Bifidus Jones's Blog (246)

Reçu de Marie Wintzer, Japan -- Picture Perfect Day 竜

and it's cuddly just the way I like it. arigato, Marie-san!

Added by Bifidus Jones on December 30, 2011 at 5:58pm — 3 Comments

Received from Dean Marks, France--Leg Donateur

Mean Dean the Dancing…

Added by Bifidus Jones on December 18, 2011 at 7:31pm — 1 Comment

Received from Cuan Miles, South Africa--Oracular Air

Cuan has a wonderful gift for adding transparent layers to mail art. I like the flowing hair, the text, the soft paint strokes, the tape, and the faint dates conjuring up past and fleeting moments.…


Added by Bifidus Jones on October 22, 2011 at 1:33am — 3 Comments

Received from Richard Canard, USA--Goose Island Classic

Richard does have a point. He always has a point, a thought to ponder. Let's not stockpile anything. Let's run out of stuff and see what that feels like. Liberated, if we're lucky. Richard also sent me some terrific buffalo logos:…


Added by Bifidus Jones on October 17, 2011 at 12:31am — 1 Comment

Received from Cheryl Penn, South Africa--Third Eye

A face that is all about features. A third eye to be exact. The eye that sees inward and knows that she is becoming. When I received this piece from Cheryl I looked at it for a long time. I'm still studying it. Somehow, the features remain balanced and I think that… Continue

Added by Bifidus Jones on October 15, 2011 at 1:55am — 8 Comments

Received from Jen Staggs, USA--Vogue Mail Art

A very charming little piece. Thanks, Jen. Good to hear from you!

Added by Bifidus Jones on October 13, 2011 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Received from Theo Nelson, USA--Autumn Leaf

Thanks Theo!

Added by Bifidus Jones on October 9, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Reçu de Valentine Moby Herman, France etc--Schema D'un Panneu de Comptage

Not a machine for the masses, I'd say. Using this thing requires skill, sobriety, and a penchant for knowing which way is up in order to avoid getting your eyebrows singed, fingers cut, and all the good will this world can muster fried in the Drone Zone. A masterpiece if there ever was one, Monsieur Herman. Merci!…


Added by Bifidus Jones on October 7, 2011 at 5:58pm — 1 Comment

Received from Dean Marks, France--Unofficial, Unlicensed, and Unauthorized

A gentle, kinder kind of anarchy. Katerina's partner in crime, Mark has sent me a couple of fantastic mail art pieces. This first one, in black and white, confesses that "He's got a Daytime Job He's doing alright." That's saying a lot these days. I like the doo-hinky buttons/keys and MR OFF is wonderful.…


Added by Bifidus Jones on October 5, 2011 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

Received from Georgia Grigoriadou, Greece--Maiden of the Sea

Georgia's evolution from birth to mermaid is exquisite. Who would not love to swim among the butterflies? Thanks, Georgia!

Added by Bifidus Jones on October 3, 2011 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

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:…


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

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



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…


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...…


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…


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.…


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



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