Monday, November 30, 2009

boo cartledge

Another fabric collage from Boo's book deconstruction project. It amazes me how it came through the post with very little, if any, damage. Lovely, vibrant colors!

dr. brignone

A Christmas card from Italy. I can practically taste the rich flavors of the stew on the card. I have a weakness for pictures of food. ;p

Friday, November 27, 2009

david berube

David's October creation is a some kind of blood-sucking Halloween bug. It looks like it's doing its best to be horrid and chilling, but I doubt I'm the only one that thinks it's utterly adorable. (am I?)

katerina nikoltsou

A welcome response to my "gift/giving" mailart call, these etegami are painted on the washi-like paper towels that Katerina says she found at a hotel in Athens. The paper is white, but she glued it onto a bright green background to produce the soft green of the top card. The paper of the bottom card is folded around the back like a package would be folded-- a clever extension of the gift-theme.

boo cartledge

From Boo's book deconstruction series (see link to It's Only a Book). Fabric background glued to a cereal box cut-out and decorated with a row of fish-shaped dangly things. Makes me smile.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

katerina nikoltsou

From top to bottom: "Fruit of the Season," "From the Tree as Winter Comes," and "In the Beginning of Winter." Katerina says she found some interesting paper at a deluxe hotel in Athens that has many of the qualities of Japanese washi, and has been having a great time playing with it. These are all wonderful pieces, Katerina. Very much like traditional etegami, but unique in texture.

Friday, November 20, 2009

anu chathampally

A bumpy, raised orange spiral printed onto a smooth background of deep, rich colors. The scan doesn't do the colors justice.

piotr szreniawski

The very first response to my "gift/giving" mail art call! Simple and sweet. Thank you Piotr!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Wasn't sure how to display this delightful mini-book from Jennlui, and ended up spreading it out. It's actually one sheet of paper with the illustrated part all on one side (the other side is blank), and cleverly folded with the aid of a slit in the middle crease. The title page is the one that says "I heart MailArt." The items at the bottom were stuffed in the tiny manila envelope marked "Top Secret." This was my first exposure to a mailart mini book, and now I'm inspired to make one of my own!

Monday, November 16, 2009

patrizia (tictac)

(top) Adorable snail stamps that recall childhood play with paper dolls. (middle two) Front and back of ATC titled "All Together in Peace"

art tower

Art Tower's work is always colorful, from what I've seen so far. I love it.

ti ar raden

Precisely drawn tea pot and some of the curliest handwritten script I've ever seen. Thanks!


Wacky as always. :D

katerina nikoltsou

Nice images showing the shift from autumn to winter.


Test sketch from a recent trip to France. Thanks, Dewi!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

vvinni gagnepain

Awesomely Peculiar mailart from my nephew, the budding film director, whose name will someday be a household word.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

katerina nikoltsou

Katerina made her own name seal by following the directions on my etegami blog. ; )

wilma duguay

"The Sea is My Mother." I've said it many times, but I sure do love the color blue...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

carroll woods

A softblock relief of a poppy. Lovely!

wilma duguay

Wilma personalized this picture postcard with the addition of her own words. Another colorful contribution to the Autumn-themed etegami call.


A response to the Autumn-themed mailart call. Very sleek in black & white.