It's been a good week on Alamo Drive for mail art. First up: Lesley Magwood Fraser's strange creature.

 It could be a turtle or an echidna or a spina bifida. We just don't know. However, scientists at Bell Labs suggested that colorization may help identify this little guy.

 So here he is in four flavors: Electric Orange, Mope Taupe, Tahitian Sunset and Your Mother's Refrigerator. Any ideas? Thank you, Lesley.

Next up, Svenja Wahl, the famous clairvoyant from Heidelberg sent me this helpful tonsorial advice. Little did she know that my personal assistant, Bobo, an ape of some sort, has been straining at the short leash I've given him. Cutting and collating is not my gig he told me not long ago. However, his ticket out of this dead end job was missing until Svenja's postal arrived.

 Well, as luck would have it as soon as Bobo put on his "Hero" mustache he was whisked away from my employ and now works as a pastry chef (see inset) at the tony Lapin du Prix in downtown Wagonmound. He prefers to be called Renee I'm told. Thank you, Svenja.

Finally, yesterday this wonderfully haptic book cover arrived from the studios of Skybridge. In the nick of time I might add now that Bobo has abandoned me. On the back a can of medium ground Fluxus to be ingested orally when I'm threatened by Bluto. As well as Lisa's trademark uncancelled antique stamps. Where does she find them? Or has she been keeping them since stamps were 15 cents for the perfect occasion? It's a vexing riddle. But it adds so much to her work. Thank you, Skybridge.

Great stuff. Thanks again, gals. BTW, Svenja, your card did arrive on Monday.



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Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 9, 2012 at 11:45pm

Great mail week indeed! Svenja you made me laugh again, where do you find all those things??

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on February 9, 2012 at 8:37pm

You have all missed the boat on Les's creature. Obviously it's a porcupine mistakenly trying to walk with a turtle shell under him instead of on top. Poor kid. Great work, everybody--you did have a fun haul, David. Spectacular book cover, dashing Bobo.

Comment by David Stafford on February 9, 2012 at 7:53pm

all colours approved by my mentors at the J Crew catalog...

Comment by Svenja Wahl on February 9, 2012 at 7:41pm

Wow, Lisa, what a great book cover! Supercool!

David, thanks for the great blog, I'm more than happy to show Bobo a career opportunity! I think when you turn around Lesleys creature it is perfectly easy to see that it's a flying peanut with a rainhat! (and it's a wonderful creature, Lesley!) I love the coulour spectrum you offer! 

Comment by David Stafford on February 9, 2012 at 4:41pm

Damn...forgot Lisa's it is...




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