RECEIVED: Tokyo Nights Mail-Art, Karmic Speeding Ticket, and Monkeys from Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan)


February 10, 2011 - Many IUOMA members and others in the mail-art network are familiar with Marie Wintzer's beautiful Tokyo night photos. It is a gift indeed to receive one, and Marie selected a perfect shot for me. Marie is from France and currently lives in Japan. She draws Japanese culture into her mail-art. I can see from the threading the influence of Cheryl Penn's South African Mail-Art School also. What a tremendous synthesis of global cultures taking place and quickly. Here is the reverse side:

Above is a fine example of Marie Wintzer's more text-oriented work. This is just an amazing package, to this point anyway. She also complains about the Mail-Art Psychic. I should have guessed she would take it upon herself to consult Japanese oracles to get the scoop on the future. This is explained in her letter below. Check out the elegant handwriting:

"You'll be fine." Thanks, Marie. I know you're only the messenger. "You're just an errand boy sent to collect a grocer's bill." Or better yet, what's the line from the Ed Dorn biography about his Protestant upbringing? Something like: "Everything is not allright, and it's not going to be allright." Now I get it from Japan instead of from Cotton Mather. Marie even sent proof. This is from the shrine:

This part is fairly cool. Below is the karmic speeding ticket mentioned in the title. I'm probably using karma incorrectly here but that's the flux:

Obviously, you don't want to get slapped with a No. 63. But I have been served. I like: "Intimate people are getting off one by one." Can I just mail the fine in Fluxus Bucks to the shrine? Or do I have to show up in Karmic Court? Anyway, I think SHE got the No. 63 and sent it to me. The good fortune she is keeping is mine. That's OK, Marie. The envelope is a real treat because /// it's monkeys!

This is just the best. I am keeping it in a very prominent place. Definitely one of my all-time favorites. Here's the reverse:

Marie, you know I'm joking about the fortune. This is a very special mail-art gift indeed and much-appreciated. I've praised Marie's Mailbox before and shall do so again now:



Miss Fortune makes an offer you can't refuse. Even if you take two steps forward and one step back but not on the jojoba roller coaster Eddy. Down=a long way down on the shriek express. A good day for radio knobs, wheat pumps dude I was like 6. Lucky numbers: 4, 18, 25, 29, 32, 35


Mail-Art Color for the Day: ultra-violet


Mail-art Word for the Day: Sandpo


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Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 13, 2011 at 3:44am
garçon lueur, mdrrr! That sounds really funny in french :-))
Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 13, 2011 at 3:22am
c'est ce que vous voyez à travers les yeux d'un garçon passe ses journées sur le sol. assez de lui. vous êtes une fille intéressante, ma chère

Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 13, 2011 at 2:49am

:-))) je vois....

Mais que dites-vous mon cher, marcher pieds nus est un des plaisirs de la vie! Glimmer Boy a été plutôt génial sur ce coup là.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 13, 2011 at 2:11am
Le Grigster est le dictateur de république bananière. Glimmer Boy n'est pas digne de vous baiser les pieds.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 13, 2011 at 1:57am
Quelque chose se passe très mal avec la traduction de la chaussure. Méfiez-vous des charlatans qui vous envoient la poésie sans chaussures.

Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 13, 2011 at 1:20am
DW, les singes sont loin d'être sans culpabilité, tu le sais très bien. Trop de chaussures ne font pas le bonheur. Trop de chaussures font disparaître les commentaires...
Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 12, 2011 at 10:51pm
Et Marie, j'ai une chaussure. J'ai une autre chaussure. Ainsi ai-je à chaussures. Pourtant, deux chaussures ne sont pastoujours une poire.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 12, 2011 at 10:37pm
Marie, ma chère, c'est la l'épave d'Antonism - la maininvisible de la Grigster. Mais qui parmi nous est sansculpabilité.? Les singes peut-être.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 12, 2011 at 12:39pm

monkeypo = '8 fragments for kurt cobain' (Nirvana boy) by jim carroll

You should have talked more with the monkey 
He's always willing to negotiate 
I'm still paying him off... 
Your will could have sped it up... 
But you left that in a plane 
Because it wouldn't pass customs and immigration  


Comment by cheryl penn on February 12, 2011 at 7:45am
MAN!!! You two - Afrikaans!!! I'm mightily impressed :-)) BUT! With all the available translation tools available I will NEVER be able to say a secret :-( I'm going with chocolate biscuits - still in their wrapping - they love those...



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