Ficus strangulensis
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Gyotaku anyone?

Started Feb 12, 2019 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Barnett Mar 14, 2019. 16 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to…Continue


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Ficus strangulensis commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"I don't imagine it will help -- but -- before I discovered HP 4x5" glossy photopaper [which they make for refilling their photobooth printers] I used to print cards on 4x6", unlined index cards. both inkjet and laser printed."
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Mike Parsons commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"Frank Ching 1975 book - "de rigueur when (Heide) was in school." - a bit of a sacred texts for design students.  Has anyone else copied an image onto cardstock (instead of cannibalizing the original) ?"
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dystatic 02 front .q.

"I like this series, Ficus strangulensis "
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"I love the halftoning."
Li Araki left a comment for Ficus strangulensis
"Loved the wonderful art Fike--many thanks!"
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"Hello, Dystatic! Got y'r wonderful prints a coula days ago. Now churning together a response and thinking I like the reverse sides of y'r prints as much as the fronts!"
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"Does this mean you'll be sending us chocolate devils food cake? One can always hope."
Mail Art Martha commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"I got these pages from an old cookery book from Bonniediva. We shall see if I have learned from you guys."
Mail Art Martha commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"I am not reading Ulysses on my own, Nancy, but with the help of many that have written about it and  published in the Internet. The beauty of the tablet is that I can jump from the ebook to the net in a click and back. The inconvenience is when…"
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"Oh, Bradford's entropy almost got lost below! I had to google to remind myself of its non-physics meaning: "lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder." It IS a great artist. Often the heart of art, in my book."
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"That's a wonderful way to describe it, Mike. I can't claim such carefulness, as a lot of experimenting goes on with painting, folding, tearing pages. Any part of the book still semi-intact when I find it tends to quickly fall off by itself…"
Mail Art Martha commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"Absolutely Mike! Not sophisticated child, Nancy, just sick frequently. The only thing I could do was read.  The Ulysses I met through Lobato was the real one, the greek myth, only decided to read James Joyce recently because everybody says it…"
Mike Parsons commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"feel like this group was created solely for you (me) ? a public library withdrawn book becomes an art supply store ... carefully being deconstructed and thoughtfully repurposed.  Your thoughts?"
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"Entropy is a Great Artist!"
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Mail-Artist since:
My Website (without http://):
http://the 'blog' here at IUOMA
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to see what people are doing as art and share what I am doing. I like to meet people and get to know them. [DISCLAIMER: tho I am called a mail "artist", I 'cannot' draw due to a lack of proper mindset.]
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
538 Hanson Hollow Rd.
Charleston, WV 25311-8025 usa

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At 12:08pm on February 25, 2020, Li Araki said…

Loved the wonderful art Fike--many thanks!

At 2:59pm on November 27, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

Dear Fike, Your envelope with charming letter and three beautiful pictures -- Fluorite, Deep Dream Flowers, and Fish from Deep Dream Crik -- arrived! I love them. Posting to Envelopes group.

At 10:19am on November 2, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

At 8:36pm on October 29, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

I had to go see the eye doctor on Main Street in the Cascadia Diorama after viewing this envelope...

At 4:00pm on October 9, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

I got Fiked, and I liked it. Thank you for the amazing envelope + letter, documentation, echinacea & psychedelia. I will post your piece to "Envelopes" group asap. The "World Peace through World Trade" 8-cent stamp made me cry for the Rust Belt. Sending snail mail batch around mid-month when the new Halloween stamps drop on the 11th Oct. ⍣ <-- Wittgenface.

At 12:54pm on September 29, 2019, Li Araki said…

Really enjoyed receiving your cool art--thanks so much!  It will be a little while till I can reply because I'm in the middle of a few projects so please don't think I forgot.  My husband Dave (also on this site) liked your work so much he posted it on IOUMA Facebook.  I too am sad about Steve Dalachinsky--today, September 29th, is actually his birthday...

At 10:15pm on August 12, 2019, Adam Roussopoulos said…

Wonderful letter in the mail! Thank  you

At 12:31pm on July 25, 2019, Alan Brignull said…

Greetings, Fike. Yes, I've been with IUOMA for years — still prefer real mail, though.

At 6:09pm on June 7, 2019, HilgART said…

Good to be back in touch since the old days when I was in Huntington! Keep watching the mail--I predict something coming your way...  


At 11:24am on May 27, 2019, Mail Art Martha said…

Thank you Fikus for the new mailing. I have come back from two weeks Holiday and hope to catch up and blog soon and respond next week to everybody. I did a lot stuff while sunbathing!

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LIVE-ED alters fike image card based on DKA artistamp image of fike.

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:33pm 1 Comment

First [in my very porous memory] fikeCard altered by LIVE_ED Giecek

I have a blog???!

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

I guess I do. Or at least, that's wot the clicky-button said on the previous page. from which [by clicking] 'I' got 'here'. [virtually].

Currently [re]reading all of William Gibson, at least the novels and a wonderful read he is! Taking a break with Thomas M. Disch's "334" over these past few nites, charging up the ol' memory B4 lites out each eve. Richard Brautigan awaits also.

Soon we start ripping out the floor of the computer 'den' at strangulensis Manor.



quaint drawings

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 11:43pm 1 Comment

If you like to use old US postage on your mail art envelopes...

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Karl Anderson's a good source who I've used for several orders over the past few years.

His current list and very detailed information on requirements for ordering from him are found at:

Currently, he is selling mint US 3-cent stamps from the 1940's-50's for very little over face value.

Y'r Ol' Bud,     Fike




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