Thursday, March 16, 2023

Mail Art, Zines and More

Here is some of the latest mail art that has arrived in San Francisco including a Mardi Gras cat along with some of the zines I receive in the mail.   You can get a detailed look at The Runner Postcard  at the link.   As well as Circulaire 132  at this link.  Barbara Stasiowski also proves you can make a palette postcard and even sent that in the mail.  The mail art shown here includes:
  1. Jon Foster – North Carolina 
  2. Carolyn Oord (aka Kerosene) – Canada
  3. Andrea Grimes – California 
  4. Pier Roberto Bassi – Italy
  5. Barbara Stasiowski – California 
  6. Kathy Barnett – Missouri
  7. R.F. Côté — Canada
  8. William Mellott – Taiwan 
  9. Bonniediva – Illinois 

Saturday, March 11, 2023

The California Postal Service?

Start with a stack of old, unused California postcards and then make some artist stamps to add along with the official postage.   And if President Biden doesn’t fire Louis DeJoy soon, we might actually need our own California Postal Service.  If that happens, Huell Howser is going on a stamp!   

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Lichen Lines

 A color palette inspired by the lichen covered trees in Golden Gate Park.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Eggs in the Mail

 Egg-themed mail art on the way to Hungary for a mail art call.  

Monday, January 30, 2023

Winter Mail Bag

Sorting through recent mail art that has arrived in San Francisco including New Year’s mail — some sent from my own neighborhood to some form all the way to Lviv, Ukraine.   And it wouldn’t be winter without snow people — Kathy Barnett’s latest series of “polaroids” are just hilarious and wonderful.   The mail art shown here includes:
  1. Barbara Stasiowski – California 
  2. Wabi Sabi Sews – California 
  3. Jennie Hinchcliff – California
  4. Fleur Helsingor – California
  5. Johan Leschinkohl – Germnay 
  6. Valdor – Catalonia/Spain
  7. Mindaugas Žuromskas – Lithuania 
  8. William Mellott – Taiwan 
  9. Eberhard Janke - Germany
  10. Sally Wassink – California 
  11. e. coles – England 
  12. Peter Müller – Germany
  13. Jürgen Greissbach – Germany 
  14. Jennifer Utter – California 
  15. Tanushree V – California
  16. Lubomyr Tymkiv - Ukraine 
  17. Gregg Biggs – Museum of Unclaimed Ephemera – California
  18. Kathy Barnett – Missouri

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Year of the Rabbit - Happy New Year!

Each year the US Postal Service’s Lunar New Year Stamp inspires me to make some mail art. This time some hand carved rubber stamps for The Year of the Rabbit.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Picasso's Eyes

This one on the way to Germany for a mail art call with the theme Homage to Picasso. I thought it would be appropriate to remember Picasso’s lesser-known, Googly Eye Period.  It all happened after a wild night of drinking with Salvador Dali.