Back in February (geez, where has the time gone!) I received my very first mail from Allison Leonard (Hutchins, TX).
It is a postcard featuring a glossy photo of a St. Francis garden statue.
Received April 25, 2019...
Here's a one of a kind piece of mail art. It comes from Devin Juarez, Rio Grande City, TX.
I was not familiar with the sender's name, but I assumed it was another IUOMA-ning member. A quick search of the site told me I was wrong. A Facebook and Google search followed, but I didn't get any closer to solving the mystery. I found a handful of people with the name Devin Juarez - people of different genders. I recently sent mail to my Devin Juarez, so I hope further communication will enlighten me.
Mail Art from August 2018:
A "Free Style Deco" from Florine Stettheim.
My contribution to the Deco:
Read my post on Decos here.
Thank you Josh Ronsen for the handmade Add & Pass Cut & Paste Zine. Josh is a longtime Networker (since 1995), and APCP Zines are one of a number of his ongoing Mail Art projects.
According to Josh's website, when he receives Add & Pass pages , he cuts them up to become pages in his small booklet / zine (approximately 4 7/16 x 2 7/8).
I received Vol. 4, No. 12 which features contributions from me and the following Mail Artists: "Eberhard Janke, Borderline Grafix, Colin Scholl, Jon Foster, Don Horta, CZ Lovecraft, Subreal Alchemy Aponte, Mars Tokyo, Connie Jean, William Whorral, Elizabeth LeGrand, Buzz Blurr, Mike Dickau, Brooke Cooks, Ed Glecek, Katerina Nikoltsou, Eduardo Cardeso, and others. "
IMHO, these little zines are an awesome idea!
An Add & Pass page was included in the envelope, but I failed to take a photo before I passed it on to someone else.
When you get the chance, you should hop over to Josh's website. In addition to being a talented Mail Artist, he is a musician and writer. Lots to read and discover.
Thanks much for the great mail, Josh!
Back in May and June I received some mail from Ian C. Dengler. I initially became familiar with Ian's ARTISTAMPS on IUOMA. As a longtime philatelist I was quite interested in learning more about these small pieces of art.
At the end of April, I mailed some art to Ian, along with a note filled with a number of questions regarding artistamps. Ian sent a reply - a typed letter with a lot of great advice and insight.
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.