Saturday, 28 September 2013

MailArt from... Claudia McGill, David Stafford, Reanna Day, Edna Toffoli, Raphael'L

On IUOMA (= International Union of Mail Artist) a poll asks with how many people one (me, in this case) shares MailArt. I really don't know but I do recognize some MailArtists' signature when emptying the mailbox. And that makes me smile and happy!

Claudia McGill, USA, makes colourful pieces on re-used paper. This one is an invitation to come to the Town Hall Meeting of... and then there's a stroke of paint. On the back a haiku by Claudia that may be related to the art. Or not? "Rain clouds break and run - Trees shake off glittering drops - Sidewalk staccato".

This one is signed 'Dave' and I am pretty sure it is from David Stafford, USA. Correct me if I'm wrong! It is a soft-core porn piece he produces in his hey days. So he writes. I just don't understand the porn-bit. The lady looks very decent.

Reanna Day, UK, started an 'add and pass' project. I will be number four to write the next part of a story that introduces a group of men, crossing a dark, lonely heath in England... on a moonless night.
Spooooooooky! Number 10 is requested to send the finished story to Reanna. When did this project start, Reanna?

From Brasil another add and pass project. Edna Toffoli sent me the boekie that started its journey in Argentina. Hey... I have MailArt homework now, hihi. The collection already looks good. But I wonder... am I to pass everything? And/or what/where should I add? Whatever... no rules in MailArt!

Raphael'L from USA sent this collage, made of layers of paper in an arty way glued on the card. Some techniques are really amazing. How do my fellow MailArtists do all these special things? 

Thank you all for the great MailArt

Monday, 23 September 2013

Blue boekie - MailArt out

A lot of MailArt Artist make collages and I am lucky to receive them. I try collages as well, but it just isn't my thing, I guess. Now, making boekies and pasting all kinds of things in them is something that i seem to be able to ;)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

MailArt from... Momkat, Guido Vermeulen and Erni Bär

Blue MailArt from Momkat, Greece. She made it in januari and I was to open it on august 29th as it is/was Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres' birthday on that day. 
I admire people who can make MailArt that much in advance. So organized! 

 The envelop tells me already this is MailArt from Guido Vermeulen, Belgium. This one is titled 'So sad to watch him die...' He does look sad, indeed.
 In the envelop a numbered colourful photo/card 18/100 titled 'The Lighthouse'.
Interesting poem also included.

Four pieces by Erni Bär, Germany and they arrived seperately.
'The haptic werewolf strikes again'! But...
Is Erni the werewolf? Does the werewolf smoke lucky strikes?
Is the werewolf making the collages? Do Erni and the werewolf know each other?
 Erni sends his collages without envelop and they do arrive in very good condition. I like the quotes and try to find a connection with the cut out photo's.
The blueberries with little 'ferkel' (pigs) are funny. 
And who is that lady in the left corner? MailArt entertains, MailArts keeps me wondering ;)

Thank you all!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

MailArt from... E. Coles, Willemien Visser, K.S. Chambers, Cheryl H. and David Schulze

Time to catch up with blogging my received MailArt.
(I will not mention nor think about catching up with making MailArt...)
This detailed piece of visual poetry is from E.Coles, United Kingdom, and called
'What does Whorf know?'. 
Tiny strips of text and lots of painted tiny squares. 
Love the result. Something I might try as well. 

Collage from Willemien Visser, Germany with Russian fragment, ladies wearing 80-ties make up and a cartoon. Is it Kuifje/TinTin? I try to find a connection... but that is my thing hihi.
On the back an add for a course in sewing etcetery by mail. 
The phone number in Hilversum NL, only has 4 digits so I guess it is from the year nineteen-Flintstone. Willemien's supply of collage paper must be very interesting.

Another collage card. This one is from K.S. Chambers, USA
and to me this one also reads like a puzzle.
 Do I see a vintage bandage of a cigar? And the message that probably was hidden in a fortune cookie reads ' You will soon gain something you have always wanted'. 
Wow... but is that message for K.S. Chambers or for me ;)

Abstract paper art from Cheryl H. USA. Looks very good.
The composition is finished with silver paint or ink and then it is plastified.
Is that really a verb? 
 David Schulze, USA, sent #1308 of a series of original certified mailart.
It's a fragment of a failed landschape experiment... so he writes. 
Looks great to me. Nothing failed on this piece. 
The mixed paint on the card looks fab. 

Thank you all!