Monday, November 30, 2009

David Berube - New York, NY

Flying across the dark night sky this lovely creature is settling in to his new home at the Menagerie. Dread is not one to look a gift bat in the mouth but... those are some real nice choppers! Thanks to David Berube for this latest contribution!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Torma Cauli - Budapest

Fabulous addition to Dread's Menagerie all the way from Budapest. Very unusual creature stands about yea high...
and the owl on the back well just have to love that. Thanks for this fine card! We've really enjoyed it.

Bruno Chiarlone - Italy

Received a fun add and pass project, plus some small bonus art included! The Crafty Hag will be putting her 2 cents worth onto this piece and promptly forward on as requested!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Adeline & Jennifer Zoellner, St. Petersburg USA

Another of Dread's birds has returned to the Menagerie, having been to a place with pink sky... a pink sky filled with love? or are those hearts really more birds in flight....? Thanks to Adeline and Jennifer for the collaborative effort on this nice piece!


Dread Lippencott is feeling the love! Thanks for the groovy potato print!

Atte Ourie - Helsinki, Finland -- Part 2

More mysterious maps from Atte Ourie!
This is the second time Dread Lippencott has received what we believe to be mystic maps and this time we received 2 in one day---the cryptic messages on the back are hard to cypher, leaving a delicious curiosity for the wandering traveler.

Keith Buchholz - St. Louis, USA

Gaze in to the wild eyes of a mail art participant... thanks to Keith Buchholz for this glimpse into a fluxus world.

Lothar Trott - Switzerland

Lothar poses the question :WHAT IS MAIL ART? and provides clues... a window, a street.... whatever and wherever mail art takes us its something we can all enjoy together!
One packed envelope came to the menagerie with a funky zine (shown here folded in book shape and also unfolded to see all images) a note and some cool ray johnson mail art stickers that say " we respond differently to this one, to that one. The only way to understand is through participatory actions." Yup, that's mail art all right!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ryosuke Cohen - Osaka Japan

Having been to many places around the globe, this is just a detail of a jumbo stamped collage recently received, too large to fit onto the scanner... and honestly I'm a bit unsure if I am to add to it and pass it on? I hate to stop the journey unwittingly... but being a novice my guess is that I am the final destination. Now I have a list of many people to send mail to!

Giovanni and Renata StraDA DA - Ravenna, Italy

Brought to the menagerie by poetic birds: dancing chimps! Buckle up because the next flight is about to blast off! Send your musically poetic dada-ist transmission to
Giovanni and Renata Strada da :
C.P. 271
Via Odoacre 14
48100 Ravenna

Samantha Manchester - Maryland

This explorer happened upon the Menagerie unexpectedly... bringing a statement full of insights and markedly similar interests among distant lands...

Check out more documented communications at

Angela Behrendt - Hannover, Germany

A fine sample of textile work from across the pond! Thanks to Angela Behrendt for sending one of her famous stitched cards to the Menagerie! She also has a call out for mail art if you care to contribute:
"I Like Amy Winehouse"
mail to Angela Behrendt
Heidornstrasse 7
30171 Hannover

David Berube - New York, NY

Look its the Bono Bug! Buzzing in from New York! Bzzzzz Bzzzzz Bzzzzz!
Another fine specimen from the Berube Bug collection!

Coming and Going: Richard Canard to me to Japan

This interesting piece came my way from Mr. Richard Canard--as instructed I added some dots and my name to the drawing and passed it on to Japan. (my additions are the pale yellow green dots) Fun to be a part of this project!

The next recipient is Laurie "La Dotiste", see more dot work at