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Thanks Silvia Dubois

Mail from Belgium. Thanks Silvia Dubois for the beautiful print. Grey-silver paint on thick black paper. The engraving is called "Taming the Flood". So be it.

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on October 26, 2021 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

my Post Office 119048

Dear friends, I have posted a post about my Post Office 119048 in the “Post Office” group, created by Ruud Janssen, and would like to duplicate this post in the blogs. Today I will post photos borrowed from the Internet here, and later I will take pictures of the interior.

Russia Post Office 119048 is located in Moscow, at 29 Usacheva Street, Building 9. House 29 occupies an entire block and consists of several separate buildings. This block of 25 hectares was built in 1920-1930s and…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on October 6, 2021 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

Thanks to Kathy Barnett

Collage by Kathy Barnett each element is handcrafted and laminated, then the elements are held together with tiny metal rivets to allow the individual parts of the collage to move.

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 13, 2021 at 9:27pm — 5 Comments

Mail Art

Last summer, I received Mail Art from Kathy Barnett, who lives in O'fallon, Missouri, and Irene Sosa from Jersey City, New Jersey.

I am grateful to Kathy Barnett and Irene Sosa for Mail Art!

Photo 1: two objects by Irene Sosa, capturing the same day in Jersey City, namely June 24, 2021. On this day, judging by the inscription on the back, a collage was…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 13, 2021 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

I received a Mail Art from America

Thank you to the American artists who sent in their work last summer. I am grateful to Jacqueline Perkins and Amy Irwen for Mail Art!
Photos 1 - 2: Jacqueline Perkins' little men.
Photos 3 - 4: A miniature collage from Amy…
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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 8, 2021 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Thanks, Amy Irwen

A miniature collage by Amy Irwen who lives in Fernley, Nevada, USA.
Thanks, Amy.

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 8, 2021 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Thanks!

I am grateful to Thea Hollister and Fleur Helsingor for sending me the art!

Last summer I received some artwork in the mail, and it is time to post the photos on the Internet. Photos 1 - 4: an art envelope from Thea (the Bering Strait, Alaska and Chukotka are clearly visible); a photo collages etc.…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 7, 2021 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Thank you, Heide Monster! Thank you, Mim Golub Scalin!

Mail Art came from USA, Texas, from Heide Monster. The handcrafted art envelope contained two art pieces, notably a green dog print, as well as a gift of postage stamps.

Last spring I also received a Mim Golub Scalin piece in the mail, dedicated to Banana Day, celebrated in April. At the start of autumn, it's nice to remember the mood of the past…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 28, 2021 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

Thanks to Margaret Jeddry

Thanks to Margaret Jeddry for Mail Art!
Two collages came by mail from a Canadian artist living in Nova Scotia.

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 28, 2021 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Thank you Iver Zinaver

Mail Art from the USA. I am very grateful to Iver Zinaver for his Mail Art, inspired by the power of imagination!…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 24, 2021 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Thank you, Ana Kawajiri

A letter arrived from the Brazilian artist Ana Kawajiri, who lives in Sao Paulo. Ana is following the Potato Art theme: elegant collages in a bag, very fine work - and a great mood.…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 20, 2021 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

Art postal de France. Mail-art from France

Zack from the commune of Cotignac in the Var in south-eastern France sent in two small works and the artist's stamps, colourful miniatures.…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 18, 2021 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Mail Art from Canada. Thank you Ray Haley

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 13, 2021 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Thank you Ed Giecek

Mail art from the USA.

Envelopes came in the mail from Ed Giecek,…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 8, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

Thanks to Anna Banana

Thanks to Anna Banana for the Mail Art.

At the end of last winter, that is, quite some time ago, an envelope arrived in the post from one of the veterans of Mail Art - the Canadian artist Anna Banana. In the decorated envelope I found several blocks of Anna Banana's stamps and a detailed letter. It's a nice event!…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 8, 2021 at 12:27am — No Comments

Kerosene!

Thanks to Carolyn Oord (a. k. a. Kerosene)! Time to remember the letters we received this past spring. A miniature a little bigger than a matchbox in an elegant envelope - a memory of the winter chills of early 2021!

Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on August 6, 2021 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

I thank Jack Lattemann (a. k. a. Cascadia Artpost)

Cascadia Artpost sent me several envelopes this spring and first half of summer containing his original postage stamps and newsletters.…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on July 30, 2021 at 11:32pm — 2 Comments

Thanks Joel Cohen (a. k. a. The Sticker Dude)

During the past spring I received several envelopes from Joel Cohen (a. k. a. The Sticker Dude), a printmaker and publisher of socially-oriented pieces. Typically The Sticker Dude combines images with song lyrics, with aphorisms, cartoons and various symbols, his printed works take the form of stickers, postcards, posters etc. Among the things I received you will find a book with lyrics by him.…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on July 27, 2021 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Thanks Mindaugas Žuromskas!

Mail has arrived from Vilnius. I thank the Lithuanian artist Mindaugas Žuromskas.…

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Added by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on July 22, 2021 at 9:42pm — No Comments

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