Sunday, July 28, 2013
I really enjoy Kiki's distinctive carved rubber stamp - easily identifying the piece as from her.
Kiki's Mail Art.
Corny movies, such as this one, is not my favorite form of entertainment by a long shot but, I have to say, I got a kick out of this one. In fact, I was cheering her on. I took this movie poster off the Web to show more of her ominous glory. Great kid!
Friday, July 26, 2013
Also, within the the same envelope, was this expertly made "Quindi Islands" stamp booklet
Quindi Islands might be difficult to locate on your World Atlas, since it is the creation of Patrizia's. The booklet includes three plate block sets of faux postage - the block on one side with the adjacent page showing the "First Day of Issue" cancellation.
The special "First Day of Issue" stamping - all three sets had this, as well as the plate block of the same stamp.
The back side of the little booklet's cover. I have a growing collection of Patrizia's perfectly constructed stamp booklets and these are a "Special Edition" that are quite welcome to accompany that handsome group.
PC (TIC TAC) and check her imaginative fun site (TIC TAC FUN).
Sunday, July 21, 2013
The Unwinding of the Post Office.
I agree heartily with Jack - and I will be creating something depicting that appreciation for the worthy call. The Postal workers and Mail Carriers in my little town are wonderful people that I enjoy chatting and smiling with as well as the usual business. Yes, here at least, the Post Office is beloved!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Another tell-tale clue in the same vein. As peculiar as his work can get, it always smacks of a jolly nature and that is a quality I always admire.
Exchanging postal art with the kid has been and still is, a rich, rewarding experience for the 4th Dimension and, I'm sure, for anybody else that has had the distinct pleasure of it.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I like perusing the Russian Mail Art blog sites. The art sent to each other within that country can be astounding. Here, Valery's rubber stamping of his likeness is a wonderful demonstration of the good nature his art invariably takes. "Down with language barriers"! I'm with you on that Val.
Russian postage stamps have held my admiration for my entire life. This particular, almost tiny, series is another good example of their gifted talents. These animals appear in a simple nobleness, in a spectrum of vibrant colors. Thanks Valery, love your Voodoo-ish spectacle. See you in the mail! Valery Shimanovsky Mail Art.
Monday, July 15, 2013
A closer look at the back of the cardinal-esque hat that tops the wonderfully garish robes used in the Art rite. I'm not certain about the Italian word "Pensatoio" but, I think it has something to do with a sort of consortium or group. "Dell Artista" = of Artists.
Even the soup in this info stamp somehow feels great. I think the theme is "Universally communicating with art" but, I get the feeling there is more to it.
This artistamp is a beauty. Wow, what a handsome cameo, although it's that 'Disco' look that is not all that popular any longer - or have I lost being able to put my finger on the pulse of culture? I love the "Questa e Arte" (this is art) spirit.
"Prayer for Artists -For rite devotional love towards ArtWe lift to you, Art,
The singing victory against the Mischief.
That is above entities,
listen to our request,
Support us to believe in you,
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
That Art is among us - Always
That art is alive - Always
That art is true - Always
That Art is love - Always
That Art Respected - Always
With this Magical and mystical rite,
We consecrate conductors and popularizers.
The Art be with you - Always.
The Art will save the world - Always.
Where it flows - There is movement.
Ubi Fluxus ibi motus" (Where Fluxus - There motion)
The reverse side's greatness lies in this magnificent poetry. I sure would have loved seeing the performance!
I couldn't find a online site for Antonio but, here is Giancarlo's web site. Thank you very much Antonio, fascinating stuff - and, you know, a little more greatness in our lives sure sounds good to me. See you and Giancarlo in the mail.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Paper and Postage.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Yep, that's Lotro performing some Fluxus hijinks in the name of Pokuland. This really is a goofy little stamp but, I just love the feel of it! Emerging, quite animatedly, from the corner closet, the out-of-focusness lends a nice ambiguity to the little composition. The white trousers and tee shirt is almost as if he is some kind of Dada Lab Tech. I can't help but to smile.
I left a little more of the chaos surrounding this artistamp in the picture - it seemed to enhance the showy dance number Lotro is involved in. I love these Pokuland stamps!
Saturday, July 6, 2013
I suppose, that if there was one particular U.S. postage stamp that represented the Test Tower spirit, it might have to be this one. Simple and bold, this 1967 "Voice of America" 5 cent stamp was enhanced even further by Marcia's hand drawn addition to the base of the tower. Thank you very much Marcia for the great card. Hope your vacation in the 4th Dimension is a happy one and see you in the mail.