Blogjam: Monsenhor enVide neFelibata, Rebecca Guyver, Thomas Brown, Moan Lisa, Justin Marquis


Monsenheur - 2.4.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)

February 4. 2016 - I am reasonably sure the blogjam was invented by Nancy Bell Scott (Maine, USA) several years ago here at the IUOMA-Ning. Nancy had a backlog of mail art received that she wanted to document. Foregoing her customary commentary and profuse thanks, she embarked on a scanning marathon and produced a montage that had a randomly assembled, hurried appearance, often revealing interesting and unexpected juxtapositions.

Out of necessity, aesthetic interest or some meeting of the two motivations, other artists began producing blogjams. Some blogjams are primarily visual bombardments. They frequently (but not always!) seem composed of odds and ends that both literally and figuratively “fell through the cracks.”

Today the blogjam has become an accepted form. Lately IUOMA-Ning has been graced by some wonderful new blogjams. I revert to the blogjam format in this posting to show solidarity with my IUOMA blogging comrades and, like Nancy in former times, to catch up with documentation and thanks.

Monsenheur - 2,4,2016 - 2

Great stuff by Monsenhor. Looks like Trashpo.

Rebecca - 2.3.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Rebecca Guyver (Suffolk, UK)

Hey, it’s Miss Becca!

Rebecca - 2.3.2016 - 2

Thomas Brown - 2.3.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Thomas Brown is back in rare form. Love these pieces.

Thomas Brown - 2.3.2016 - 2

Moan - 2.4.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Moan Lisa (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA)

Moan - 2.4.2016 - 2

Justin Marquis - 2.4.2016 - 1

Mail art by Justin Marquis (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

Justin Marquis - 2.4.2016 - 2

Justin Marquis - 2,4,2016 - 3

Justin Marquis - 2.4.2016 - 4

Many thanks to Monsenhor, Rebecca, Thomas, Moan and Justin.

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 9, 2016 at 1:33am

In paragraph 3 I am talking about Japan.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 9, 2016 at 1:32am

David Stafford refined the blogjam into an art, IMHO.

I think in the TrashPo Litzers you indeed share the invention of the "Aesthetic Trashbook" with Cheryl. Since that time Cleo (Claire Dinsmore) has brought more aesthetics to Trashpo.

Some of them couldn't accept the anti-art component. Marie denied there was any trash (or it was very scarce anyway) just to avoid having to be the president of a DKult chapter there. Later Tomoe reported there is plenty of trash there.

Well NBS, you better get with it. We don't see enough of you.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 8, 2016 at 7:02pm

Dave is a blogjam master, and so fancy at it, too. The aesthetic trashbook! Yes, Marie's blog had that or similar title, but I thought I'd included plenty of trash and wondered how many categories of trash there actually are. Cheryl and Marie shared the invention with me, I think, not sure, but they certainly were the true originators of fabulous types of boekies of a highly aesthetic order.  

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 7, 2016 at 5:20pm

Nancy Bell Scott! Inventor of the blogjam! Yes Nancy, we've seen some great IUOMA blogjams lately. I am not sure everyone who is doing them remembers the epic blogjams. Certainly David Stafford does.

Nancy, your fame is even greater on Facebook where you are frequently cited as the inventor of the "Aesthetic Trashbook." Test my memory. Marie first recognized your Trashbook talents with the blog: "A Trashbook Without Trash." I think I have that close to right.

Thanks NBS

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 7, 2016 at 4:46pm

Say, you've got a good memory there, DVS -- nice going. That's how I remember the invention of the blogjam. It sounds better coming from you, though.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 5, 2016 at 4:00pm

This (as well as many others) arrived. Thanks, Moan.

My opinion is Mark Bloch will join IUOMA when Hell freezes over. So best of luck on that one.



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