Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Heads up!

I knew exactly who it was from when I saw it in my P.O. Box.

Quirky. Imaginative. Unique!

Here's a recent piece of Mail Art I received from Martha Miller! It's part of her current Mailart 365 series.

The front side!

The one she gave me was titled "Bad cakes and exploding doughnuts."

How fitting!

Close-up detail (oh my!)

Martha took red pastel paper and cut it into the shape of a head, stitching various overlapping images on top. The Mail Art's size is roughly 9 3/4" x 9 3/4".

Initially I had wanted to scan this on my scanner instead of using my camera but the head was too big and wouldn't fit!


The backside!

Funny pictures throughout adorned with random words. Even bits of glitter were added for extra sparkle!

Close-up detail (so bad but in a good way!)

Thank you, Martha! I love it!!

Now I suddenly have a taste for a thick piece of cake!



JuJu said...

Martha is a genius. And, where in the world did she find that picture of Andy Gibb? Holy Frijole!!


Anonymous said...

martha's awesome.
i got mine from her yesterday!
(op head)

naturgesetz said...


I didn't understand what head was too big at first.

Unknown said...

Wow, that is awesome. So creative!

Anonymous said...

That's excellent! Killer job, Martha!

Susan Wilkinson said...

Love it! What a cool concept. Now I know what I'm making this weekend.

Writer Yogi said...

I'll have to check her site out in more detail once my computer isn't being annoying lol. And I have started collaging (sp?) in my journal again. If I get some great inspiration I will have to send it to you! I had a dirty joke about the head but I'm sure they have crossed your mind already lol. Glad she brightened your day! :)

Adam said...

I'd prefer to have a taste of this cute naked man..ahem :) cool card

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Where IS everyone? This was posted TWO days ago!!! Fun, fun, fun Martha! I hope this gave you a chuckle! I also hope everything is going well at you-know-where....

Dean Grey said...


Martha is indeed a genius!


i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit!

Are we lucky or what!



What ever do you mean?







Martha rules!



Mail Art is very cool!



Definitely check out Martha's blog. She's always creating something!



Me too!



Sorry, I didn't have time to publish these comments until now!


Thanks to all of you for chiming in here!


martha miller said...

You're welcome, Dean! You wanted something rated X - this is naked mail! Glad it made you smile :^)

jason said...

love it!

martha miller said...

P.S. yes, that is andy gibb. but do you recognize the other guy? (willie aames- he played tommy on the 70's sitcom, eight is enough).

these pics came from "bad cakes" - a now defunct zine made by two portland, maine artists.

R. Burnett Baker said...

I'm laughing my butt off! I'm surprised the post office didn't black out the front side. And your last line just made me laugh....just don't forget a big glass of milk with that thick piece of cake! LOL!


Dean Grey said...


Naked Mail!






Now I'm craving a tall glass of milk!


I appreciate everybody stopping by!


Unknown said...

Big head - he he.

Dean Grey said...