Heide Monster's Blog (73)

from Brazil to Texas took a month

Just got a wonderful collection of Celestial slips and MA.  The postmark was dated 15 August.  Here are some highlights, the rest is just as pleasurable.  First a good reminder on what we are doing with MAil Art:…

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Added by Heide Monster on September 25, 2020 at 1:37am — 1 Comment

Envelopes!! The epitome of Mail Art

This week was full of diverse but brilliant envelopes. Each has such personality and design corresponding with the inside contents. First, A fabulous stamped and calligraphy’ed from Thomas Burns in McKinney TX: so elegant, so beautifully lettered. …

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Added by Heide Monster on July 17, 2020 at 3:07pm — No Comments

gift for the mail carrier

For some reason, our neighborhood mail carrier delivers on foot.  Which is very hot and sweaty business, with afternoon temps in the 90's (close to 33 c) and high humidity.  When I would see him coming I would run out with a bottle of water.  But it was hit or miss.  So we rigged up a bike water bottle cage on the mail box. Freeze the water the night before,…

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Added by Heide Monster on June 20, 2020 at 1:53am — 4 Comments

How fun!

Debra Mulnick sent a great envelope full of goodness, but I really want to point out the dymo tape address.  I loved dymo label makers- the sheer pleasure of squeezing the trigger and getting a letter.  The Mail call and sketch are noteworthy too.  …

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Added by Heide Monster on June 10, 2020 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

How fun!

Debra Mulnick sent a great envelope full of goodness, but I really want to point out the dymo tape address.  I loved dymo label makers- the sheer pleasure of squeezing the trigger and getting a letter.  The Mail call and sketch are noteworthy too.  …

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Added by Heide Monster on June 10, 2020 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Other HOuston Artist

Very cool textured card and photo from Brittany Ellis.  The photo of the bayou is so lushious…

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Added by Heide Monster on June 2, 2020 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Wonderful to hear letter-writer's news

I so love getting personal notes in the mail.  Today, the mail box had two surprises.  One was from my niece, who I am luring into MailArt by sending cards to her.  Her response was simple, but shows she is close to ensnared.  She responded with a simple but decorated letter.  You realize that is the gateway drug to MA.

Sabrina Schmider sent a…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 28, 2020 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Five great MA, One Nixie (boo!)

Yesterday set some sort of record: 6 pieces of MA arrived! ExPostoFacto sent fluxusBucks, so I'm rich--watch out! Adam R sent "Make a Bot"... Still sitting of my drafting table: such possibilities! I've been obsessing on robots for a while.…

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Added by Heide Monster on May 19, 2020 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Puzzle Mail from Carien van Hest

This Art came a couple of weeks ago, its so intriguing!  Carien starts with a short dossier, followed by a quick quote.  Then the fun begins. …

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Added by Heide Monster on May 1, 2020 at 1:54am — No Comments

'Zine for the times

BonnieDiva sends another of her 'zines, appropriately named: Quaren-zine.  Along with a collage and a pack of amusing tip-ins.  A great distraction,  always a joy to open her envelopes.…

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Added by Heide Monster on April 23, 2020 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Sweet spring here in the mail

Lots of flowers, and the good ones that don't make me sneeze.  First from Norma Soulet

Then from Judy Staroscik…

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Added by Heide Monster on April 23, 2020 at 1:18am — No Comments

love those colors!

Nancy Bell Scott sent a wonderful envelope with goodies, including the instructions on how she makes the collages.  Check out those "stamps"…

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Added by Heide Monster on April 23, 2020 at 1:11am — 4 Comments

She has it all

A cheerful MA from Ruth Giles.  The young lady is ready for anything.  She has it all: secrets, a donut, wine and a dog.  If I had a blue corgi, I'd be smiling too.

Added by Heide Monster on April 22, 2020 at 4:54pm — No Comments

scary monster

I love Kathy's interactive MA!  Each makes me think she cannot get any better. Here is the latest: A truly scary petulant child!  The envelope gives hints. …

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Added by Heide Monster on April 18, 2020 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

Adam Roussopolus tells all

Adam sends his curriculum vitae from kindergarten.  Definitely a MailArt school ---He certainly passes.…

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Added by Heide Monster on April 16, 2020 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Sabrina Schmider has a way with animals

The desire for toilet paper seems to be universal.  This little rodent it dreaming of hoards! His expression is so perfect

Added by Heide Monster on April 16, 2020 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments

two-fer from BonnieDiva

The series of Bon-Zines continue,  With a bonus issue of Ova-Zine!  In color!  Always full of good images in fabulous juxtaposition.…

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Added by Heide Monster on March 29, 2020 at 10:11pm — 1 Comment

So cheerful- so appreciated

Norma Soulet sent a whole book on spring, each page is quite 3-D  with paint, collage and stickers in the brilliant colors of life.…

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Added by Heide Monster on March 29, 2020 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Once a year mail from James Chester

An origami folded envelope/MA arrived from James.  The inside is a calendar page with lovely bits of paper glued down.  Could be a comment on the current lockdown, maybe just a visual image.  Thank you for the intriguing design!

Added by Heide Monster on March 28, 2020 at 12:34pm — No Comments

how did this get thru?

Zinenvlope 3 from mail Art Martha arrived.  the origami envelope/MA is in response to the privatized royal mail.  But look closely, does it have postage? This is exactly how it arrived here. PS isn't there an "L" in mailart? …

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Added by Heide Monster on March 20, 2020 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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