caught up in the mailstrom

01/16/2013 § 1 Comment

I get some pretty great stuff in the mail. Here’s more of it.

Stewart Charlebois cattails

neato relief print of cattails on an old German hymnal book page from Stewart Charlebois of Langley, BC, Canada

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mucho mail, part one of two

08/02/2012 § 4 Comments

I’m back from my road trip! I managed to make it back, all nice and sober and freshly showered. Honestly, the hygiene part probably wouldn’t have mattered since it was a 13 hour drive, 765 miles one way. But I’ll go into greater detail about my awesome trip later. It’s mail call catch-up time!

Fleur Helsingor of Oakland, California always sends such crisply designed mail with well-composed photographic images:

Fleur’s accordion book , City Slices, featuring her photographs of:
Oakland; Washington, DC; San Diego; and Manhattan, New York City

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paper bird sightings in Japan

06/08/2012 § 2 Comments

Mr. BS of Nagoya, Japan, has sent quite a few photos over the last two weeks:

He is a musician and performance artist. He has scheduled gigs and exhibitions, and has been taking his received birds to these events. There, he requests that the audience at the event alter them. Then with other collaborators, the birds are photographed. When asked who to attribute this work to, he suggests “Hyper Space Real Junk F #69 U R My Party Breaker.” So there you have it. (It’s all pretty brilliant.)

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the mail waits for no one

06/02/2012 § Leave a comment

Whoo! Gallery submission is done! Birthday was a drunken mess! Horse shoes were thrown and property damage occurred without bodily injury! (I’m no spring chicken anymore, so that one night of debauchery set me back a few days of recovery time.) Then, just as I’ve sobered up, all ready to get to it, the internet/tv/phone service at my house goes down for the better part of a week. (It went from being a fantastic week to being a pretty crappy one really quick.) I’ve already heard back about which of my prints are being included in the show, so now my time is consumed with finishing up some custom framing… but I’m going to take a few minutes here to share the mail I’ve received… because the mail waits for no one. (I love getting mail! Every time I go check my box, I get treasure! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to give mail the attention it truly deserves lately…)

print from Cristian Sima of Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania

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every day is like Christmas…

05/06/2012 § 1 Comment

when you get cool mail!

from Guido Vermeulen of Brussels, Belgium

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birds received from California, New Hampshire, Florida

05/03/2012 § 4 Comments

So… I think it’s been exactly one week since I first made the public announcement for Release the Birds. Of 50 made, I only have… two or four left that have no destinations to visit. If anyone is in the least bit interested in altering and mailing a bird, read my earlier blog entry and email me! The birds that have flown are now landing in 11 US states, 1 US territory, and 6 other countries.

In a fit of insomnia one late night this week, I started mapping out locations by political boundaries because, like most Americans, I’m super crappy about geography. (Even when it comes to own country of origin.) I’m thinking about compiling all the maps together into one huge drawing, I’m trying to decide if and how I should refer to other artist’s birds when I make that drawing.

And I’ve already received some bird photos back!

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what’s in the mail these days

03/04/2012 § Leave a comment

from Angie & Snooky of Port Washington, Wisconsin

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