donderdag 18 augustus 2016

Cuan Miles

Awesome Bird drawings/collages by Cuan Miles from South Africa.
Both the Hadeda Ibis and the Trumpeter Hornbill are quite big, noisy birds.
The Ibis lives in the big wild fig and coral trees and loves to eat bugs and worms.
The Trumpeter Hornbill eats berries, geckos, frogs, bird eggs, and makes a sound comparable to someone learning to play the trumpet.

On the back sides Cuan added beautiful stamp prints and labels:

And another Bird on the great envelope, the Tristan Albatross:

and don't forget to check Cuan's Curious Collage website!

Thank you very much, Cuan!

maandag 15 augustus 2016


This piece of mail art I received via Postcrossing.
Many postcrossers do not want to receive handmade cards and don't send out mail art at all.
But sometimes a postcrosser does, and I always think it a both a pleasure and a treasure, to receive mail created by hand, thus with extra attention.

Recently I received this lovely Owl, which has been made by Mihaela from Bulgaria. She has made it with some help of her elder sister Desi.

To the accompanying letter Mihaela added some more nice (sticker) animals:

And to the envelope a Butterfly stamp.

Thank you very much, Mihaela, Благодаря!

zaterdag 30 juli 2016

Willemien Visser

This great collage, including a scary looking but in fact tiny cute animal was send to me by Willemien Visser from Germany. If you look close, you can see more animals on the front side.

On the back side a pretty Peacock and a rubberstamp showing Fishes. Even German Post has helped to complete this Animal mail art, by adding a postmark showing the Town Musicians of Bremen: a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster.

Check Willemien's website, she has a call for mail art, themed 'Fishes'.

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Willemien!

vrijdag 29 juli 2016

"E" (2)

A contribution to my 'What or whom is she staring at?' mail art project, also showing some animals: the Human and the Bunny on the envelope, and three Monkeys inside. Received from "E", ambassadeur d'Utopia.

Check E's website for his present mail art project, "The migrants - Isolated Minors - Europe, Promised Land?".

Merci beaucoup, "E"!


A glimpse behind the Real Weird Animals blog's scenes, this is what the blog curator (I, in my case) can see :-)

Last month's page views, top ten countries. I wonder whether all viewers would be animal / mail art lovers!?

vrijdag 22 juli 2016

Kerosene (9)

Beautiful artistamps, made by Darlene Altschul, from California, sent to me by Kerosene from Canada!

Besides the Turtles / Tortoises on these stamps she also added this Sea Turtle, probably swum from an encyclopedia:

And some other interesting creatures:

All arrived in this envelope:

Thank you very much, Kerosene!

donderdag 21 juli 2016

Minneapolis Gnome

Wow, such wonderful drawings!
Created by Minneapolis Gnome from Minneapolis (well, the Rhinoceros and Tortoise originally are from Tucson, Arizona).

Along these animals and gnome the staring lady returned, with an inspiring new surrounding: the Gnome's studio.

All arrived in this great envelope:

Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome!