Here's another great postcard from fellow IUOMA-ning member, Jimmy Connors (Germany). Using the 'Ray Johnson Double' image as the base, Jimmy has made a simple and humorous photomontage. The speech bubble reads, "I don't know this Ray Jones guy..."
You may recall that I had used the same image of Johnson when I participated in Mick Boyle's online mail art show, 'Ray Johnson Double Add and Return.'
Thanks much for the great mail art, Jimmy!
A recent postcard from Jack Lattemann, a.k.a. Cascadia Artpost. A political piece on current happenings!
The artistamp, "American Values, Global Warfare" ties in nicely with the artist's sentiments.
Always great to receive mail from Cascadia Artpost! Thanks so much!
From: Cheryl Penn (South Africa)
So very excited and pleased to receive mail from Cheryl Penn, a phenomenal conceptual artist from South Africa.
I've been acquainted with Cheryl for a short time, yet I have come to know of her tremendous output of art. You see, mutual mail art friends have shared Cheryl's asemic writing, visual poetry, artists books and much more.
Cheryl's story, Leonardo and The Vetruvian Man (e not i), is paired with a
piece of cut up Painting # 116.
The Lyons' Den recently received mail art from Tammy Riggins (TN), a new correspondent and fellow IUOMA member.
A handmade envelope, made from a map, greeted me at the post office. Tammy enclosed an interesting original painting in pastel colors (above). I also got some goodies to enjoy. I especially like the matchbook note pad.
Thanks for the great mail, Tammy!
January 14 incoming mail included a postcard from Mr. Richard C. (Illinois).
The postcard was made from a portion of a Lindt Chocolate packaging. Love the FLUXUS comic!
Many thanks to Richard C!
From: Joey Patrickt (Oakland, CA)
First piece of mail art from Joey Patrickt in the New Year. Thanks for the postcard!
Eléna Amette is an IUOMA-Ning friend. Got some mail from her this week.
Eléna made a lovely tag card with the sentiment, "Petits Bonheurs Tout Simplement," which means 'little pleasures.' For the Lyons' Den she sent a couple of lion mandalas (shown twice in the pic above).
Many thanks to Eléna!
The Lyons' Den received mail from Nancy Armstrong (Shreveport LA) on the 13th of January. I had friended Nancy on Facebook last Summer (at Picasso Gaglione's urging), and I've come to admire her artwork.
In my opinion, Nancy's collage work is second to none. It is quite lovely the way she combines vintage portraits with things of nature. I received a copy of a collage featuring a young lady and a bird. It is entitled, "Connections." I think it's a playful piece - the young lady holds an egg in her arms, while wearing a birds nest atop her head. The bird appears to be dazed and confused.
Nancy threw in some neat things for good measure - old children's playing cards, and a UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY shipping tag. I especially like the railroad tag, and I've added it to the train pages of my art scrapbook (see below).
Nancy sent mail art to me in 2018. I plan to share those pieces at a later date.
Thanks for the great mail, Nancy.
In the last quarter of 2019 I submitted a postcard for another mail art call - 'Train No. 1.' The Museum of the Railroad History at Alexandrov, Russia (via Eduard Egorov) extended the invitation for participation in the project. This mail art project is "dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the first passenger-train arrival on the 1st of January 1870." Close to 100 participants responded to the call. Entries for this exhibition can be found on the project's blog.
I enjoyed working on my postcard, which was mailed on October 15. My entry is exhibited on the project's blog HERE.
In October 2019 I submitted a postcard to Mick Boyle for his online mail art show, 'Ray Johnson Double Add and Return.'
This is the original download for the 'Ray Johnson Double Add and Return.' I used the top portion of the download to make my postcard.
My postcard is exhibited on Mick Boyle's website HERE.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.