Incoming from Mary @ Uncustomary Art

Mary (from Uncustomary Art) kindly sent me a postcard, and of course, it is COLORFUL!

Love the retro "Take a Bite Out of Crime" McGruff stamp!


eX Postal Facto HeebeeJeebee Special

A belated post of incoming mail from Heebee JeebeeLand.

This scrumptious piece of mail art from Test Tower features glorious artistamp homage to the upcoming eX Postal Facto conference in San Francisco.

I leave you with a 4th Dimension Proverb: "Each mind has its own method and we cannot oversee each other's secret. The path is for your steps alone."  That about sums it [life] up.


Outgoing: The Transformative Vision

Outgoing postcard to the mail art call: The Transformative Vision


I printed a batch of these postcards with this image I snapped in the Keys. 

Driftwood in the sand that looked mysteriously like a seahorse. I inverted the colors so it looked like a seahorse in space. :) Thought this image was super appropriate for the "Transformative" mail art call. 

"A house becomes a face, a picture of a cheesy pizza becomes a cloud, a cloud becomes a dragon."

Here's the original:


Papergirl: San Francisco 2013

Papergirl SF posted the 2013 artwork received. My artistamps landed right next to Russell Manning's Hit Girl postcard. Awesome!

Here is a list of the 2013 participating artists.


Mail Art Call: G.A. Cavellini Centennial

I created the above artistamp for the below mail art call.


Take part in the G.A.Cavellini 1914-2014 Centennial Artistamps portfolio!

To participate in one of the collective G.A.Cavellini Centennial artistamps sheets that will be issued by E.O.N. Post in 2014, simply send one original square postage stamp design in tribute to Cavellini to the address below. The unpublished work in color must be cm. 15 x 15 in size (7 x 7 inches) and will be reduced for printing to cm. 5 x 5 (2 x 2 inches). 

A first collective sheet of stamps will be issued in January 2014 and other sheets will follow whenever enough works are collected. First edition deadline: December 15th , 2013. Last edition deadline, August 15th , 2014. All the participants will receive a free copy of the complete, perforated giant color stampsheet inside an original GAC portfolio. 

Please no digital contributions via e-mail, send only works on paper. These works will be also exhibited at GAC events in 2014. 

Mail to: Vittore Baroni, Via C. Battisti 339, 55049 Viareggio, Italy.  


My Collage Art Hero: Nick Bantock

Nick Bantock recently posted on FaceBook that his "studio is stuffed to the gunnels with drawings, prints, collages, paintings, faux mail, dubious documents, and 3D pieces." He wants to get these pieces out of his studio and into the world.

I'm currently looking into what's available and it would make me uber happy to have a Nick Bantock original.

I credit Nick with inspiring my enthusiasm of mail art, with his Griffin & Sabine double trilogy, back in the early 90s, along with other works.

I'm very much excited about his upcoming new book release: The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity due out in early January 2014.