March 2019 Mail Art from Jorge Martin...
This is my first piece of m-a from Jorge Martin, a fellow IUOMA member. Jorge's "DADA" collage is composed of elements like: paint, red duct tape, doodling (or perhaps asemic writing), and various scraps of ephemera (postage stamps, book & magazine clippings). A view of the backside tells us that Jorge used recycled paper for the substrate - a utility 'safety notice.'
If you're familiar with my art, you will know that I do a great deal of collage work. Jorge's DADA piece is quite similar to my style, imho.
Very nice mail from Virginia. Looking forward to more in the future.
Thanks a bunch, Jorge!
From February 2019: Mail art from the legendary Richard C.
I can't recall ever getting a serious piece of mail art from Mister Richard Canard, and that's fine with me! I enjoy his sense of humor.
For the "Dinah Shore / Dinosaur" poem, he cleverly situates a 2009 44 cent stamp (commemorating Ms. Shore's early television success) with a 2006 set of eight dinosaur stamps from the Republic of Kiribati (a sovereign state in Micronesia in the Pacific). From the looks of things, Dinah appears to be pleased -she's blowing a kiss in Richard's direction!
February 2019: An envelope filled with add & pass stuff came from Toni Hanner.
One add & pass came in the form of a large tag (8 1/2" x 4 1/8"). A Flux Bucks type currency, 'Funny Munny,' was also sent to me.
Mail from February 2019, from Y'r ol' Bud, Fike:
So stoked to receive mail from Ficus Strangulensis! Fike, a longtime networker, is an engaging and rather interesting guy.
Ten is my favorite number! I was born on the 10th of June. The letter J (for Jayne, of course) is the 10th letter of the alphabet!
I say all of this because this is the 10th piece of mail art I received for 2019. It is from the fabulous queen of trash, Diane Keys! I participated in the 2018 Barfa Spewart Tacky Gift Exchange. My “Rudolph the Redneck Reindeer” gift to John M. Bennett didn’t make the final three, but in this ‘everybody gets a trophy’ age, I still feel like a winner. Diane gave me my very own Barfa Spewart Christmas ornament! The envelope included a THANKS FOR BARFING 2018 card too!
Amy Irwen, IUOMA (Rosemount MN) always sends awesome mail!
As a mixed media artist, Amy is one to reuse / repurpose materials. Both the addressed envelope (inside not shown) and the rubber stamped decorative envelope were made from security envelopes. It looks like the ATC was made from part of a tissue box and bits of scrappy paper.
Thanks for the mail, Amy! Love it!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.