Tuesday, 24 September 2013

PROY#71 received from Simon Warren - Tring, G.B. - 01/09/13


And Simon's 7th sending is also a coloured one! It is especially a suggestive text!

PROY#70 received from Simon Warren - Tring, G.B. - 30/08/13

Simon's 6th sending! I cannot cut&paste so quick as Simon writes and draws!

ORANGE! Of course, I see the orange queen, but I could imagine that there is still another association. Not knowing the ?2nd? sense of "trifle," I don't understand the "Willemien is asking for a second helping of trifle." The English-French dictionary says (also) "diplomate," but I don't know the dessert called "diplomate" ...
I looked up some images of "trifle" and I really think I wouldn't be able to have "a second helping of trifle." By the way, I would ask for a vegan version! 

Monday, 2 September 2013

PROY#68 received from Fabienne Gonay - Rossignol, Belgium - 24/07/13

Fabienne sends a list of her wishes for mail-art sendings. Among them are the country attitude - hats - bridges - photograph(y) - birds, esp. tits/chickadees (in French "mésange", the name of the street where Fabienne lives) and nightingales (in French "rossignol", the name of the village where she lives) - the 50ies/60ies (I suppose of the xxth c.) - butterflies - poppies.
Fabienne's address: 

Fabienne Gonay
109, rue des Mésanges
6730 Rossignol

PROY#67 received from Cristina Blanks - Wörthsee, Germany - 10/08/13

Just before I left Oldenburg for holidays, there was this mail art in my mailbox. Cristina sent me a splashing pink+++ painting, entitled "still the same place", name of a project she met at the Biënnale in Venice. I opened it in the train to Paris.

PROY#66 received from Jiri Subrt – Praha, Czech Republic - 01/08/13

Even if he did not announce his colours, I see PINK, RED, ORANGE and YELLOW in Jiri Subrt's painting!

Thursday, 30 May 2013

PROY#61 received from Thérèse Waryn – Saint-Amand les eaux, France – 30 May 2013

Thérèse sends this poetic card, made with a page from (the French translation of) "Monsignor Quixote", a novel by Graham Greene. The page talks about a letter with a read seal, which Father Quixote fears to open. It tells him that the Holy Father has see fit to promote him to the rank of Monsignor...

PROY#60 received from Rosa Gravino – Cañada de Gómez, Argentina – 30 May 2013

Rosa's joyful card was accompanied by a call for Visual Poetry.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

PROY#59 received from Annick SB – Chenove, France – 14 May 2013

Annick sent me this card, with several delicate pink, red, orange and yellow references! 
ON top of the card, she writes: "L'art postal, j'en suis timbrée !". Litteral translation: ""Mail art, I'am stamped of it!". I'am not sure if you can say: "Mail art, I'm loony of it!"
Above the address, Annicke proposes "En mai poste ce qu'il te plaît !", that is, "In may, mail what pleases you!", probably by reference to the saying "En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît", that is, "never cast a clout till May is out". This is the theme of a call from Françoise Bourgon (see

Saturday, 11 May 2013

PROY#58 received from Darie - Красноярск, Russland – 15 April 2013

Even if this Postcrossing card was probabably not sent to me as mail art, 
I consider it as a contribution to my PROYproject!

Darie sent me a PostCrossing card made out of  Krasnoyarsky bus tickets. She writes that people in Krasnoyarsk believe that "lucky" tickets bring happiness to whom gets them! A ticket is "lucky" if the sum of the first three numbers is equal to that of the last three. For ex. a 622370-ticket is a "lucky" one: 6+2+2 = 3+7+0! So, Darie proposes me to search if I have a "lucky" ticket—and yes! I have one: the 220400! Thanks to Darie who sent me (some of) her bus tickets—and, in addition, sent me a "lucky" ticket—and in addition, made a wonderful red PostCrossing card out of them! I'm HAPPY!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

PROY#55 received from Perrine Mondineu – Larrey, France – 20 March 2013

Perrine asks for "Letter(s) from the Alphabet" ("Lettre(s) de l'Alphabet"). Her call ends on the 30th of September 2013. Free format and technique.

Perrine's address:
Perrine Mondineu
2, Grande Rue
21330 Larrey

PROY#53 received from Jack McDaniel – Morganton, NC, USA – 12 March 2013

PROY#52 received from Nadine Carranza – Lege Cap-Ferret – "Les couleurs" - 8 March 2013

PROY#51 received from En, MAiL-ART – Chauny, France – 6 March 2013

PROY#50 received from Ivana Rezek - Zagreb, Croatia – 6 March 2013

PROY#54 received from Ka van Haasteren – Den Haag, Netherlands – 12 March 2013

Ka's adventurous mail art was waiting for me when I arrived in Oldenburg! She used already my new address! I knew that it was there!!! but I only opened it after my moving! And then, the colours jumped from the envelope!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

PROY#49 received from Aislyn – Joshua Tree, CA, USA – 27 feb 2013

PROY#48 received from Françoise Bourgon – Bouxières aux Chênes, France – 25 feb 2013

Françoise sent me this wonderful envelope sewed from orange-red coton, embroidered with miniscule pink perls (among other things), covered with a plastic lace and with small red buttons. This is my first exemplar of this mail-art species!
Françoise makes a mail-art call with the theme "en mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît", that is, "never cast a clout till May is out" 

Send to:
Françoise Bourgon
29, rue des Grouantes
54770 Bouxières aux Chênes, France

PROY#47 received22 from Elisa Battistella – San Donato, Italy – 20 feb 2013

Elisa sent a big collage with coloured pencils and rubber cubes (35x24 cm) in an enormous envelope (it did not enter into my mailbox: 30x40 cm)

PROY#46 received from Liana Swink – Portland, OR, U.S.