Mail from Mark Rossmiller has been blowing up my mail box this month. I have received nine envelopes from him. I'll blog about those items at a later time, but I've got to share the awesome mail that came my way today!
I had a "parcel pickup" notice in my post office box. I went up to the service counter, and the postal worker came back and said (in a not so amused voice), "It's a skateboard." Imagine my surprise and delight!
A couple of add & passes arrived in late January. They came from the fabulous Mim Golub Scalin.
I'll add a few of my own artistic touches, and send them on their way.
Thanks a bunch, Mim!
From: Joey Patrickt (Oakland, CA)
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, January 21, 2019)
Mail from July & September 2018:
Some add & passes from Mr. Joey Patrickt in 2018! Gotta love the “Robot Mail Art Cow!”
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, June 14, 2019)
I received a surprise in my post office box on June 13, 2019. Oh, wow...a chocolate covered pretzel! Two of my favorite things, pretzels and chocolate!!
But no, it wasn't a chocolate pretzel! It turned out to be a gag gift - fake doggy poop! Sent to me by Grigori (Antonin, I assume) from Minneapolis!
From: Richard C. (Carbondale IL)
Received this post card from Richard C. on February 11, 2019:
Richard starts off by saying, "When one artist imitates another it only proves the world is in need of one less artist." I'm figuring this is in response to the post card I mailed him weeks before (see below).
From: Migvel Tepes (Portugal)
Received April 17, 2019: Art By Mail came from Migvel Tepes, Portugal.
This is the first mailing from Migvel Tepes. Migvel has included original art pieces, including an Artist Trading Card and a bag of handmade paper fish.
Meetup at Stampland (Knoxville TN)
June 17, 2019:
My family and I set off earlier this week for a road trip to Florida. The main purpose was to deliver an old van to a daughter who lives in the Winter Park area, and to visit with her for a few days. (We head back to Minnesota via air travel.)
As plans were being made, I got thinking about the possibility of stopping off in Knoxville. We’d been curious about that area of Tennessee as a possible future retirement destination (Asheville NC is another contender). I also knew that Picasso Gaglione and Darling Darlene Domel lived there. So I contacted Picasso a week before the trip, and was thrilled that they were open to meeting with us.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.