woensdag 21 september 2011

Carlos Botana

Not intended as a Real Weird Animal, this beautiful mixed media Serea Carlos Botana sent to me as a 'thank you' for my Mermaid for the Send me a Mermaid project.

Serea... I couldn't find the word in the dictionary. Serea must be 'Mermaid' in Gallego, as there also is a Serea in Vigo, Galicia.
And Sereia is Mermaid in Portuguese. Since the moment I opened the envelope and read the word 'Serea', the words 'Minha Sereia é Rainha do Mar' (a famous Brazilian song) go through my mind continuously.

Also beautiful are the fine Mermaid on the original Carlos Botana stamp, and the butterfly which was issued by the Spanish correos, post.

Muchas gracias, Carlos!

zaterdag 10 september 2011

woensdag 7 september 2011

Nicole Eippers

Real strange to us (though we humans might look weird towards him/her!?) is this Heteronotus delineatus! I'm not sure if this is a Treehopper or a Thorn bug, but anyhow this odd creature belongs to the Membracidae family.
More of his/her cousins you can see on (for example) this blog.

This great collage was made and sent by Nicole Eippers, mail artist and pigs collector (so if ever you have a pig found or created, send it to her!).

More animals to see are, on the stamp, the Red Kite (Milvus milvus) and, on both front and back side of the envelope, of course the pig (I count even four).

Merci beaucoup, Nicole!

Eni Ilis

These bats (or would they be vampires?) were created by Eni Ilis from Brazil.

More work by Eni Ilis you can find by e.g. google.
Thank you very much, Eni!