoon 1,322 rotations. Caution! [May cause bursitis.] Bake for…Continue
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Lucky me, I got a fatty envelope from Amy Irwen… with all kinds of goodies inside ripe for use on future mail art...
Included were two of Amy's sewn-on-board ATCs, both texturally and visually amazing On the left, "Window Series #21" and on the right "Storm Warning."…Continue
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One of the saddest and MOST EMBARRASSING things that happened during my move in 2014 from the west coast US to the east coast US was the loss of a special DKult Trashpo mailing that was sent from MailArt Martha. She had taken such care with the package and REALLY SCORED A 10-POINT EXECUTION with this piece. I laughed and laughed when I originally received it and was amazed at the brilliant creativity of it...
…AND THEN I LOST IT IN THE HECTIC PROCESS…Continue
What's black and white and read all over? Mail Art in my postbox from Carina Granlund!
Whoa… Finland postage stamps are fun!
Is that a trick question?…Continue
Ever had one of those humbling "trying-to-keep-up-with-the-Joneses" days with the mail art you receive? Well, David is always keeping me on my toes and upping the ante on how to be hilarious...
Not only great mail art… but prolific, too!!…Continue
Dean must've been studying with the monks of Tibet, because his mail art is becoming very transcendent and mandala-like...
Wait… THAT guy doesn't look like a Tibetan monk!
Mérci, Monsieur Mailartiste…Continue
Received this large board mailing from Jude Weirmeir some time ago… It showcases the many talents of a creative genius. Musician, lyricist, artist, funny man, and riddle maker…Continue
Ugh. Sorry everyone…Spent literally whole day trying all method options to upload photos with only frustrating results. Culprit is very likely the pooptastic internet service here. Must now retire attempts for today to save my sanity. (shaking fist at the heavens):…Continue
Enjoy some of these documentation photos of the pieces I've received from some very artistic friends:
PETA might get after David Stafford for this one (I heard that Tara is ring-toss game challenged! She has to swim with the "slow" whale pod! Tara is restricted to the shallow end of the pool!) but David's absurd and hilarious sense of humor is giving me the giggles. (Thanks for the cow, David. I can affix it to future mailings I wanna send…Continue
Another winning piece of Mail Art collage from the amazing Svenja Wahl:
Super cool!! Thank you, Svenja!
Where does the time GO?????? Though things are a whirlwind on the home front, I thought I'd post these several pictures of some great received mail art that's arrived in my mailbox...
MomKat sent a Paul Gaugin birthday greeting of wonderful beauty! Paul Gaugin's birthday was on June 7th!…Continue
Well, it's the end of the month, and I don't wish to keep anyone in suspense any longer. So as the esteemed judge for this month's MOBMA award, I have the duty of crowning this IUOMA Group's best submission. The task was arduous, rife with hair-pulling (literally--see Vizma's submission), and tortured. Tactics of bribery were ignored. I was so overwhelmed by the pressure, that I eventually broke the contest down into several categories, for which prizes are being awarded and sent in the…Continue