I'm very far behind in blogging, too too busy, but I will try slowly...

This received this funfun & beauty from Katerina in October

I was invited, and am so very tempted, but I've not yet found myself capable of performing the "Re Cycle Re Use Re Make" of Katerina's instruction - I like it too much the way it is!!

A few days later came this gorgeous "Autumn Mail" . It is my favorite season indeed, thus this card went straight to my heart, as it were...

A very belated, but very emphatic Thank You Katerina!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 29, 2012 at 9:06pm

Actually, it might be "co - respond" in mail art.

Many mail artists like the "exchange":

"I send one to receive one. "

Others have an "in" box and as the mail art received stacks up,

that's who will get mail art made and sent from the "out" box.

I make in "batches" or series ...it must be a left-over practice from the

days of "brain-storming" art exercises that i had at the School of the Art Institute

in Chicago in the late 60's. 'Can't make just "one" :-) Well, unless the mail art omen is 

a singular item like:

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on December 29, 2012 at 8:47pm

I hope you enjoyed your trip! Wow - then again, I know nothing about the weather there/if you ever have big snows falls...? We had our first snows this week - a big one last night! ^_^ It's especially wonderful because, oddly, we had none at all last year...

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on December 29, 2012 at 8:35pm

Yes, I indeed like the 'Just makes the "respond" in co-respond- dance!!!' - lol,  beautifully put Katerina! I think I may notice it more because I'm not very prolific, so sending is an occasion/special to me, as it were.... (I'm more of a "quality than quantity" type for the most part...%_^) I haven't participated in any projects in 15 years or so...but I do plan to, so that's good to know...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 29, 2012 at 8:11pm

The "autumn leaves" card was sent out on Sept.24, 2012

before leaving on my trip to France. Not all that "belated" :-)

And we haven't had a "freeze" here yet, so leaves are still

on the trees and some still falling...no winter snows...yet.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 29, 2012 at 11:03am

Not rude at all, Claire...and it is always a happy surprise knowing mail art is safely received.

Sometimes for mail art projects there will NOT be a message or blog or documentation

for a year or more later...just a happy surprise when it happens!

I say that I make mail art to make art and mail it: no aim at getting replies...

Some mail artists send out art to random addresses...just to send!

BUT it sure is nice when someone replies, yes? :-)

Just makes the "respond" in co-respond- dance!!!

Correspondence  is the name of the game in mail art?

Comment by Claire (aka Cleo) on December 29, 2012 at 10:44am

Hi Katerina, I could swear I wrote you on your page to say "Thank You" at the time...? Maybe I intended to but forgot? Aaaanyway, I'm sorry if I made a mistake and neglected it! I always like to send a note of receipt as soon as I get a piece. I know I like to be informed (don't like wondering..)! It also just seems like a good thing to do... Well, thanks again! And sorry if it seems I was rude or you thought it got lost...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 29, 2012 at 10:19am

Always wonder if the mail art ever arrives? Oh, so many times there is never a reply....

and we just hope that it was received and enjoyed. And then months later...even years later,

this happens...aha! "Trashme" did make it to someone :-)

Thanks for the blog, Claire! xxx



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