Ian-Patrick's Mailart & Postcards

Documentation of my responses to mail art calls, collaborations & exchanges through the postal system. If you wish to do an exchange mail me something with a return address on it:


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Post to: Josh Ronsen

offending error, 2008
typewriter, rubber stamp, sticker and ink on writing paper

9" x 3"

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Post: Dale Roberts, Vancouver BC, Canada

never odd or even, 2008
pen & ink, printers,
rumber stamp & collage with letter set
6" x 6"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Post: Typewriter/Macchina da Scrivere

Out goes my submit to Typewritter/Macchina da Scrivere, which is closing end of July'08!

whatliesahead, 1999 - 2008
typewriter, ball point pen, sticker & rubber stamp
11" x 8" bond paper, ed 1/5

Received: Chris from .postdue.

I received this one back in May, but had misplaced it for sometime. I found it today, in one of my sketch books. I responded to this on May 27, 2008 (see blog post).

Chris @ .postdue.
Gocco print 2008
6" x 4"

Never heard of a Gocco print until now. It's an intriguing screen printing contraption with a build in photo emulsion system. I'd love to get my hands on one but I'll have to act quick. On May 30, 2008, the Riso Kagaku Corporation announced that it will stop shipping Gocco printers in June 2008!

I've discovered that there is a Gocco print postcard call out to save the Gocco printer, see 'save gocco' for details, and check out The Wurst Gallery , featuring prints made exclusively with the Gocco printer.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Post: Carlyle Baker, Peterborough Canada

Saw some of Carlyle's submissions to other mail art projects ( Macchina da scrivere, in particular) and sent him this personal invite to participate in 'Metropolis of Destructon' call today.

Recombinant, 2008
india ink, metallic marker, vinyl stickers & acrylic paint
w/ rubber stamp & perforations
4" x 6"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Post: Gail of Postcard Readings

Snake Song, 2003
watercolour & ink
4" x 6"

Gail's mail art call is Postcard Readings and is postcard only open technique and on until September 2009. Check out the blog there are a lot of really interesting submissions posted.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Post: Angela & Peter, 'Germoney'

Received well wishes' for Metroplolis of Destructon mail art call from Angela & Peter at Netmail today. Thanks guys, I love the postcards, I even collect them, but pleeeease send an original piece for the call!?!

Puissance 1999 - 2008
8 1/2" x 11" bond letter paper

w/ photocopy, rubber stamp & perforations

They have a mail art call out with a theme of "Mail Train", Free technique, postcard only with max dims: 10.5 cm x 15 cm, Deadline 31 March 2009. Documentation will be in a colour magazine OSWALD 2009 and each participant will receive a copy.

Send to:
P.O. Box 2644
D 32383 Minden
Germoney Utd

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Post: Projet D'art Postal 2008 RECYCLAGE - RECYCL'ART

This postcard made with watercolour paper that is recycled, and the art is an old watercolour that I reworked with rubberstamps and and over drawings. Mail art call for works made with recycled materials and with a recycling theme: Projet D'art Postal 2008 RECYCLAGE - RECYCL'ART
Reuse to reduce, 2008
watercolour, india ink and ruberstamp
on watercolour recycled paper, 4 3/4" x 7 1/2"

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Post: Artistamp 2008

printers ink and stamp pad ink
12(3/4" x 1") stamps 1/1

My first artistamp sheet. Submitted to Wackystuff Artistamp 2008 call. Hand printed with found metal offset block, number punches and a homemade rubber stamp. The perforation lines aren't very stamp like, I have to order some pre-perf'd paper or get a proper perf wheel and the paper is simply Avery™ peel and stick bond paper ... meh! I think it's a good first go. The Canadian Mountie is a rubber stamp I found at a garage sale and the gas mask is one I made by carving a gum eraser with an x-acto blade. These I intend to use in future artistamps.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Post to: AR(t)CEVIA Interntional Art Festival

'Grand Performance' 2008
watercoulour, india ink and stickers on matt board
9 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Submitted to the International Mail art exhibition during the 1st edition of AR(t)CEVIA Interntional Art Festival in Arcevia, Italy.

DEADLINE to be received: June 15, 2008
Massimo Nicotra
60011 ARCEVIA (AN)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Mail/Art Global Collaborative

Two of the many pieces submitted through the Mail/Art Global Collective to the ABC No Rio Gallery 'Ides of March' mailart exhibit in New York this past March. The two pieces above were started by me as shown. Mailed to collab member Stephanie Cormier, then to Tara de la Garza and sent off to the gallery by mail for the exhibit.

Below are the results.

Stephanie Cormier(L) & Tara de la Garza(R)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Are We Done Yet? Post: Big Questions

Posted to Wackystuff's mailart call for "Big Questions"

india ink, water colour, collage on card
dimensions: 7" x 5 1/4"

Agave Worm Post: Chris @ .postdue.

My good old friend the Tequila worm, this one is either sporting a golden afro or a golden halo. This one sent to the mailart exchange .postdue.

watercolour, gel pen and gold foil on card
dims: 7 3/4" x 5"

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Metropolis of Destructon

This is one of the pieces going into the 'Of Sequential Desire' exhibit at the WKP Kennedy Gallery this June through July in North Bay, Ontario. It was 1 of 3 unfinished drawings from 1998 that I finally got around to.

Metropolis of Destructon series, 1998 - 2008
india ink, watercolour, and stickers on 100% cotton rag board, dimensions: 22 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Posted to David Berube "Portrait" MailArt Call

Sent to David Berube's mailart call for a portrait in exchange for one of his 'Face A Day' pieces.
This one done the morning I awoke in the hospital July 24th 2005 after having surgery to repair damages caused by four stab wounds. It's along story and I'm done with telling it as of posting this piece.

David Berube's "PORTRAIT" MailArt Call
and "PORTRAIT" MailArt Reply Posts

watercolour, ink and stickers on card.
7 3/4" x 5 1/4"
dated 07/24/05 and stamped on front
posted to: David Berube

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Probably Just Dreaming

Another oldie, but one of my personal favs. Nightmares brought on by junk sickness of the crawlers .... never a good time! But oh sooo romanticized.

watercolour and stampad ink, 5"sq
dated 12 Sept 1998
Signed and date stamped au verso.
Personal collection

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bad Words

My submission to Wackystuff's Blogspot Badwords, December of last year, an online journal of postcards similar to Postsecret.

Dark Words
4"x6" india ink and cut vinyl on card, 2007

Friday, February 15, 2008

Way To Go

Crazy dreams of chewing on electrical cables and frying my head off, this nightmare disturbed me for days. This has since snuck into other drawings and doodles I do while at work disturbing all that wonder by.

Watercolour & gel pens and sticker on card, 6" x 4 1/4"
Signed and date stamped '07 Dec 2007' au verso.
Mailed to a friend Mne. Luboiv in the east coast.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Golfers

It wasn't bad enough that I had a dream of myself walking around naked, but it took place on a dew soaked golf course just before the sunrise. Unfortunately I woke before the sunrise ....

Water colour & india ink on card, 6" x 4 1/4" Date stamped '18 Feb 2001' on the front with my signature stamp. Signed au verso.