From: Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)
We can always count on getting Add & Pass sheets from mail artist Ed Giecek. Most times Ed includes at least one or two sheets that he's created. Who can miss the all-too-familiar "Frum the desk of ed!" at top, or a large stamped image (Ed's own hand carved stamp) that adorns the page.
Ed's recent mailing to me (received in late January) includes three Add and Pass sheets, along with a sticker from The Sticker Dude.
The front of the sticker features a Taylor guitar headstock. Color photos of the two mail artists are layered over top. The sticker reads, "Taylor Brothers, Mailer Brothers."
The backside has a nice write up about The Sticker Dude's relationship with Ed Giecek. How wonderful that these two have so much in common, and have a friendship that's endured. Take a moment and read it.
Thanks for the mail, Ed!
A recent postcard from Jack Lattemann, a.k.a. Cascadia Artpost. A political piece on current happenings!
The artistamp, "American Values, Global Warfare" ties in nicely with the artist's sentiments.
Always great to receive mail from Cascadia Artpost! Thanks so much!
On September 22, 2019, I wrote a BLOG POST about Cascadia Coffee Clutch...
Yesterday I received the newest issue (January 2020, Vol. 2, No. 1) from Jack at Cascadia Artpost.
From: Cascadia Artpost (Olympia, WA)
Here’s more mail from Jack at Cascadia Artpost (Olympia, WA):
A postcard from March, “Library Card No. 1,” featuring some of the best known mail art books (I own four of the books shown).
Another postcard from October pays homage to EX POSTO FACTO’S “Fluxus Bucks,” which turned 25 in 2019.
Great mail from Cascadia Artpost! Thanks, Jack!
Mail Art from September 16, 2019:
While out for a morning coffee or at your favorite haunt, chances are you've come across a free single sheet, double-sided publication known as Coffee News. You know the one - it's on tan paper, and it features a cute and goofy image at top.
I pick it up every chance I can, and I look forward to reading the fun little tidbits. If I'm with my family, I like to see how well they do at answering the trivia questions.
So when I received the latest mail art from Jack at Cascadia Artpost, I was quite amused. You see, Jack has published CASCADIA COFFEE CLUTCH, Olympia Edition - a parody of the ubiquitous restaurant publication.
A few differences in the layout set Jack's spoofy paper apart from the real publication. Cascadia Coffee Clutch is 8 1/2" x 11" in size, which is smaller than the real paper. It also sports a white border, which is not typical of Coffee News. Beyond that, it looks pretty darn close:
Great mail art from Jack at Cascadia Artpost!
Thanks so much!
From: Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)
Large envelope from Ed Giecek received March 26, 2019.
Lots of stuff inside the envelope:
Thanks so much for the mail, Ed!
Lovely ALPHABET CARD - the letter "J" for Jayne, and a penguin (cuz I like penguins). A lovely surprise from Pam McVay (Washington State), and friend on IUOMA-ning.
Love it, Pam! Thank you!
From: Amy Candiotti (Seattle, WA)
Mail from November 2018:
Amy Candiotti is a fellow member of the Decos group at IUOMA-ning. I received mail from her in late 2018 which included the "What Makes You Happy Deco" (started by Bonniediva).
Upon completing my page, the Deco was forwarded to another member of the group. The map envelope is handmade from an atlas page. I love the vintage image of the beret-wearing gal!
Many thanks to Amy!
Read my post on Decos here.
From August 2018:
First piece from Jack - Cascadia ArtPost, Olympia WA, a post card "Annals of Commodity Civilization."
He certainly drives (pun intended) the point home about consumerism in America! Love the artistamp, vintage ads, and the bit about 'Ford versus Chevrolet.'
Thank you, Cascadia ArtPost!
To: Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)
Here is an outgoing piece of mail to Ed Giecek. The sixth m-a item I ever mailed, it was sent in March of this year.
As you can see, I put a great deal of effort into the envelope art. Not sure what was inside.
"MAIL ART...MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!"
Jayne Barket Lyons, Mail Artist and Collector of Stuff.