Monday, 28 September 2015

Mail Art IN - Greece, Momkat

Circles and Greek Watermelons from Katerina. And nice wishes as well. 
Wonder what the Greek text says ;) 

Thank you, Katerina

Monday, 21 September 2015

Mail Art IN - Portugal, Monsenhor enVide neFelibata

Ooh, envelop with black frame...
Did somebody pass away or is it a Gothic piece of Mail Art? 

On the envelop a small sticker reads 'this is not mailart, this is artbymail'. 
According to the sender, Monsenhor enVide neFelibata,
Mailart is dead and it died on the 6th of August 2015.
Well, I did see some activity on the IUOMA-website.
Still alive and kicking, the MailArt Community.
But of course, so many persons, so many opinions. 

Thank you, Monsenhor enVide neFelibata

Monday, 14 September 2015

Mail Art IN - Denmark, Helle Pollas

Funny, colourfull Mail Art from Helle Pollas, Denmark. 
She has recently joined IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists). 
These are grand. 
And sure to give me a boost of inspiration.
Mixed media using paint, silk paper and letter cuttings.
Having a closer look, I see it is collage poetry. 
Love the Danish (Norwegian) words. 

Thank you, Helle


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Mail Art OUT - Portugal

Sent to Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
Gouache on canvas

Monday, 7 September 2015

Mail Art IN - France, Laurence Gillot

Laurence Gillot's Mail Art is always quirky.
Less is more. 
This looks like a blow-up envelop.
Or is it a blow-up beach ball in a handmade envelope, made of a page from an atlas? 
Curiouser and curiosity.

So original to make a piece like this. 

Thank you, Laurence

Friday, 4 September 2015

Mandala - Rainbow Colours 2008

Still going through my stock and discovering lots of old work.
This one has all the colours of the rainbow.
That was before my preference for working with mostly blues and reds emerged.
Rainbow Colours
Ø 30 cm, gouache on paper

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Mail Art OUT - Joint Mail Art making by Artist in Seine & Suus in Mokum

     During probably one of the busiest days in Amsterdam
- as SAIL 2015* was going on with lots of visitors in the city - 
Dean aka Artist in Seine and I got together in a cosy café on the Zeedijk.

     We started making Mail Art at 16.00 o’clock
and before we knew it, it was 19.30.  
Lots of magazines, scissors, glue (that kept falling off the table) 
and concentrated creativity was involved.

     It was great fun and lovely to meet each other for the first time in real life.. 
And despite his name, the Artist in Seine isn't that crazy after all.
OK, well a little... but normal is so boring ;)

This is just a selection of the pieces we made. 
And nope, we will not reveil who will receive what piece.

Dean and Suus

*SAIL= every five years in Amsterdam.
The tall & huge sailing ships are docked in the harbour and can be visited by the public.