Eh oui, your friend and humble narrator turned 40 a couple of days ago. Spoiled as usual and even more than usual. My mailbox was bulging with sweetness and I just wanted to show you some of it.
Des conseils, des placements, de l'action, hahaha, yes exactly what I needed! :-))
Artist Insane Dean sent a very special package full of goodies. But that's fine, as he had nothing else to do the whole month. The highly suspicious Love Hotel card refers to a certain radiogram he recently got. The Q-tips are inspired by this amazing piece of art you might remember. These are the first building blocks for my own tea ceremony room! It's funny, last week I got two business opportunities. One was cleaning fish in Bergen, Norway, and the other one is starting my own tea ceremony room. I'm still torn. The good thing is I can fill out my own pay check! I'll be fine...
Leaving cheap discounted price tags is a well seated tradition by now :-))
Et la pièce de résistance...
As I went through surgery to get Dean a special birthday present earlier this year he felt that he too had to show thoughtfulness and generosity. OMG!! An original wild bone taken from…. I don't know, was that part of your ribcage Dean? Are you feeling better now? Oh dear I'm already having a cold sweat thinking that next year I might have to give up a kidney to up the game!! :-o
The package also came with an original barcode art piece, of which I am an avid collector as you know. With a real sink drain hole! One of his best (again) I reckon. How much work and patience for those amazing pieces!!
This one arrived a few days earlier and made me laugh out loud. Look at that angelic smile :-)) I think you all remember the Spray Video. Well I'm really happy I didn't have to go through that spraying session in vain, as it inspired this fantastic interactive self-portrait. This was sent without an envelope as per usual, and not a resistor seems to be missing. I haven't pressed start yet, a bit scared of getting sprayed again…
The Great-But-Nonetheless-Humble Grigori Antonin also sends his best wishes, along with an original polaroid artwork by himself in a beautiful visual poetic frame, and a mysterious black and white photo. I love it, Grigori, thank you for always remembering my B-day!
And you recognise Carette of Finland's whimsical packages. I sure drunk up!
Carina sent MANY beauties, I can only show a few of them here but I thought you would enjoy the Finish Art Machine and Rabbit In The Landscape (closely followed by Mini Rabbit Can't Make It, I'm laughing, Carina).
And I am the proud owner of a beautiful handmade box with special boekie inside. Very special, as Carina knows I was living in Stockholm a few years back (well, make it a decade). She also knows I like old maps a lot. Love the erased graphite on opposite pages too! Thank you so much Caruba, you made an old lady very happy :-))
I also got tons of stuff from my dear people back home, too much for one photo, really, but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone!
* And delighted to see that I was born the same year as 50 Cent. Lucky him :-))