I received mail art from the awesome Kerri Pullo two days in a row!!! First I got the purple one with it’s cool slightly metallic sheen and the next day I discovered the “musical” yellow one in my mailbox. In my opinion they’re just wonderful in their simplicity; I love looking at them! Thank you so much Kerri – keep up the good work 😀 And the stamps are so pretty too.
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For all of you who don’t know it or haven’t realized it yet: I am travelling again!!! YAY! I just arrived in the US yesterday and am still a bit jet-lagged – but that won’t keep me from celebrating the “World Frog Day” with some special mail art today!
Isn’t it a cute little froggy?! I specifically created it for today’s “World Frog Day” (not to be confused with “World Save The Frogs Day”, that’d be April 28th. Maybe I’ll do some more frog-themed mail art for that day…). I hadn’t expected it to turn out that well. I haven’t worked in watercolor for at least four years and about two weeks ago now I bought a really nice set of watercolor-paints. I spent stupid money but I wanted to have the real deal “Schmincke” paints. The colors are so vibrant!
Of course I also created a matching envelope for my lil’ green friend. I simply didn’t feel comfortable sending it out “stark naked” and without any protection.
I decided to send it to Kerri Pullo, a very talented mail artist from Tuscon, Arizona. I think I’ve scheduled a post featuring a piece of mail art I received from her for this week. So, just hang on a little longer there.
Well, I only hope Kerri will like the froggy mail art. How do you like it? Have you done anything with watercolors lately?
Another promise, another scene,
Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed,
And all the green belts wrapped around our minds,
And endelss red tape to keep the truth confined
They will not force us,
They will stop degrading us,
They will not control us,
We will be victorious
~ Uprising by MUSE
This is one of my favourite songs by the British band MUSE and especially the line endless red tape to keep the truth confined inspired me to create this piece of mail art:
I took a piece of cardboard and with the help of some superglue I literally wrapped “red tape” around it. The whole thing got so thick I was afraid the postal service would refuse to transport it for the price of a regular postcard. But no, I was lucky, they did accept it! It took over six weeks though before it reached its destination: The mailbox of Kerri Pullo in Tucson, Arizona. In spite of all that it actually didn’t get mangled too badly; I guess it’s just tough like that!
Kerri likes that song by MUSE too!!! I don’t know how big a fan she is but I just love their music. I’ve been to two of their Resistance Tour concerts: The one in Berlin 2009 and the first of the two big gigs at Wembley in London 2010!
Here are some pics from the concerts. Their stage setup and show is just crazy!
So, what do you listen to? Does music influence your art sometimes too?
Have a great Tuesday, see ya,