Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heebee Post #700 - Janet Heritage - Wheat Ridge, Colorado - USA

 The vibrant cohesion of miscellaneous colored fabrics and various bits and scraps comprises Janet's fabulous "Official Mail Art".  It has an odd nautical feel to it somehow, as if it was found at low tide along a distant shore. Great job Janet, it is stunning!  I also like the declaration of being in IUOMA as well.
Janet's work is invariably a feast for the eyeballs and this one does not disappoint!  I do notice a bit of an evolution to her work - it gets better and better. This postcard is very fine work - in case you are wondering, it is actually a print, not the usual 3-D style I have seen before. This makes it more of a standard like postcard - a beautiful one. I like the new style J. See you in the new years mail!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Heebee Post #699 - Coralette Damme (The Crafty Hag) - St. Petersburg, Florida - USA

 The lovely Hag sends in this beautiful seasonal well wishing card. I am really enjoying the jellied Cosmonaut Santa drifting through a decorative Christmas universe. Where are you going Santa? "Far, far away".......
Tucked into the gorgeous card was this interesting destiny divulging device. Can you take these into casinos?    Thanks very much Coralette - You must know that I am a big fan of your carved block prints and of personal notes, like the friendly one you left for me in the card (not shown). Thanks again - See you in the mail my dear Hag and Happy New Year.  The Crafty Hag Art and also: Dread Lippencott's Mail Art Menagerie. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Heebee Post #698 - Marcia Cirillo - Mckinney, TX - USA

 I think Kong, on top of the Empire State Building, yelling "Happy New Year" with his screechy ol' growl  - and tossing down crunchy, buzzing party favors at midnight - is a grand way to herald in the new year!
"No, it wasn't the airplanes that did it. Twas, beauty that killed the beast"! Marcia's cards are always thought provoking and this one is rather entertaining as well. Have a great 2012 and thank you very much Marcia.

Heebee Post #697 - Vizma Bruns - Waitpinga, South Australia - Australia

 Concerned about the rough political climate here in the USA, Vizma sends in her interesting solution. The modern day, space age candidate just might appeal to the American people -  when you consider it all! The new style leadership continues with the reverse side below.......
Nice! Vizma has a terrific sense of camp that makes me grin because of her wacky, good natured  enthusiasm and good vibes. Love this card, my dear V. G'day to you and I'll see ya in the mail. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Heebee Post #696 - Norbert Koczorski - Diepolz - Germany

 A festive Yuletide greeting from Norbert plays upon the glory of expense to satisfy the noble notion of Christmas!
 Norbert's "Working Worlds" mail art call documentation for his showing in Sweden.  This is a four page (A4) booklet that is nicely fashioned with photos from the event as well as all the participants.
 I have exchanged a few things with Norbert but did not realize he had a mail call. I wish I would have known, so I could have been part of the fun as well as on this fabulous list of artists.  Ah well, next time.
Thanks Norbert, I love well made documentation - I am working on the Fluxus Affair documentation just now myself - It takes forever and is a mountain of work - so usually I have respect and admiration (if done properly) for it. See ya in the mail old chum.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Heebee Post #695 - Katerina Nikoltsou - Thessaloniki - Greece

 Katerina drops in to wish Happy Holidays for us. It is pretty jolly here at Heebee Jeebeeland. The festivities are just about to begin. A Christmas dinner that will be stunning and sumptuous. Smashingly delicious hors d'oeuvres with fine India Pale Ales and wine. Yum!
 Santa gonna need a rest after last night. (Party Animal)!
Thank you very much Katerina. I hope you are having a lovely holiday and I am also hoping for some kind of solution to your country's problems.  What's so funny about peace, love and understanding? See you in the mail next year old girl!  May 2012 be our favorite year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Heebee Post #694 - Austin James - Dallas, Texas - USA

 Austin's "Synchronicity" is encased in lamination and really looks super in person. The notion of synchronicity has always intrigued me and I have experienced some of the odd and wonderful phenomena myself!
Thank you very much Austin. I know that song that you mention near the bottom - it rocks and I love the lines "Many miles away - something crawls from the slime - at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake".  Nessie?

Heebee Post #693 - Rodni - Richmond, California - USA

 Rodni is observing the season with this interestingly odd holiday imagery. It does seem to have a certain joy to itself - even if it is, perhaps, depicting our realm of existence (the reality of night and day in the center) surrounded by an 'irreality' or a dimension we cannot achieve from here (barbed wire on the left and thorns on the right). The universe of the human condition. Brilliant card - great job!
And a "Merry, Merry" to you too Rodni. When I first visited the website, I noticed it was not like other mail art sites, but couldn't really figure out what the difference actually was. Rodni is like a joyful operator there, having a lot of fun with his art. See what you think: Thank you very much!

Heebee Post #692 - Marni Zainnodin - Cameron Highlands, Pahang D.M. - Malaysia

I really like the New Year's card Marni has sent in . It is actually  a lovely altered calender for 2012.   It's kind of funny that I have recently been looking for Marni's address to send her a Holiday Fluxus Card that I have made. Ever wonder what the senders are really like? I have always received good vibes from Marni and instinctively have always liked her. Do you folks ever wonder?  I think that is half the fun of mail art!
Okay Marni, Happy New year to you too! The Holiday Fluxus card is on it's way, in time for the dawning of 2012. I hope 2012 proves to be your favorite year (mine too!). Check some of this likable artists work here: Marni in Januari. Than you very much Marni - Always great to hear from you. See you in the mail!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Heebee Post #691 - D.C.Spaulding - Lomita, California - USA

Gangway! D.C. reports that the only way to save all of his mail art was to use a small bulldozer to relocate some of it to new creative developments around the property. Hey, I think I can see mine in that pile! How about you folks out there? - Is it difficult to throw away a collection of mail art?  I find it rather impossible and  I, like DC, will just have to resort to some drastic measures of saving things. This is hilarious DC - Get-R-Done!
Nice to see you back here DC - Happy Holidays to you and your family at the Jackalope  Preserve.   This is a great (as usual) card from the well recognized style of the veteran mail artist DC. I have a lovely collection of his cards from years past and this one is a beauty! I like that artistamp that goes with his theme here too.  I'm sending a Holiday Fluxus card to you tomorrow old friend. Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Heebee Post #690 - Billie - Phoenix, Arizona - USA

Wow! I love this merry post mortem New years Eve party scene. Kind of reminds me of  the old Grateful Dead New Years Parties.  I was unable to properly scan the tough to capture glitter. It is quite glimmery in person. Nicely constructed with a plastic shield sewn the around the entire perimeter.  Very festive - Phoenix rocks! - we are anticipating a fun time here in Heebee Jeebeeland for the New Years as well!
 Love the reverse side of this magnificent piece. The Tim Burton lettering is always a kind of happy/freaky (Nightmare Before Christmas). Thank you very much Billie - Love this beautiful and entertaining card. Be seeing you in the mail with my new Happy Fluxus Holidays seasonal greeting card!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Heebee Post #689 - Stan Askew - Pasadena, California - USA

I hope this doesn't mean that this well-known mail artist has had a bad experience at the race track! I once sold my 1965 Chevy El Camino for betting money - I was convinced I had a winner. Yeah, I've had "Horses on the brain" too!
This piece is trademark Askew. The dark 1cent postage as a sort of timeless border with a dose of the oddly hauntingly familiar within. His meticulous craftsmanship and style is easily distinguishable and identifiable as uniquely his. I played Canasta as a child -and, although I can't remember the rules of the 1950-60's card game, I think it was fun!
Stan also included this lovely 1938 postcard of Rainbow Falls in the Great Smokey Mountains. If you look carefully, you can spot the lone hiker near the bottom of the falls.
Stan was also magnanimous enough to send me these two startling beauties for my cloth-fibre vintage postcard collection. Both cards are in extreme mint condition and have a nice lustre to them. Sweet!
With all this cool stuff was short note of friendship. I appreciate that Stan - Thank you very much! I've just sent you a holiday Fluxus card my friend and have a fun 2012!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Heebee Post #688 - RCBz - St. Clown, Minnesota - USA

Sometimes compared to it's distant cousin, The Colossus of Rhodes, Soldier's Point Lighthouse on Heebee Jeebee Island was quite an attraction for the locals. Brilliantly designed by the early shipwrecked visitors of the Island - out of hardened sand and seaweed - it was an engineering marvel until the restless tides eventually brought it down.
Yes, you are correct Roy, the image of the old lighthouse is rare. The old print could bring a tidy sum at auction! Thank you very much for this terrific piece of Heebee Jeebee nostalgia!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Heebee Post #687 - Viviana Cernjul - Buenos Aries - Argentina

Viviana's fantastic world of color and joy reminds me of the state of mind referred to as 'reverie'. Check out the fellow on the stairs - with all of his thoughts fully displayed behind him. Then ask him what he is thinking and he'll reply "I don't know, but it felt good"! Reverie - slip into some today!
The reverse side of the card is a jolly stroll through the sandpaper forest.
I have to say, that this envelope is strikingly handsome. It has a certain 'nobleness' and that 'far away' look that is difficult to capture. Incredible postage - Way to go Argentine Post Office! Thank you so much Viviana, your enthusiasm for the art is quite apparent - I see your joyful work all over the Internet. You can visit this pleasant mail artist here: Mail Art for the World. See you in the mail!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Heebee Post #686 - Vizma Bruns - Waitpinga, South Australia - Australia

"Another shrimp on the Barbie"? I love the blackened arm doing the shrimp tossing. Oddly sinister somehow - a nice touch! Once these women sit down to argue, somebody is bound to be "The Barbie".
I sure had fun meeting Vizma at IUOMA a couple of weeks ago. She is new to mail art, but she has so much enthusiasm, and is such a quick study, it is difficult to tell. Love this wild decorated envelope. Keep up the good work my new friend - Hope you liked what I sent to you.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Heebee Post #685 - Art Tower (Gunter Schwind) - Aschaffenburg - Germany

Nice hair! Gunter whips up a cool hairdo for his newest customer. The striped shapes floating around the subject is actually a shimmery silver. Is it epiphany or headache?
Looks like the beasts have had the time of their lives. They will be telling the story of what happened last night over and over again - that's how legends are born! Thank you very much my dear cousin. I love these guys! What is Gunter up to? Find out: Art Tower's Mail Art.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Heebee Post #683 - Ferran Destemple - Barcelona - Spain

"Enthusiasm and vertigo"? Ferran sends this in quizzical piece that is a triumph of half thought Dada salad with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Maybe too close to the holiday feasting for this diet.
Thanks for sending this in Ferran, I needed a good head scratching. I couldn't really understand his webstite ( , but you can have a shot at it. See you in the mail Ferran.