Friday, December 11, 2020

# 86 December 2020


By CR for  Richard Baudet, Marseille, France: Collage of Gelli-plate monotype fragments & stamping.




By CR for Jennifer Wallace, Shropshire, UK. Number 11 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series.  Interactive collage: Artist painted and altered papers, tea bag paper, ephemera, stamping.  Papers lift up to reveal hidden text: Let us roam the world in our dreams.




By CR: Slice of Summer Series: Watermelon postcard  #5 for  Carmen Kennedy, Austin, TX, USA. Medium: Prismacolor Premier markers on Canson watercolor paper. Inspired by watermelon and rainbow drawings of Andy Warhol.




By CR for Sabrina Schmider, Hanover, Germany. Collage: Gelli-plate prints fragments and stamping.



By CR for Marni Webber, Mt. Vernon, WA, USA. Number 14 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series.  Interactive collage: Artist painted and altered papers, ephemera, stamping.  Papers lift up to reveal hidden text: "Hold fast to dreams." 



For Ilya Semenenko-Basin, Moscow, Russia. Collaborative booklet containing poetry by Esther Kamkar. Cover and booklet assembled by Esther Kamkar with additions to blank pages by CR using 'secret' writing, drawings, collage, ephemera, etc. There are 23 pages.

# 85 December 2020

 


By CR for Esther Kamkar, Palo Alto CA. Calli-dance No. 5. 
Sumi-e and Inktense watercolor pencil drawing on Canson watercolor paper. 
Fifth in an 'automatic drawing' series.



By CR for Olena Spices, Yakima WA, USA. Calli-dance No. 4: Sumi-e and Inktense watercolor pencil drawing on Canson watercolor paper. Fourth in an 'automatic drawing' series.  


By CR for  Katerina Nikoltsou, Thessaloniki, Greece. Calli-dance No.3: Sumi-e and Inktense watercolor pencil drawing on Canson watercolor paper. Third in an 'automatic drawing' series.  

                                         


By CR for Keith Chambers, Anaheim, CA, USA. Calli-dance No. 2: Sumie and inktense watercolor pencil drawing on Canson watercolor paper. Second in an 'automatic drawing' series.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

#84 July 2020 to December 2020

                                           


By C Rizzuto for Meerkulture e V., Stove, Germany. 
Entry for Mail Art Call, Cultivate Your Garden
Automatic drawing technique using Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencil
 on Canson Mixed media paper. 
To be exhibited Kunsthaus, Stove, Germany and online at ostseekreativ.de.



By C Rizzuto for Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, Asheville, NC, USA. 
Entry for Mail Art Call, Anything Goes...Everything Shows. 
Automatic Drawing technique using Inktense watercolor pencils
 on Arches waterleaf printmaking paper.
Exhibition ongoing until Nov. 3, 2020. https://floodgallery.org




By C Rizzuto for Yayoi, SW. Number 9 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series:  
Artist painted and altered papers, ephemera, stamping. 
Papers lift up to reveal hidden text:  
"I knew if I stepped out of myself, I would break into blossom" (Robert Bly)




By C Rizzuto for Thierry Tillier, Vis, Croatia. 
Entry for Mail Art 2020
Abstraction in Printmaking ink and Sumi-e on paper. 
Online exhibition only. https://mailart2020.blogspot.com/2020/




By C Rizzuto for Frances E, Gilroy, CA, USA. 
Fragment of found monoprint decorated with Papermate Ink Joy pens. 




By CR for Laura Robertson, York, UK. 
Textured postcard: Digital print of monotype fragment 
on handmade paper.




By CR for Mail Art Martha, Beckenham, UK. 
Number 10 in the 'Philosophy of Tea'  Series.  
Interactive collage: Artist painted and altered papers, tea bag paper, ephemera, stamping.  
Papers lift up to reveal hidden text:
'Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it'...Goethe




By CR for Nancy S., Menlo Park, CA.
Calli-dance 1: Sumie and inktense watercolor pencil drawing 
on Canson watercolor paper. 
First in an 'automatic drawing' series. 
This is a good example of my calligraphic drawing style.




By CR for Frances E, Gilroy CA, USA. 
                    Water-soluble graphite and Inktense w.c. pencils on Canson watercolor paper.




By CR for Yvonne Kettner, Duisburg, Germany.  
Mixed media collage on painted paper:
 markmaking with india ink marker, gell pen, colored pencil; 






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'