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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Art Journaling pg 1

It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything, and although I have been doing art since then and now, this is the first thing that I have done that I have gotten around to scanning in. Also the most recent thing that I have done. I have taken up a new trade of making journals and finally, art journalling itself. This is from my doodle journal, I'm probably just going to make this my main journal since it just feels so much freer to make art in something labelled "doodle" journal. 

I have begun a daily challenge/ prompt in order to make one piece of art a day, starting sometime between the recent past and now. This challenge is on dreaming. This is my awakened dream.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Glimmering review on outgoing mail art to De Villo Sloan

In regards to the outgoing mail art that we sent to De Villo Sloan about a month back, we found a glimmering critique in return. I am very proud to make art with the all-talented Chris Mudhead, and it feels wonderful for the positive confirmation from someone so respected in the mail art community.

Thank you, Mr. Sloan, and speaking for Mudhead and I, we are very pleased that you enjoyed- and appreciated the mail!

https://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/minxus-mail-bag-spectacular-collabs-by-mudhead-alyssum-payson-arizona-usa/

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Self Reflections Have Everything to do With You and You and You and Me

We are a reflection of everything around us. We are alive because we are supported by our subconscious... God, Universe/ Brahman, etc. Continue to ward off evil, and produce good in all directions. Allow growth of new and death of old... change. Pay attention to your feelings and to the subtleties in the world. These things are most important. Allow yourself to not only see in a logical, literal way, for balance comes from the polarity of two anythings. See literally and metaphorically, and your own self will give you the answers that you are needing, either through others and your surroundings, and through yourself as well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Incoming Mail Art from Henry Guild

After a rough day, followed by a long walk in the rain at four in the morning, I went to check the mail, and found this piece waiting for me. It was especially powerful to me, in a way that only the receiver can describe. We have all had powerful synchronicities before in life, however, it is especially amazing when it come in such a form as this.

As far as Mr. Guild goes, I am assuming that he found my address through my blog. There is something incredibly refreshing about the simplicity of this piece. All that the envelope contained was these pictures, however, the candidness and honesty of a normal day in New York fascinated me profusely. I am a sucker for day-in-the-life documentation, and I was very intrigued by this piece. 



In case any of you would like to see more of Mr. Guild's mail art, mail him something neat, or just give his page some love, here is his IUOMA page:

Incoming Mail Art from C. Mehrl Bennett

We received this postcard in return, a few months back, after sending some mail her way. Very beautifully done, and she even played with images that we sent her, by copying the style. Naturally, we were confused. However, Mudhead and I always love a good think-piece, and were very impressed with the strangeness of it.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Outgoing Mail Art to Theirry Tiller

Outgoing mail art in response to Tiller's mail art call, "Museum/ Mail Art/ No Museum".

Collaboration with the all-talented Mudhead Reynolds. This Mister Tiller is one lucky guy!
Mudhead's all-famous mudhead and an Alyssum erotic something or other.
One of Mudhead's cute flying envelopes

Monday, February 9, 2015

Incoming Mail Art from Taradactyl: Dactyl Life

After sending some mail art her way, Miss Tara Dactyl sent us some back, responding our mail art call, "Good Magic". It is clearly apparent that much work was put into this piece, with lots of heart.
Front cover

Back cover

These are some of the trinkets found inside, either handmade, or with magazine and a book cutout about the history of magic.
A thank you note, as well as a neato reptilian postcard, which shall be added to my weird postcard collection for further inquiries.


Here is a link to her site, if you would like to send this rad lady some mail art of your own, or to simply give her blog some love:
Dactyl Life
http://dactyllife.com/category/mail/

Friday, January 30, 2015

Post Teen Angst Comic Teasers

Comics were my "secret journal" for a long time. They were how I honed in on some mad art skills in and stayed functional. Here are some samples from longer stories. 
Early 2014

2014

2013

2013

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New is Old Drawlings


I drew this a few months ago in the beginning of an enormous life
transition. See if you can tell.

Outgoing Mail Art to Zanna MOMA

Another wonderful collaboration with Mudhead Reynolds
The genius erotic cover drawn by Mr. Mudhead 
Direction to the drawing to the left by me
Direction to the caption (in this caption) by Mudhead

An orphaned page #1 from Mudhead's 888 sketchbook

Orphaned page #2

By Mudhead, with special guest appearance, Rainbow Care Bear.

By Alyssum (myself), with special guest appearance: Society. Society has a charismatic way in showing up an much to all of an artist's work it seems like.