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Have you heard?! Trash Bubbles are gaining momentum!

Trash Bubbles are gaining momentum!

Last spring, Awesome Pittsburgh honored me with their 69th grant! Check it out here:

The grant was specifically to curate an exhibit of my own Trash Bubbles alongside those of other eco-conservatives…


Added by Lynn Radford on February 8, 2018 at 4:29pm — 2 Comments

Celebrating Trash Bubbles Today

Trash Bubbles have evolved, but they haven't changed much. Could it be the nature of the…


Added by Lynn Radford on April 18, 2017 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Contents Found Loose In Mail Stream

My first thought, upon seeing this package leaning against my doorjamb was, "Geez! Probably the art supplies I've been waiting for!" I envisioned a battle to claim damages and get the supplies replaced.

Never before, had I seen…


Added by Lynn Radford on September 3, 2014 at 9:51pm — 11 Comments


Haven't answered a mail art call in quite a while, despite all the mail art I've been creating.

The SEE mail art call appealed to me. As is usually the case with me, my piece is a literal translation of the theme.

Red Head, Red Head, what do you SEE? I SEE a tarantula looking at me!

Went with a variation on the children's book 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear What…


Added by Lynn Radford on May 14, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

In the Mail: Brazil, Portugal and… Albuquerque?

Above is just a sampling....

Click here to see the most recent goodies to grace my mailbox:…


Added by Lynn Radford on May 5, 2014 at 9:28pm — 4 Comments

Behind the Times!

So far was I behind, I thought I might never catch up! Better late than never, right?

Below are links to my most recent blog posts for both INCOMING and OUTGOING mail art.…


Added by Lynn Radford on April 24, 2014 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Thank you to Dean Marks, Mim Scalin and Angie Cope!

Just wanted to give a shout out to Dean Marks, Mim Scalin and Angie Cope for the recent mail art found in my box. Not a lot of time these days to post blogs here, so I'm providing a link to my main blog:…


Added by Lynn Radford on January 30, 2014 at 8:22pm — 2 Comments

Trash Bubbles: Spreading the Craziness Far and Wide

Folks, I am happy to announce that Trash Bubbles are making a splash in the world!

When I first began creating these self-contained ecospheres of trash for my…


Added by Lynn Radford on November 7, 2012 at 5:06pm — 2 Comments

Back in the Saddle Again

Many of you are aware that Life, as it is wont to do, really knocked me for a loop in recent months!

In order to scale back commitments and maintain what little sanity I had left, I am sad to say that I let my communications here at IUOMA wane.

It seems as though LIFE as I know it is returning to normal (just before the Holidays threaten to consume!) With that in mind, I am taking this opportunity to return virtual correspondence and send many thanks out to all who took the…


Added by Lynn Radford on November 7, 2012 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

American Spirit! Der Haptic Werewolf STRIKES Again!

This afternoon, my postal carrier pulled into the driveway, honking wildly! I was certain she brought the package from Germany for which I'd been waiting. I took the stairs two at a time... Imagine my confusion when she waved an envelope at me! Ah... Not to worry! This piece came from our favorite…


Added by Lynn Radford on September 14, 2012 at 2:00am — 13 Comments

Cowboy Willie Autographed Sheet Music Looking For A Home!

Found this in an auction lot. Thought it would make a great piece of mail art, but alas, I do not know anyone who would appreciate such a  gem. I you would like it, be the first to let me know in a comment below complete with your address. See you in the…

Added by Lynn Radford on September 13, 2012 at 5:37pm — 31 Comments

Go Bananas! Banana Lover's Day Mail from Lisa Iverson, Valentine Mark Herman, Janine Weiss, Katerina Nikoltsou, Dean Marks, Carina Granlund, Mail Art Martha and Louise Kiner

Ten days have passed since BANANA DAY! And the mail continues to trickle in!

It was great fun making up pieces to send, but as usual, I am more amused by the mail I am receiving!…


Added by Lynn Radford on September 5, 2012 at 5:48pm — 10 Comments

Jam! Jam! Thank you M'am! Featuring ScannerPo from Claire Dinsmore, (aka Cleo) Thom Courcelle, Valentine Mark Herman and Medwolf

"Ooops! I did it again!"

Let life catch me up, did not thank my friends!

The world as I know it, has been oh so kind!

My friends have been patient, they really don't mind...…


Added by Lynn Radford on August 16, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

THANK YOU! Mass Blog (Suus In Mokum, ARTLIKEART, Carina Granlund, Dean Marks, Stephanie Blake, Guido Vermeulen, Erica Durante AND Mim Golub Scalin!)

Suus In Mokum had the unfortunate duty of reminding me that I had let summer take over my life, neglecting to blog or even say, "Thank you!" for some of the wonderful mail that has been gracing my humble box these days. Embarassed, but glad to have been put back on track, I am here now to shout out to all of you amazingly wonderful folks!

Beginning with…


Added by Lynn Radford on July 24, 2012 at 6:54pm — 23 Comments

Straight Red Tango... Erni STRIKES again!

Erni is fast becoming one of my favorite people here at IUOMA.  Not only is he talented, intuitive and wise... He is most GENEROUS!

We've recently been learning more about one another. In one exchange, I told him simply that I loved a piece of his work, "Straight Red Tango." Imagine my surprise when a package arrived from Erni, containing said piece of art!…


Added by Lynn Radford on June 30, 2012 at 4:31pm — 8 Comments

What is a TrashPo Bubble, Anyway?

The first TrashPo Bubbles posted on Friday, prompting the question, "What is a TrashPo Bubble, anyway?"

A little back story is needed here: The first piece of…


Added by Lynn Radford on June 25, 2012 at 5:52pm — 4 Comments

Trashaeology Expedition at Piney Creek Acres

Inspired by DK's recent trashpo videos and the discussion which broke out on my previous blog post, Oh! For the Love of Trash! (which can be found here: Moo and I set out to see what we could discover of the remains of an old trash pit out…


Added by Lynn Radford on June 20, 2012 at 8:55pm — 11 Comments

Oh! For the love of TRASH!

Sometimes, living on a 7 acre plot, where it was routine to dig holes and bury trash in bygone years, has it's advantages. DK wanders the streets of Elgin, eyes wide open for bits of this and that. Me, I tend to hunt in my own backyard: Piney Creek Acres.

Last week, I was walking the dog and the sun glinted off something shiny and black! I couldn't…


Added by Lynn Radford on June 19, 2012 at 5:36pm — 29 Comments

Currently Working On...

There's this piece of vintage packaging that has been pulling at me for months, but I didn't know quite what I wanted to do with it. The colors are so vibrant and patriotic... This weekend, it hit me! It would make a great set of ListPo pieces! I found an old grocery list and got to work.…


Added by Lynn Radford on June 4, 2012 at 3:47am — No Comments

Trash PO Mindfulness!

It all began with a walk in the woods last fall. That particular trip yielded quite the booty! My loot contained a dark orange POSTED sign I'd found on the forest floor. The sign was destined to be cut into postcard sized pieces of mail…


Added by Lynn Radford on May 30, 2012 at 3:38am — 6 Comments



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