Bifidus Jones's Blog (246)

Received from Dean Marks, France--The Ban and the Comeback

So many bits of wisdom and philosophy here from the library of Dean Michael Marks, it's hard to know where to begin, though I do appreciate the life this former book gave up in order to become mail art. Dean does an excellent job of pointing out with his collages,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on May 28, 2013 at 1:27am — 2 Comments

Received from Mim, USA--Buddhist Philosophy

Mim sent this mesmerizing mail art with a quote worth pondering by the Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh: "Life is available only in the present moment." Thank you, Mim!

Added by Bifidus Jones on March 12, 2013 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

Received from XX Jones, Osterreich--Leaves and a Piece o' Poster

From the look of the leaves, this wonderful mail art was made some time ago and I imagine that someone has already won the contest. Thanks,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on March 6, 2013 at 4:19pm — 3 Comments

Received from Jay Block, USA--Mail Art Beauties

Puzzling attire and worldwide graffiti--thanks,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on February 19, 2013 at 8:39pm — 2 Comments

Received from MomKat--Cold Mountain in Pisgah National Forest

Here's to celebrating 25 years of IUOMA. Thanks, MomKat!

Added by Bifidus Jones on February 13, 2013 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

Received from Dean Marks, France--Beret Vert

Fabrication Franҫaise n’est-ce pas:

And Dean is the hero of mail art text collage. Pages and words piling up like the snow outside, creating some great texture. And everyone knows I love maps and stamps. I'm glad this piece arrived safely--the old patina of…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on February 11, 2013 at 3:34pm — 5 Comments

Received from Stan the Man Askew, USA--Fig. 9

Thanks, Stan!

Added by Bifidus Jones on January 7, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Received from Claire Dinsmore, USA--Christmas Collage

Thanks, Claire!

Added by Bifidus Jones on December 18, 2012 at 5:58pm — 8 Comments

Received from Dean Dean the Dancing Machine, France--Curious and Fruity Strasbourg

I love the bovine in the ethers lapping up the water there, Dean. And the extra border surrounding the postage stamp is far out. Merci…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 17, 2012 at 12:12am — 8 Comments

Received from Nancy Bell Scott, USA--Gregory Peck Sighting 2012

Your mail art is always charming, Nancy. The old photograph and the little booklet are wonderful.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 9, 2012 at 11:39pm — 1 Comment

Received from Henry Denander, Sweden--Cats and Boxes

I got a terrific signed and numbered book by Henry. The kind of book that makes the heart gallop and the mind sing knowing that the world is right again as long as you're holding this book in your hands:

Henry had an extended stay in Greece where there were many cats in the area where he lived. The cats all had names too, Henry says, names like Fatso, Strontzo, Machog,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on November 18, 2012 at 4:13pm — 4 Comments

Received from Stan the Man Askew, USA--Circus LIfe

Thanks, Stan!

Added by Bifidus Jones on November 18, 2012 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

Received from Marie Wintzer, Japan--Musical Tinkle Unplugged

Earlier this summer, Marie had mailed me a Japanese fortune from a shrine with half its words cut out. She also sent me several bizarre pages from a novel and my job was to create a brand new fortune for The Festival by blending words from the novel with the missing text from the fortune. What goes around, comes around as they say for my fortune has come back to me in…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on November 15, 2012 at 12:31am — 6 Comments

Received from Nostrils1 Bandcamp, USA--Alar Furrow (on the run)

This drawing comes courtesy of Jon Foster I believe, one of the best singers/songwriters that side o' the Mississippi, and a not-too-shabby of a sketch artist either. For anyone wanting to listen to his work, check out nostrils1.bandcamp.com. Thanks, Jon!

Added by Bifidus Jones on November 13, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

Received from XX Jones, Eastern Realm--FLUX Capacitor

Danke, Jones!

Added by Bifidus Jones on November 11, 2012 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Received from Dean, Katerina, and Ana, Paris--Cerealism

Any time a woman stands with her hands on her hips while she's talking, well, you know she means business. The buffalo is all ears, I'm sure. Love those stamps, especially the Hermes stamp!

As you can see, this mail art is anything but square. Merci…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on November 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Art Postal Received from Laurence Gillot, France--La Cuisine Florenville

CONDITIONS PARTICULIERES:

There are many wonderful layers to this piece of mail art. From the old original and mysterious documents to the…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on November 7, 2012 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

Received from Willemien Visser, France--Dis-moi, Mickey!

Here is an intriguing piece from Willemien containing all the things I like--cartoons, maps, mysterious black and white photographs, languages, and the Jeanne d'Arc postage stamp. I like the way she put the E.U. in my address. Perhaps she thinks of me as a kindred…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on October 29, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Received from Snappy, Canada--Muscular Gourmet

Who needs brains when you got brawn? and who needs brawn when you got Snappy mail art?! Nuf said, I think. Thanks,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on October 24, 2012 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

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