Katerina Nikoltsou and I have corresponded over the last year. This is my latest sent to her.
|By CR for Katerina Nikoltsou, Thessaloniki, Greece|
Fragment of monotype with stamping added
For Roberto Bergamo's call for mail art, Identity.
|By CR for Roberto Bergamo, Lecce, Italy|
Acrylic on paper, fragment of drawing using tri-tone pencil on paper
And headed to Marseille, France for the prolific calligrapher, Richard Baudet...
|By CR for Richard Baudet, Marseille, France|
Drawing: ink and tri-tone colored pencil on paper
Katerina Nikoltsou is a prolific mail artist--many of her online friends received Valentines, an unexpected treat--it arrived on Feb. 14th. She is known for her blue series and she managed to include some on this card.
|From Katerina Nilkoltsou, Thessaloniki, Greece|
Mixed media Valentine
|From Richard Baudet, Marseille, France.|
Romance vs. Drama: Collage and Calligraphy
Armchair exploration is a benefit of mail art correspondence. I'm motivated to view maps of and read about geographic areas that I will probably never see. This incredibly complex imagery, sent from Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, spurred me to read about its unique location. I was intrigued by the mail stamp that features the Taita Falcon of South Africa, and learned that it is a victim of pesticides, as are falcons in the USA. Both are endangered species.
|From Petrolpetal, Hilton, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. |
Digital print of wonderfully complex imagery laminated to sheet music.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This creative seasonal greeting arrived recently--the Commedia dell'arte stamp acknowledges my Italian heritage--Merci, Richard! The calligraphy is Richard's specialty--a wonderful treat to start the new year.
|From Richard Baudet, Marseille, France|
Seasonal greetings: Collage of ephemera and wonderful calligraphy