Hi friends! I'm recently returned from travels abroad--a lovely holiday, thank you--and I received some great mail that collected while I was away! A great fun time to go through the loot upon my return, and I wanted to share some with you (it may take multiple blog postes to get through it all...)
Many pieces were Hallowe'en-themed, so it is appropriate that I'm documenting it on the hallowed day itself...
Amy Irwen's awesome little package was WAY more 'TREAT' than 'trick!' Here's the front:
Boo Cartledge also sent special Hallowe'en greetings in the form of eyeballs in spaghetti--the preferred cuisine of Italian ghosts!...
I see France;
from behind he's got no underpants!!'"E" sends greetings and expresses that he is NOT living on the Other Side... "E IS NOT DEAD!" I LOVED this piece--it entails some hand carved stamping, and the envelope it arrived in was an antique page torn from a vintage textbook--La Litérature Française--that was altered to reveal a secret message. (SOOooo BRILLIANT!!) and the etching of Jean de la Bruyère was transformed into a Ray Johnson bunny...
...I think that "E" might be playing lighthearted at a recent medical scare about which he kept some of us abreast. I know that everyone in the IUOMA family is filled with anticipation that all treatments have been successful, and that we can express joy in knowing we'll be enjoying "E"'s great art for a long time to come.
"E" even fit in one of my Gotij Goat Cheese stickers, and referenced a line from Rimbaud that I had sent to him concerning the colours of the vowels... Genius! And here is the work of art inside:
Note the "angular" jaw lines inlcuded... This guy is all "lip!"
Also sending me an envelope chock-full of goodies was CZ Lovecraft... CZ has sent me a couple buddy ATCs to alter and send back, and though I don't consider myself an ATC artist, I have to admit that it's been fun to embellish the "challenge" ATC that CZ has sent for the project. Sometimes it's a good exercise--and fun--to try something outside of one's usual medium. CZ's envelope's are often hand-created, colorful things. The treats inside could definitely be condsidered Hallowe'en-ish--they contained images of several dead people (Salvadore Dali, Marilyn Monroe...)
Well kiddies, that's enough for one blog! So nice to have so many wonderful friends thinking of me even while I'm off playing on holiday! Thanks to all of you. And, Happy Hallowe'en and Blessed All Saints' Day!