maandag 21 november 2016
On instagram there are many mail lovers who share postcards, stamps and do enjoyable 'chaincard' projects.
Via intagram I met Caroline from Hong Kong. She not only shares nice stamps and postcards by her instagram account, but she also appears to be a wonderful stamp carver.
Caroline was so kind to send me some of her stamp prints, and I love to share these here with you. They are amazing!
Part of the 'making of' of the Gryffindor Lion you can see here, and you can see also the Owl, and the young woman.
Thank you very much, Caroline!
woensdag 16 november 2016
Received from Dean, Artist in Seine, this great collage. I first thought the animal to be a Donkey, because of the tail and maybe long ears, but then I thought it a Zebra who was losing his or her stripes, thus becoming a Horse. Is my theory correct? I will never know, unless Dean gives a clue :-)
On the back side a Lizard or Varanus, and a ticket-giving-Human, along with some more Human beings.
Thank you very much, Dean!
maandag 14 november 2016
Ruth Giles created a variety of animals in a variety of ways. The Comb Jelly she drew on black paper, which has an effect as amazing as the real illuminating animal must have (this scanned picture shows less than half of the bright light her drawing has).
Meanwhile this Right Whale has been drawn in a different way, and he or she swims in an interesting environment.
And look at this rubberstamp printed Crow!
And the wonderful Cavias (Guinea Pigs), of which I'm wondering how she stamped these.
The envelope shows more interesting and well-known animals, on both rubberstamps and postage stamps.
Thank you very much, Ruth!
zondag 13 november 2016
The Sloth is an amazing animal. Fortunately I am not the only one who is fascinated by this slowly moving animal. Margit created a great rubberstamp, and she was so kind to send me a print of it. Alas the card never arrived, and seems to have been lost in the mail. But she printed an other one, and I was so happy to receive it!
Update: this card appears to be the first and only one! Amazing how the Sloth has traveled as slow as no human is able to do.
Margit told me yesterday that the card has been sent on 29th of February. The Sloth must have thought it a big journey, as he first rested in the Post Office or Briefzentrum before he finally had the energy to cross the border to the neighbouring country (mine). After getting not a 29 February postmark but a 21st of October one!
Thank you very much, herzlichen Dank, Margit!
woensdag 2 november 2016
In the time of the year that birds tend to fly from north to south (that is, in the northern hemisphere), this cool Crane came all the way from Morocco to the Netherlands. Maybe fueled by the Fish stamp (poor Fish..), but the Crane did arrive!
Created and sent by Eva, who added a matching postcard inside of the envelope.
Thank you very much, moltes gràcies, Eva!
maandag 24 oktober 2016
The Moray Eel I always thought a dangerous fish for its sharp teeth and strong jaws. Fortunately both the fish and the lady, but also the postcard and the postmen survived the journey from Japan to the Netherlands.
The addition to the 'What or whom is she staring at?'-lady has been created by Hana Ehagaki. Thank you very much, arigato, Hana!
dinsdag 11 oktober 2016
I was pleasantly surprised and felt very much honoured when I opened Ruud Janssen's wonderful painted envelope.
Among nice sheets and ephemera he also sent me this sticker, showing a Cow. A special one: this one had been created by Cavellini, who gave this sticker to Ruud in 1991.
On the envelope Ruud added a matching postage stamp:
I can't remember having seen Cavellini's Cow before, but I must have been unconsciously inspired by the shape of this cow when I created my own Cow recently. Later I learned of Rocola's Bull stamp, but that is a different one.
Thank you very much, Ruud, hartelijk dank voor deze bijzondere verrassing!