DKeys's Blog – December 2011 Archive (13)

Mail Art Collaboration with Mike Dyar

I once altered a piece from Mike and sent it back to him, and now he has done the same. I LOVE how he altered my original merry fluxmas postcard. He has blown it up to 8X 11" and added his stamps etc. and sealed the whole thing in some kind of glue or sealant that he uses often, and mounted it on cardboard. Collaboration is my favorite part of mail art--then it becomes…

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Added by DKeys on December 22, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Fluxus Xmas Trashbook from Kat

Great and festive xmas trashbook from Kat. Love the Greek doggie food bag (okay maybe it's not a doggie…

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Added by DKeys on December 20, 2011 at 7:14pm — 3 Comments

Brain Scrambling VisPo from Bil Kopeland

Toby Tweet 124--Toby the basset hound seems to have inspired this VisPo that is a cross between a shopping list, todo list, holiday greeting card, personal journal, illustration of English as a second third and fourth language, manifesto, invention log-ideas that ended up on the scrap heap,  commentary, comic monologue, proof that our brains work like predictive text…

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Added by DKeys on December 20, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Trashpo History Being Made

I was ecstatic to receive this envelope from Marie. It says, "Hi DK You have so many TrashBooks, I thought you needed a TrashBookmark. (The other piece is data collected from my mice, cells in the brain that are active during a memory task. Maybe Trash...) I couldn't believe I might be the first and only recipient of original Marie Wintzer Trashpo!!

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Added by DKeys on December 17, 2011 at 11:11pm — 15 Comments

Second Hand Vedas from Bentonville from Richard Canard

Got a used Yogi Tea bag from Richard Canard made into this found object mail creation. My favorite bit of wisdom from the tea bag philosophy is this: "Don't sleep counting sheep. ount blessings then sleep." Seriously, these are better than fortune cookies. Thanks Richard, but I will not be like my deceased Aunt and re-use it. Recycling must have its';…

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Added by DKeys on December 10, 2011 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

Beautiful Fresco de Cnosos Postcard from Val

Was lucky enough to get a postcard from Val of this beautiful artwork and Greek and Brittish stamp. The best part is an asemic message on the back. Kindly he has decoded it for me and I think his cats have told me they love me:) Tell whichever one lays on your art to move their big body and let you create! Thanks Val you made me…

Added by DKeys on December 10, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Existential Everything and Nothing from ArtLikeArt

This is one of the most exciting conceptual pieces I have received to date. The first thing I saw in the mailbox was a videocassette size box that said "Empty" on the side and on the other it says "This package contains nothing but what you imagine to be inside. Don't open it. You'll be disappointed. The drawing on the outside of the box is amazing and I take it as a self portrait-she'll tell me if I'm wrong. So, what is inside the box? Did I open it? I did actually, against her better…

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Added by DKeys on December 10, 2011 at 7:30pm — 15 Comments

Aluminum Envelope from Richard Canard

This is one piece of thin-ish metal folded over. The edges were taped so none of them were sharp. I think it's great they let this go through as is. It is a first. I have never received a metal envelope before. Also received another envelope from Richard that I will post another time. On the return address he put U.S.A.D.D. That would explain a lot of things wouldn't…

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Added by DKeys on December 7, 2011 at 11:12pm — 7 Comments

Vispo from Angie

Received this great piece from Angie sans Snooky. I think the layering is so wonderful and the stitching ties it all together. My sewing machine constantly malfunctions when I'm sewing on paper but it still looks great. Thank you Angie--also received a photo card of ZKK at your house.She is now on her way to Superhero's house!…

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Added by DKeys on December 7, 2011 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

Christmas Trashbook from Amy Irwen

This is my first christmas mail to receive this year and so perfect to have a holiday trashbook! Amy also made me two christmas ornaments-one is an abstract angel.The pictures didn't come out on those but they are hanging on our tree. I'm going to post all the pages in the All Things Trashpo group. Thank you Amy!!!…

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Added by DKeys on December 3, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Asemic Trashpo from Karen Champlin

Karen sent me these two pieces made from scraps from her table and a dryer sheet. Her art always look like ancient artifiacts that have been uncovered. Love her style and elegant trashpo. Thank you Karen!

Added by DKeys on December 3, 2011 at 2:20pm — 3 Comments

Stunner from Nancy Bell Scott

Received this today from Nancy. It has her characteristic style of outlined abstraction-controlled chaos. Look like windows to another world that can not be contained by those two boxes. I love the layers of paint she has used. I also received a chubby envelope full of fantastic trash-including pulverized mcdonalds packaging. thank you for your generosity Nancy:)…

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Added by DKeys on December 2, 2011 at 8:54pm — 16 Comments

Gems from Deanna Fountain

Completely recycled pieces from Deanna. The envelope is a work of art. Sorry I posted the top piece upside down.She also included the first Trashpo Add and Pass to come back.  Thank you Deanna!…

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Added by DKeys on December 1, 2011 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

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