Mail Art arrived July 9 from Florida - Norma Soulet (Port Saint Lucie) is the sender.
Norma created a lovely mixed media piece. On a 'Gelli print' postcard, she affixed a die-cut vintage portrait of a young girl. This die-cut (Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Paper Dolls) was one of the goodies I had recently sent to Norma. The sentiment on the card reads "Welcome each day as a fresh new beginning."
Norma also gifted me with some vintage-inspired ephemera.
I always appreciate mail art from Norma Soulet! Thanks much!
Minneapolis Gnome recently sent me an envelope full of nine issues of his publication, "Another Crappy Mini Zine." This is the first ever mail from Gnome, and I will say that he has certainly WOWED me!
Eight issues of "Another Crappy Mini Zine" are eight pages long, and printed on one piece of printer paper. One issue (#2, 2014) is 16 pages in length.
(to make your own eight page zine, see diagram at right)
The issues I received are printed on either pink or white paper. Six are from 2014, and the other three are dated 2015, 2016 and 2019.
Series of Mixed Media Tags
In November I made 15 mixed media tags to send to fellow mail artists. It took a few weeks to complete the series, and I mailed out the first batch on November 26. The remaining tags were dropped in the mail box this afternoon.
To achieve the look of these cards, I did the following:
The tags were mail to the following mail artists:
August 19, 2019: Great mail art day, with the arrival of Steph Dodson's beautifully decorated envelope (chockful of awesome stuff)...
This is the first mail I received from Steph Dodson, who has been involved with mail art since 2011. I believe my first encounter with Steph is via the IUOMA-ning group, "A TOUCH OF VINTAGE."
From: Amy Irwen (Rosemount, MN)
Mail from August 2018:
This collage piece by Amy Irwen truly showcases her talent as a mixed media artist.
On the backside (not shown here), Amy states that the piece is a ‘“P.C. Collage w/ 3D Elements: Paper - Fiber - Machine Sewn - Typewriter Board Keys - Chipboard.”
I’m sure Amy won’t mind me sharing that we are mail art friends AND ‘real life’ pals. We live within ten miles of each other, and it has been a blast to get together! She is the cream of the crop!
Love this piece! Thanks, Amy!!
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.