Thursday, September 30, 2010

Heebee Post #416 Ruud Janssen / Tam Publications - Breda - Netherlands

Ruud checks into the Affair with this grand 'Flux" envelope. Included in the assortment inside was a very friendly note. As I have said before, I will no longer be publishing the bits of correspondence I receive, unless it is incorporated into the Mail Art itself (and except Richard Canard of course - it is his Art). - I regard them as quite personal and strictly between myself and the sender/receiver (a 'Fluxus Affair'). I do encourage including letter writing in with the Mail Art and think there is certainly not enough of that old fashioned friendliness going on these days. Thank you for the pleasant and considerate note my friend - I appreciate it very much.
A page of new IUOMA logo Artistamps conceived by veteran Mail Artist Roland Halbritter of Germany. Nice.
The Tam Archives are always seeking out rubber stampings for their immense collection. In this case, 'Fluxus' rubber stampings. Ruud looms largely in the Fluxus/Mail Art world - He invented and put together IUOMA and has flown many other missions in the name of the genre. For that, we salute you Ruud! Thank you very much my honorable friend. See you in the post soon! Ruud Janssen.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Heebee Post # 415 - Keith Buchholz (FLUXUS/ST. LOUIS) - St. Louis, Missouri - USA

"When FLUXUS takes over, all these capitalistic evils will be replaced by peace and plenty"! And thus, the modern family will once again become the heart of the Earth.
I read somewhere that Keith was referred to as a 'concept wrangler'. I love that term and, from time to time, have entertained the idea of that title for myself as well. Well, Keith doesn't disappoint with this classic Fluxus Affair postcard. Thank you very much Keith, I am enjoying it greatly! Find out a bit more about what Fluxus/St. Louis is about. Mail soon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Heebee Post #414 - Valentine Mark Herman - Sigean - France

Val makes a bold statement here and I like the 'squaring off' of the said parties in the blue block. Nice. This is a lovely decorated envelope that came with the warning "Don't open it". Val's envelope creations are a gas!
I love incorporating old postage into Mail Art and Val is quite good at it. A beautiful vintage Eiffel Tower stamp is featured here in this tower ensemble. Thank you very much Val and welcome to the Affair. To find out more about this interesting artist, check here: Val Herman Art.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Heebee post #413 - Thompson - Clearwater, Florida - USA

These brilliant collages sent in by Florida artist Thompson are just exquisite. I love the "Adventures in Art" look of the card on the left. The inner-vision by Joseph Campbell on that card is definitely worth considering. I miss Joseph Campbell.
These are really knockouts. Thompson can really put together an awesome collage. Einstein melding with Buddha and assorted friends. Meanwhile, a sort of 'Alice in Wonderland' in the Encyclopedia Museum is going on to the right. Fantastic!
And a third pair of beauties to complete the sumptuous visual feast!
A little advertisement for 'Reality Impaired Recs' zine. On the right is a carved block print that I couldn't quite read, but looks great.
The Affair is happy to to find Thompson with this handsome collection of Mail Art on the premises. Included was a very nice note - which I won't publish (these are private). I love receiving notes with the mail art. Not many folks include a little correspondence and it can sure make your day - like the note that came with this. Anybody sending a note need not worry about it being published online here. Just between you and me my friends. Thank you very much for this splendid art.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Heebee Post #412 - Stan Askew - Pasadena, California - USA

A steady diet of happy faces for masterpiece mouths - on a bed of cash! Stan is back and the Affair welcomes him warmly.
Have a heart Caesar! This quirky Dada style card is entitled 'communion'. Stan is definitely a favorite as his work is cheered on by Askew enthusiasts here. Here, he depicts himself as 'blockhead' - he is anything but - although I know how it feels sometimes myself.
Also included in this Mail Art package were these two beauties. I love 1950's family photos - they have a sense of togetherness that is not common today. And check out those 'Transmission Towers' on the beautiful vintage Grand Coulee Dam postcard. Nice.
Well Stan, it sure is great to have you here, at the Affair. A very delightful envelope full of goodies! Thank you very much my dear friend. See you in the mail soon! Check out his other stuff: Photo Askew.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Heebee Post #411 - Pedro Bericat (MUTE SOUND) - Zaragoza - Spain

I cannot say, with any certainty, what the mysterious contents of this interesting Mail Art package are. While most mail artists are fooling around with paper, ink, rubber stamps, and magazine cut-outs - Pedro is busy melting his various ingredients together in sinister experiments. Sure makes an interesting and freaky 'bubble card'!
Nice to see Mute Sound productions at "The Affair". I must apologize however, because as I sent out the documentation for the 4th Dimension project, I found this on my desk where it must have been hidden for weeks - never having been posted. Ugh! Sorry Pedro. Pedro's 'Mute Sound' would like you to send 1 minute of sound for their project. Snail mail or email: or Thank you very much Pedro, love this stuff.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Heebee Post #410 - Richard Canard - Carbondale, Illinois - USA

The 'Affair' welcomes back seasoned Mail Artist Richard Canard to join in the festivities. Richard is very popular here and is always up to his elbows in Mail Art Antics as you can plainly see above!
Here, Canard nearly mistakes me for my cousin Art Tower as he addresses this card. The truth of it is, that while always a wise guy, it is difficult not to love this unique Artist. Thank you very much my friend - see you in the mail soon! PS: Cousin Arty will be visiting me here in December from Germany. Looking forward to the two 'Towers' being reunited once again in Heebee Jeebeeland. Will have pics - stay tuned!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Heebee Post #409 - C.Z. Lovecraft - San Jose, California - USA

C.Z. returns to Heebee Jeebeeland with this dramatic and stunning portrait of Kabuki actor Ichikawa Sadanji III as the "Leader of the Forty-seven Ronin". Absolutely cool!
Three gorgeous ATC's from C.Z.'s fabulous collection. Love these!
Sure is a happy time when we find C.Z. on the Island. Included in the packet of Mail Art fun was a very poignant hand-written note. I hear what you are saying my friend and it is heartfelt. I had just returned from sending something off to Mr. Lovecraft when I discovered this lovely envelope in the mail box. Be seeing you soon and thank you very much. C.Z. is a super guy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Heebee Post# 408 - Michael Orr (Cornpone) - Decatur, Georgia - USA

Cornpone makes his debut here with this spectacular 'electro-epiphany' postcard. I can feel this one pretty well. Super job Michael - nice and disturbing - like being resigned to being disturbed.
Great to find Michael taking time to have some fun here. He is usually busy working his magic over here: Sang Moo. This really is a splendid card, thank you very much Cornpone. Love that name as well!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Heebee Post #407 Sergio Della Giustina - Vittorio Veneto - Italy

Sergio is back with a double shot of postcard antics. The card is vibrant and fun and that Italian postage stamp is spectacular, isn't it?
Nice to see you here again my friend. This card has a festive tone to it as well - Thanks for spreading the cheer Sergio. I sent you something cheerful as well last week. Enjoy!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Heebee Post #406 - Collaboration - William L. Philyaw / Test Tower - USA

Sure was fun to collaborate with William again. The collection is growing nicely. Thank you very much William. Find out more about the fantastic Philyaw Art Machine and his Mail Art site: Addressee. See ya in the Mail!

Heebee Post #405 - Katrina Nikoultsou - Thessaloniki - Greece

Katerina returns to Heebee Island after basking in the sun in her own beautiful Grecian shoreline see above. Note the ever present 'Blue Grass' that pops up frequently on her cards. A nice assortment of Artistamps as well.
The Greek postage stamps look fabulous on top of Katerina's distinctive sea of blue that often adorns her envelopes. Love the large 'Fluxus' and other rubber stampings on the reverse side too. Thank you very much Katerina!

Heebee Pos # 404 - Kiera Pannell - Reading, Berkshire - U.K.

Kiera's declaration here is hardly arguable - reminding me of reading Baba Ram Das (Richard Alpert) in the late 1960's "Be here now". I loved that book, even if it does appear kind of corny now - but the premise works nicely in the Karmic field of reality. I couldn't quite get the little 'negative' pictures to show up via the scan and so just appear as black squares - it looks cool in person though. Note the sewing around the edges.
What is curious here is that although Kiera resides in the U.K., this card apparently was mailed from the Czech Republic! Mail Arting on vacation Kiera? Thank you dear girl, nice to see you back on the Island!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heebee Post #403 - Stan Askew - Pasadena, California - USA

Ethereal and freaky, there are some creatures in the Heebee jungles that defy description. Skeletal specters like these wander mistily along the jungle floor and can be a common sight at certain times of the year.
Stan's photographs are always tale telling and this one has a twisted vision as well. Nice to find you back on the Island my good friend. His cards are invariably top-notch and superbly put together - a postcard wizard and a fun guy to trade art with! Thank you very much Stan - great card! In fact Heebee Jeebeeland is the perfect place for this creepy little fellow (welcome home my lovely)! Photo Askew