Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rachele Cheyenne Tonelli, ITALIA

I stopped by the Spa310 this morning and what a nice surprise to find another "Beauty is..." mail art entry. This one came from Polutri in Italy. The scan doesn't do the card justice so I took a photo of it to show you how it arrived. It's like a pop-up book! We think the cucumber gal was glued down but during it's journey to the U.S.A. she became unstuck and now pops up. The amazing thing is that she didn't tear off. Nice, right?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MinArt Pascal, Normandy, FRANCE

This card, that is a somewhat mirror image, arrived after a long journey from France. It came from Minart Pascal. You can see his blog here.
It's an original collage and came through the postal systems in perfect condition. Thanks Pascal!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Subandriyo, INDONESIA

Paint and paper collage on paper board ground. The narrative is interesting on this one, too.


This small painting is done on a textured paper ground. The surface is very nice. I think it's done with acrylic paint.

Nugroho Wijayanto, INDONESIA

This is a silk screen image. I can't read the title on the reverse, unfortunately. I'm not even going to take a chance on it, in case I write something totally off. If the artist reads this, please comment back with the title.

Ndharu Wedastara, INDONESIA

An interesting narrative in this pencil illustration.

Mintorogo, INDONESIA

Paint on paper! Very RED with a bold black design, yes?

Hafies Dwi Priyadi, INDONESIA

This is a water colour on paper board and is 13 x 18 cm. I like the composition and the happy children on play horses, with the one who appears to be in a mask.


What a surrealist image! This piece is entitled "candy."

Monday, May 17, 2010


These two small pieces were created using paint on a background papers that were cut from either a photography magazine or a fashion magazine, based on what was on the reverse. They really show a lot of energy.


This piece is entitled "ILUSI 1." Colored ink was used to create the image.


The use of a textured surface give this shoe illustration a nice pattern.

Fafan Ariyadi, INDONESIA

I'm not sure of the medium. The surface has a waxed feeling but this could be oil pastel, colored pencil or crayon. The composition is quite interesting.

Firman Fernansya, INDONESIA

This entry is collage with addition of colored pencil.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Diana Nurwanto, INDONESIA

These two small pieces are original painted works. Amazing how much these appear to be large pieces with all of the energy and color in them.


This work is entitled "Time" and has some interesting imagery in it. I like the wink and the cat! Water color and ink drawing.

Zaki Kurniawan, INDONESIA

This piece might be water color with a wax resist. I hope the artist see this and comments on the method used. It's quite nice.


This artist is the organizer of the group of mail art that we received from Indonesia. He is the curator of the Bantul National Museum.

If you'd like to participate in his call: send a postcard or art in an envelope to:
Secretariat BNM
c/o Yaksa Agus
Rt. 06, Bangmalang, Depti
Pendowoharjo, Sewon, Bantul
Yogyakarta, INDONESIA 55185

Deadline: 20 August 2010
e-mail: bantulnationalmuseum@yahoo.com

Mohammad Toyib, INDONESIA

This lovely little portrait appears to be water color or guache with pencil.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Andi Asriyanto, Indonesia

This original work is perhaps pastel and water color with some graphite. It's quite nice.

Dadi Setiyadi, Indonesia

This is an original image, acrylic on paper. It's title is: Running Zebraman

Eko Mei Wulan

What a fine illustration, which appears to be done in colored pencil but it might be water color. Isn't it lovely?

Abe Santiso, INDONESIA

This entry is entitled "SELFISH." It has a raised surfact that is very interesting and unusual. I am curious as to the technique used. It's very nice. I hope I've spelled the artist's name correctly.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Suryadi Suyamtina, INDONESIA

Suryadi created this excellent illustration for this mail art call. It's acrylic on paper and entitled "Make a History."

Nugoro Heri L, INDONESIA

This is a unique piece by Nugoro called "Saint of Wood I" and was one of many terrific pieces received from Indonesia. They sent along a call for entries to an exhibit that they're doing in the autumn. I'll post their information on this site.

Serse Luigetti, Perugia, ITALIA

Serse sent in two entries. Material Poetry, 1985, and Paper Vision, 2008. The proprietor of Spa310 was delighted to receive these, not just because they are great entries to the show, but because she graduated from the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia. How synchronistic is this?

Katerina Nikoltsou, Thesaloniki, GREECE

This amazing entry, came from Katerina in an envelope which protected it's surface, though I think it would have made it fine, since all of the little pieces of colored paper are carefully secured to the surface. Yes, this entry is a mosaic of paper. You can see more of Katerina here. Thanks for this wonderful work. The Spa310 proprietor has family members in Greece, so was thrilled to receive this entry.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Many New Entries

I stopped by SPA310 and picked up new entries. There were SO many. I'll begin scanning and posting this weekend. There will be a few more, which is great.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Marina Borghetti, Brescia, Italy

Marina has invited us all to stop by her Atelier when we are in Italy. Oh yes, do I ever want to do that. I want to ask her how she created this image. So many questions to ask! How about you? Do you wonder what this is? I like her sentiment very much: "There's no beauty more beautiful than love..."


Jenn Erwin, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Can you guess at what the artist is thinking? I am so intrigued by this card. I like the floating objects in white space, what are they? Where are they? The intrigue of this is beautiful.


BKapp, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nature is Beauty, Beauty is nature. I love the space shown in this photo, with the flowering spring-ness of the bushes in the distance. I'd love to put a blanket down on the grass and just sit there with a book and relax. Yes, beauty is a lovely place in nature.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

BKapp, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The idea that Beauty is found in Fine Arts is carried through with the stamps used for this postcard. Notice that they say "to the fine arts."

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dawn, Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

There are so many symbols of beauty in this very personal card.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mim, Richmond, VA, USA

I decided to send an entry to my own call. There is so much that I find beauty in, music, birds, the sky, Monet's paintings, and maps.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jennifer Zoellner, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

We love this card. The drawing is sooo sweet and adorable. I'm posting it in it's clear envelope to show my NOW corrected error - the zip code was wrong. The postal service made a big black mark and wrote the correct zip, whew, luckily only on the clear envelope. I'll rescan this sans envelope so you can see the entire card in it's beauty. Rescanned: posted - now you can see the card as Jennifer created it...no black line.

Jennifer's all about mail art blog is HERE.

Bernhard Zilling, Berlin, GERMANY

We all agreed with what was written on this card. The drawing is pen and ink. How beautiful! The humor in the drawing is so fun.

C. Lou, USA

C. Lou sent this photo of a peacock that they'd enhanced by hand, with additional color. It is beautiful. Every time I see one of these I marvel at the beauty.

Fleur Helsingor, Oakland, CA, USA

This image of a beautiful tree with yellow leaves is printed on a paper that has tiny sparkles in it. An extra twinkle of beauty. It was the first card received and was a delightful surprise to the staff at SPA310.

Beauty is.....

All documentation from the "Beauty is....." mail art call will be on this blog. The call is to honor the happiness of the women and men who have come together to work in a wonderful environment and are feeling so good! The work received will be displayed at SPA310, where they work to make people feel beautiful.