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At 9:37am on September 22, 2013, M. Nelson said…

Hello. If you happen to be interested, I have been putting together an exhibition at the Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery, here in Brainerd, MN, to showcase Mail Art from all around the world. The exhibition is titled, 'POSTAL', and there is still a couple more weeks to send your Mail Art to us, to be included in the show. Check out the link below for more information. - Thanks, Martin.

At 3:42pm on April 28, 2013, Valentine Mark Herman said…


...Postcard received from you

..; that is going in my Exhibition*

... Merci beaucoup

... postcard will be on its way to you, soon

.... snowless day here (goodness me! why is is still snowing in Minny's Sota?)

Bestest, Val


The Exhibition I refer(red) to is my 2-part "L'Art de la Carte Postale/Post Card Art" one. You can find details of it in the Mail Arts Project link, and in the Group set up to celebrate IUOMA's 25th Birthday. When you've found it -- SEND ME SOME MORE CARDS! Thank you.


At 8:46pm on April 5, 2013, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonsoir and Merci Beacoup for the Darker Side of Minnesota postcard. i think that it'svsuitable to put in next week's Post Card Mail Art in it goes, and voilà! you can add exhibiting in France to your CV (if it's not on there already!)

Bon weekend, Val

At 2:54pm on January 12, 2013, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Dear Rose,

Rather belatedly, many thanks for the nice New Year's card that you sent me: a very nice collage indeed, and a strange combination of a bikini-ed (?) torso and snowy streets.

I'm having a one-man campaign to keep the local hospitals in business in 2013 (foot and eye operations + disc problems*), but will be back on the Mail Art train again, and sending you something back in the next week or so.

Thanks again, and regards,


* hard disc...not spinal disc!

At 3:13pm on November 18, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Encore Bonjour Rose! Thanks for the card of the girl with a shadow thing over her eyes. Ity's very nice. Nope, I don't know about the sculptor who created wind-powered beach-walking animals: do tell me more, please?

You can come and walk on 'my' beach anytime. It's a bit cold now, but wrap up warm and it's certainly walkable.

I'll be mailing you something back soon -- some beach monsters, perhaps?

Thanks again & regards, Val

At 7:54pm on October 22, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonsoir Rose! Thanks for the Hawk postcard. Was it scary having it sit on your hand? It lokks a bit frightened; perhaps it was scared of being handled and banded. I'll be mailing you something -- also Beastie-themed -- back in the next few days.

Hope you are well.

Regards, Val

At 5:47am on August 22, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonjour Rose! Thanks for the card...I'm glad that the rattlesnakes, bears and mountain lions didn't attack you: what a loss to the Mail Art community that would have been.

I'll be mailing you something back soon, if and when I can drag myself away from the beach and my Sea Monsters.

Best wishes, Val

At 1:56am on July 21, 2012, Samuel Montalvetti said…

Hola aquí tus trabajos:

Muchas gracias


At 6:15am on July 8, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Hello Rose! thanks for the card. I hope you are still rattlesnake-free. I wonder what a coyote sounds like? I'll be mailing youb something back soon.

Hope you are having a good summer, Bestest, Val

At 4:20am on July 4, 2012, Guido Vermeulen said…

Hi Rose, thanks for photo and text; my response amongst others


At 12:25pm on June 12, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Hi Rose! Thanks for the very nice card, and, yes, censorship is always hard to fathom, especially in the Horrible Age of the Internet.

Hope you're having a Great Summer in the Great Plains.

Something will be in you mail box when you get back.

Best wishes, Val

At 9:52pm on May 24, 2012, Jim SantAmour said…

Thank you for the wonderful Owl postcard and poem!  -Jim.

At 6:14am on May 22, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonjour! A Card from beCard -- how very nice, and thank you. I hope that Penkus has returned from the bathroom. I'll be s ending a Card to beCard soon.

Hope you are well, Val

At 6:48pm on April 3, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Again, my thanks, Dear Rose, for another one of your cards..;and the Geography lesson, too. You're going to be traversing from the winter snow in the Geiger Pass to the desert-like conditions of Salton Sea: hope you survive! Weather-wise, we've been having a drought, and then it got hot too. So, I put away my winter clothes and got out my summer ones, took the winter wheels and tyres off my bike, and put on my summer ones, and guess what? IT'S RAINING AND COLD!Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Apart from that, I've an Envelope Exhibition opening tomorrow, and am very busy. I'll mail you something bavck soon.

Thanks again, Val

At 7:14am on March 11, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonjour Rose, Thanks for your latest card: very nice indeed; You do read some serious stuff! Me, I'm reading a book by Tim Moore called 'You are awful (but I love you): Travels through unloved Britain.' He makes a tour of the UK in the worst possible car, staying at the worst hotels and going to the most desolate places and eating in the worst restaurants, etc. It's funny, and a weird way sociologically interesting. Alas, what has happened to the country I once lived in! (Answer: you left, and it went to pot!) I'll be mailing you something back soon; Best wishes, Val

At 5:45pm on February 7, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonjour Rose!

Many thanks for the card that you sent me --very nice indeed!

I've finished my big Post Office book at last. It was too heavy to take to England, and when I got back home I had to re-read the last 100 or so pages where I left off so that I could follow the argument.

 Going from one extreme to the other, I'm now reading 'Alice in Wonderland' -- it's very good, and I'm certain I'm getting more, much more, out of it than when i was a child. I re-read 'Winnie the pooh' before Xmas, because I was starting mailing out Pooh sticks to people.

I haven't read 'The Swerve': who is the author?

The weather here is freezing cold and horrible; When i feel brave enough to go to the Post Office I'll mail you something the end of the week, I hope.


At 3:23pm on January 16, 2012, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonjour Rose! Thanks for your latest card...I wonder if the face on it was yours? What am I reading, you ask? An incredible book on the history of the British Post Office from 1500 or so to now. It's a fantastic mix of scholarly research, social history, economics, technologies (from horses to ICT), etc. 800+ pages, and although I'm usually a very fast reader, it's taken me 10 days to read 400 of them: but it's time well spent. And you? What books are on your bedside table? 

I'm going to the UK at the end of the week, but will mail ou something before then.

Best wishes, Val

At 5:02pm on December 21, 2011, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Bonjour Rose! Thanks for the little card of the jumping dog. Although I'm a cat man, it's a very nice lil graffiti dog photo card. T

o your questions..

Is it too late to send Val Mail Art? It is NEVER too late to send Val Mail Art.

What is my work like? Look at and you'll get a good idea of it all: Hope you like what you see. Also, see my Photos here on IUOMA.

Where is Sigean? Sigean is a little village (pop 4000) in the south of France. Its about 700 miles from Paris. If you have a map of France, it's almost mid-way between Narbonne and Perpignan on the east side of France, near the Spanish-French border just above the Pyrenees, and about 150 miles from Barcelona.

What French authors should you read? Start with Georges Simenon and the Maigret books --- they are amongst my all-time favourites, but then I like well-written (which means inevitably old-style, detective books; Ed McBain is my favourite US detective author.

A modest Mail Art offering is in the post for you.

Wishing you a happy Xmas and a merry new Year.

Cordialement, Val

At 7:28pm on November 1, 2011, Guido Vermeulen said…

In the mail for you: ON WISHES AND DESIRES

At 6:18pm on October 22, 2011, Paula Brown said…
Thank you, Rose, for the PC!  I love it!  I would love to have a darkroom in my basement.........Actually, I would love to have a basement!   I really enjoy Art Photos, Thanks again!  = )



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