Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Mail Art IN - Sweden, Henry Denander

First Mail Art from Henry from Sweden.
Cool drawing with... I was just about to say I can't read it...
but then I read on the back side this is asemic writing.
Looks grand. 

Thank you, Henry

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Mail Art IN - Greece, Momkat

Dark days before Christmas... excellent time to catch up blogging Mail Art.
From Momkat envelop with 'heavy' content and stamps.
A mini-canvas (cut-up red hot canvas) and bookie.
Meeting Notes #2 it reads on the front.
A lot of doodling has been going on during that meeting.
Very creative meeting, that was. 
A meeting with results! Good ;)
Back of cut-up red hot canvas.

Thank you, Momkat

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Mail Art IN - USA, Jay Block

At first sight this Mail Art collage (to me) looked like
random tearing and pasting.
But while blogging it and giving it a closer look,
I spot... an elephant!
Very intriguing. 

Thank you, Jay

Friday, 18 December 2015

Mail Art OUT - United Kingdom

Mail Art IN - France, Artist in Seine

Collage Mail Art Card from Dean, the Artist in Seine.
Number 1086 already!!!
Now that is some acheievement. Lots of bits of scraps on the card that make me wonder about a story. 
  • Was the Artist in Seine in Milan?
  • Did he have bites of cheese? 
  • Are the bites of cheese called Susanna?
  • Were the bites of Susanna cheeses on offer?
  • What is the Tree of Life in Milan? (no Google)
  • What about the criptic signs on the first pictures?
Questions galore!

Thank you, Artist in Seine

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Mail Art IN - United Kingdom, Stripy Goose

 Stripy was in (on? as it is an island) Tenerife and was an attraction itself.
Stunning island-birdy transformation art on the back side. 
Who needs a holiday message? 

Thank you, Stripy

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Mail Art IN - France, Pascal

Illustration with some net-material from France. 
This one got me inspired to draw with pastel crayons. 

Thank you, Pascal

Friday, 27 November 2015

Mail Art IN - USA, Amy Irwen

BIG envelop! Of course from the USA. 
Nice stamps of penguins. 
Are there penguins in the States? 
Except from the zoo? 
Why should a stamp refer to something in one's country? 

Wow, Amy has put a lot of work in this piece of Mail Art. 
Collage on a cd with painting and stamping actions. 
The piece of paper lace is gorgeous. 
I might use it in a piece of Mail Art myself.
Thank you, Amy

Friday, 20 November 2015

Mail Art IN - Germany, Willemien Visser

Collage in very-familiar-looking-see-through-envelop.
Dutch stamps on Mail Art from Germany? 
"Uit de kunst" means something like "Cool Art-ish"?
The -ish can apply to both Cool and Art, I guess.
Silly me addressed the see-through envelop wrong. But it reached Willemien anyway! 
As often, a collage has more meaning than it seems at first sight. 
Even the stamp is art. 
And some good news every Mail Artist who spends a fortune on stamps
(Willemien in this case):
the stamp wasn't cancelled.
Will return it to the sender ;)
This see-through envelop really does a lot of travelling. 

Thank you, Willemien

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Manic Mandala (satellites included)

Yes, Yes!
Finished it. 
This one took years because after finishing the mandala
and the frame with sudoki-blocks,
I just couldn't think of a suiting fill-up background. 
Then suddenly I had a kind of eureka moment.
Feel quiet content with the blue-gold-pink. 

This one is for an exhibition I am organizing with
two very nice collegues in Amsterdam: AmbtArt2015. 
Next tuesday will be the opening!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Mail Art IN - France, Artist in Seine

Looks like the Artist in Seine is doing (or was doing)
a Grand Tour de l'Europe. 

The Artist in Seine aka Dean met Manneken Pis in Brussels.
Eight of them!

Another mobile piece of Mail Art.
It was made on the bus from Brussels to Paris. 

Thank you, Dean

Friday, 6 November 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

Mail Art IN - Denmark, Rebekka Koefoed

First Mail Art received from Rebekka Koefoed, Denmark. 
Kjempe fint! 

 Some Mail Artists are proud to send their piece of Mail Art without any cover or envelop.
That is cool, especially when the Mail Art has an odd shape. 
But... receiving a package that needs a lot of unpacking always makes me very happy. 
It's the suspence, I guess. 
"Handle with care" it reads more than once. 
I will. Definitely! 
Grand piece. 

Thank you, Rebekka Koefoed


Friday, 30 October 2015

Mail Art IN - Portugal, Monsenhor enVide neFelibata

Another piece by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata. 
Art by Mail that is PocketArt.
May I presume Mail Art is not dead at all, then?
That really is a relieve. 
The plastic membership cards are cool. 

Thank you, Monsenhor enVide neFelibata


Monday, 26 October 2015

Mail Art IN - Greece, Momkat

Once in a blue moon... there is a blue moon in the sky. 
And in the mailbox.
My mailbox.
Don't know if the werewolfs were out on september 27, 2015
but it sure was a day with something special happening.

Momkat's (Katerina's) moon has a face.
Of course the moon has a face. Obviously. 
Also when it is not blue. 

Thank you, Katerina

Friday, 23 October 2015

Doodling while house sitting

The result of four hours house sitting in a very quiet village. 
"Isn't the hedge high?"

So happy I brought my book and pen ;)

Monday, 19 October 2015

Mail Art IN - United Kingdom, E.Coles

Insides of envelops sewn together with a sewing machine? 
Like the threads that stick out. 
I am always impressed by people who 
know how to handle a machine ;)  

Thank you, E.Coles

Monday, 12 October 2015

Mail Art IN - USA, TofuArt

 art + recycle = art

Carton postcard with stripes of paint from Tofu.
What a cool idea, to cut up the 'underlayer'
and send it as Mail Art.

On the back the explanation.
"... layer upont layer of paint that spills over the edges..."
And cool stamps as well.

Also this piece of Mail Art is a puzzle.
Can you see where the piece is that I received? 

Thank you, Tofu 


Friday, 9 October 2015

Mandala - Sophisticated Cloud

Ø 30 cm

Monday, 5 October 2015

Mail Art IN - France, The Artist in Seine

Have a look at the first picture.
This piece of Mail Art was made on the train Amsterdam to Paris.
Motive Mail Art, that is.
Dean has collected a lot of snips and snaps showing bicycles and Amsterdam.
What are the cartonny round things? 

It's a nice souvernir.
Meeting up with Dean on the Zeedijk in Amsterdam for a joint Mail Art session was fun.