Monday, December 7, 2015

The Tiny Windows (with window screens and items)

Apologies for doing this so late after receiving it. This is a solid, sturdy, seasonal piece of art.

With secret surprise items within display windows. A fantastic piece of mail art that reminds me of spring, collecting by the seashore and lucky outcomes. So hopeful and charming. I would like to see giant versions of this with backlight (I need backlight but the logistics and cost of it has eluded me personally).

Here's some gray sky backlight.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

seen and felt

I like the look and feel of this envelope:

And the back:

It's the coziest of little containers for the happiest of messages:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tiny Lloyd!

He's so tiny! He's in a clear box, sent by mail, slouched and stylish on an urban corner. He's so wonderful and he's mine, all mine.

I hope my mail lady, Margie, got to deliver this before she left our route. I don't know my new mailman personally yet, but hopefully he'll be able to deal with our creative mail-art output and input. Anyway, it's a fitting last delivery for Margie who always gave us candy and cards every holiday but wouldn't accept gifts from us because it's against the law for federal agents to do so. Or so she told me, with a sad face. I never figured out how to gift her since she as always "on duty" when I saw her. Anyway, she loved your art SO MUCH. She just beamed every time she talked about it. Thank you for gifting Margie.


Monday, May 11, 2015


I was going to title this post, "rhymes with coven" because I love that movie so much and I love the way they pronounce, "coven". And that's a total non-sequitor. The weirdest thing happened. You know how I saw the image on your camera when I was going through those author photos? Well, when I got home, the mail art was sticking up out of the mail box and I had a momentary shock of, "I know that thing...I've seen it before", and in that split second, I knew exactly what it was I was looking at. I love this. There are little fragments of words and faces, some familiar (that you want to forget) and some I've never seen before. Last week in the NYT, I read about an artist who took some of his portrait photos and put cut outs on top of them and this gave them a whole different feeling. This is much more interesting than his work and I don't have to log in to the NYT to see it! I love the sunset effect the colors make.

Monday, May 4, 2015


What's inside? What's inside? Did I win a contest?

Holes in envelope give clues:


Groovy memo pad from the past!

Can't wait to make my grocery/hardware-store shopping lists! But it's almost too precious for that. It's an artifact from when all things were groovy, even memo pads. Those were the days, my friend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Celestial Gaze

That's me waxing poetic with that title. I don't know much about either of those musicians. I did listen to some VU the day his death was announced and I felt like I should listen to more of this but I haven't. In a synesthesia-like way, when I hear those songs I think of a kind of drawing, like Giacometti's portraits, with hesitant, spidery lines, lots of them, some erased, some wider, some lighter, but all eventually adding up to a thing to be reckoned with.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Sturdy layers of hidden meaning...

Is it a map, a diagram, architecture, instructional brochure, historical setting, geographical place


And on the front:

Lemons! Which are growing in abundance in my back yard as well. I just read about an art project where you get a map and close your eyes and point your finger on a spot. Then you go to that spot and document it with drawings, photos, whatever. Your art is the result. This is like geographical spot-mapping art, but it came in the mail. And there's lemons, which I love. I will always embrace geography and lemons as subject matter.

I sent you one right away because it came together without a lot of thought or planning. Speedy.