New Mona Lisa’s and other Mail in

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Posted on 29th February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

From David Stafford – The MOST wonderful calendar made with – amongst other things, a few DeskTop Images:

Pedogical???????  Sounds a little like chocolate cake with cabbage icing?

My FAVORITE Spread – read it, you’ll see why :-) – and of COURSE it belongs to David!

And whilst we’re on the subject of time – this is the cover Marie Wintzer sent me for a new book I am making in which to store all the art she sends me. Its beautiful craftsmanship :-) , based on the year she had stitched previously

From TICTAC (Germany) for the Mona Lisa call – I have also received STAINS – a collaborative book we did together – but I will blog that separately – to BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS!! Dolly Lisa :-)

More wonderful stamps – Stamp Booklet 18/35

From Laura P (USA) Mona Valentine (with a bite out!)

David Stafford’s – NO Mona Lisa’s inside…

From Guido Vermeulen (Belgium) – a beautiful chapbook – written by David Stone (Phrygian Press) and illustrated by Guido himself

The envelope Guido sent – a painting titled – The Time Sheet.

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Shadows on The Bridge

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Posted on 27th February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

Mail Art Painting Number 4

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3.0 #6 – Groovy Kinda Love

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Posted on 25th February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

This has been for me the hardest book yet! BUT!! I’m done… EAch one was different as I tried to FIX was not working the time before. BUT – again – I’m DONE!!! :-)

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The Alexandrian Library Boekie Collection

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Posted on 23rd February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

Rob Grant (Australia) (Also the long-term Mayor of Inkovia) sends me the most amazing mail art.  Its mail art at its giving best.  This is the boekie he has sent to the growing library – its BEAUTIFULLY made, filled with the most wonderful asemic-type images – its a weighty boekie for sure – Rob – THANK YOU!!!!

If you would like to send me a boekie – REWARD – I will send you one back :-) – the theme is Music for the first round I  think  – only stipulations – AROUND A6 size…, hard/heavy duty cover and bound in some way -  that’s it :=).  And today, while I was cleaning my painting studio – yes I know – no mean feat!!! I took the following photo’s of 4 of my  oil painting  palettes – they reminded me of DeskTops :-) X

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Some Mail – sorry its not all – time is being a hard master :-(

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Posted on 22nd February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

For the Mona Lisa Call – I am getting some fantastic responses as you can see from the postings below – keep them coming please :-) – whoever could have thought that an image, now about 500 years old, can still generate so many interpretations? I think there has to be a book made of all these somewhere along the line.  Anyone know any interested publishers??? Anyone heard of a shouting envelope? If you made this stamp  Vizma I am VERY (capital letters) impressed – its da Vinci’s  head of a man shouting as part of his studies for The Battle of Angina ac 1503.  As a matter of interest, these were to da Vinci the perfect visualization of what he called pazzia bestialissima (most beastly madness).

From Vizma Bruns (Australia)

Vizma caught the master at work – I always WONDERED what he did in his free time.  The small print reads – Dear Cheryl, Something in the mail fro you tomorrow, Leo. Ok – how sharp was that?

And this??? – Yip, A Bona Mona :-) ))!

From Liketelevisionsnow (USA). – This envelope arrived in the mail first – warning me of good things to come :-) – The Mona Lisa Remix.

I had asked participants to state their view on the authenticity and originality of an artwork. LTS decided he would rather tackle View your State. State of Being? State of Play? State of ???

I think Liketelevisionsnow’s Mona lies in State, a bit cut up?

And in other news,

A new Correspond net Dean Marks (Artist in-Seine) France has also been sending me MANY cut up things. I think it has to do with too much time spent inter-planetary. Houston to Dean – did you manage to control the Red?

Its the test patterns you see. No – you will have to ask Dean for more info about this.  Its a remarkable piece of cut-up anyway. He wont say, but he has elves working for him. And I don’t think he is giving them a pension.

On that note, I think I am cutting up and sending out one of my painting rags. I quite like it.

AND the chart so far of FLUXUS words in my possession from Ruud Janssen (Netherlands)

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Mail IN and mail OUT

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Posted on 16th February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

From Alicia Starr (USA) – another superb Mona Lisa for my Mail Art Call -  titled  Enigma

And another

From Emmy Verschoor (Netherlands) – Lonely Lisa

From Marie Wintzer (Japan) – this was supposed to be a sculptural piece – BUT you know what mail art does – its own thing!  Marie knows my love of language – and this is called a Language Labyrinth – made more pertinent by its unwillingness to be opened!!

GOING – Genki People – Dream 5 I think :-)

It will be accompanied my Dreaming on Planes

And Dream 6 – Life after Potholes 

Which will be accompanied by – No entry

And my next batch of original Mona Lisa in Flux are out – sent to participants of the call

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Did you ever wonder where all the Current Mona Lisa’s would go?

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Posted on 10th February 2012 by cheryl in Uncategorized

RCBz has created this gallery – its NOT the Dulwich Mona Gallery – I have to come up with another name :-) – Its an Ether Gallery for sure – whoever would have thought? This call has produced such wonderful work and RCBz has created a home for it – I am CHUFFED!!!

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