Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Heebee Post #1057 - Fennabee - Antwerp - Belgium

 This stunningly vibrant and classy envelope is the fabulous work of Fennabee, a clever Belgian artist making a fine debut here in Heebee Jeebeeville. Her use of various interesting paper material and paints makes for a splendidly gorgeous decorated envelope. There is a very fun, high energy quality to it - reminiscent  of a dance hall showgirl in a chorus line Can-Can troupe.  The translucent glassine envelope adds to it's colorful uniqueness.  Love, love, love it!
If you do not recognize this Italian film star, who was referred to as the "Most beautiful woman in the world" during her height in the 1950's - You should know her now. This handsomely alter-adorned card, is the visage of the statuesque Gina Lollobrigida.  Like her contemporary constituents, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, she was a giant in the international cinema industry and beloved by myself as a child.   
Fennebee also included this short note, expressing a desire to exchange some postal art - Well, the answer to that request is a big smiling "Yes" from me! Sending something out to you today.

I thought I might add her address from the backside of the envelope - in case anybody else might want to swap some mail art with her. Thanks Fennabee, great little package of delight. See you soon in the mail.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Heebee Post #1056 - William L. Philyaw - Shawnee, Kansas - USA

William's sensational 'playfully cruel' Halloween seasonal greeting really gets that 'spooky cool' frame of mind activated.  All Hallows Eve - A Go Go!  This sultry, cold blue-skinned, blood sipping trollop - fresh from the Wicked Beauty Salon for Witches (lovely nails!) - looks like she's on top of her game, in full vamping regalia for her favorite evening!  Thank you very much William - a superb development  and a motivator for my Halloween muse to make herself known to my mind.  In other words, I'll be sending something of the same "October Country" feel back to you in the very near future. See ya in the mail William! Addressee. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Heebee Post #1055 - Jennie Hinchcliff (Red Letter Day) - San Francisco, California - USA

 Mr. Zip (or Zippy, if you prefer), is sure taking his postal task to heart in this remarkable postcard that Jennie created as a commemorative for the momentous occasion of the Grand Opening of the William H. Gross Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington DC.  This fantastic Philatelic collection is the world's largest on display and was opened to the public on Sept. 22, 2013 - and yes, Jennie was there to soak in the glory!
The National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian Institution museum, is located in the old Post Office building next to Union Station in Washington, D.C. The Museum was created by an agreement between the Smithsonian and the United States Postal Service in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993 - with the W.H.Gross Gallery completing the museum in 2013.  I borrowed the above pic from the Gallery site.
As Jennie notes on the back of the card, this also marks her first visit to the National Postal Museum.  Well, it sure is easy to detect her enthusiasm for the great event -  her excitement for it is rather infectious!  And it is with more than a little envy that I too report this colossal Philatelic featured happening.
The crowning achievement for this remarkable card is the splendid official cancellation stamping and I am quite delighted that Jennie took the time to send one of these to Heebee Jeebeeland. Thank you, dear girl, and see you in the mail! By the way, I just did send you something for the Ex Postal Facto Mail/Art/Books exhibition next Feb in SF.  And I am glad to say that I will be there as well!   Red Letter Day.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Heebee Post #1054 - Eric Bruth - Montrouge - France

"Live long and prosper".  Eric sends in this little conundrum from the familiar outer space duo. In this case, it is Kirk that works an odd logistical rationale on his old pal Spock when it is usually the other way around. Boy, do those fellows look young - these images coming from probably around 1966.
 Eric explains that this is actually an invitation to join in his mail call "We are not alone".  This is my kind of mail call and I will be happily joining in the fun.
 This busy crowd of creatures is nearly reminiscent of Noah's Ark - except there is only one each of each species. 
 The backside of the envelope is nearly featureless - except for this gorgeous Tree Frog resting languidly atop a lovely pond flower. A beautiful artistamp!  Thank you Eric and I shall be sending you something for your call in the very near future. Find Eric's Mail art here: My Mail Arty World.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Heebee Post #1053 - Bruno Chiarlone - Cairo-Montenotte - Italy

 Bruno returns to the land of the Heebee Jeebee with this remarkable  "Nebulous Passport" postcard. Upon closer inspection,  I discovered that the card was actually an altered 1942 U.S. War Correspondent identification card. The thoughtful appearing character in the center is part of the alteration as well as this odd Artistamp item:
It seems to be a plump pie with a police light protruding through the delicate Dada-crust of it's center.  "Action Poetry". I love stuff like this!
Bruno invariably has a marvelously capricious sense of fun with his artful correspondence. He will also be Master of Ceremonies for the Cavellini 2014 centenial celebration.  Can't wait for more details on that! Thanks very much Bruno - great card! More Cavellini information.