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Voor Emmy

Zijn het pluimen of bladeren
die ontsnappen uit je binnenste hartkamer
of is het de gloed van de kleur van kloppend bloed
hunkerend naar de stilte van rimpelloos

Als haar handen vloeibaar worden
krijgt de piano vleugels op het doek
Een boom verbijt haar vergezicht
In de diepte luisteren wortels verrukt
naar de zachte braille van haar bestaan
Tuinen hangen van de wolken
omlaag, omhoog groeien vreemde bloemen
uit een ingebeelde notenbalk.

Guido Vermeulen
14 november 2011

Muziek bij de video: Claude Debussy

zondag 30 september 2012


Small painted envelope, dedicated to Nicolai GOGOL, mailed to Theresa Williams, USA


zaterdag 29 september 2012

donderdag 27 september 2012

My groundhog day

From Rebecca Guyver, UK
Island project doc accompanied by a poem

On fairy tales in clouds and Wordsworth

Mail art letter from Monique Jany, Belgium
in response to my poetry edition FAIRY TALES IN CLOUDS and the link with the Wordsworth poem
«I wandered lonely as a cloud»

Just back from Tokyo

From John Held Jr, on Gutai, Shozo and a mail art meeting in Japan with Ryosuke, Gianni and Eicchi

The sad gardenia

Small painted envelope with collage fragment
Another tributie to Billie Holyday
Mailed to Robert Varlez

maandag 24 september 2012

On the tendency to multiply everything

From Wolfgang Guenther, Germany

Snail Mail Postcard Letter

From Chris Mannix, USA


Dear Cheryl,

One could imagine
being caught
in an African time frame
of an ancient dance
between rock and fire

One could imagine
a desert where there was no

And Also
One could imagine
the desert as a beheaded hydrocephalus
waiting with geological patience
for the return of the floods.

Guido Vermeulen
24 September 2012

woensdag 19 september 2012

Une barque sur l’océan / A barge on the ocean

Large new painting, also based on a stunning piano piece by Maurice Ravel, part of Miroirs (Mirrors)

dinsdag 18 september 2012

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Large painted mail art envelope I made while listening to the piano piece by Maurice Ravel
Mailed to Dararat Chemnasiri, Belgium


Tribute to Louis Armstrong by Cuan Miles, South Africa

maandag 17 september 2012

Mail art makes the world a town, issue 3

3d issue of the zine developed by Cheryl Penn in South Africa (also cover art)

In this edition contributions from

Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)
Rosanna Veronesi, Domenico Severino (Italy)
Rebecca Guyver (UK)
Erich Sundermann (Austria)
Aprilia Zank, Patrizia Tictac, Svenja Wahl (Germany)
Bernd Reichert, Guido Vermeulen (Belgium)
PW Kaufmann (Switzerland)
Carina Granlund (Finland)
Torill Elisabeth Larsen (Norway)
Gail Whitter, Theo Nelson (Canada)
Alicia Starr, Claire Dinsmore, John Held Jr, De Villo Sloan, No thi NG,  RCBz (USA)
Samuel Montalvetti, Marcela Peral (Argentina)
Harry Lock, Cheryl Penn (South Africa)
Ying-Chieh Liu (Taiwan)

20 Years of Field Study

From David Dellafiora, Australia

Field Study is a mail art zine to
document an art performance
or intervention you did during the year;
so a real field study of what is going on
in the eternal network
and this for the past 20 years!

To celebrate the occasion
David gives everybody a
rendez-vous at Tate Modern
in London on January 5, 2013
at noon

The drowning of a clown because he refused to look down

From Cheryl Penn, South Africa

maandag 10 september 2012

Collage book 2010-2012

Beautiful book with collages by Ginger Mayerson, published by the Wapshott Press, USA.
Site of the artist is

An exchange for my own book Travels with collages.

They are similarities and differences:

Similarities in subject: religion versus science, flower and animal life versus human civilization, time in a real and in a poetic sense, landscapes as a way of understanding the world and one self. the challenge and tensions between the so-called primitive world and belief systems and so-called evolution.

Differences in tone: Ginger is softer or less into a direct confrontation than sometimes I am but the decoding of images is as emotional and thought provoking and on that level I feel we are brothers and sisters.
Bravo Ginger!

Here follows also the closing collage of this edition I like in particular:


In response to this book I made a new original collage dedicated to Ginger: