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Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contributions from Robin J!

On January 28, 2022 Robin J from Arlington, TX sent in pages 71 through 76 of our Wreck This Journal project!  She also added prints and a cool envelope!  Check them out:

This is the collage she made…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on December 19, 2022 at 12:01am — No Comments

Cascadia ArtPost Sent SUCH COOL DOCUMENTATION of Cascadia to me on 1 24 2022

Cascadia ArtPost sent me the most amazing packet of information about Cascadia in January of 2022!  Due to difficulties I occasionally experience synchronizing and remaining within specific parameters of the space / time continuum, I'm blogging about it 10 months later in your time line.  For this I deeply apologize as I fully recognize…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on November 26, 2022 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contributions from SaraMarie Bottaro!

Please accept my apologies for the recent slow down in my documentation of our WTJ (by US Postal Mail!) collaborative art project.  I've got a lot of very awesome art from a number of super cool, fun artists to share with everyone!  Today I'm sharing the groovy art of SaraMarie Bottaro!

Pages 19 - 23 were mailed back to Minneapolis on January 19th, 2022 wrapped like the gift they are!…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on April 25, 2022 at 12:35am — No Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contributions from David & Star McCoy!

David and Star McCoy sent back gloriously "wrecked" journal pages from St. Cloud, MN!  They're bright, playful, fun and I love them!  David took these first several pages and had at them, scroll down and you'll find Star's artistic work follows.  At the bottom of this blog I'll give you a look at the coolio envelope their art arrived in!

This…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on February 13, 2022 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contribution from Richard Canard!

Richard Canard's Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) pages arrived safely back in Minneapolis!  He had pages 44 through 49 and struck a very independent, free thinking pose befitting of a mail artist, in my opinion!  When the Journal asked him for his grocery list he asked "Why?", and why indeed!  We cannot simply bow, out of habit, to every…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 30, 2022 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Thank you for the mail, Richard Canard! 37 Year Old Re-mailed Envelope!

Okay, I don't know how Richard Canard keeps his files, but it's apparently 'very well'. 

He mailed an envelope to me which was originally mailed to him from Minneapolis in 1985! The proof is in the cancellation stamp from the post office.  Originally sent from somewhere called "The Raven Gallery" in Minneapolis, Richard has returned it to…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 28, 2022 at 5:46pm — 3 Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contribution from Carien van Hest!

All the way from The Netherlands, Carien van Hest's artistic contribution to the "Wreck This Journal (By US Postal Mail!)" project has arrived SAFE AND SOUND from across the ocean!

All the worries we harbored that the mail wouldn't make it have been blissfully dispelled! 

Her contributions to this…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 26, 2022 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Thank you for the mail, Gwendolynium!

Look what I got!  I LOVE IT!  It's getting mounted on my wall somewhere in my home, which is where I spend the vast majority of my time since early 2000, so I can see it a LOT.

Gwendolynium from MA sent me "Audax - 2022", and I agree that the title should probably be "What the Actual Fuck?".  I had admired this piece aloud here on IUOMA and we…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 25, 2022 at 1:17am — 3 Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contribution from Amy Kiessling!

Amy Kiessling's contribution to the Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) arrived this week and it's wild, energetic, bright, creative and cool!

On page 50 she uses staples, string, 4 colors of washi tape, tiny golden arrow tape, domestic mail labels with thick black marker graffiti, a hole punch and (hand carved?) rubber stamps of a spiral,…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 23, 2022 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Incoming from Cascadia Artpost! Smiles-Smirks

On January 17th Cascadia Artpost sent me a bright, happy yellow card, which arrived in only a couple days from Olympia, WA.  It contains this…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 23, 2022 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contribution from Cascadia ArtPost!

Within 24 hours of mailing his contribution to the Wreck This Journal collaborative art project from Washington, it arrived at the Gnome Home in Minneapolis!  Photos of the envelope and postmarks at the end of this blog should convince even the most suspicious minds that 24 hour delivery has indeed occurred!

As you look at his first…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 20, 2022 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contribution from Melanie Reed!

The second set of pages have found their way back to Minneapolis and are from Melanie Reed!

(And I'm floored!)

I LOVE what Melanie did to them, turning them into a well written story and illustrating it was so unique and original and COOL.  I admire her idea on how to…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 14, 2022 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

Cascadia ArtPost sent me an Image Bank to Reappropriate (and I DID!)

Look what came in the mail from Cascadia ArtPost!  I received this big postcard with "One hundred images for reappropriation and posting".  I reappropriated them to create 5 photo books for my library, what a great set!…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 14, 2022 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

Wreck This Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project Contribution from Exhibit D, aka Debra Mulnick!

Exhibit D (AKA Debra) from Boise, Idaho mailed in the first contributions for our "Wreck this Journal (By US Postal Mail!" mail art project!

Here is the back cover that she removed from her own copy of Wreck This Journal, which instructs the artist to tape…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 13, 2022 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Wreck this Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project - Mailing Time!

It's MAILING TIME, Everyone! 

This weekend I finished removing the pages from the "Wreck This Journal - Paper Bag Edition".  They're all in…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on December 27, 2021 at 7:02pm — 2 Comments

Wreck this Journal (by US Postal Mail!) Project

Who wants to Wreck this Journal together?

I'm going to carefully take this book apart into all of it's individual pages.  I'll then mail sets of pages out to all…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on December 11, 2021 at 1:27am — 13 Comments

Zines from SaraMarie arrived yesterday!

I got ZINES from SaraMarie in Conneticut on Friday!  Check out this haul!  She made a gorgeous…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on February 22, 2020 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Pistil Prose, The All "Retail Hell" Issue

   

I got a Zine from Amy in Seattle, WA in the mail today!  I've spent the night…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on February 13, 2020 at 3:36am — 1 Comment

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