Received: Mail-Art's "Attitude Girl" from Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

December 7, 2010 - Diane Keys must surely have already earned some special place in the collective consciousness of mail-art for having started The Roadkill Club, breaking with Rain Rien Nevermind over the issue (and it takes guts to disagree with a guy who once mashed potatoes with Ray). Yet things move quickly. Both triumphs and tragedies fade each day with the arrival of new mail. Diane's Christmas card turned up in my PO box. I emailed her and promised I would not write: Diane Keys - more than just roadkill. And more than elegant trash collages. "Attitude Girl" (above) is slinking through the postal system, at least to me; I hope to others also. And is she with "Attitude Boy"? This card arrived at the address below with postage paid (this time):

In my pitiful mom's basement room of the mail-out world, I sometimes map out a geography. A place I like a lot is Chicago because there are so many good IUOMA friends there who are soooo talented, such as Karen Champlin and Julian Grant. I have named them: The Chicago School. Today - what day is this? - I hereby induct Diane Keys into The Chicago School. Thanks for the attitude, Diane.

Mail-art psychic: It's a waste of time to get uptight and nervous over accidentally slammed a car door on Rosemary's fingers. Kids play. Accidents happen. Be careful, however, because you could bite off a massage therapist asked to be reimbursed for lost wages. Temptation might be too great for someone with sticky hands as long as his parents fail to recognize this positive thinking might not be too operative. If you want others to loosen up, hide behind a car door and open it from the outside. Lucky numbers: 60, 12, 0

Mail-art color of the day: pink (TYPF)

Mail-art fashion consultant: John Lennon Day - wear a bag. (Note to self: Don't run for Governor of California)

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 11, 2010 at 2:40pm

I know Marie. I was attacked by Attitude Girl wielding a pickle. I have yet to fully recover.

Comment by Marie Wintzer on December 9, 2010 at 3:34am
OK, checked it out, I see what you mean when you say "proceed with caution", I expected cute roadkill rubber stamps :-))))
Comment by Elaine B(atgirl) on December 9, 2010 at 3:30am
I always kinda liked that Riot Grrrl moniker to describe female post-punk bands in the 90s...
Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 9, 2010 at 3:18am
Hi Marie, Diane Keys has a roadkill discussion thread in the Self-Promotion Ltd. Group, among all the various groups at the bottom of the main IUOMA page. I took the liberty of calling it the Roadkill Club. I don't believe that's what she named it exactly. Diane has an amazing flattened rabbit in that thread. Beware: That is a scary place down in that group. The Delete-ists were down there, until they themselves were deleted. The Nevermind lurks down there, when he appears. It's sort of the underworld of mail-art. Proceed with caution.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 9, 2010 at 3:11am
Batgirl - (minus) Batgirl costume = Attitude Girl
Comment by Marie Wintzer on December 9, 2010 at 3:09am
Your counter lies to you Sloan. I viewed your blog about 3 hours ago. That should be at least 2.5 viewers.
(mail art) Roadkills are one of the funniest things ever. Is the actual Club on IUOMA? I couldn't find it.
Comment by Elaine B(atgirl) on December 9, 2010 at 3:02am
BatGirl likes Attitude Girl.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 9, 2010 at 1:16am
Thanks Cheryl for making this an all-time record = 1 blog viewer. If I count myself = 1.5. Why the sudden surge in popularity? Is John Cage back on top again or something? You're a good friend all around. Yes you are. Rosemary's OK. But her baby gives me the creeps.
Comment by cheryl penn on December 8, 2010 at 12:52pm
Note to self: Avoid Rosemary, car doors, massage therapists, marbles other people lose and see whats happening on the 60th of December.

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