From Carol Stetser

The cover of the book of collages Carol sent

A page to show the kind of amazing collage Carol has created for this book

From Maree McHugh

A very beautiful collage,
telling a story which I cannot yet hear
but with a little time in that creative half awake half asleep state
it will become clear.

From David Stanley Aponte, Surreal AlchemyA Surreal postcard. The words in Spanish say:
'Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.'
I often think why people do not remember past experience, an example is to have forgotten
the yearly epidemics of polio, until Salk invented the vaccine.

From Heide Monster,  fantastic animal.

Heide had a present of some large sheets of watercolour paper and put it to excellent use!

From Sabrina S

A large cheerful postcard with a subtle message.  Peace and freedom! At least that is what it says to me

Katerina Nicoltsou has jumped straight into the Tiger theme  with two great postcards

Mirror image? This is a kitten with a big ego!

Katerina and me are sisters in MailArt, a way to say we are all part of a big Mail Art family,

This collection of coctail glasses from Fleur Helsingor made it without a scratch through the post. It is a display in a shop window in Laguna Beach, California. A very cheerful card and a great little Artist Trading Card accompaning it

Bonniediva's cleverly amusing Bonzine number nineteen arrived, with a lovely vintage Christmas card! The zine is crammed with Holliwood gossip.  I would not be without my copy, it is so important to be well informed and in the noodle. Oh, I just have been informed that the expression is in the know, not the noodle. See? that is how  important is to be in the n. . . know!  I must renew my subscription  without delay

My new friend Deanna Hallmark first contribution to the STG is astounding! The recovered postal elements used in the three collages are a direct reference to Mail Art while the colours emphasise their age. Their texture is an invitation to stroke them! I had to force myself to put the cards down ... sorry I cannot show textures here.
Finally, I am
so grateful for that can of stew, very warming in this rainy England.

Clever envelope from C.Mehrl Bennett bringing collages and several interesting art works, including a card suggesting I ask a cow. What shall I ask? I would like to ask the meaning of a strange happening: the UK Post Office has not put postage prices up this year! Very odd. What fiendish plot is it hatching?

Rebecca Guyver's small but thick jewel of an envelope, top right side corner, contained two lovely cards, a tiny bookie, beautifully crafted describing her family holidays (it made me feel I was there with them!) and a badge which I am wearing with pride in my new profile photo.

I am looking forward to this year as I was born under this sign, so suppose I am a tigress. With my Italian blood, easily set to boiling point, it is quite believable. Surprise! you did not know, you thought I was English? Only by choice. Those of you whom I have met would have known of course. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and my paternal grandparents were Italian. I was very close to my maternal grandmother who was French. It makes it very difficult to watch international football matches, I do not know whom to support.

The badge was sent at the end of last year by the Sticker Dude, thank you very much, Joel!

 Alan Brignull sent bells a-peeling to anounce the New Year, an appealing design. And an instructive card inspired by the road signs he saw in Wales during his holiday.
A bihafiwch in the road? Gofal indeed! Perygl! Perygl!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 15, 2022 at 1:15pm

Thank you for posting, Martha,

always good to see that mail art/ snail mail is arriving, yay!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 15, 2022 at 6:43am

Thank you Carien and Katerina!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 3, 2022 at 12:08pm

Happy New Year to you, Martha!

Year of the Big Cats...and little cats, too :-)

Comment by Carien van Hest on January 3, 2022 at 10:53am

So you are family of us all :-) And now I know the reason I am easily set to boiling point too... my parents conceived me in Italy. Happy New Year, Martha!



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