Thursday, February 24, 2011

Heebee Post #550 - Beli Zlaticanin - Podrica - Montenegro

Nice to see Beli back and working his mojo at the Affair. I cannot help but to wonder if this is his home, adorned and festooned with wonderful and lovely framed Art! I am always intrigued and often puzzled by what the frame of mind might be in the creation of mail art. The enigmatic Beli creates these little mysteries - what does he mean and what is he all about? The Affair thinks about stuff like that!
In any event, it is certainly a festive occasion when Beli is here. Love this quirky envelope too, but if I didn't know Beli, I'm not certain I would know exactly where this came from. Anyway, I do know where it came from and something is on the way back to Montenegro soon. Thank you very much!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heebee Post #549 - Prosthet - Simcoe, Ontario - Canada

Prosthet makes her debut on the Affair with this important public service announcement. I just love momentous information that can benefit all of mankind! Super Fluxus work!
And when combined with the directive seen above - Prosthet does her best to save humanity from it's current de-evolve status!
Prosthet also has a great mail call "The Dearly Departed - Memorial Mail Art". The Affair is currently working on something for that rather intimate call. I like her sites - elegant and spooky. See her other Prosthet Mail Art blog. Thank you very much - your work is quite entertaining! See you soon in the mail my new friend.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Heebee Post #548 - Marni Zainodin - Cameron Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur - Malaysia

The glorious return of Marni to the Affair is wonderful achievement consisting of two lovely 'Fishy' postcards that fit together nicely. These two heavy duty cards are fantastic!
A closer look at the 'rear view' of the beautiful Picean creature. I tried to decipher the writing around the tail, but I could not quite get it. The alluring message near the bottom is rather cryptic in an enthusiasm of fun.
The Affair adores these two handsome beauties and I'll bet "O-Fish-L" Mail Artist Adamandia likes them as well. (She runs the "A Fishy Requisite"). Thank you very much Marni - love your work. Marni in januari art.

Heebee Post #547 - Stephanie Blake - Huntsville, Alabama - USA

Very nice to find Stephanie at the Affair with her 'Kettle of Fortunes' - heavy Mylar sheets sewn together holding a myriad of 'fortune' puzzle pieces. As the eye travels across this piece, it picks up 'hints' of your fortune's forecast. Assemble the evidence and voila! I like the 'Eve-ish' image in the background - like taking part in forbidden fortune telling!
I really like the feel of the thick, pliable and plastic sheets. Gives it a sense of importance somehow. Thank you very much Stephanie for this official looking, future prognosticating and elegant postcard. Be seeing you in the mail very soon.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Heebee Post #546 - Mr. Colori (The Museum of Instant Images) - Pays Bas - Netherlands

The Museum of Instant Images enters the Affair to advise us about the "Schooldays in Artlife" project (above) and the projects shown below. This is a very ambitious and multi-endeavored series of projects. That is a lot of stuff he's asking for - good luck!
The projects are interesting and sound like fun.
Asking for a lot. The Affair shall see if we can't do one or two of these.
Thank you very much Mr. Colori (gotta love that name). I'll try to wrangle up some ideas for some of your projects. See you in the mail. Museum of Instant Images site.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Heebee Post #545 - C.Z. Lovecraft - Westport, Massachusetts - USA

C.Z. returns to the Affair to relay this interesting 'Add & Pass'. I don't usually display Add & Passes, but after I added the blue and the red, it made the girls together look like a big radioactive spider with all those skinny legs!
The colorful geological envelope these items arrived in (below) was nearly bursting with an assortment of various paper delights. Many more not shown.
C.Z. is now on the east coast in Massachusetts. He retired and moved not too long ago from California and the Affair wishes him well in his new surroundings. Good for you, my old friend. Will be seeing you in the mail very soon and thank you very much. Love that envelope.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heebee Post #544 - Kiki Desvaux - Le Vigen - France

Like a Fluxus Affair diplomatic pouch, this large, beautifully decorated envelope arrived from Kiki. Adorned in carved block prints, it has a kind of 'important ' feel to it. It looks great!
So nice to have Ms. Desvaux back on the Affair. 3 sets of artistamps were the contents of that glorious envelope - There was also a thoughtful and pleasant note between friends as well. Thank you very much Kiki. I sent something to you today by coincidence. Happy Mail my friend. Kiki Mail Art.

Heebee Post #543 - Christine - Portland, Oregon -USA

First time visitor Christine makes her debut at the Affair with this handsome decorated envelope submission. She writes that she is just starting out as a Mail Artist - hard to tell with this interesting piece.
I'm not going to show the note she wrote me - although I enjoyed it very much. But I am showing the great vintage letterhead from the stationery she used. Very nice. Thank you very much Christine. If you love the beauty of antique postcards, you'll love her popular website: The Daily Postcard. Endorsed by the Affair! Something in the mail for you too!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heebee Post #542 - Emily Townsend - Lakewood, Colorado - USA

This stunning vision is the result of Em's new envelope printing technique as she returns to the Affair in fine form. It is of the sort that the eyeballs want to roam over slowly while enjoying the ride. Great job!
This beautiful set of ATC's were wrapped up the shimmering golden paper you see behind the cards. Emily has a great sense of wonder and humor and is very clever and likable.
Nice to have you back on the Affair old girl. I like you, love to experiment with color printing. It is addictive and expensive (just warning) and a great deal of fun. A fabulous envelope Em - love it! Check out her interesting art world here: ET Studio. Thank you very much Emily, those are super ATC's!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Heebee Post #541 - Melanie-Pearl - Wichita, Kansas - USA

Melanie-Pearl wrote that she hoped this would get here by Valentine's Day. Well, it was pretty darn close. Welcome to the Affair M-P, and your terrific display of humanity through anatomy! Anybody with just half a heart can appear on the Affair and here is proof! I have had a particular song about a 'heart' in my mind since I received this beautiful card this morning - and because this is 'A Fluxus Affair', here it is for you romantics out there: "Anybody who had a heart". Thank you very much M.P - from the bottom of my....well, you know.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Heebee Post #540 - Katerina Nikoltsou - Thessaloniki - Greece

Katerina turns on the 'Love Light' at the Affair with this lovely "Affair to Remember" V-Day postcard. This is also actually part of 'Mail Art 365' - with a slight difference. This is for her #86 - which wasn't scheduled until Feb.24 - ten days from now! So, they are done (lovingly) in advance, but is that fair? Can you do 4 or 5 days of mail art 365 then rest for 4 or 5 days? I would say no way, but Katerina is my good friend, so what the heck!
Katerina is one of the very nicest folks you will meet in the world of Mail Art - now I feel as if I have slighted her. Didn't mean it like that, but I am curious to know if I am correct. Could someone leave a remark voicing their opinion on this matter? Anybody? Having said all that, let me add this: Thank you very much my dear Katerina - love the romantic card on V-Day!

Heebee Post #539 - Nicol A. Kostic (Part 2) - Toledo, Ohio - USA

Three interesting V-Day cards from Nicol as she returns to the Affair with a spectrum of feelings for the special day. Card #1 (Far left) is a cruel first memory from long ago. #2 (Center) seems to depict that sinking sensation that arrives with the realization someone doesn't love you like you love them. Ugh! #3 (Far right) I have memories like this. As a child - captivated by foreign objects of the different cultures of my friends families homes. I hear you Nicol. Happy Valentines day and thank you very much.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heebee Post #538 - Crystal Plett - Montreal, Quebec - Canada

The Affair warmly welcomes Crystal and her dreamy 'Valentine Vision' postcard. Like a recipe for romance, this card seems to have all the ingredients to cast a spell of seduction! Nice.
I have to smile every time I look at this 'happy romantic' mixed media collage. Very nice to have you visit the Affair Crystal - I am enjoying your card very much. Her Art blog is quite entertaining as well. The House of Hearts. Thank you very much - great card!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Heebee Post #537 - Miller - Woolwich, Maine - USA

Miller's "Butt Head" was met with wild acclaim here at the Affair. It is quite large (A4) and very nicely crafted with the circumference entirely stitched. I must confess to having had this malady myself from time to time.
I watched as the Postman came up the walkway carrying this large and unusually shaped postcard. He was checking it over and obviously amused by it (as was the Affair). This is actually another part of the Mail Art 365 project and is his #17 out of 365! Great job Miller! Thank you very much.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Heebee Post #536 - Mim Golub Scalin - Richmond, Virginia - USA

Thank goodness for Mail Art 365. Mim sends in this rueful beauty from New Orleans while on vacation there. All found paper during her stay (no scissors)! I haven't thought about Lestat (of Anne Rice fame) for a long while, but can't help thinking he should be in this composition somewhere - with Papa Justify as well! Great card Mim!
Above, she describes making this card in the cafe at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans while having coffee. There was the "Art-o-Mat" machine there in the lobby and she was delighted to find here own work inside of it! Well, this postcard represents her #57 of 365 she has to accomplish for her daily mail art regimen. You can read how she is getting along with this and many other projects in her fun to read art blog: Mim4Art. Thank you very much my new friend - see you in the mail.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heebee Post #535 - Eduardo 'ZenDada' Cardoso - Sines - Portugal

Wow! Behold "Life after the Four" (dimensions?)! Eduardo visits the Affair in all his mail art splendor from the outer reaches of his cerebral and celestial world. This is so great Eddie - I mean, ZenDada! Fantastic to the full extent of the meaning of the word!
Eddie also sent in the above ATC which has the rather unusual word "Zalop" scrawled onto it. Why? Because sometimes Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) manufactures Fluxus words and sends them to people. Zalop went to Cheryl Penn (South Africa). She had an apparent epiphany with it and opened a discussion regarding this intriguing new word. ZenDada (Eddie) was immediately enamored and made a little mini-video about Zalop! And now, here for all of you, gentle viewers, is that magnificent word still! Cheryl declared the word to mean 'nothing', 'nada', 'zilch'. So now you know the rest of the story! Whew! See what kind of puzzling fun you are missing if you are not a member of the International Union of Mail Artists (IUOMA)?
The Affair is always delighted to find our fine friend Eduardo in it's ranks. Thanks very much for your wondrous 'Paranormal Mail Art' - the 'A4' size Cozmitronic Journey is lovely work! Visit Eddie in the Lab here: Paranormal MA. Something is currently in the mail for you too my old friend.

Heebee Post #534 - Carroll Woods - Menlo Park, California - USA

Charming dumpster diver Carroll Woods jumps into the Affair with this handsome found linoleum block postcard. I have to say that I admire her dedicated and resourceful dumpster diving for the acquisition of art materials - I used to practice this exciting habit myself - It takes a little moxy! Beautiful card!
Carroll is participating in Mail Art 365, which is currently very popular among a rather large group of Artists. Thank you very much for this clever postcard. The Affair always enjoys her work. Mail Art365 ends in December 2011 - A long way to go. Good luck old girl!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Heebee Post #533 - Cernjul Viviana - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Viviana makes her debut at the Affair with this vibrant creation. This beautiful card looks as though the huge "Curtains of Life" are opening up to receive a stunning new dawn's light! Great job.
I have seen a few of Viviana's colorful works around various international mail art sites. They are invariably gorgeous and fresh. Thank you very much for this wonderful postcard. Viviana has a great MA blog too: Mail Art for the World and the fascinating Stamps for the World. There is a translate button there. Something in the mail for you too my friend!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Heebee Post #532 - Dave Berube - New York, New York - USA

It has been quite a while since we have seen one of Dave's exquisite Linocuts here and this fabulous submission from him certainly doesn't disappoint. The Affair is a big fan of Berube's work. Sure is nice to have this piece!
Dave mentions "Snow Central In NYC". Yeah, they just got the whopper blizzard storm of all time! Crazy weather these days. Thank you very much for this postcard Dave - lovely work! Nice to see ya again!

Heebee Post #531 The Crafty Hag (Coralette Damme) - St. Petersburg, Florida - USA

The Crafty Hag returns to the Affair with this interesting kind of 'skull valentine' block print. Her print crafting and Coralette's humor go well together and it's nice to think this is a little romantic my dear Hag! ("U & Me").
And lo, one of my very favorite stamps - the 1964 Seattle World's Fair Space Needle that is now synonymous with the Northwest Seattle area. Don't see those beauties being used often. Nice! Thank you very much Coralette - Always good to have you here. You can visit her Mail Art site: Dread Lippencott's Menagerie and don't forget The Crafty Hag.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Heebee Post #530 - Dosankodebbie (Deborah Davidson) - Toyohira-ku, Sapporo - Japan

Hey everybody, Dosankodebbie is back! This beautiful Etegami postcard is heralding in Deb's new Mail Art call "Rabbits". This gorgeous card is a another fine example of the Etegami that she (and the Affair) are madly in love with.
The Affair proudly endorses any mail call from Dosankodebbie and this one looks to be popular and a lot of fun. Feel free to join in. She would love your response to be an Etegami style, but anything you send will be, of course, perfect. Dosankdebbie Mail Art and Etegami Notebook. I love this artists work - thank you very much!