Saturday, September 22, 2007

Artistamps chapbook; art and more from Silvio de Gracia/Hotel DaDA, Argentina

Thursday, September 20, 2007

This post and the following 8 are from friends at the Trail Association for Community Living.

Set of 9 Artist Trading Cards from Beth M, Canada

Postcard from Susan L, Canada

Drawing by Tim P, Canada

Drawing by Duane J, Canada

Artist Trading Cards by Fallon U, Canada

ATCs by Neil E, Canada

Artist Trading Cards by Rhonda A, Canada

Collage ATCs by Rebecca M, Canada

Drawings by David Coulthard, Canada

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Spice in Life ... Spice in Life
Deadline: April 30, 2008
Colour catalogue to all participants.
Possible exhibitions.
Send to the address of your choice or both:
Frantic Fan Mail
Dugort, Achill Island
County Mayo
Anticham (Kim Hye Mee)
Gangnamge Gaepo 2 Dong
#3 Apt. 317-410
Seoul 135-800/South Korea
For more info:

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ink drawing from Suzlee Ibrahim, Malaysia
Collage from Nazirah Mohd Ba'ai, Malaysia

Mixed media collage from M Safwan Ahmad, Malaysia

Drawing by Mohamed Tirani, Malaysia

Watercolour/mixed media from Hanny Qarera, Malaysia

Postcard from Danny Hidzwan, Malaysia

Postcard from Danny Hilman, Malaysia

Monoprint from Asliza Aris, Malaysia

Art & more from Angela & Peter Netmail, Germany

Photo from Pedro Costa, Brasil

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mail Art Auctions & other crazy things
I have always thought Mail Art was a fantastic medium of creative communication, free from any mercantilism scheme for acquisition, sale, selection ... I have spent 30 years of my life in this apparent illusion. Today, some "network gurus" are pontificating on Mail Art, trying to trace new, delirious ways, participating in art biennials, selecting artists, asking money, promoting auction sales, citing the mayoral of the network ... all in the name of Mail Art! Luckily Mail Art transcends their raving statements. The problem is always the same: it's necessary to recognize real Mail Art from false. And to remember the old citation by Lon Spiegelmann: "Don't mix money and Mail Art" (better it would be: "Don't ever mix money and Mail Art" and "Mail Art uses institutions in the place of institutions against institutions". I'm inviting all to send by email or on paper to the organizers of eventual, future Mail Art auctions some sincere, genuine, unadulterated Mail Art Virus, which will contaminate and spread by its own networking creative imagination, real germs of salutary madness!

- Ruggero Maggi (with permission)

from Ruggero Maggi, Italy

Human beings are made up of a complex blend of several qualities; they are capable of noble transports and dark mean actions. They express themselves over a wide variability arc of actions, which are very different to each other, or rather antithetic, at the two ends. We can estimate the humanity level by looking at the oscillations between the two opposite poles of a hypothetical needle galvanometer, every cruelty, injustice, abuse of power, violence committed to others, and to the world, causes the needle shifting towards the negative extremity, showing the decline of values and the loss of existential sense. Such actions can be, as they have always been, of great historical impact (persecutions, wars, atomic energy used for destructive purpose), they can also attack one's everyday life and privacy dimension, and they can be very serious, even if not sensational. In any case, both in the little and great events, what is lost and difficult to restore, is the condition of harmony with oneself and the world, that one wins daily and that gives to all men the creative integration with the natural and social environment in which they live. In the final analysis, every negative event is a subtraction of humanity, it's a little or great, death act, that puts emptiness behind itself, producing a sort of shadow effect. The list of humanity subtractions is the alarming witness of present and past falls, whether demonstrated or foreseen, insidious or manifest, and can be meant as the synthetic and symbolic representation of man's history, or can be considered as a simple list, in its analytical, repetitive and discouraging systematic nature.
-Ruggero Maggi (with permission)

Collage postcards from Maria Da Gloria Jesus De Oliveira, Brasil

Poplar Ridge Millie, Canada

Poplar Ridge Marcala, Canada

Poplar Ridge Leone, Canada

Poplar Ridge Grace, Canada

Poplar Ridge Gertie, Canada

Sunday, September 09, 2007

BIG K just dropped off a music-mix for our Opening:

Counting Crows - Mr. Jones; Round Here
Edward Bear - Down in Mexico
Glass Tiger - Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone
Hootie & The Blowfish - Let Her Cry
The Nylons - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Troggs - Wild Thing
Survivor - Eye of The Tiger
Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane
John Lennon - IMAGINE, Cold Turkey
The Beatles - Twist & Shout
The Bryds - Mr. Tambourine Man; The Train Kept a -Rollin
The Turtles - You Showed Me
The WHO (?) - Baby, Please Don't Go

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
Warren Zevon - Werewolf in London
Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
Bobby Day - Rockin Robin
Elvis - Hound Dog
Heart - Barracuda

Bob Dylan - Maggie's Farm
Doug & The Slugs - Makin it Work
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
Rolling Stones - The Spider and The Fly; Wild Horses; Beast of Burden
Lou Reed - Walk on The Wild Side
Elvis - Teddy Bear
Sheryl Crow - Every Day is a Winding Road; Sweet Child of Mine
Prince - When Doves Cry
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Monkees - I'm A Believer

Thanks BIG K! And for those who can't be here, play a tune and sing along - you will be with us in spirit ...