Showing posts from January, 2014

Magnetic Letters Sent Me Mail

For as long as I can remember my aunt has spelled out NOEL in magnetic letters and affixed it to her refrigerator. Maybe it moved around a little bit. When I would come over to her house for Christmas dinner I would change the spelling to LEON. What a great prank, right? I did this every year until this last year when the letters weren’t on the fridge. I went all over the house just so I could mess up the message. Unfortunately I never found NOEL. A few days later I sent my aunt a letter about how disappointed I was. Last week NOEL sent me a response letter about why he wasn’t around for the holidays. Subsequently the letter is one of my favorite pieces of mail I’ve ever received. Such great stuff.

Recent Sends

I feel like I’ve been on a roll with making mail-art. At this point in the year (a really new year) I have finished and mailed 25 different cards. Sitting on my shelf is another 15 cards ready to go out into the world, all I need to do is write in some addresses and boom, and they’re gone. I like some of these images too. I think I’m going to send more to shows. I think I’m going to make more. I think I’m going to send more. I need to send more. These are images of those that have hit their mark from Germany to Georgia. It’s going to be a big mail-art year. As soon as I finish up one of my zines that’s going out too. For some reason I can’t find the time to finish one of the zines, but I will. This week or bust on that project.

The New Book is Called "No Ringo"

It took me well over a year to finish my first collection of collages / mail art book. Less than a week later, maybe the next day, I started working on another book. This one I have a little plan with. I’m trying to work with new techniques, lots of colors, paints, collages, stickers, found images, and general garbage. This book is made out of watercolor paper I purchased at a thrift store some time ago. I brought out the spray-paint last night. Got markers on the thing and a collage contemplating the Barbara Streisand question? I really like that I add a thing or two a night and then leave it alone for a little while. One day I will have my own lair where I can continually have things on the burner, but until then I have something sitting on top of my dresser, ready for more additions.

The First Mail Art of 2014

I started off the New Year by mailing 11 cards. Well, they'll go out tomorrow but I thought it was a more symbolic gesture to put them in the box today. The big 2014 plan is to try and send out more items than I did last year.