Friday, August 31, 2012

Heebee Post #832 - Sky City (Lord Fugue) - Hickory, South Carolina - USA

This large A4 sized Svengali Tarot card almost makes you want  to do the controlling 'G-Skull's' bidding. Stare into the usurping icon's headllamp and see if you can perceive what the Skull is trying to tell you. Great job Fugue!  Sky City rocks!
Why the "Fragile" and "Do not Bend" notation? Enclosed was an incredible CD that I am listening to now. Sky City is multi-dimensional as an artist and I love his stuff. I'll be getting back to you on that absorbing Demo Fugue. Thanks very much for the mail art and the music. See you very soon in the mail.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heebee Post #831 - Martin Fernandez Rico - Santiago de Compostela , Galicia - Spain

 Martin's debut in Heebee Jeebeeland is a curious one. I'm not sure who got this lady mad, but looks like someone is gonna get a bruising. Near the bottom, Martin adds "Podria ser peor" ("Could be worse"); which really cracked me up. Nice sense of humor Martin.
The reverse side features two green hooves that seem to be pushing the cover off the card. Also featured is the sticker "Mail Art  - A luxury at your finger tips". Yeah, I like that. Also: "Santiago Dada Compostela". Nice. And did you notice something not quite right about this card? That's right! No postage! Seems to have made it here alright though. Thank you very much Martin, see you in the mail.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Heebee Post #830 - Stan Askew - Pasadena, CA - USA

 Stan is a long time, popular mail artist and the excellent composition you see above is a prime example of his distinguished work. This postcard seems to have captured a sense of fear within the tangle of bramble, as if peering too deeply into, there may be no returning from the sinister growth. Fantastic card Stan - among my top favorites from you.
 Side B of the card consists of some interesting imagery - The officer and his consort, both wanting to get rid of an issue between themselves and get back together. Or perhaps I am putting too much into this. The card does have an interesting appeal to it.
 These two fabulous vintage postcards show off a pleasurable lifestyle had by the affluent in beautiful desert surroundings. Both are printed in "Curteichcolor" a chrome printing process. Made somewhere between the late 1950's to the early 1960's. Both are gorgeous and show off a lavish lifestyle
 And two more for my growing collection of vintage cards. The top one printed in the "Ternitone Process" is a swimming pool for "Furnished Apartments for gracious living" in Palm Springs, CA.  The marvelous bottom card is Bob Hope's pool, also in Palm Springs. Circa late 1950's - early 1960's.
Tweedle Dee and his companion both adorned in Stan's trademark eternal "8" sign decorate the envelope nicely and baseball stamps are a nice touch as well. Thank you very much Stan - I love your work and the vintage postcards are much appreciated. See you in the mail old chum.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Heebee Post #829 - Eduardo ZenDada Cardoso - Sines - Portugal

 I have been enjoying what Eddie has been up to lately.  His exultation regarding his stature as an artist on his website is heartfelt and brilliant. More power to you my friend. What you see above is the cover of a well made artist booklet that loosely  translates to "Over time, a collection of works".  I'm a little off on that, but not far off.  Anyway, the entertaining 6" x 8" black and white booklet is a nice adventure into Eduardo's world of  ZenDada.
 Eddie had been quite active in creating 'Minimal' works and these days has evolved into what I might call "Minimalism Plus", as you see above. This page of the enjoyable booklet is a composition that works that way nicely.
 Our Lady of Fatima presides, apparation like, over three children in this "Minamalism Plus" page of the book.
 This was my fave of the lot. The boldness feels good on the mind. ZenDada strikes again!
 This work was independent of the booklet and more ornate than the other work. I can never be sure of what the artist intended, but my observation gives way to a tombstone standing atop a mountain - a vision of the vainglorious ending of it all?  ZenDada!
I love Eddie's decorated "Paranormal" decorated envelopes and this one is a soaring example of them. That's Big Foot in the cross hairs of life. Inside the circle, Eduardo points out the pros and cons of existence for the elusive creature. Nice job and thank you very much Eddie. I'll be visiting your website in the mail quite soon my friend. Paranormal Mail Art.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Heebee Post #828 - Joey Patrickt - Oakland, California - USA

 This beautiful postcard sent in by Joey is a collection eye pleasing, vibrant colors that satisfy a part of the mind that, evidently, needed to be satisfied. The various exotically appealing women convey a sort of inner self, de-stressing  atmosphere of peace. I'm feeling it Joey! Nice card.
To those of you who do not get around to going global shopping, you may not know what you are looking at. This is the "Bund' in Shanghai, a world famous destination for tourists and shoppers. The  hand , fixing a subway seat, seems to fit in nicely somehow. We often get interesting cosmopolitan destinations from Joey and they invariably some classy places that I would love to visit. Alas.........  Hey thanks very much Joey, loved the card. See you in the mail my fellow Oaklander.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Heebee Post #827 - Gunter Schwind (Art Tower) - Aschaffenburg - Germany

 This handsome decorated envelope just makes your eyes feel good. Is it the cool blue? The friendly looking rodent pen pal? It sure is appealing -nice one Gunter.  I remember that during Art Tower's visit here a couple of years ago, we discovered a basket full of rare, 30-50 year old,  Ham Radio Club rubber stamps from around the world, in a dusty old Antique Shop. I recognize the interesting one in the upper left as one of them. We were quite happy about our find and so, we had to celebrate once again!  That was a gas Gunter! Thanks for the memory.
Close up of the rubber stamp I was talking about above. We collected quite an assortment of these old fashioned, long handled rubber stamps. There was a treasure trove of them  and they were pretty inexpensive too!  As to how these wonderful rubber stamps from all over the world came to be consolidated into that large woven basket remains a mystery.  The shop owner was of no help since these had been in there for years.  Leave it to the two Towers to discover and pillage the incredible, nearly hidden cache! 
 Gunter also sent this card - nicely encased in plastic. The three have the appearance of a Living Tribunal, ready to decree judgement! Beware of the Living Tribunal - I think everybody has one in their head.
These two characters seem like two Cosmonauts greeting us from a great distance away from Earth. Thanks Cousin Arty. I am enjoying the mail art very much and am about to send something to Germany quite soon.  Sure miss my old friend. ARTTOWERS Mail Art.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Heebee Post #826 - Michael Harford - North Manchester, Indiana - USA

 This classic appealing postcard from Michael almost has a "Squid Patrol" look to it. I've been sending out S.P. postcards lately, especially to those that send me something. The above card is fun and positive and denotes another era where futures were "assured".  Not so much these days! The card has a good clean vibe to it and a nice heft as well, since it is mounted on thick artist board. Nice job Michael!
The reverse side of Michael's card continues in coolness and even contained the above stamp. I'm not sure about slighting the Postal Service - seems like some bad mojo. It is in a fun spirit, so maybe it's okay. And thank you for the kind note, I appreciate that.  I have something else for you; which shall be going out tomorrow. See you in the mail Michael and thank you very much. Michael's mail call: The World is a Town..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Heebee Post #825 - Crackerjack Kid - Hancock, New Hampshire - USA

 Long time distinguished mail artist, the Crackerjack Kid, wasn't fooling around when he created this fascinating "Celebrate Lunacy" artistamp sheet. This is really a gorgeous specimen of the genre. These lovelies are made of adventure, intrigue, mystery and fortune - the perfect recipe for Heebee Jeebeeland! The great colors take it even further to create a state of wonder for the beholder. A super job by the well known artist!
I thought a closer look of one of the little beauties was warranted. I wish I could have scanned and reproduced it here a bit better, but you get the idea.     
 What you are seeing above is both sides of a self portrait of the Kid.  The little note reads: "Some Heebeegeebees comin thru for you too".  Perfect .
 Also found in the envelope was the little Fluxus artistbook, "Cyberstamp", seen above with a few of it's pages opened up.
I have been a fan of Crackerjack Kid's wonderful artwork for a long while and it was with great delight that I pulled this envelope from my post box, as it is my first from him. There are some very interesting features on the entertaining envelope. A rubber stamping commemorating the 50th anniversary, U.S. Postage "Chicago Flight 1933",  and a second stamping "Omaha Zeppelin" are fabulous. The Masonesque "Free Fluxus Zone" is also a splendid detail as is the unusual double cancellation in the top center. Thank you very much CJK, love this stuff! Be seeing you in the mail!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Heebee Post #824 - Wolfgang Skodd (Banana Underground) - Dortmund - Germany

 The Banana Underground sends in this well-seasoned looking mouse trap with directions on how to avoid it safely.
Okay, what the heck is Wolf all about here?  That is not a sign you see everyday. What Wolf is trying to get across is that the Russian female  Avant Garde/Punk  performance artists, known as Pussy Riot are imprisoned for two years because the Russian government did not enjoy their criticism against them. Hence, "Free Pussy Riot". Personally, I rather had got a kick out of their act. See how you like them (and what got them in trouble). Pussy Riot performance. See ya in the mail Wolf - And by the way, I also think they need to be freed from prison - not right!   .

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heebee Post #823 - Norbert Koczorski - Diepholz - Germany

Sweden's "Postmuseum" has the reputation for being the finest Postal Museum in the world! Norbert sends in what appears to be a souvenir 'Postkort' from the museum itself (with notable enhancements). The postcard explains the "Stockholmia 55" rare stamp exhibit, happening there. I have always adored postage stamps and would love to attend such an affair. Nice card Norbert.
I love the altered postage found on the above panel - Stickman is hilarious. The written message indicates that Stickman is a "her"?  I must say, it is difficult to tell. Anyway, both Fluxus Girl and Stickman have both expressed regards - could the panel below possibly be in their future?
I'm no Mail Art matchmaker and cannot foresee the future of these PO Box Icons. I'll just leave it at that. Who can know these things? Thank you very much Norbert - be seeing you in the mail. Enjoy the Stamp Show.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heebee Post #822 - RCBz - Saint Clown, Minnesota - USA

 This 'Rodeo Loco-Revelation' postcard stirred up a bit of deja vu when I discovered it once again in my post box. Roy was kind enough to send another issue of the his sterling "Rail Rodeo" postcard after the first one I received had a fierce scraping in the center. What a beauty! A prize winning re-submission by digital cowboy RCBz. The great color combo really enhances the fantastic Fairgrounds. The other side of this eye pleaser consists of a friendly note that explains him sending the second card; to which I say thank you very much Roy.
The envelope that carried the Rodeo card is decorated only with 3 of the Calder US postage stamps. I am a big Calder fan and so I'm sure I am appreciating these more than most folks. Gorgeous set that was hand canceled (all 3!). That, in itself, is interesting. Thank you very much Roy, Your work is stunning. See ya in the mail (sent out this morning).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Heebee Post #821 - Viviana Cernjul - Buenos Aires - Argentina

 It sure looks like Viviana has a lot of fun while creating Arte Correro (Mail Art)  with all kinds of mixed media.  The entertaining components make for a festive atmosphere. Feel the fun?
 A happy declaration of acknowledgement to the joy of Mail Art.
 Viviana drew this unpleasant fellow. I can only hope that "X" is meant as a target on the skanky rascal. Sorry folks, I just don't dig rats! And I don't know why I call him Gerald!
 Viv included this vibrant 2" square; which seemed to me like a tiny universe of color and action
Very nice looking traveling outfit for this large decorated envelope. The packet is adorned with beautiful first rate Argentine postage stamps.   It was a delight to yank this out of my post box - Thank you very much. By the way, I sent you something today as well. Happy Mail! Find her popular site here: Mail Art for the world.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Heebee Post #820 - Sky City (Lord Fugue) - Hickory, North Carolina - USA

 Sky City is back in full fashion with his dubious summer apocalypse "All Medications are appropriate" postcard.  Lord Fugue's interesting vision also includes the statement "Alive with pleasure"; which, of course, I find that about as positive as it gets - meds or no meds. A friendly note was added onto the legs of this gasping fellow - so, let me answer those questions: Music: I like experimental music more than anything (like Tortoise,  etc.). But I'm also quite a Grateful Dead fan and psychedelic music fan too. I'm all over the place on that one. I just dig music, if it is done well. Secondly, do I have a CD player? Who doesn't? And finally, Yes, I would love to hear your Demo Fugue - In fact, very much so! The postcard is terrific!
Sky City is in full swing lately -I see his work around the Internet and it is invariably splendid stuff. I can't wait to hear Fugue's Demo - I wonder if it sounds like these postcard look - A certain weird noble grandeur that is Sky City's trademark. I am enjoying our exchanges and hope to continue them. Heebee Jeebeeland is a nice fit for Sky City. Thanks for the cryptic vision and see you in the mail - soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Heebee Post #819 - Dopesick SF - Plymouth, Massachusetts - USA

 Dopesick SF returns to the land of Heebee Jeebee with this handsome pair of Kurt Cobain-ish looking hipsters. These fellows appear to be a stamping of carved block origin. Nice job DS ( killer sunglasses!).
Great to have Dopesick back in the 4th Dimension with his stereo-graphic 'double - Cobain - bubble' card.  Thank you very much and see you soon in the post.  Dopesick SF site.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Heebee Post #818 - RCBz - St. Clown, Minnesota - USA

 Another victim of the viscious Post Office sort/processing machines. Ugh! It seems like it's always the best postcards too. Digital mail art wizard RCBz sends in this fabulous "Rail Rodeo 2012" postcard only to see it's throat get cut. I love this card anyway Roy. Fantastic old school colors and superb imagery and composition. This is how it's done folks. Just about everything we have seen from Roy's digital workshop is visually astounding - and this one does not disappoint!
Side B features a kind note from Roy, which includes a request for a copy of the "1st Encounter with the 4th Dimension" commemorative postcard I made a few weeks ago. Lucky for Roy I have one copy left and it is going out to him tomorrow morning.  I see there is an Alexander Calder postage stamp employed for this card. I love Calder and went to his exhibit nearly everyday for a month when I lived in San Francisco - Love that stuff. Anyway, nice stamp! Thank you very much Roy -sorry to see the wicked scar the Post Office provided . As Marlon Brando once said "The horror.........the horror........."  Heh, see ya in the mail my friend!

Heebee Post #817 - Jean-Pierre Comes - Limoges - France

This gorgeous creation from Jean-Pierre just will not let your eyes wander away from it. Like a sneaky glimpse of a woman in her shower stall - I can't help but to be reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" shower scene. I hope this one doesn't end quite as badly. This is very interesting work.
Here, on the reverse side, Jean-Pierre offers some philosophic advice on how to transform from a classic worldly type A personalty to a more easy going, less stress filled type B. I like the "Le temps qui passe" (passing time) rubber stamped clock that precipitated JP's thought process. I also am liking the monogram on the right. It says "L Ete" (The Summer).  Thank you very much Jean-Pierre. Great card! I'll be sending you something interesting as well. See you in the mail!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Heebee Post #816 - Andrew Topel - Orange City, Florida - USA

 Some things that arrive in the mail are astonishing. The example in point are these lovely prints that are actually done on an exquisitely delicate fabric (not unlike toilet paper). How he accomplished this feat without a single rip in the fabric is nothing short of marvelous!
 Not to mention that his compositions and imagery can coax the viewer into a wonderful 'Mail Art Spell' with Andrew as a sorcerer of the post.
 It is hard to tell how fine and delicate these spellbinding prints actually are without seeing them first hand. Also,  it is difficult to scan and reproduce them properly - Ah, well. And please notice Andrew's "t) issue" right above the fellows in hats. They really are quite similar to Loo tissue - except much bigger, but just as delicate.
 This Artistbook, "Dust" by John M. Bennett and Andrew (2012), is #18 of 30 printed and signed by the authors. I am quite delighted to have this 6 page classy little dynamo. Check out some of the pages below.
 This is 'Visual Poetry' that can be described as superb in it's art form. You want to know how to create traditional style Visual Poetry to amaze your friends - then take a good look at the beauties found in this booklet. That's how it's done folks. Splendid work fellas.
 This little printed collection just keeps on kicking butt. Look at this thing! It even posses some of the achy art pain and pathos found in Dali's work.
 The mysterious reason for the "Poetry/ Energy"equation. You guys must feel like scientists sometimes! Nicely done.

This action packed piece appears almost as a quarrel of some kind (with ganglia flailing!).

Like a weather vane that tells the wind which way to blow, this powerful piece just seems to take over. Beautiful in its 'Dance of Dominance".

This is both sides of the decorated envelope that brought all this to Heebee Jeebeeland. Great stuff Andrew, thank you very (and Bennett too) much for the landslide of super art. Loved it all old boy! I'll be seeing you quite soon in your post box as well!