Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#79 October - December 2017 Mail Art

I've slowed down my participation in mail art for a few months. So there are only a few representative pieces to post.

By CR for "Places en Relation", a Call for Entries, Halle/Saale, Germany.
Watercolor and white gel ink pen.


By CR: One of 3 entries for "Hotels", a Call for Entries. Ballpoint pen on ephemera .
Drawn on a plane while flying across USA.


From Mail Art Martha, Beckenham, UK.
Origami card in watercolor and ink.

Friday, August 18, 2017

#78. July-September 2017 Mail Art

By CR for Li Araki, NY, NY.
Collage in the spirit of mail artist, Lenore Tawney, whom we both admire.
Hand-drawn elements by CR + ephemera---arranged on reverse of eco-print card.



By CR for Dimitra Papatheodorou, Patra, Greece. 
Altered Book Project, pp.1 & 16.  Two of 16 altered pages. 
P. 16 Copy of ancient Greek manuscript text attributed to Antiphon (Sophist Greek philosopher).
Mixed Media: Collage using Gelli-print monotypes, ephemera, 

stenciling, cut-outs, Inktense watercolor pencil, etc.


To James B Chester, Vallejo CA.
"Summer of Love": Re-purposed digital print with collage on reverse .


By CR for Mary Wheeler, Abington, PA.
 Card using 'etegami' technique. Watercolor and ink with original haiku.


By CR: for Ann M.
Etegami drawing: ink and watercolor on Cartiera Magnani watercolor paper.
Zuihitsu-inspired text. 



By CR for Tiziana Baracchi, Venice Maestre, Italy.
Collage on hand-marbled paper. Entry for 'Leone Rosso'.
 http://ambasciatadivenezialeonerosso.blogspot.it

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#77 April-June 2017 Mail Art

By CR: One of 4  Smartphone photos documenting street art.
For Sharon Silverman, Haverhill MA, USA:  Entry for 'Street Art' Call for Mail Art.
Photo was taken with the permission of the artist. I was fortunate
to capture the artist in the act of painting on wall of a public garage in Redwood City, CA.



By CR: 3 of 12 unique collages  used to decorate  envelopes
for the Snowgeese cards. Mixed Media.


By CR for Norma Soulet, Port Saint Lucie, FL.
Stitchery on collage. Techniques:
Watercolor crayon on tissue paper collage.
French knots, running stitch, dangling threads.


By CR for Mercedes L Marquesa, Albuquerque, NM.
 One of a set of Snowgeese-based postcards.
Mixed media on artist-made paper with poetry segment on reverse.


To Pam VanderWeil, Rosemount, MN.
Vintage French altered-postcard, circa 1909.
The green stamp is most probably circa 1900-1940.
The placement of the stamp means 'I love you'.
Read about the 'language of stamps'
http://www.philatelicdatabase.com/nostalgia/the-language-of-stamps/


By CR for Alex Witter, Den Haag, The Nethelands.
Entry for Black/white.  https://witter-mailart.blogspot.com
Medium: sumi-e ink. 


By CR for Richard Baudet, Marseille, France.
Snowgeese:  One of a series of 12 cards. Each card is unique, but with similar elements.
Watercolor crayon & white Prismacolor  pencil on Canson-mi-tientes paper; acrylic paint.
PS: The signature was placed incorrectly by mistake.


By CR for Jon Foster, Winston-Salem, NC , USA
For 9x9 Tile Project.
Gelli-print, markers, acrylic paint on 4" square, wood tile.
It will be arranged with eight other tiles in a frame




Monday, May 8, 2017

#76 January-March 2017 Mail Art

By CR an entry for the Fe-Mail XX, Women Art-Scientist
Testament Exploration Project, Ludlow VT. 
Conceived in memory of Marija Gimbutas, 
Lithuania-born archaeologist known for her research 
into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe".
Monoprint with lithography, 2017

By CR for Znedek, Czech Republic, Entry for "Break Out" .
Scribble Drawing Series- Collage of watercolor crayon & ink on tissue paper  .


By CR for Connie Jean, FL.
 Scribble Drawing Series-watercolor crayon & ink.


By CR for Soleil Corvo, Orchard Park, NY.
Scribble Drawing series: Watercolor crayon, ink and woven paper.

 By CR for Dimitra Papatheodorou, Patra, Geece.
Altered, accordian-fold, mini-book.
Size about 1.25 inches square, & 0.25 inches thick.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

# 76 October - December 2016 Mail Art

By C Rizzuto for Goop Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
Tissue paper collage embellished with stitchery and found brass fragments.


By C Rizzutp for Zdenek, Czech Republic.
Entry for Breakthrough: altered photo



By C Rizzuto for Bradford, Deadwood, SD.
Deadwood Door: Altered found photo, inks and collage; plus decorated envelope.


By C Rizzuto For David Aponte, Bethlehem, PA
Collage



By C Rizzuto for Emily Coles Sheffield, UK
Collage



AMULDO, a mail artist in The Netherlands, has exhibited works from correspondents throughout the world. I recently sent two 'scribble therapy' drawings for the 2017 exhibition to be held at a de-commissioned post office. http://trassshart.blogspot.com






Two 'scribble therapy ' drawings by C Rizzuto.
Entries for Trassshart, Gouda, The Netherlands.
Medium: Lyra watercolor crayon on paper


The following series of 3 postcards were re-puposed from a drawing of the male figure on gessoed paper. The cards were then further developed to make them ambiguous land/sea/scapes. The text on the reverse is a poem fragment by Anna Akhmatova.

"A land not mine, still
forever memorable,
the waters of its ocean
chill and fresh..."

By C Rizzuto for Pascal Coupechoux, Chablis, France
Watercolor crayon and mixed media on gessoed paper

By C Rizzuto for Yayoi, Kirkland, WA
Watercolor crayon and mixed media on gessoed paper


By C Rizzuto for Oleg K, Czech Republic
Watercolor crayon and mixed media on gessoed paper

By C Rizzuto for  Yayoi, Kirkland, WA
Eco-print on mixed media paper

By C Rizzuto for Tim Waldron Johnson, MA.
Monotype fragment with stitchery and copper additions. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

#75 July-September, 2016 Mail Art

I have not been very active this year, but am looking forward to more exchanges in the future. Only mail art that I send out will be posted in this blog.


By CR for Melissa Fletcher, Jackson, TN USA.
Postcard: collage with pattern paper and artist biographies.
Series inspired by an old book of artists biographies.
There was only one female artist in the book--Vigee LeBrun.
The use of pattern paper adds the feminine element to art history. 

Postcard By CR for Mercedes LaMarquesa, Albuquerque, NM
Techniques: Collage of watercolor crayon on tissue paper, with addition 
of hand-stitching of French knots, running stitch, arrow stitch, 
chain stitch and shisha stitch over copper.


By CR for KS Chambers, Anahein, CA. Desert Dreams:
Collage with mulberry papers, pyrography, Australia map segment.

By CR for Raphael'L, Tullins, France.
Postcard: collage with pattern paper  and artist biographies-
part of a series.


By CR for Stripygoose, London, UK.
Postcard: collage with pattern paper and artist biographies-
part of a series. Text: 'There is so much silence between the lines.'

By CR: "Pink is a 4 letter word" sent to TOFU's call for entries for Pinkweek. Exhibition at
Warehouse Artist Lofts, Sacramento CA.
Media: Tissue paper collage, watercolor crayon, with stamping.

Monday, January 11, 2016

# 74 January - June 2016 Mail Art

Future postings on this blog will be limited to the mail art that I send out. Mail art that I receive will continue to be posted in my International Union of Mail Artists' photo archive. View this archive at
http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=0rauv9a0x2hie


By C Rizzuto for David Aponte, Philadelphia, PA
Fragment of etching with collaged element.


By C. Rizzuto for  Mychal: Watercolor fragment


By C. Rizzuto for  K Chambers, Anaheim, CA
'Luddites Unite': Collage of vintage library catalog cards, washi tape and hand-painting



By C Rizzuto for Call for Entries: Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano, Japan.
Medium: Collage of Monotype fragments


By C Rizzuto, Entry for Agitar РUniversidade S̩nior do Porto's call for entries,
NATURE, Porto, Portugal.
An Eco-print mounted on artist-made paper with natural inclusions.



By C Rizzuto for School of Many Colors' Mail Art call
Heinz-Nixdorf-Gemantschule, Paderborn, Germany.
 Media: Monotype collage, stamping



Saturday, December 26, 2015

#73 December 2015 Mail Art

Future postings on this blog will be limited to the mail art that I send out. Mail art that I receive will continue to be posted in my International Union of Mail Artist photo archive. View this archive at
http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=0rauv9a0x2hie


By C Rizzuto for Esther
Collage: spray inks on paper

By C Rizzuto for Jenn Simms, Greenfield, MA
Greenfield Community College's Call for Entries
Collage of monotype fragments

By C Rizzuto for Liliana Renata Zelinda Alzira, Piraciaba-SP Brasil.
Collage of Monotype fragments

By C Rizzuto for William M, Tainan, Taiwan.
Collage of Monotype fragments


By C Rizzuto for Henry Guild, Forest Hills, NY
Collage: spray inks on paper