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)