Sunday, January 19, 2020

#83 January 2020 to June 2020

By CR for Frances E. , Gilroy, CA.
Collage: ephemera, writing, stamping.
Reverse of card includes poem, 'Dreams' by Langston Hughes.

By CR for Adam Roussopoulos, Chaska, MN.
Envelope only-reverse: Collage, colored pencils.

By CR for  Offen BehindertenArbeit Mail Art Group, Schweinfurt, Germany.
Entry one  for mail Art Call, 'What do you think of?'
Medium: Watercolor

By CR for Mark Rossmiller, Entry for the REJOICE mail art call.
Number 8 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series:
Artist painted and altered papers, ephemera, stamping.
Papers lift up to reveal hidden texts : 'Rejoice every moment' and 'Rejoice in the marvel that is you...'

By CR for Josh Ronsen, Austin, TX, USA.
"The sound of rain fallen on the moon." Entry for Postcard Show, 2020.
Watercolor and colored pencil.

By CR for Yayoi, SW, Kirkland WA, USA,.
Collage: Layered, painted, tissue paper.

By C Rizzuto for Samantha Price, Nashua, NH.
Envelope Only (front): Altered " Invisible City, 1979" poetry review newspaper,
Andrew Wyeth USPS stamp.

By C Rizzuto for Samantha Price, Nashua, NH.
Reverse of Envelope Only: Altered " Invisible City, 1979" poetry newspaper, artiststamps.

By CR for PetrolPetal, Hilton,  South Africa.
Number 6 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series:
Papers lift up to reveal  hidden imagery and text : "Let us roam the world in our dreams."
Artist painted and altered papers, tea bag, ephemera, stamping.

By CR for GOOP Gallery, Ottawa Ontario.
Number 5-2 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series:
Artist painted and altered papers, teabag paper and tag, ephemera, stamping.
Papers lift up to reveal hidden imagery and  text:
"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world" (Tien Ye-heng).







Saturday, November 9, 2019

#82 October 2019 - December 2019


From Carmen Kennedy, Austin, TX, USA.
Add  & Return collaboration.
 Carmen added color and collage elements to my original scanner collage.
The original postcard can be seen below.


By C. Rizzuto for Carmen Kennedy, Austin, TX, USA          
 Postcard:   scanner collage (1/1) of mail art received in 2018.
One-of-a- kind Artist Stamp  on reverse.


By CR for Keith Chambers, Anaheim CA, USA.
Postcard Scanner collage (1/1) made from mail art received in 2018.
Media: artist stamp, colored pencil and ephemera. 


By CR for  Norma Soulet, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA 
Postcard:  scanner collage (1/1) of mail art received in 2018. 
 Artist Stamp by CR on reverse.



By CR for Yayoi, SW, Kirkland, WA, USA  
 Postcard:  scanner collage (1/1) of mail art received in 2018.
 Artist Stamp by CR on reverse.


By CR; Entry for 'Haiga 2019', Lois Richter, Davis, California.
Watercolor and ink on Arches text-wove.

To Sabrina Smider, Hanover, Germany.
Postcard:  digital print (1/1) of collage of mail art received by CR in 2018.
NB: No mail art was destroyed in this process.

To Katerina Nikoltsou, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Postcard:  digital print (1/1) of collage of mail art received by CR in 2018.
NB: No mail art was destroyed in this process.

To  Samantha Price, Nashua, NH, USA from C. Rizzuto.
 Decorated envelope: colored pencil on scrapbook paper.

By CR for De Villo Sloan, Auburn, NY. Scanner collage (1/1).
Features 2012 mail art. 

To Pascal Coupechoux, Chablis, France, from C. Rizzuto.
Postcard:  digital print (1/1) of collage of mail art received by CR in 2018.
NB: No mail art was destroyed in this process.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

#81 January - September 2019



By CR for Goop Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
http://goopmailart.blogspot.com
Mixed media:watercolor, ink, altered papers
7/01/2019 Documented in the short movie on the web site.


From Frances E., Gilroy,California. 
An amazing painted paper collage.



From Diana Hale, Crozet, Virginia. Cut out on blue card.  
A thank you for entry to 
 Redworkpost mail art project/iuoma
See CR's entry and other amazing designs at redworkpost.tumblr.com



Add & Pass Collaboration with Ilya Semenenko-Bassin, Moscow, Russia. 
Stamp collage: Stamps from Ilya, my personal collection and from my husband's collection, 
plus stamp ephemera and artists' stamps.



By CR for Thierry Tillier, Charleroi, Belgium.
Front of card: "Intentionally left blank",  Entry for DADA/Fluxus/Mail Art.
Embossed paper (from shopping bag) and ink.
Online documentation https://dadafluxusmailart.blogspot.com
Verso of  card: " Intentionally left blank". Entry for DADA/Fluxus/Mail Art
for Thierry Tillier, Belgium.
Vintage Belgium stamp, hand painted artiststamp.
Documented Augsut 29, 2019 at https://dadafluxusmailart.blogspot.com/

By CR for Jean Jackson, Seattle WA.
Entry for Envelope Only Mail Art Call.
Media: Inktense pencil, pen, 'scratch & sniff' stamp that smells like fruit!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

#80 October-December 2018 Mail Art

Participating in mail art activities continues to excite my creative spirit. After a long hiatus I've re-started creating mail art.  The series, The Philosophy of Tea, combines recycled tea bags, papers painted with tea, tea tags, and other ephemera. Each 'page' of the collage lifts up to reveal additional elements. Each one in the series is unique.

I've also started answering Calls for Entries. See my drawing for Redwork Post here  https://redworkpost.tumblr.com --scroll down to November 14, 2018 entries. The drawing celebrates my husbands delicious home-grown tomatoes.  Diana Hale converts the drawings into redwork embroidery. The squares will be used to create a 'mail art' quilt.

A call, Landscape 2019, popped up on IUOMA recently and I could not resist. This postcard, Dreaming the Land, has been waiting a long time for the right venue.


By CR for ArtGallery MCL, Turin, Italia.  Entry for Landscape 2019 
Media:  Collage using artist-painted and stamped papers.
Documented: https://artgallery-mcl.jimdosite.com/exhibition/

By CR for Nancy Bell Scott, Maine. Philosophy of Tea Series #4
Media: decorated papers, tea tag, ephemera, stamping.
Hidden Text: "chroma--a color of the weather, a color of the mind." (unknown poet) 


By CR for Patricia at Carytownteas.com
Entry for Tea Time Mail Art. Philosophy of Tea Series #1.
Media: tea bag papers, tea tags, ephemera. 


By CR for Esther K. Philosophy of Tea Series #2
Media: decorated papers, tea tags, ephemera, stamping.
Hidden Text: 'Go out and paint the stars.'

By CR for Norma Soulet, Florida. Tea Time Series #3
Media: decorated papers, tea tag, ephemera, stamping.
Hidden Text: 'To find a beautiful thing, look with an open mind, an open heart.' (Anon.)

By CR for Keith Chambers aka Amalgamated Confusion:
Tea Time Series #5 --Media: decorated papers, tea tag, ephemera, stamping.
Papers lift up to reveal hidden text: 'leaving a mark on a map of smoke'




Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#79 October - December 2017 Mail Art

I've slowed down my participation in mail art and hope to restart again by August 2018.

By CR for Yayoi, SW, Kirkland, WA.
Monotype collage with calligraphy


By CR for Ti Ar Raden, Aulnay Sous Bois, France.
"Remembering Matisse", collage on card stock.


By CR for Mercedes M, Albuquerque, NM.
Stitchery and ephemera enhanced clay print.


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, Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe, UK.
Ballpoint pen on ephemera .
Drawn on a plane while flying across USA.


From Mail Art Martha, Beckenham, UK.
Etegami 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 15 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