woensdag 13 februari 2013

Nicole Eippers (10)

I always am fond of intercultural relationships. See how kindly they are looking at each other, Nicole's famous Pig and the Grootoorspringmuis, aka Long-Eared Jerboa.

Thank you very much, merci beaucoup, Nicole!

dinsdag 5 februari 2013

Paint a Fish!

Usually I only publish received mail art animals here. But sometimes exceptions are needed. For instance for the "Paint a Fish!" project. This campaign aims to restore EU fish stocks for future generations.

You can add your fish to the gallery by drawing your fish online or by uploading your picture, in order to help building a big virtual stock to tell EU leaders to take action to refill the seas.

Thank you Grietje Keller for attracting my attention to this great (and - sadly - necessary) campaign!

zaterdag 2 februari 2013

Nicole Eippers (9)

This collage of a real weird animal was made and sent by Nicole Eippers from Belgium.
I am happy that Nicole mentioned the name of this funny creature on the back side: otherwise I never would have known that this is a squid, an upside-down swimming Helicocranchia pfefferi aka banded piglet squid! Such a funny looking animal!

An other funny thing is, that this picture makes me think of a Pig. Even of a piggy bank, don't you think so? If you do, create a Piggy piece of mail art and check Nicole's website to know where to send your pigs mail art to!

And note how apt the postage stamp is. While the ladies are doing synchronized swimming (in Dutch we call it 'kunstzwemmen' = 'art swimming'), below them the wonderful underwater world is alive and kicking (and smiling)!

Thank you very much, merci beaucoup Nicole!