Monday, May 20, 2013

#25 Mail Art travels the world

On April 20th I sent mail art to Yulia in Irkutsk, Russia. Well it arrived today and lifted her spirits, just as mine was when I received her booklet. She posted a photo on her IUOMA web page. An unexpected and beautifully composed postcard arrived recently from Angie and her Corgi, Snooky of Wisconsin--a lot closer than central Russia.

To_Yulia: Cover of pamphlet, "River"
monotype fragments and short poem

One of interior pages of "River"

Fr_Angie and Snooky, her pet Corgi, WI, USA

To_Angie, USA

Yulia's photo showing pamphlet, card and decorated envelope.
View the booklet that she sent in Post #20 in this blog.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

#24 Memories

I created this pamphlet for Rebecca Guyver's Mail Art Call, "Memories are made of this". Rebecca thoughtfully  posted all the pages and the text. View her blog entry for May 15, 2013 at
Media: Washi paper with watercolor and acrylic paints; sumie ink and gel pen; metallic stick-on decoration.

First page

Remember when...
the sea covered the earth
stones could sing
we had wings
plants had voices
mermaids were real
we were not afraid
love was enough
Copyright Carmela Rizzuto 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

#23 In gratitude

Both of these entries were sent to thank me for contributing to their mail art calls.

Fr_Anna Banana, Canada

Fr_Jinny Pearce, California

Fr_Anna Banana, Canada: Art stamp samples

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

#21 Mail Art received and sent

Jon Foster of Winston-Salem, NC, USA has been prolific and now I have four of his taped masterpieces in my collection. I plan to bind his postcards for the October display. Michael Wagner's card is quite a confection of color and form--it is a replication of an actual painting. I'll be adding the piece that I sent to Rebecca Guyver after it arrives, so as not to spoil the surprise.
fr_"E" Ambassade d'Utopia, France :'Send me your soul' documentation

Blue postcard to Seville, Espana (Spain)

Fr_Michael Wagner, Heidelberg, Germany

Fr_Jon Foster, NC, USA

to_Jon Foster, USA

to_Michael Wagner, Heidelberg, Germany
to_Celestial Scribe, Brazil 
to_Grigori Antonin, Minneapolis MN, USA