From: Bonniediva (Gurnee, IL)
One of my favorite mail pals, Bonniediva (Gurnee, IL) has sent a few mail art pieces between February and July. I decided to feature this mail here.
Bonniediva Mail Art (February 8, 2020)
Bonnie gave me a "Loved" collage she made with vintage images. Also received some add and pass materials.
Bonniediva Mail Art (May 19, 2020)
A couple of add and passes came my way via Gurnee, IL. Bonniediva also sent me another collage made with vintage scrapes. I am happy to report that two zines arrived - BON-ZINE No. 10 (the timely Quaren-zine issue) and a cute CATS ZINE.
From: Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)
We can always count on getting Add & Pass sheets from mail artist Ed Giecek. Most times Ed includes at least one or two sheets that he's created. Who can miss the all-too-familiar "Frum the desk of ed!" at top, or a large stamped image (Ed's own hand carved stamp) that adorns the page.
Ed's recent mailing to me (received in late January) includes three Add and Pass sheets, along with a sticker from The Sticker Dude.
The front of the sticker features a Taylor guitar headstock. Color photos of the two mail artists are layered over top. The sticker reads, "Taylor Brothers, Mailer Brothers."
The backside has a nice write up about The Sticker Dude's relationship with Ed Giecek. How wonderful that these two have so much in common, and have a friendship that's endured. Take a moment and read it.
Thanks for the mail, Ed!
Some mail artists cringe at the mention of Add & Pass sheets. Others are delighted to receive them, and at times may even volunteer to take some from mail artists who are burdened with piles of them .
A&Ps are okay by me - they're fun, but my turnaround time is pretty bad. I tend to let them stack up. Months may go by until I get around to adding to and passing them on.
I also enjoy creating my own a&p sheets, collab. books and faux money to circulate throughout the network. I haven't kept track, so not sure of the number of pieces that are floating around out there.
To follow are photos of a few that have made their way back home.
From: Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)
Large envelope from Ed Giecek received March 26, 2019.
Lots of stuff inside the envelope:
Thanks so much for the mail, Ed!
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!”
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.
From: Toni Hanner (Eugene OR)
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.
From: Bill Porter (Olathe CO)
Mail from January 28, 2019:
Mr. Bill Porter of The Olathe Poste is a wonderful correspondent. He always takes the time to write a friendly letter. We like to share about our mutual hobby - philately!
Bill sent an original add & pass, complete with original watercolor work. He said of my middle initial, “the B stands for Beautiful !” Haha...quite the charmer!
Thanks for the mail!
More Add & Passes
Four more original Add & Passes (from the Lyons' Den studio) are making the rounds. Made in January, I used ephemera from my personal collection.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.