Monday, May 30, 2011

Heebee Post #604 - Michalis Kotsaris - Etoliko - Greece

This terrific postcard from Michalis is unusually intriguing in it's ambiguous passion. The Affair just can't get enough of this fantastic world of shapes and items that keeps the eye roving over it. Beautiful and engaging.
Thank you very much Michalis, I am enamored with this little painting. Great work! I hope we can keep an exchange going on. The Grecian postage seen above is tremendous too! Be seeing you in the mail!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Heebee Post #603 - Lorraine Kwan - Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada

A lovely 'Vogue' style documentation sheet from Lorraine's divine "Fashion!" mail call - in which she sews the submissions to her project together into this tremendous decorated dress! Lorraine's projects are invariably brilliant in the fun department!
As if a bejeweled peacock, this display of terrific works from all over the world are the component pieces of that remarkable mail art dress. I wonder if it was stiff like Shogun armor? Lorraine, you continue to amaze me. Thank you very much and I am happy to have been a part of it. Check her new ongoing project: "Welcome to Utopia" - a joint effort shared with Jennifer Kosharek's "Utopia/Dystopia". Two of my favorite ladies - see you in the mail!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heebee Post #602 - Marina Salmaso - Copenhagen - Denmark

First time Affair visitor Marina Salmaso sends in this action-packed Fluxus/ Dada-esque 'Newsreader' from none other than Lothar Trott from Zurich. Lothar goes on to explain that Fluxus can help you live longer if it is done correctly.
Lothar's hi jinx included a postcard that I created a few weeks ago (left hand side). Comparing my Fluxus girl with Lady Gaga! What is he going on about? That is a good question.
This piece of mail art from Marina has a remarkable artistamp - She incorporates herself onto Italian postage. Nicely done.
Thank you very much Marina (and Lothar). I love that "Marina X" artistamp and the beautiful Danish stamp in the top right. Something is already in the mail to Lothar and now something to Marina as well. I really got a kick out of this 'conspiracy' mail art. Thank you again. Check out her interesting site: Salmaso Artworks.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Heebee Post #601 - Richard Yates (Supreme Bunny Warlord) - Longview, Washington - USA

"The Demon of Love and Lust" rings the Affair's doorbell to say hello in this elongated postcard from Richard. The card is commemorating his current mail call "Monster Party! - Monstrous Mail Art" which is on until October.
Richard is a rather interesting fellow - He even has his own radio show that features a full spectrum of unusual music. Okay my friend, my monstrous card is on it's way to you. Thank you and see you in the mail.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Heebee Post #600 - Eduardo ZenDada Cardoso - Sines - Portugal

It's always an interesting day at the Affair when Eddie stops in for a visit. I like the yin yang feel of this Zalopian being. This looks like one of Eduardo's 'minimal art' experiments that came out nicely.
I must say, that elongated Portuguese Postage stamp in the corner is fabulous! The artistamp next to it is a n interesting IUOMA stamp. Glad you dropped by with this Zalopo-a-Go-Go Eddie, it's great! Paranormal Mail Art.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Heebee Post #599 - R.F. Cote - Quebec, QC - Canada

Nice to find Reg's humor in good form with this proper Fluxus Affair portrait. A sort of a Canadian "Mail Art Gothic" with landing gear. Together in "Holy Fluxus Mailartramony".
Thank you very much for your card Reg - It made us happy to see you here again. He also runs the long-running Mail Art site: R.F.Cote and the popular Circulaire 132 . Be seeing you in the mail!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Heebee Post #598 - Ginza Joe - Oakland, California - USA

Easy to recognize the most luxurious shopping center in the world. The Ginza District of Tokyo is tough to beat - especially with John Wayne (and Steve McQueen?) gazing down, heroically urging you from the Mitsubishi Tower, to not be cheap! The Affair is nuts for this place!
Thank you very much Ginza Joe. I was born in Oakland and lived in that area most of my life, so I am always intrigued to get mail art from there. I miss the Bay Area. ......well, sort of.
I thought that was you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Heebee Post #597 - Lorraine Kwan - Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada

Lorraine somehow managed to get actress Betty White to model the incredible dress she created and sewed together from the Mail Art she received from her "Fashion" Mail Art call. This is actually quite a remarkable achievement - very ornate and elaborate (and not unlike the uniforms of the Guards of the Wicked Witch's castle in the "Wizard of Oz"!). The Affair is very happy to have been part of this unique project.
Lorraine's friend Margaret, who has a grand reputation for hat making, hams it up with a Turkey helmet of her creation. Looks like Lorraine and friend in the background. These gals are always having fun and their twisted humor is always entertaining. Thank you very much Lorraine. To find out more about that fabulous dress go here: Fashion. Paper and Postage and scroll down a few posts.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Heebee Post #596 - PC (TICTAC) - Starnburg - Germany

Patrzia's spectacular documentation for her "Message in a Bottle" Mail Art project is large (A4), handsome and a pleasure to behold. This popular project ended recently and the documentation, rather promptly (good show!), was sent out to the participants.
Tic Tac mail art projects are always very tastefully done and this one did not fall short of the Artist's capable reputation (she's got class). I am certainly glad to have participated in the grand endeavor.
This lovely postcard with the very kind words was also inside this large envelope.
What an intriguing looking package this beautiful envelope made for the documentation and completion of another fine Tic Tac production. Thank you very much - Love it! Message in a Bottle.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Heebee Post #595 - Viviana Cernjul - Buenos Aries - Argentina

Viviana sure manages to muster up a whole lot of cheer with her latest work sent in to the Affair. How can you not smile when receiving something with this much sun shiny vibes woven into it. A happy memory of those 1950's style linoleum counter tops that I loved and also reminds me of sugar coated animal cookies with the little dots I greedily consumed as a child.
I have to say, this work of Viviana's sure seemed to tame this Friday the 13th and put me in a tremendous mood. Guess it's the cartoon zaniness with abandon look that I find endearing.
Since you uplifted my day with this glorious mail art action-fun, I sent you a special surprise little package to make your day as well! See you in the mail Viviana and thank you very much! Try her great mail art blog: Mail Art for the World.

Heebee Post #594 - RCBz - St. Clown, Minnesota - USA

This is the second time I am posting this - for some reason it just disappeared after a whole day - with , of course , no explanation from 'Blogger', but I did notice there have been problems with it lately. Ah well.......... RCBz's "Country Breakfast" is worth a reposting!
Great to have RCBz's edgy humor return to the Affair with this souvenir card from safari through "Perisphere Park" This level of postcard making is terrific and amazing. Thank you very much - and something is in the mail for you! RCBz's Mail Arts.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Heebee Post #593 - Susanna Lakner (Planet Susannia) - Stuttgart - Germany

Susanna makes her way onto the Affair with a bevy of beautiful and unusual postcards in her inimitable Planet Susannia styles. This one evoking an odd nautical mystery.
There is always the sense that Susanna is having a great deal of fun when creating these lovelies.This one: "Love Controller".
Planet Susannia is an entire universe of action, ideas and fun. The evidence for this is overwhelming!
Another gorgeous card completes this set of four beauties that were submitted by the very likeable artist.
A couple of ATC's were also included in this monumental effort. That envelope was bulging!
Susanna is a wizard at this sort of thing (above) - If you would care to join this clever mail artist - please feel free.
Always a pleasure to have the illustrious Planet Susannia orbiting the Affair. Thank you very much my friend - I am enjoying these immensely (they have a great sense of wonder and class). Planet Susannia. See you soon in the post!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Heebee Post #592 - Lothar Trott - Zurich - Switzerland

Much to the delight of the Affair, the long time Dada mail artist once again picks up the banner for his faux kingdom, Pokuland. Glad to see you are doing well my friend. The postcard itself is actually the bus - rather clever! Lovely colors as well - looks a bit like a ticket!
Fabulous artistamps - the girl in the red swim suit was my last postcard to Lothar - he sure makes it look good here. I love the 'Post Kunst' Lady Gaga stamp next to it and finally, there is even a stamp of Lothar in the nude! I also like that "Poku - Post Kunst" cancellation mark. Great card old boy!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Heebee Post #591 - Cheryl Penn - Durban, KwaZulu Natal - South Africa

Concept wrangler Cheryl Penn returns to the Affair with the Artistbook tale of "Lost Londelozi". This is actually her contribution to her own "Project 26" for the letter "L" - and a fanciful job she made of it!
According to her note, Lost Londelozi is comprised of "Love found, love betrayed, a tortoise, not a horse, love lost, an archaeological finding - and the good news - the story of unrequited love will never be over".
The reference table for the elaborate tale is a great yarn just in itself. Cheryl's wording is always picturesque and pathos filled with her descriptive excursions. The right lower panel is a remarkable "Special Report" of Cheryl's ongoing theme of "Women who hold up the world" and their effect on history - particularly that the Trojan Horse was actually a Tortoise!
The mysterious tale of Lost Londelozi arrived in this colorful envelope with Cheryl's infamous "Zalop" Fluxus word seen clearly on the reverse side. Cheryl's work is always entertaining and well crafted and the Affair is always delighted to find her here. Thank you very much. Cheryl Penn Artworks.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Heebee Post #590 - Herman Kamphuis - Amsterdam - The Netherlands

There is something absolutely magical about Herman's important document appeal that is cast into each one of these satisfying mail art masterpieces. Unless you have ever received one of these, it is difficult to understand the 'other-world' appearance they have seen and held in person. Superbly created, large and sturdy (nearly A 4), nobody sends out better mail art than this. Incredible.
It is a lot of fun pulling one of these handsomely nebulous postcards out of your mail box. Like reading a newspaper from another dimension, Herman's work invariably submerges it's viewers into his world. Thank you very much - fantastic quality of craftsmanship! See you in the mail.