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.
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!
In November 2018 I received an envelope from Grigori Antonin, a fellow Minnesotan. As I was not familiar with him, I did a quick search on IUOMA-ning. I discovered that Grigori is not a current member there, however I found a number of posts referencing him and his work. Looks like he is a longtime Networker.
I received the following:
From: The Haddock (Eugene, OR)
Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, April 9,, 2018)
This envelope of goodies came from Billy Haddock. Just received it on April 5. I corresponded with him for the first time after Ed Geicek passed along Eerie Billy's card / address to me.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.