Bifidus Jones's Blog – September 2011 Archive (11)

Received from JF Chapelle, France--Chance Choice

I always admire a man who's confident in his choices. This is a wonderful piece. Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Chapelle.

Added by Bifidus Jones on September 28, 2011 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Received from Lesley Magwood Fraser, South Africa--Dalewood Frommage for Asemics

Lesley's lovely drawings are always a welcome sight. The added bone(?) collage is like a sculpture and the asemic writing adds mystery. I particularly like the figure's hand (must be the Haptic in me). It comes across as strong yet nurturing. A nice overall sense of self-love here. Lesley created fun negative space for the envelope:…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 26, 2011 at 8:46pm — 9 Comments

Received from Judith HeartSong, USA--Artist Relocation Program Offer

NEED SPACE?

yes

Pretty  much guaranteed--no one will know who you are...anoymous like you would not believe!

that's exactly what i'm looking for

Connections broken while you wait

i do have a bus to…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 21, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Received from Stan the Man Askew, USA--BINGO on a Budget

Stan always does a great job of drawing from an assortment of antique stuff--and it always adds up to a wonderful 4x6 cabinet of curiosities. Thanks, Stan!

Added by Bifidus Jones on September 21, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

Received from Lisa Iversen, USA--London Library and Lots o' Hoots

The gentleman sleeping on the left side of the photo is charming enough, but what about the bloke on the right? Did his head spontaneously combust from reading all of mankind's past? All our glories, all our sins? Perhaps he actually came across the definition of trashpo...…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 16, 2011 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

Received from Nancy Bell Scott, USA--Big Foot Sighting in Norway

Nancy has sent me some mail art providing evidence of Big Foot in Norway, more specifically in Oslo in the Trashpo neighborhood--too bad the map spelled it wrong. May I dare hope Big Foot is considering mail art in the vein of trashpo too? I am also lucky enough to receive one of Nancy's IUOMA bumper stickers--gonna put it on my wheel barrow and wheel it down the…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 13, 2011 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

Received from BarnArt, USA--Landscape of the Human Sort

I like how this face is placed over an old post card featuring Cathedral Rocks and the Three Graces from Yosemite Valley. Thanks you two!

Added by Bifidus Jones on September 9, 2011 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments

Received from Marie Wintzer, Japan--It Became Clear That

It became clear that Marie is a genius at putting together lovely works of mail art with found objects. From the pages of mathematics, the film strip, the thread, and paper clip, to the staples and asemic writing in foggy white, this piece is flying high.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 8, 2011 at 5:50pm — 7 Comments

Received from I'm A Super Hero, USA--I Happy Eat Breakfast at the State Fair

Just got back from the state fair after an early morning of consuming the most glorious Swedish pancakes in the country. Receiving mail art like this reminds me how lucky I am to be happy, alive, and glad of life because it gives me the chance to work and to play and look at the stars. Thanks, Super… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on September 4, 2011 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Received from Thom Courcelle, République du Coeur--Fluxus dans la Nuit des Etoiles

I know others have received these wonderfully knit mail art pieces, but until you actually hold one, it's hard to know what you're missing. The yarn is soft and the hearts dangle though attached (pretty much sums up our humanness, I think.) I adore all things… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on September 3, 2011 at 4:06pm — 7 Comments

Received from Katerina N, Greece--courtesy of McDonalds, official [proud] sponsor of Trashpo

If dropping six figures at the art supply store ain't your gig, consider joining the All Things Trashpo group here at IUOMA. If you got something deep and wide to say and no language on the planet can suffice, join Asemic Writing for Mail Artists. If you're one of those people who can't help but reach out and touch art, say a Van Gogh at an art museum because his brushstrokes are calling you, maybe you should join the Haptic Poetry group here. And if you have a penchant for disobeying…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

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