December 12, 2010 - Yesterday Angie Cope reported a snowstorm had struck Wisconsin. Now I am reporting a deluge of mail-art visual poetry has struck my mailbox, and I could not be more pleased. The dynamic duo of Angie and Snooker the Amazing Mail-Art Dog seems to be on hiatus. Did those "Corgis Gone Wild" pics in the Ficus strangeulensis blog come back to bite you, Snooker? Angie has struck out on her own to produce, IMHO, some sensational and beautiful visual poetry. This is a wonderful, postcard-size piece, another testimony to the fact asemics and vispo work well in this format. I like the use of black on the address side:
Angie's vispo is certainly distinctive. At the same time, I see the influence of other IUOMA members working in this area: Karen Champlin (Illinois, USA); Cheryl Penn (Durban, South Africa); and Bifidus Jones (Minnesota, USA) - to name only a few of the most obvious artists whom I know Angie admires. Elements include the large red asemic symbols, stamped text-like background, a painterly use of color, and over-laying. This is just wonderful, Angie. I deeply appreciate that you sent me this work.
Note: An IUOMA mail-artist, whose identity I cannot reveal, has mailed me their daily predictions, which I am more than pleased to post. I hope they are more accurate than mine. I knew I was not long for astrology when Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan) politely suggested I delete myself. Please welcome the new Mail-Art psychic:
You are idealistic and romantic so focus on your ideas, the people you love, and how to make the world a better place.
Mail-art Color for the Day: Owive gween
Mail-Art Fashion Consultant: Two or three wrist watches.
Mail-Art Word for the Day: nbsp