Bifidus Jones's Blog – December 2010 Archive (16)

This just in from Joy-Slinger Laurence Roberts, UK

There is a lot of movement in this piece, as if Laurence has captured this figure on the fly. The figure's expression  seems heroic and mischievous at the same time. Laurence painted over a photograph and the effects are energizing.

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 30, 2010 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

Citpanhs from Cheryl Penn, South Afrika--Porcus

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 29, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Received from Rachel Freeman, USA--peaceful buffalo

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 28, 2010 at 2:19am — No Comments

Received from Angie Cope, USA--Corgi Feet and Holiday Cheer

Angie's mail art is bright and always uplifting. The bold colors of the stamps pop against the white background for extra emphasis. Very nice. Thanks,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 19, 2010 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Received from Marie Wintzer, Japan--Tanuki Mail Art, no. 605

The muses have been favoring Marie from the get go and this mail art is no exception. She refers to it as a prototype and I really think she's created something that can be explored and expanded for some time. I like the anime character appearing…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 16, 2010 at 5:04pm — 4 Comments

Received from Satu Kaikkonen, Finland--Visual Poetry Aurora Borealis Style

The jewel tones of Satu's mail art is a visual feast that will keep me looking at it for a long time. The colors, shapes, and text spin through one another for a kaleidoscopic effect. I see some pseudo-punctuation as well, while the postage stamp…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 13, 2010 at 12:50am — No Comments

Received from Eduardo Cardoso, Portugal--Paranormal Art

A couch to bear the weight of Caligula, and a New Tetris





With my apologies for having a temperamental scanner. Eduardo's envelopes are unique and always otherworldly- looking. Maybe it's because he succeeds at combining…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 8, 2010 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

Received from Lindsay Stewart, Canada--Zine for the Symbol Minded

Lindsay describes herself as an eager snail mailer, a crafter of goods, and a supporter of hard work. It shows. Her zine was inspired by an old book entitled, Charlie Farquharson's Korn Allmynack, and is an alphabetized key for dream interpretations. Here are a couple of my favorite pages:…



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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 7, 2010 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

Received from Valentine Herman, France--Viva la Republica!

Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Herman!

Added by Bifidus Jones on December 7, 2010 at 2:27am — No Comments

Received from the Crafty Hag, USA-St. Nick's Henchman

I haven't heard from the Crafty Hag for ages, but there's nothing like a blast from the past to keep me on my toes with this reminder that the Feast of St. Nicholas is upon us and painful things can happen to those who've been naughty. As she points out: the Krampus, a creature of old Germanic lore, traveled with St. Nicholas. As St. Nick left gifts for the good children, Krampus punished the bad. He arrived with a switch…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 5, 2010 at 1:06am — 1 Comment

Recevied from Valentin N. Dolgov, Russian Federation--Taigart

Mr. Dolgov takes advantage of the fact that the envelope is another surface to transform into a work of art. I marvel at the stamps,the flair of his signature, and the postal cancellations. The figure on his card looks a bit astonished, but charming nonetheless. The use of line and minimal color are wonderful. The beard and those buttons divine.…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 4, 2010 at 2:58pm — 4 Comments

Received from Diane Keys, USA--Student Pass

Diane mailed an engaging example of what can be done with the things others discard. Scraps of trash, bits of printed text--she rescues and elevates fragments to create a new sentiment. The stitching work not only defines, but connects.Thanks,…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 2, 2010 at 1:11am — 2 Comments

Received from Katerina Nikoltsou, Greece--Haptic Buffalo and Roaming Mail Art

Okay, I knew this envelope of goodies was coming my way, but I really did wonder when, and then, while I was out shoveling snow just now, my 84-year-old neighbor brought Katerina's mail art over to me. Not only did she have my mail art for nearly two weeks, but she had already opened it, stating that her curiosity was irresistible. It had some "dust and crumbs" in it which she took upon herself to get rid of for me, which…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on December 1, 2010 at 1:38am — 3 Comments

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