Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Mail Art Time - Katerina Nikoltsou

Katerina's hallmark stamps announce the contents.  I consider what Christmas Mail Art Time means to me and mostly it means less time to do mail art, but of course I wouldn't have it any other way...
 That reminds me, I have been examining the burgeoning boxes of Chritmas rapper, considering the cost alongside the number of family members - 8, and keep putting them back.  I wonder if it's better value, more fun to get the ones with the kazoos or the ones with the mini golf game.  Why do they show the prizes on the back? and we better get our tree up.  I doubt Patrick would go for a cracker one!
also in the package is a TLP collab featuring John Bennett and Katerina! 

Many thanks.  This is a slick production!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cheery holiday greetings from Heather Hodgson

Heather is a local Suffolk artist/friend and I was delighted to receive this beautiful handmade card with cheery good wishes.

Diane sends backorder - Trashquilt and Doodles

What a glorious trash quilt! I feel the waves washing over me.  Not sure if I need some motion sickness tablets or if I am becalmed. It is very affecting whatever it is!  I love it.

Amy and Diane do colourful doodles

So great to get all this material from Diane. Clearly this is the Peter Max edition of Dkult Doodle Therapy.  Amy and Diane have a psychadelic style that needs no embellishing, although I will find it difficult to refrain, just so I can bask int he glory of collaboration!  Many thanks and give me minute to send it back in some form!

Happy New Year Snow View - Meral Aǧar

So pleased to have this beautifully broken up snow space from Meral.  I long for snow and the altered view that she has provided!

Meral has a new mail art call.  Meral curates beautiful exhibits and exercises a keen attention to detail:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

And had you saved your bouffant? - David Stafford

David has collaged with words, dreams and imagery to create a hilarious and suspenseful vignette. I want to understand his process… were the words 'recycled', he says ALL MAILART 100% RECYCLED (does that make it trashpo?), or did he write the words from the imagery? Whose imagery is it? Did David find it or create it with this just in mind? Do people really use the word bouffant and does leatherette really creak audibly? Does anyone remember the David Johannsen song, Frenchette…
"I get all the love I need in a luncheonette
In just one glance, so let's just dance"

Guido V. used to send me dreams, recorded and sometimes illustrated. Was this a dream David really had? Is it magical realism?

However it was made, it was made for me!  and I am delighted to have received it.  Thank you David.