zondag 16 augustus 2015

Erica Durante

See the trails these Turtle's random footsteps leave!

Great mixed media collage, created and sent by Erica Durante from the USA.

(Can't help the picture of the stamp on the back of the mail art looks so big - in real the Tortoises together are larger! - but always good to see and realize where all these animals are living, and what we need to protect: our earth.)

Thank you very much, Erica!

woensdag 12 augustus 2015

Frips (2)

I had to look twice before I realised that this intriguing drawing by Frips shows a Human and a Cat. (They are, aren't they?)

On the envelope the famous Butterfly stamp. And inside, besides the great artwork showed above, some artistamps.

Dankjewel, Frips!

dinsdag 11 augustus 2015

Eduard Egorov

This Cow I think fascinating, and for some unknown reason she makes me think of strawberry ice cream...

Created and sent from Russia by Eduard Egorov.

On the back side a beautiful Mail Dove, with suitable text:

Eduard has an interesting ongoing mail art project: Окна в мир (Okn w mir), 'Windows to the world'. Be sure to check his website and join this project!

Thank you very much, Eduard!

maandag 10 augustus 2015

FinnBadger (2)

This Cow I once drew after the Cow someone else dear has been drawing. I sent it to Eva, who blogged the Cow here. Then FinnBadger drew one to send to Eva, too.
And then, recently, I suddenly was pleasantly surprised by FinnBadger's version of this Cow. Great work, I love it!

The artistamp came in a cool envelop, showing musicians, a singer. And a hole (the white spot on both the front and back side of the envelope). FinnBadger reminded me of the Dutch expression I once wrote him: 'to jump a hole into the air' (= to be extremely happy by some occasion).
Well, be sure that I am doing this again, now, too!

Thank you very much, FinnBadger!

zondag 9 augustus 2015

Erin Guerard

A gorgeous drawing of the Axolotl, accompanied by great typography, reached my mailbox. Created and sent from Canada by Erin Guerard.
The Axolotl is an amazing Amphibian, who keeps on living in the water when grown-up, in contrary to other amphibians who develop lungs and travel to land.

Also the envelope is great! Thank you very much, Erin!

Eva (17)

These three beautiful envelopes came together, to show one great fish and apt sea animal stamps.
Created and sent by Eva from Spain.

Inside the envelopes not really mail art, but regular cards, however, belonging to the theme - weird real (sea) animals - so I like to share them here with you, too.
Sea animals on the book cover you see above, and on the note card below.

And of course Wallie (where is he??) is surrounded by several sea creatures.

Thank you very much, moltes gràcies, Eva!

maandag 3 augustus 2015

Katerina Nikoltsou (16)

In the animal in this collage three forms of Art unite: the art Nature provides us with, the art of rubber stamping / print making, and the art or origami.
And, together with the surroundings of the Camel, the art of creating collages and *yummy* coffee, and, of course, mail art!

Created by Katerina Nikoltsou. She also added a kind little mouse and a rabbit, swinging.

Thank you very much, Katerina!