From: Judy S. (Manchester, MO)
The Lyons' Den continues to get FAB mail art from around the universe. Here's the latest from Judy S. (and her doggie, Joey), who hails from Missiouri.
Thanks for the lovely mail, Judy!
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: Amy Irwen (Rosemount MN)
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!
I'm continuing to go through the incoming Summer '18 mail art here in the Lyons' Den.
July brought a tiny envelope with two grand artist trading cards from Geneva-based German artist Uta Richter. Both ATC's feature subjects with sad, expressive eyes. It appears that there is pain behind those eyes, but what is the cause of the pain? Here's my thoughts...
The girl with the egg has what looks like a red heart-shaped mark under her left eye. Perhaps her heart is fragile - as fragile as the egg. The other female may be disillusioned by the world around her. Her state in life does not allow her to be as free as her fine feathered friend.
Very awesome artwork! I love them!
If you'd like to learn more about this talented painter, you can visit Uta's website: uta-richter.net.
Thank You Uta!
From: Barbargirl (Key West, FL)
Barbargirl (Key West, FL) sent two pieces of mail this past summer.
Barbargirl's mail from June is chock full of stuff - including a colorful, tri-fold card. A pocket (with lots of goodies enclosed) is attached to the inside. I especially like the 'First National Bank of Gotham' one dollar bill!
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 24, 2018)
Judy and Joey sent me mail art from St. Louis. Of course anytime I think of St. Louis, I want to start singing:
"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis, Meet me at the fair, Don't tell me the lights are shining Any place but there, We will dance the Hoochee Koochee, I will be your tootsie wootsie, If you will meet in St. Louis, Louis, Meet me at the fair."
Love that move and Judy Garland.
Now, back to this Judy -
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.