From: Mike Parsons (Ames, IA)
This second piece of Mail Art from Mike Parsons was received in May. Mike's art is whimsical, and it makes me smile!
Outgoing to Richard C. (IUOMA), Carbondale IL.
My second outgoing piece of m-a went to Richard Canard. Back in March, I was a newbie, and I didn't have any idea of his reputation and history in mail art. Richard Canard is a longtime member of, what-is-know-as, the 'Eternal Network,' and an original member of the New York Correspondence School.
When I first began with m-a, I was ALL ABOUT the envelope art. Truthfully - I thought THAT was the extent of it. Little did I know!
From: Barbargirl (Key West, FL)
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 11, 2018)
Vintage goodness arrived in my mailbox yesterday! This scrumptious piece is from Barbargirl!
Thanks so much! I love it! Enjoy your paradise home! No more snow shoveling for you, my friend!
(Originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 5, 2018)
I received Kristen Hermanny's mail on March 3. So much to love:
1) the lumberjack stamp - Kristen pays homage to her dad's family from the Upper Peninsula, who were loggers. Living in Minnesota, I am reminded of the folklore of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. They are said to have created the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota by their footprints, incuding Lake Bemidji, which indeed has the shape of a giant footprint resembling it when viewed from high above.
2) the Minneapolis Riverfront stamp - a great reference to Minnesota.
3) the olympic postage stamps - cool because of the recent Winter Olympics.
Kristen wrote a lovely note on "bone-shaped" paper. (Woof!) A very nice pen friend, indeed! So glad we got acquainted on Instagram, and she introduced me to IUOMA.
Hopefully I will be as prolific as you, Kristen! Thanks so much!
From: Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)
(The following was originally posted on my blog at IUOMA, March 4, 2018)
Bus, Bob Dylan, and a Bunch of Goodies! Yep...so surprised to see this mail art from Ed Giecek! Thanks, Ed! Love it!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.