Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Heebee Post #814 - Carmela Rizzuto - Sunnyvale, California - USA

The " Fluxus Femail Art" card sent in by Carmela has a kind of realized celebration feel to it. Fluxus fireworks bursting over Femail Art, and the power girls revel in the fact that they control the Chaos here. Doesn't it seem like you are looking through a window during a tornado? I also like the art paper used for the card. Nice job Carmela.
The opposite side features a kind note from Ms. Rizzuto - even if the center line of the note was rubbed off by the postal machines. But thank you for that - and I am having a smiley summer so far, especially when I pull cards like this from my post box! Thank you very much Carmela. I'll be sending something to you very soon. Stand by for mail art!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Heebee Post #813 - Michael Harford - North Manchester, Indiana - USA

 "Build it and they will come" grinned the Indian to his girlfriend. I have seen this form of odd looking Indian dwellings and frankly, I find them a bit creepy, but I find them fascinating as well. I really like the look of the young polite crowd as they gaze into a by-gone era.
Side B of the shard shaped postcard features a kind thank you for my contribution to Michael's "The World is a Town" mail call project. Thanks for that! I have also just finished  another submission for that project and shall be sending that out tomorrow afternoon. Thank you Michael and we'll see you soon via the mailbox. You can check Michael's mail art project here: The World is a Town. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Heebee Post #812 - Sky City (Lord Fugue) - Hickory, North Carolina - USA

 I like the way Sky City does business. Check out this powerful 'Enigma Elvis', leading us down a cosmic path to a new kind of entertainment. Sometimes you can't help but to tag along - like in this alluring case! This card,  if you peer closely, reads of the friendly compliment Elvis is saying to me. I feel it -  Thank you! He is referring to a commemorative postcard I created for the "1919 First encounter" of Heebee Jeebeeland and the 4th Dimension by abandoned shipwreck survivors. I have a few copies of that commemorative postcard left and I will be happy to send one to anyone that requests it.
And dig that crazy background on the other side of the fabulous postcard. Some eye catching features include the "suddenly, I could see right through the walls" artistamp and that wicked cool one in the left bottom corner (check it out enlarged). Sky City rocks! But, what was a down right epiphany for me was the middle top black and white stamp. I never considered altering real postage before! What a gas! Thanks for the tip Sky City and for the awesome mail art. I'll be seeing you in the post quite soon old boy!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Heebee Post #811 - Medwolf - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Canada

 It's nice to see Medwolf back in mail art action after a long sabbatical due to an unfortunate event. So it is with a lot of pleasure that this mail art package was received. The tough outdoorsman continues to be on the lookout for David Zack and he may be onto something with this postcard.
 Medwolf also included these interesting little (2 1/2" x 1 1/2") Nabob coupons. I'm not really sure why I like stuff like this; but, I do. And what a great brand name. Nabob is a term for an East India Company servant that made his fortune through corrupt trade and and other practices. Funny they should use that - although the colorful word does roll nicely off the tongue!
 Another item in the package is a postcard that I recognize. It was created by artist Serse Luigetti of Italy. Serse's style is pretty recognizable to those that are acquainted with him.
 This item was thrown into the mail art mix for general purposes by the kind hearted Medwolf.  Looks good here and I dig where he is coming from.
A year or two ago, Medwolf moved from the rough outback in Sasketchewan (Eastern Canada) to the rough outback in British Columbia (Western Canada).  And now, back to Saskatoon, SK (Eastern Canada). Find his new address on the above envelope. I have to admit that I admire that kind of outdoorsy lifestyle; even if it is too much for myself these days. I do love nature's secret worlds and never get enough of it. Thank you Medwolf - nice to have you back in the mail art biz. See you in the mail! Medwolf Mail Art.

Heebee Post #810 - Wolfgang Skodd (Banana Underground) - Dortmund - Germany

 Wolf sure makes a provocative announcement with this splendid example of his interesting brand of humor. Well, MAILART Dortmund seems to be doing well in July - Love that great background as well. It somehow has managed to acquire a sort of triumphant sense about itself - as it rightfully should!
The reverse side notes that this is "Pin Up" mail art. Perfect. Wolf also adds a small note of friendship and a Double Zero-Eyed Ray Johnson Bunny that gives the side a classic mail art appeal. I enjoy Wolfgang's work very much and he is a fun artist friend to exchange with. Find his mail art workshop here: Banana Underground.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Heebee Post #809 - Dr. Art Jones - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - USA

 Dr. Art Jones joins the Heebee Jeebee funhouse with his colorful collection of rubber stampings. It makes for a pretty lively affair - similar to the traffic problem my brain has!
 I wanted to get a closer look at the "Visual Lunacy Society" stamping. I love stuff like this, of course I am a member - that may explain why!
Thanks for the pleasantries Doc and for the cool card. I like the showgirl tipping her hat and the little "Keep smiling" doggie in the center. I hope you will like what I am sending you tomorrow. See ya soon in the mail!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Heebee Post #808 - Frips - Ghent - Belgium

 While doing some much needed summer cleaning in the Mail Art Laboratory, I gleefully discovered something Frips had sent me last November. Ugh! Better late than never I guess. Anyway, I am loving this mysterious 'O Ancient One'  card. There is a palpable oddness that feels good about this one. Great job!
 These two good natured swimming companions are wonderful summer indicators. I'll bet these guys don't forget to have fun. I love Frips' carved block prints - they are invariably an interesting slice of culture.
Two 'plate blocks' of lovely Fripspost Artiststamps,  of which I am a big fan. Frips and I have been exchanging mail art for years and so, I have a splendid collection of these beauties.I love the 'Fluxus Brain Control' stamps. Looks great!
"No bulls in Seville". Recently, I had heard that Spain has decided to stop running the Bulls in Seville. But when I checked the Internet to verify this, I could find nothing to substantiate that. Anybody know? These Toro artistamps are interesting and fun.
Frips' horse greeting card is a beautiful arrangement and a friendly way to say hello.
This created little envelope contained interesting canceled Belgian postage. I have been using various postage to decorate mail art lately and these will come in handy. The little envelope is really cool seen in person.
Finally, the vessel that carried the lot just seen. Frips' has a way of making her mail look like it came from far, far  away and this one is no exception. Sorry this took so long to get posted - it got sucked into a pile of mail art debris that is like quicksand if you are not careful. I wonder if I shall discover more as I continue cleaning? Ah well, such is life. Thank you very much dear Frips, I always enjoy your work. See you in the mail. Frips Mail Art.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Heebee Post #807 - Katerina Nikoltsou - Thessaloniki - Greece

 Katerina sends in her vision of  a "Red Hot Summer" and now, the house seems uncomfortably warm for some reason. I'm not certain how this red hot summer thing works, but the red seen here is warming that spicy mail art meatball way up.
 The reverse side of the card includes a pleasant note from the likewise artist. I'm glad Katerina enjoyed the "Summer Fluxus" postcard I sent. I like the Red Summer Mail Art rubber stamping on this side - but, maybe I'm just too sensitive to red, because it sure seems too darn hot! 
Thank you very much Katerina for the blazing hot postcard - I'm going to ice it down now before it begins to smoke! Happy summer to you my friend - my toes are missing that cool Grecian Blue Grass! See you in the mail!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Heebee Post #806 - Uli Grohmann - Munster - Germany

 Sure looks like fun, doesn't it? The unusual piano playing technique shown here in Uli's interesting postcard, must be nearing the crescendo as these fellows work furiously to finish the movement they are inflicting on that noble instrument. Meanwhile,  the spirit of the great room roams about, oblivious to the raucous entertainment. And then there is that peculiar face in the top left. What is that all about? See below.
I  took this pic from the Internet to illustrate what's going on here.  This is the center of the Mayan calender - yeah, the so-called "Doomsday Calender" of popular hyperbole. First of all, nothing implies doom here - where did that notion come from? It sure caught on! Secondly, it looks very similar to the Mail Artist George Maciunas developed head in the first panel. See Uli's explanation below.
 Side B of Uli's card boasts a pretty cool "Par Caravane" (by Caravan) sticker. Nice. Also, Uli's thoughts on the 'face'; of which he was led to believe was Aztec in origin. So, I checked for Aztec head imagery and all I could come up with was this Aztec 'greeting' head (see below).  Well folks, now you know what I know - you make the call. Anyway, thank you very much Uli, for the postcard and the info to the puzzling evidence. And oh, I nearly failed to mention the background of the card is a map of Centralia!  Uli has cleverly placed the destination  address next to the 'A' designation, where I am as I write this.  To the left, you can also see the confluence of the two rivers Skookumchuck and Chehalis.  That area is curiously fascinating for some reason. Guess you would have to see it.  Anyway, I shall see you soon in the post my friend.
Aztec head?  Hmmm.........

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Heebee post #805 - Lotro Poku (Lothar Trott) - Zurich - Switzerland

 Lotro sends in Doku #9 for his brilliant ongoing project "A card is a card".  Seen above, is the busy cover for the 6" X 4" compilation artist booklet.  This creative documentation is is both clever and entertaining and takes you on a little journey into Lothar's unusual world.
 The first two pages, "Meeting in Mailart Land" is hinged together with that alien 'beam me up' looking artistamp. The bottom of the panel reads something about "Art from the Rabbit" and "My name is Hare". Yep, as cryptic as usual from this unique champion of mail art. What does it mean? I'm usually scratching my head in silent wonder when I consider that question.
 The happy gang of participants for this Doku issue #9.  I see Lotro mentions the mysterious Eva Cola at the bottom of the list.  I would like to know more about the fabulous Ms. Cola. Wouldn't you?
 These two pages display the abundance of work done by the contributing mail artists. Great work everyone!
The envelope that carried the booklet is the first one from Lothar that actually had a proper address label affixed to the front. Lotro doesn't usually do nice and neat very well, but there it is. The back side is more like his usual controlled chaotic atmosphere. Crash lips! Nice. Thank you very much dear Lotro. I'm sending something to you tomorrow - it's ready to go old boy! Happy Mail!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Heebee Post #804 - Art Tower (G. Schwind) - Aschaffenburg - Germany

 I barely whispered his name yesterday and today Art Tower sets his Mailbot minions out to descend upon Heebee Jeebeeland, causing fun and excitement throughout the 4th Dimension. I see El Tortugabot has joined the ranks as well.
 The reverse side sports Gunter revealing his alter-ego (center, top) as he plays a sort of Puppet Master to the automated rogues. That little guy in the center looks a bit like a Dalek from the Dr. Who TV show.
I thought we might get a closer look at this handsome rascal. Goofy and noble - just as cousin Arty intended with his unique style. He looks great and I dig his shirt too. Thank you very much my dear friend and see ya in the mail. Art Tower's Mail Art.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Heebee Post #803 - Outgoing mail to Art Tower - Aschaffenburg - Germany

I don't usually display too much outgoing art here, but I just couldn't resist showing off this postcard that is destined for my cousin Art Tower (Gunter) in Germany.  Yes, it is an unusual profile of him, snapped here in Heebee Jeebeeland a couple of years ago when he was visiting the USA.  We sure had a lot of Inter-Dimensional fun and when he departed,  he took a big piece of the 4th Dimension home with him. We have both used this classic pic of him many times and here it is again, appropriately altered,  in all it's Mail Art glory!  Find this card in your post box next week my old friend. I miss you.
Art Tower's Mail Art.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Heebee Post #802 - Joey Patrickt - Oakland, California - USA

 Joey Patrickt sends in a snap that was taken right around the corner and just over the Skookumchuck River from my house!  Almost my backyard! And yes, I do shop at this establishment - and like it because it is a 'Culture Adventure' in there!  I have a tendency to find cool no matter where it hides! I like the image of Joey on the left - as if an advertisement for the store. Nice touch.
I wonder how Joey enjoyed his holiday in Centralia? Western Washington is quite beautiful and the weather has been nearly sterling.  So, I'm sure he had a great time. Let me know next time you are coming up here, I am receptive to meeting folks - especially mail artists! Thanks for the card Mr. Patrickt. See ya in the mail.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Heebee Post #801 - Sky City (Lord Fugue) - Hickory, North Carolina - USA

 When it comes to monstrous visions of beauty, Sky City does an excellent job of confounding the viewer with his 'other world' techniques. Seeing into a grim, but glorious future, Lord Fugue sips his heady cocktail of triumph over weirdness - making the strange seem inevitable and even normal and therefore able to coexist with us.
The reverse side is even more fun with it's busy antics ("Bones of Kings"). It also features a pleasant note from the enigmatic artist. Isn't that early 20th century German film star Max Shreck in the lower left? He's always a crowd pleaser. Just a great arrangement and feel to this side. Thanks Lord Fugue and yes, I am enjoying our exchanges too. See you in the mail.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Heebee Post #800 - DC Spaulding - Lomita, California - USA

 DC's de-evolutionary declaration "Vision without sight" artistamp looks fantastic as an entire sheet. High quality work from the well-known Californian artist. There is even a provision for his signature. This is how ya do it folks. Very nicely done.
This is really a splendid effort from DC. Note the "Mailed from Jackalopeland" rubber stamping on the left side. This decorated envelope makes for a fine 'total concept' package. Again, this is how ya do it folks! DC is quite a concept wrangler and makes it look easy.  My artistamp collection and I thank you very much and see ya in the mail!

Heebee Post #799 - J. Strangroom - Somerville, Massachusetts - USA

 Strangroom's daily 'collection stroll' results usually produces the front side of his stark looking postcards. He he records 3 cents found on June 21, 2012. I once received one where he was skunked! That Fluxus rubber stamping says "Concerned with Insignificances" . Sweet.
Thank you very much Mr. Strangroom for that mail art cash report. Be seeing you in the post !

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Heebee Post #798 - Eduardo ZenDada Cardoso - Sines - Portugal

 As is often his want, Eduardo's current visit to the Heebee Jeebee is both playful and puzzling.  The above panel is an "Add and Pass" that Eduardo created and sent along.  I also contributed to it and so far there is just me and ZenDada here. It does have promise and I shall send it on - and to whom shall it go?
 Eduardo is very much into Minimalistic Art these days and the above two panels are a product of that trend.
The ZenDada's envelopes are always a paranormal scream and this one doesn't disappoint in that regard. Thank you very much Eduardo - strange matter indeed! See you in the mail. Paranormal Mail Art.