Well known "Voyageur Postal", Herman sends in this eerie beauty to confound the mind's taste buds. Adorned in fashionable knits, this model unrelentingly engages the viewer's eyes and pulls you into her peculiar, gift wrapped world of sensuality. Herman has a pretty good idea about what "Fluxus Affair" is all about and enjoys displaying odd varieties of that mysterious, romantic realm and he does it well.
This large postcard (7" x 9"), turned out to be an envelope that contained a small collection of some of Herman's unusual workings.
Talk about being on "The horns of a dilemma". This quarrelling couple are fraught with argument and more like impaled with problems.
Another "Fragment", also dated 1986.
Monday, May 26, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
The close up of this fine artistamp didn't come out as nicely as I would have preferred (someday a new scanner). Anyway, it is of a special Test Tower/XPF stamping and a commemorative XPF stamp. That sure was a fun day!
A little closer examination to show off her beautiful philtelic prowess. Great configuration.
Another joyously busy commemorative for the XPF festival in San Francisco.
I had to react immediately to the enthusiastic instructions found on the back of this hefty envelope
Sunday, May 18, 2014
These fine "Bug Post Revenue" stamps are fantastic. This particular postage celebrates "Hemp". Marijuana, within the state of Washington, is no big deal anymore. But, as the residents of this fine state await for the formerly forbidden plant to be sold in the stores - there is a big problem of how much to charge everybody. Too much and folks will just keep buying it privately; where it is much cheaper. Not enough and no state revenue will be made. It is supposed to be in public stores by July of this year.........we'll see......
The front side of the twice 'returned to sender' envelope. The envelope is actually made from a Weatherspoon Gallery card regarding artist: Willem de Kooning - redecorated with the Kid's whimsical seriousness.
CrackerJack Kid Music. CrackerJack Kid Mail Art.at IUOMA.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
This handsome family relaxes during the popular "Breakfast Floor Show" in the versatile Heebee Jeebeeland Lounge. The singers create a merry atmosphere and a splendid time is had by all. This is Eric's debut visit to the fourth dimension and it is a stunning affair (A4 size). There is certainly an art to juxtapositioning and it has been carried out handily here. The fact that it is quite large, really adds to it's magnificence. Super job Mr. Babaud - I'm nuts about it! The table cloth is actually an orange piece of tape, folded perfectly, as if by the waitress. Nice touch. In fact, this is a killer piece of mail art!Babaud Art. Nice to meet you Eric and thanks and see ya in the mail.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Five Fins make a Foon: #1
As intriguing as the people carrying denizen of the subway is, this post card is actually regarding the advertisements seen hanging from the Subway ceiling. I'll just let Roy's words describe the vainglorious, yet somehow fun, lifestyle acquired from wearing this dangerous product. Click on reverse side to read.
Five Finns make a Foon: #2
The rider declared that the back seat was bigger than his bedroom and they all dined on Bacon and sausage.
Five Fins make Foon: #3
"Over two million DeSotos were made from 1928 until 1966. They were prone to rust". I think all three of these cars have some kind of foothold in Roy's memory. They all three have that RCBz majesty of visual juggernauts that compel the viewer just a bit away from his comfort zone. Anyway, I hope they are good ones old friend. See ya in the mail. RCBz's Review.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
I am really starting to grok what Stan is doing in these precision crafted mixes of colorful Southern Californian mystic mayhem. Here, on the reverse side, Stan is back to using his usual penchant for the number 8 (also the sign for eternity or moreover, eternal love).
I cannot help but, to wonder - Isn't this a sort of prophetic, dream-like scenario for Ukraine's unsettling future. This is really Askew gold - rich in innuendo. And if it is regarding Ukraine, who is this fellow supposed to be? Hmmmm.....
He and I had swapped postal goodies for quite a few years now and we shared a rather mutual admiration. Shaking his hand, it seemed as if we were long lost friends meeting again after a long separation
. Click on this image for an another vintage linen card - this time the magnificent buildings that comprised a 1940's San Diego. This is a Tichnor Art Co. postcard.
Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist adorns this lovely artistamp.
"Stephanie Knows Who" (make sure it's loud). To see more of Mr. Askew's work: Photo Askew. See ya in the you know what!
Friday, May 2, 2014
This handsome piece of artful correspondence was snuggled nicely into a clear plastic envelope and was a pleasure to extract it from the magic box that hangs near my front door.
I didn't find her to talk to again (ugh!). But, I did send her a postcard shortly after I returned home from the XPF Expo down south. And then, her mail art package came and I now own one! This gorgeous little fired and glazed envelope is now my mail art talisman. It will be going around my neck soon, after a visit to the craft store for a proper neck hanging string or chain. This really made my day!
Included in this package was a superbly written note. I don't post personal correspondence although I will tell you that I was rather amused to find her thoughts were quite similar to my own!
She also expressed that she was trying to slow down the seemingly, festively fast paced San Francisco event, because it seemed to be racing by and I couldn't concur more, that it just went too darn fast! Ah well, we sure had fun!
The memories of people in their old age are the deeds of folks in their prime. XPF will definitely be something I will always remember - Yes, it was that great! Thank you very much Neosho - I'm sure looking forward to future nutty art dealings between us in the post. You were a darling to meet and I shall see you in the mail!