Minneapolis Gnome's Blog (35)

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 7:13pm — 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 5:48pm — 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 9:56pm — 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 8:02pm — 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 2:27am — 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 11:41pm — 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 4:36am — 1 Comment

Got Mail Art from MomKat just now!

The mail brought a special handmade envelope to me this afternoon, just about a half hour ago, all the way from MomKat in Greece!  Whoo Hoo!  Thank you for thinking of me, Katerina!  Those Flat Stanley the Gnomes seem to know all the tricks....steaming off artistamps to discover hidden return addresses, my word!  What will that clever Joseph do next?  That's a really cool running deer stamp you used.  Thanks so much for the mail!  …

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on February 1, 2020 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

Knit Gnome Mail Art from Shellie Lewis!

I got an AMAZING brown box in the mail.  Honestly, it was VERY well constructed.  I've made some boxes in my day for mailing stuff, and this one put mine to shame.

But I digress!  I am not blogging about the box, I'm blogging about the fluffy blue tissue inside, which contained within it's folds A HAND GNIT, intricately tiny and well made GNOME…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Intricate botanical Postcard from Irina!

You love it!  Admit it, you ALL love it like _I_ love it, yes? 

If my job would let me change the screensaver on my work computer, this postcard from Irina in Saint Petersburg, Russia would already be my new screensaver.  I'll be hanging it on my wall so I can still get my fill of this eye candy on a regular basis.

This gorgeous, intricately designed, botanical…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on November 18, 2017 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Happy Birdies from Karalie landed yesterday

3 Happy watercolor birdies landed in my mailbox yesterday after having flown all the way from Oregon!  My partner brought them inside quickly to warm them up and they were waiting for me on my typewriter when I got home from work.  I was really glad to have a bright, cheerful, colorful image to soak my eyeballs, so I brought it with me to work today.  Before I…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on January 25, 2017 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Beautiful, touching mail art from April Rocco

April Rocco is an amazing mail art artist.  Everything I've ever gotten from her has been warm, earthy, gorgeous and original.  I've always been amazed at how she successfully runs hard and headlong outside the box of what we normally…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on November 3, 2016 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

Art from Shellie Lewis Received May 2016

Back in May of this year, Shellie Lewis sent me some beautiful mail art.  Now that I'm uncovering my mail art and slowly trying to get back into the swing of mail arting again, I wanted to write a long overdue blog about it so everyone could enjoy it.

The large picture of gently swimming koi is in ink, painted by Shellie on a piece of recycled paper I had made for her.…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on October 10, 2016 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Thom C. improves world, provides balm to artist's soul

(Luckiest Gnome in Minneapolis gets Mail art from Thom C.)

Hi, this is the luckiest Gnome in Minneapolis reporting live from St. Paul, MN.  I just received the most supportive, warmest, most politically aligned and world-improving art mail from Thom.  Through it he addresses some of…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on August 2, 2016 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Heleen de Vaan made me a photorealistic butterfly!

When this arrived in the mail it caused quite a sensation at my house.  Two friends and I all had to look two or three times, very closely, to see if this was an actual butterfly somehow mounted on heavy weight art paper or maybe a finely detailed photo of one that Heleen sent to me.  I swear I can see the dust on it's wings.  It's simply unbelievable.  We were in…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on July 20, 2016 at 6:19pm — 2 Comments

My first mail from Heleen from the Netherlands!

Really cool mail art arrived from…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on April 2, 2016 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

I put animal parts in res's Add N Pass (graphic photos included)

Okay, here goes...

Without intending to, I pushed res’s Add N Pass boekie past the 1/4" maximum thickness allowed for letter rate.  It's now a "large envelope / flat" and weighs 1.8 to 1.9 ozs, so the postage is 1.20 to send it around the USA at this point.  This is because I put part of a bunny in it (a Jersey Wooly named Princess Buttercup) ...and then I put part of a sheep in it (known only to me as Sheep #53 of northern Minnesota)....the rest of what I did to the…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on March 21, 2016 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

MYSTERIOUS, ANCIENT, TREASURELY Mail Art Arrived Last Night!

There was the coolest surprise waiting for me when I got home last night, sitting on my art desk where my wonderful partner puts the, “This is mail art and you’re gonna love it so I’m setting it here for you.” pile when he gets the mail…

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Added by Minneapolis Gnome on March 10, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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