DKeys's Blog – September 2011 Archive (22)

Surreal (not Cereal) piece from Susan McAllister

I LOVE this mail art. It reminds me of Russel Manning's style. I admire people who can draw and love how intricate the details are thank you Susan!!!!!! Look forward to exchanging lots of MA with you

Added by DKeys on September 26, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Cerealism from Sandra Lefever

This mail art cracks me up. I seem to be getting a lot of cereal boxes lately so cerealism is apparently a movement that is here to stay. She writes "I don't own a microwave anymore, so I eat my lazy ppl food at night in the library staff room. Delishious!"

Thanks Sandra, okay now looking at it closer I can't tell if it is cereal or…


Added by DKeys on September 26, 2011 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

French Cerealism (Trashpo) from Kat

Got these great pieces from Paris where Kat is visiting. She says there is no trashpo in Paris-bummer. And it is my first joint  venture mail art… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

The Last Days of Summer from Judith Heartsong

Judith, your name really couldn't be more suited to you. Your style is so lyrical and joyful, even though the message is kind of melancholy. I can only imagine what your larger pieces are like in person. Also, I received your trifold project today and look forward… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 26, 2011 at 5:27pm — 3 Comments

Zombie Kitty from from Chaos Atlanta

Got this fantastic paper doll from Cheryl. The card is part trashpo as the silver is a foil lid and the flower is punched from a security envelope. Yippeee~ A trashpo convert in the making??? My son has adopted this ferocious feline and the Kahlo is a bonus. He's a… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 26, 2011 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Book From Lesley Magwood Fraser

I feel so lucky that Lesley had another of these books and sent it to me. The use of pattern layered with text  and asemic writing etc. is just breathtaking-thank you Lesley!



Added by DKeys on September 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

Phenomenal Trashbook From Nancy's Stash

This trashbook is soooo elegant delicate I have gone through it many many times and still find something new. She has used a button on the binding, which is a great touch, as well as postcards with words highlighted such as "junk" "Painting everything" and "have a drink", painted text pages from her studio, etc She has some great stamps like "Crooked", "Discarded"-which really says it all and is stamped "Confidential" "Value" and "That Way to Comfort". This trashbook has great value and I…


Added by DKeys on September 21, 2011 at 3:37pm — 4 Comments

Garbage Heart From Hamburg


I think Ning has a limit to how many photos are allowed in one blog post so I will post the rest of this fabulous package in the comments section. The packaging is just as entertaining as what's inside. Erni told me he was sending his heart. Screw flowers and candy--what was inside this was decadent. He put "Domestic Municipal Garbage" on the customs form god knows what they thought of that. Too funny. And that's exactly what is inside. There are what looks like hazelnuts, squished…


Added by DKeys on September 21, 2011 at 3:26pm — 9 Comments

Superior TrashBook From Thom Courcelle


I received the most amazing trashbook from Thom and I'm going to post all the pages whether this page wants me to or not. It will only let me post a few at a time. His stamp is genius and each page is just rich. I love how he put a ticketmaster envelope in and there is awesome trashpo inside of it. He has pieces of envelopes, plastic bags, and calendars and perfect choice of words interspersed throughout and the tiny bag of threads and 'loose ends' is amazing. He has cut out a…


Added by DKeys on September 16, 2011 at 3:08pm — 7 Comments

Cerealism from Grecian Kat

Kat sent this fantastic Asemic Choco Glam Trashpo in the Cerealistic Style she has been exploring. The sugar cereal looks like diabetes in a box-yum! I like how she seals all of these current pieces in clear tape making it haptic as well. The only thing missing is… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Trashpo of the Dispossessed from Bifidus Jones

Was thjrilled to receive this great trashpo piece from Bifidus  I would love to see Volume I and hope for more sequels. This is a 6" X 9" piece of faux wood-maybe made of laminate or something the texture of a mouse pad which I have considered using it as. Amazing that everything stuck to it during mailing and I don't know how Bifidus managed to write on this surface but this…


Added by DKeys on September 16, 2011 at 2:57pm — 5 Comments

Asemic Trashpo from Pretty Lily

Received this great card from Pretty Lily that included these great environmental stamps. She joins the ranks of Katerina in combining asemics and trashpo-not an easy thing to do I don't think. It's haptic too now that I think about it as the tape is raised up. Thank you… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 14, 2011 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments

Shamelessly Upbeat Acme Climate Action Poster etc.

Lisa Iversen sent me this hilarious package with the poster and stickers. I already used one of the stickers in my trash book. It comes with a… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 14, 2011 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Yams and Clams from Neil Gordon

Neil Gordon sent me a huge stack of Bush Bucks wrapped in a yam wrapper which I used in one of my trash books. You can't see it but the envelope has Brady Bunch stickers-how cool is that? Thanks… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 14, 2011 at 1:47pm — No Comments

More Philosophy from Richard Canard

My favorite one is "Mail art is an endeavor that leads you down the garden path to the top of the garbage dump"  Richard always keeps it real. I wish these could be turned into fortune cookies for mail artists. He is so funny and I hope he doesn't stop mailing me these philosophical… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ready Made Waste From Erni Bar-Trashpo King


Received this great package from Erni. I will have to post the original packaging in a separate blog as Ning is being picky and won't let me post additional photos. The shampoo bottle has great smelling air from hamburg in it. I am honored to have some German Garbage from the Erni Bar Fan Club.  The CD of Fun Manchu may very well be complete trash as Erni says, but when I tried to play it I received an error message which I found to be quite poetic.  I got TWO large collages from…


Added by DKeys on September 6, 2011 at 7:16pm — 23 Comments

Fire and Ice Conceptual Piece from Thom Courcelle

The back says "Fluxus is Neither Hot Nor Cold".  I have been wanting one of Thom's knit pieces since I first saw them. This piece is truly amazing I don't know how he thought of this. thank you so much Thom!

Added by DKeys on September 3, 2011 at 4:04pm — 5 Comments

Astract/Tribal Face from Alicia Starr

Love all the horizontal lines and solid brushstrokes gorgeous piece thank you… Continue

Added by DKeys on September 2, 2011 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

Ray Johnson Profile from Angela Behrendt

Everything in black is hand stitched  and the face is blue watercolor. very cool

Added by DKeys on September 2, 2011 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

Schoolwork from Holly Cooper

Holly wrote "School started last week here in Texas. It was 108 degrees here today so we might as well be in school practicing our handwriting" I love that she sent me something that was like a page torn out of her life-literally

Thank you Holly!

Added by DKeys on September 2, 2011 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment



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