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Talk by John Held

Started Feb 11 0 Replies

Just a reminder in case any of you missed it. As part of the CURIOUS THINGS exhibition now on at Special Collections, MMU in Manchester. John Held is parachuting in as he returns to  USA via his…Continue

Tags: manchester, mailart, meeting, talk, symposium

Merry Crimble !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Leigh Dec 23, 2011. 4 Replies



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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Bradford - yes, very cheap here in the UK.  You never know what may turn up!   All part of the fun. Will just have to get used to it I guess. My wife suggests we just open a drawer or cupboard and re-discover the junk we bought years…"
Mar 21
Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Yes, the charity shops.  What a bounty and so cheap.  There are three in Spearfish 14 miles away.  One has color coded (for date placed on sale) price tags.  On Wednesday, one color is 50%, then by Friday 75% off the original…"
Mar 20
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Jennifer - I've tried all the rest - Pritt are the BEST!  (jingle)"
Mar 20
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"You have brand loyalty? I'm a user of chainstore-much-cheaper alternatives."
Mar 20
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Thanks Jennifer - always have a plentiful supply if Pritt stick - essential for collage!"
Mar 20
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Really like the Pritt Stick! "
Mar 20
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Nice to get these different views of self isolation from around the world. I have always been a bit of a hermit too Bradford but will miss my walks into town to check out the charity shops for DVD's and books etc. But I have enough books and…"
Mar 20
Bradford commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"I love staying in, only going out to the post office a few blocks away then back home in 15 minutes.  I did that when I first moved here was often giddy realizing on the 3rd morning that I didn't have to go out and do anything yet again…"
Mar 20
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Make art, stay well, stay safe! I am also over 70, so staying in, and only going out on my balcony for some Greek sunshine :-) Spring is here already"
Mar 19
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"I see a long tunnel ahead, though, Mike. But whoever thought I'd be feeling positive about my new hermit-like existence thanks to the wonders of art? Emailing someone just now, I pointed out that for fresh air, I just have to walk around the…"
Mar 19
William M commented on Michael Leigh's photo

Collaborative stamps

"so cool! love love love this!"
Mar 19
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Collaborative stamps

From the rubber stamp meeting, workshop at the Curious Things exhibition. Special Collections. MMU. Manchester in February. #mmucuriousthings
Mar 19
Michael Leigh commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail Art Archives
"One of the rubber stamp sheets we were working on. This one I did at home as the others were left on the stamping table!   Doh!"
Mar 19
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Hi Jennifer, Yes, it is a worrying time with the possibility of no mail and even no internet or phone service. Who knows what the future might bring but we have to stay positive.  Things in China seem to have plateaued now so a light at the end…"
Mar 19
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"As someone else over 70 being told to stay at home for the forseeable future, I'd also wondered what would be happening to our post offices, and from their website, think we can actually do it all online (providing you have a PayPal…"
Mar 19
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Self Isolation
"Thanks William and Carmen. Much appreciated.  You stay safe too!   At least we have our creativity to keep us sustained through these tough times !"
Mar 19

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Self Isolation

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 3:05pm 15 Comments

During this awful Coronavirus  pandemic I will be self isolating as I am over 70.  Might pop out for a walk ocassionally if I go stir crazy and need to stretch my legs!   I'll have to run up and down the stairs a few times daily to keep up with my exercises.  The Daily Doodle on FB will help me keep "my eye in".  I expect to be doing lots more collaging and…



Posted on October 5, 2019 at 4:07pm 5 Comments

PV went well on Thursday night. Quite a few people - more than expected considering it was a Thursday and very wet.  Some folks came as far afield as London, Fife and Cardiff. One old Southend Art School chum I hadn't seen for over 50 years turned up, so that was nice.  Lots to catch up with, although a PV is not the best place to do that as you are mingling all the time and stressed about the speeches and the poem I had to read for National Poetry Day ( written especially by Roger "Radio"…



Posted on September 6, 2019 at 9:59pm 8 Comments

Yes, the install is going well. Posters and large decal printed - the window in library looks good. As does the cabinets although some are rather tall and not really suited to small flat works. 

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Posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:23am 1 Comment

Not sure why they have a blog post here?  I guess you can write what you want. Any gibberish will do. Duffle coats through the mail?  Yes, I have never tried  I must confess. Wearing them seemed much preferable. I have worn many over the years. A green one, a beige one with wooden toggles, and the black one I have now which is a bit worse for wear - fraying at the cuffs. I need to look out for a new one. Maybe treat myself this Autumn. 

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At 5:06pm on January 12, 2020, Petrolpetal said…

Please send me your postal address.

At 5:20pm on December 19, 2019, Richard Canard said…

19.12.19 Dare  Mister Michael Leigh,   ...Oh, to be in Manchester (at least for a couple of days)  Congratulations! "Curious Things" looks indeed most curious. Is that a Claes Olden burg  Rubber Stamp I see sitting on the topshelf of the vitrine??? Best Wishes (& deserving so )for your exhibition.SinCelery, Richard Canard

At 4:00pm on October 12, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Great to hear from you Michael! FYI, my email address is jackklattemann@comcast.net

You should receive the Hannah commemoration envelope soon. Yesterday I sent Hazel mail that she should received in the next week.

All the best,


At 1:14am on August 15, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

Michael, could you send me your postal address? I wish to include you in a September mailing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Fluxus Bucks. ~Jack Lattemann, Cascadia Artpost, 3116 Moore St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501-3517 USA ~ jackklattemann@comcast.net

At 5:18pm on February 17, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Hi Michael, If you want to do a swop with me/UK add and pass let me have your address.  i've just added something to an add & pass from Laura so not really sure who to send it on to... 

ps I'm not on facebook/instagram/twitter, I'm a proper snail mail bunny

At 8:06pm on February 12, 2019, Raj Verdi said…

Thank you Michael, I'm sorry for my delayed reply, I don't get on the computer too much.  Yes I'm a mail artist in the UK, based in London.  I was wondering if you might have a UK mail artists directory.  I'm mainly interested in mail art swops, or contributing to various themed calls - I prefer that over adding and passing.  

At 4:48pm on April 3, 2018, El Agujero de Mirna said…
At 1:41pm on December 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

I may get stickers. Very cheap all 

At 1:35pm on December 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

Thanks for the info, Michael.

At 5:09pm on June 29, 2017, Amrit Nectar said…

Thanks for the tip off, I found his website 'Part b' . Interesting to see what he's been up to!




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