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https://sketchbookproject.com/library

The above link is where you can search for a digitized sketchbook by entering a tag for subject matter or media, or enter the artist’s name (mine is C. Mehrl Bennett), or enter the number assigned to a specific sketchbook. My sketchbook is number S284636

I did my own scanning before mailing the book to Brooklyn NY, so I’m offering scans of it below since you’re already on this page. CLICK on UL image and you can page thru at full screen:

Last week I carved a rubber stamp of my rondo design which is great for printing on the back of mail art envelopes, Add & Pass books and etc. Below is my rondo image – it shows a mother & child, but also other images from Mother Nature. It’s meant to be an abstracted, organic, fluid pattern. Today I took the vectorized design, which is just a smoother edged image, and applied it to products sold by a website called Red Bubble, where the image is repeated in a pattern on some of the available products. I earn a small percentage of the money they make selling these products with my design on them. You can view other designs for Red Bubble at that website as well.

Click here for my Red Bubble site, then on the rondo image for more.

Carved rubberstamp image with my hand lettered quote.

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Posted: January 24, 2018 in asemic, drawing
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The gold background image is printed as an issue of 25 artistamps on all cotton paper, perforated by Pedro Pescador, and distributed by TicTac Patrizia as part of her assemblage journal that is housed in a box:

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C.Mehrl Bennett, USA
Chuck Welch, Cracker Jack Kid, USA
DADANAUTIK, Germany
David Dellafiora, Australia
EverArts, Netherlands
Helmut King, Germany
John Held Jr., USA
Jürgen O. Olbrich, Germany
Miguel Jimenez, Spain
Peter Netmail, Germany
Petra Weimer, Germany
RCBz, USA
Rémy Pénard, France
R.F. Côté – Canada
Roland Halbritter, Germany
S. Wurlitzer, USA
Samuel Montalvetti, Argentina
Tiziana Baracchi, Italy
Vittore Baroni, Italy
Ptrzia(TICTAC), Germany

https://stampzine.blogspot.com

Blog updated by C. Mehrl Bennett  June 2018

C. Mehrl Bennett squirrel greyed

Squirrels are like rats in that they forage and build nests

However, squirrels live in trees and rats are under foot

               But who am I to judge?

 

I am just another creature like a squirrel or a rat

We also forage and build out nests, fornicate

               and reproduce, nurture our offspring

 

As a mere creature of this larger universe

These overhead and underfoot beings

               seem AMAZING to me

 

Humans, all you seers and thinkers, doers and polluters

Stop and ask: What effect do we have on our environment?

               Left foot, Left an imprint so “what/where is Right?”

 

C. Mehrl Bennett 2017

Created for Connie Jean’s SQUIRREL MAILART CALL, which ended in 2017

19MailArtMinneDaDa84 2016Tom Cassidy will be sending out documentation to all the mailart pARTicipants, but in the meantime, I can show you the photos I took on Day One of MinneDaDa1984 at Eat My Words Bookstore. Click on an image to view large. Ryosuke Cohen, of the famous 30+ year old BRAIN CELL project, was in attendance at MinneDaDa84!! I even got to sit for a bust version portrait by Ryosuke on Day Two of MinneDada84 at The Black Forrest Inn banquet room. A full body portrait of Ryosuke and a notebook of Tom Cassidy’s collected Brain Cells was displayed during an interview of Ryosuke on Day Three at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA). More of my MinneDada84 photos are at: MY FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM or at MY FLICKR MINNEDADA84 ALBUM, though these don’t represent but a fraction of all the performance events, films, and PEOPLE of the event.

 

This idea for a mailart email project came to me because of a confluence of two other projects. One was a collage exchange project by Cecil Touchon and the other was an artistamp project by Fraenz Frisch. The first was organized to be a physical gathering of people in one place to create & exchange, and the second involved emailing jpeg images by the participants which would then be incorporated into an artistamp sheet, and a copy would be snail mailed to everyone.

I could not take part in the collage exchange project due to my location on the other side of the country, but emailing a jpeg for the artistamp sheet was simple enough do. So, I thought, why not enable the exchange of mailart between a group of people with the following guidelines:

Thru the end of Sunday, March 6, 2016 – ONLY: 1) Create mailart (at a size/wght that can be mailed with one international or a first class stamp or less) and take a digital photo of it (a small file for web display only). 2) Email me your snail mail address and the jpeg. cmehrlbennett@gmail.com

On Monday, March 7, 2016: 1) I will post the images as a blog and draw names from a hat for each of you. 2) I will send you an email with the snail mail address (drawn out of the hat) to which you should post your mailart to, plus a link to the blog where jpegs are on display. Got it? [Note that all my wordpress blogs copy to Facebook as well.]

I will delete these directives on Monday – so if you choose to share this, be aware that it will disappear (I think??) The only evidence will be the mailart you receive and the link to the blog when it is posted on Monday. Hopefully, you will choose to continue the exchange of mailart with the person who sends you m.a.

I posted this project on my Facebook wall on Friday March 4th, and I added the following comments on Saturday and Sunday, respectively:

Dear friend, If you have not done mailart before, or if it has been a long time since you’ve been involved in the network, this is a way you can begin! – starting with one contact.

It’s getting down to the wire (midnight) to submit a jpeg of mailart you’d like to send to another participant via name pulled out of the hat!

HERE ARE THE MAILART DOCUMENTS INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT:

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C. Mehrl Bennett collaboration with Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)

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John M. Bennett

Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy

Pier Roberto Bassi

Pier Roberto Bassi

After I post this blog I will draw four names out of a hat for each piece, then send and email to Joe, Pier, and John with the address to which they should mail these pieces, plus the link to this blog.

I plan to try this experiment a few more times, in hopes of garnering more pARTicipants! Meantime, for all you mailartist wannabees, one resource for getting started is IUOMA or friend me on Facebook (search for Catherine Mehrl Bennett and please leave a comment on this blog with your FB name?)…

 


My accordian book titled: FOURTEEN PICTOGLYPH STORIES, was created using a series of pictoglyphs I designed. (See THIS separate posting at this blog for a slideshow about that accordian book)  I had these rubber stamps made from many of the glyphs.


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