...Up, up and away!

I received this a few days ago from Dean Marks and he has truly outdone himself this time. Part Jules Vern, part Terry Gilliam, with a bit of kitsch thrown in for good measure, it is a stroke of mail art genius. Words cannot describe it, so I shall let the photos speak for themselves:

Needless to say, "Captain Balloon Glasses" now holds a place of honor with all my favorite things, at my work station where I can bask in it's glory.

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Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on February 24, 2012 at 7:46pm

This was a Christmas decoration which I believe came from my mother many years ago.  It was "voted" that it no longer should be part of our household, and was on it's way most likely to a landfill.  But then I got an idea!  The two halves I took apart, and each one became a card with photos which were "voted" not to be in our photo album.

Sometimes I still wish we were in the dazes when women didn't have the right to vote ... but then again our home would then look like a man's den.  Happy that they flew to new owners.

Comment by Louise Kiner on February 24, 2012 at 7:03pm

I don't know if you noticed this, Katerina, but Dean is wearing "Balloon Glasses'  in your piece.

"Balloon Glasses" are fun.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 24, 2012 at 1:34pm

Where do you suppose Dean Marks FINDS these amazing pieces?

Then he adds and creates fantastic wonders! And sends it off in the mail..just like that!

Lucky me, too :-) (mine was a gourd-phone, I think?) But i really, really like Balloon Glasses!

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