Wednesday, August 01, 2001

Just returned from a vacation to Blanchard, Idaho. Not much there - but 30 minutes drive will get you to some cool places. Saw a bald eagle, tame deer, wolf cubs, and caught a garter snake. Communing with nature gives me that little extra recharge. I haven't been able to breathe right since I got back into town. Wondering if the smog is affecting me worse now that I had my lungs cleared out in the woods. Sent out a bunch of mailart today and updated the mailart call page. Check it out and send out something to another creative person - like yourself.

Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Had a blast at the Technomaina Circus on Saturday night. Very unexpected entertainment. If the "circus" comes to your town, I highly recommend that you check it out.

Added 2 new sections to kiyotei's den: An art news page and a flashlight artist page. Chris Keeley is the featured artist.

Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Posted a new "secret places" photo-narrative called Box Canyon Journey.

Met with Manboy (Bruce) and Cecilia of Technomaniacircus to discuss exhibition of the dog's life call at their upcoming show at Club Xanth. Looks like this could turn out to be a cool show. Just imagine: dogmailart and circus freaks, jugglers, sex, and performance art. What a volatile cocktail!

Saturday, June 02, 2001

Wow - it has really been a while since I published anything here. Too busy with other stuff I guess.
New News: Dog's life is finished - documents are being gradually sent out.

Check out my Caves of Doom photo-journey at This is a cool collaborative site run by my excellent friend, Jonathan Prince, from

Monday, March 19, 2001

Updated the Dog's Life call with 11 new submissions including a great Good Dog Award from Ken Miller of ASKalice and Shouting at the Postman.

Do not play this game if you are a Pictionary addict. You will probably be fired.

Monday, March 12, 2001

Spent the weekend in Maui. Did a lot of snorkling around Lanai and Turtle Town but didn't see any turtles. Saw about eight whales crusing around the west side of the island. Went on a jeep ride of a back country cattle ranch.

Ate dinner at Nick's Fishmarket with Bob Gates. Nice guy, but he does a lot of name-dropping. The Crab Leg Pasta and Château Lafite Rothschild were excellent.

Sunday, March 04, 2001

My good friend Dragonfly Dream has a cool new collaborative idea on her webpage called "Bald is Beautiful!" She has been battling with cancer since December 2000 and has documented her experiences on her website.

I sent her my manipulated image with tribal tattoos and also dropped it into the eternal Gridcosm at level 703.

Met the artist, Riley L. Johnston, at the Carlsbad art show. He had plenty of sand paintings on display outside and the humidity was steaming up the glass inside the frames of a few. We talked about the Navaho "hypno-therapy" of sand paintings and I gave him a baggie of red sand that I picked up from the Valley of Fire in Nevada.

Thursday, March 01, 2001

The funny thing to me about the All Your Base Are Belong To Us phenomenom is that it might actually be something that George W. Bush would say during one of his speeches. Check out the cool Zero Wing FAQ to get all the historical data about this net.Craze.

The first AYBABTU post to Gridcosm was Grid 678 on February 15, 2001.

Still don't know what this is all about? Read the Register (UK) for an excellent article about this subject.

Saturday, February 24, 2001

Sue Gollifer (, the woman who "made (me) a *star*", posts to my guestbook after our recent email correspondence.

She has some great origami-like paper collages in her exhibit and at the 1994 ArtAIDS collaborative project. One of my first online collaborative offerings is still on the ArtAIDS site.

Sue wrote a great report on the "Uses of Networking" and mentions kiyotei's den in APPENDIX II: Sites that I feel are worth visiting. My fellow artist, Ruth Kedar, is also mentioned in the report.

If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can get the full report which was produced in Brighton, UK.

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Dropped a Napster-death-rattle piece into the mighty Gridcosm. This is a great collaborative (some say waste of time) which has been going on for years. If you like the Grid, check out my audio readings which accompany the levels 425 through 429.

Can't figure out how to play with us on Gridcosm? Check out Sunshine's (SNY) excellent GridGuide on his spectacular Armored Baby website.

Monday, February 19, 2001

PO Box full of good stuff this morning, including some photos of Dragonfly Dream's "silly Chenoo dog" and a great stamped envelope and card from GRRL: Bonnie Burton, perhaps the only mailartist with her own online club.

Graphic Design by Michael Lane

Friday, February 16, 2001

Just read a great article about Eddie Breen, alias Chris Sammartano, in the NY Press. Can't believe he fooled me. I totally fell for that backwoods-Kaczynski-artist bio that he has been using online. Turns out that he is just a clever trickster and actually made $24,000 from his artwork last year. Alright!

Art by Eddie Breen

Received email from my good buddie Ed Giecek. Seems he won the coveted "Butt Ugly" award from eBay for the month of February. Way to go! Congratz.

I am also bidding on one of his very nice watercolor paintings.

Monday, February 12, 2001

I used my Olympus C3000 and snapped several great photos on my hike to Box Canyon including this shot of my son Richard doing the "phoon." I sent it off to my friend John and he put it on his excellent Phoon page.

Unfortunately, I also got a nasty rash from some poisonous foliage in the canyon bottom. Started out as a small itch and has blossomed into a silver-dollar-sized red patch on my elbow. Been fighting the itch with Cortisone but I think it's losing the war. Going in to see the doc today with a request to use superior fire-power in the battle.

Got my scanner back operational (only had to make 3 store visits) after a few technical hurdles and some sub-par merchandise.

That's the latest den update. Take care artisans and watch out for the dead end!

Wednesday, February 07, 2001

Went for a hike last weekend to the bottom of Box Canyon in La Costa. It was about 89 degrees outside and a dip near the falls was tempting, but the water in the pool was Freezing!

photo courtesy of Sylvia Bal Somerville ©1999

Hard to believe they want to blow up this canyon to "save it". I shouldn't be surprised by that considering some other recent events in this neighborhood.

Got some more Dog's Life contributions including a collaged dog dish from Jean Kusina and a colorful art book from Kate in Hawaii. Still scanner-shopping so I can get the latest stuff up an online.

Thursday, February 01, 2001


My scanner bites the dust and the Dog's Life art keeps flowing into my mailbox. I'm planning to buy a cheap one this weekend and add the new submissions.

Added some new sites to the art bookmark list including an excellent ezine by a local homeboy: This ezine is chock-full of poetry and well worth a read. Sign up for the mailing list and Jason will send you a free copy.

Ed (the Egg-man) Giecek is the current high bidder for Scientist Sam in the eBay mailartist auction.

Sent out a few mailart projects this week including Welcome to the World call, a Space-themed add and pass book (for Rae Trujillo), and several art postcards. Check out the mailart call page if you feel like "ARTicipating!"

Friday, January 26, 2001

First post to the blog:

It all started as I was updating my bookmarks page and verifying the links for accuracy. I surfed over to Eddie Breen's page and I noticed that he now has a blog! I have been meaning to start one of these web logs - and what better reason than the fact that Eddie has one. His art is very unusual (to say the least) and I was happy to see that he is still as prolific as ever.

I just updated my Dog's Life mailart call, so be sure and check out the latest contributions.

This art is the work of Alain Valet of Belgium