Karen Champlin's Blog (241)

Mail from Grigori!!

This piece is so much fun! Long may you run Grigori!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 28, 2010 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Paranormal Mail Art from Eduardo Cardoso

Thank You SO muuch Eduardo!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 28, 2010 at 12:20am — No Comments

Mail From Katerina Nikoltsou

Wonderful way to welcome in the Fall.

Added by Karen Champlin on October 25, 2010 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Mail from Kiera

I received a nice piece from Kiera. "Something I Left". It looks like an Oscar fish. Inside the fish it says Quebec and superstition. This is a labor intensive piece so I really appreciate getting it. Thank you Kiera.

Added by Karen Champlin on October 25, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Mail from Lauriana Glenny

Thank you Lauriana for this fine piece!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 25, 2010 at 5:55pm — No Comments


10 of you have some VERY BAD ART coming your way. It was mailed today. There IS a wARniNg on the envelope. As for me, it's time to brush off the glitter and make good art. I'll be a shadow from this site for 2 weeks or so while I detox from the GLitTEr and reconnect with my art soul. BYe aND eNJoy!!!!!!!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 23, 2010 at 12:34am — 2 Comments

Mail from Austin Wills James

Austin just keeps getting better and BETTER! This piece was created to Jethro Tull's "To Cry Me A River". Thanks Austin....I'm a fan!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 21, 2010 at 11:45pm — 3 Comments

Mail from Brent Leopold

Just an amazing collection of prints from a very gifted artist. Thanks Brent. One is a painting.

Added by Karen Champlin on October 16, 2010 at 3:04am — 1 Comment

Mail from Atte Ourie

VERY VERY COOL> does anyone have Atte's address? Thanks Atte!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 16, 2010 at 2:55am — 5 Comments


LOOK OUT GUYS!!!! I'm going to spend a marathon weekend making really BAD ART! I'll start mailing it on Monday. ART so BAD you can smell it! Glitter..stickers...garbage! I think we all could use a little joke. I will do what i am called to do. This one goes out to Snookie lovers everywhere! Okay, so i'm crazy...so what.

Added by Karen Champlin on October 13, 2010 at 11:35pm — 10 Comments

Goodbye Angie

Last Saturday Angie Cope shut down her site and left us. It was a long time coming. I really liked Angie a lot. She was there for everybody. She participated in conversations. She was very funny. I enjoyed her art and her as a human being. Angie sent me a long email after she left. She didn't feel IOUMA was right for her. She also said at times she was treated less than nice. She didn't feel like enough of an artist for us. All so sad to me. She's on a Ning site she feels more suited for. So… Continue

Added by Karen Champlin on October 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Mail from Marie Wintzer

I received a very nice collage from Marie yesterday. It is true to what I've seen of her work...beautifully subtle. Just the right amount of color for me. I will enjoy having this piece in my collection for a long time and I know we will correspond more. My turn now! Thanks Marie for getting us started.

Added by Karen Champlin on October 11, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Mail from PJ

I was excited to get this! I had heard about Zentangle Art but had never seen one. Then PJ said she was sending me one. All I could say when I opened up the envelope was Wow! So much work, so much detail. Thanks PJ!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 11, 2010 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Received from Bifidus Jones

This is my type of piece...mysterious. Bifidus has written short missives all over this work. Some not quite readable. I love it. The envelope is a first day issue! I used to collect stamps as a kid. Always wanted one of those. On the back of the envelope, his talent for writing shines as he writes what almost reads like a journal entry. A sad one. All in all it is a well thought out beautiful, emotional piece. Thank you Bifidus.…


Added by Karen Champlin on October 11, 2010 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Received from Angie Cope

My good friend Angie had noticed Erni's blog about my sending him a big box of paper. So she, in her kind snookie way sent me an envelope with at least a 1/2 lb of wonderful paper...etc! I LOVED IT! Yeah yeah I'm trying to declutter my studio, but an artist HAS to has a paper pile.....MANDATORY! So Thank you Angie! The scan in no way does it justice.…


Added by Karen Champlin on October 3, 2010 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Received from Erni Bar

Master colorist Erni sent me this great collage from his collection. This is a 2006 piece entitled "Play Illusion". It's quite a treasure. Thanks Erni!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Broken Scanner

I Have been receiving wonderful M.A. from artists all over the past week or so and I was hoping to get it all scanned and thank everyone this weekend. My scanner seems to be stuck. It lights up bup the light doesn't move. I hope I can get it repaired but doubt that. ANYWAY>>>>>I have people to thank:

Elaine The Librarian sent a wonderful piece about her first typewriter. Typed with transparent colorful keys over the typing. And the words "tap...tap...tap".… Continue

Added by Karen Champlin on September 26, 2010 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Sir Erni sent me a Gift

Well I tried to scan it but didn't come out. Erni made this wonderful assemblage box for me. It has the Erni trademark bright colors. He gets his green and yellow by inserting a sponge in the box. It goes on like that. In the box is a cut out statement "Karmic Management". Also "Lost in Repression?...just control yourself". HE even sent along candy for me to eat while I'm looking at it. What a friend you are Erni....Thank you! Oh yeah, is Grigori with you?

Added by Karen Champlin on September 22, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

From South Africa....Cheryl Penn's Art

I've been looking forward to getting mail from Cheryl. She sent me a note with the piece but I very often can't read cursive so you guys can have at it, I love pieces with fiber a lot. always have. That's probably why I put cords on many of my own works.Cheryl's piece is about Pollack and IS wonderful!

Added by Karen Champlin on September 17, 2010 at 9:41pm — 3 Comments

Received from Grigori Antonin

Great work Grigori! I love the colors. I'm no longer a Sloanist though. I confessed my sins at Chursh an went back to being a Lutheran. But I know the movement is growing every day..

Added by Karen Champlin on September 14, 2010 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment



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