Kristen Hermanny is another artist I enjoy. I may have mentioned this in an earlier post....Kristen and I were first acquainted on Instagram. I admired her envelope art / decorated covers on that platform, and I became curious about who she sent them too. Kristen is the person who introduced me to IUOMA, and I am so glad she did!
Mail came from a new correspondent today - Fonda Portales (Idaho).
I glanced at Fonda’s (like Jane) profile page, and it appears that she is new to this IUOMA platform and to mail art. I discovered that she is a collector and curator, so I guess you can say we are kindred souls.
Today I received mail from Sabela Baña (Spain).
I always appreciate Sabela’s art. The envelope contained a whimsical postcard featuring a kitty cat playing with a Christmas ornament. A Christmas tree is in the background. (We no longer have cats in our home, but I certainly remember how they were drawn to the Christmas trees and ornaments. Houseplants were always a target, too! Haha!)
On September 22, 2019, I wrote a BLOG POST about Cascadia Coffee Clutch...
Yesterday I received the newest issue (January 2020, Vol. 2, No. 1) from Jack at Cascadia Artpost.
Katerina Nikoltsou sent me the second piece of m-a this year...
It is a lovely Christmas postcard, complete with her Keith Bates reindeer!
Thanks so much, Katerina! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.
Welcoming in 2020 with the very first piece of mail-art is Mr. Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, NC).
Jon Foster is one of my FAVES when it comes to m-a correspondents. He is a talented artist, a giver of ‘great shit,’ and an all around good guy! Jon has a great sense of humor, which is evident by the’ random pieces of paper’ he creates. He uses his own likeness in a number of the pieces he circulates, so it appears he does not take himself so seriously. I like that!
In the photo above we see a ‘THANK YOU For Nothing!’ card featuring Jon’s head, along with a printed note (Yeah, I’m a mail-art super buddy!). His note made me laugh, and I will say it is a terrific way to kick off 2020.
More mail from Ilya Semenenko-Basin...
The enclosed postcard was adorned with Ilya's signature postage stamp art. Beautiful!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.