maandag 21 december 2015

Snail Mail Snails - 2015

Today is 21-12, which means the last '21st' of this year. Time flies...
Also 21-12 usually means the shortest day and longest night of any year.

About one year ago I sent Mail Snails to several mail art friends to wish them a Happy 2015.
I've sent these on postcards, to keep it that way or to colour, and to keep or to send it to whoever they wanted to send it to.

To my surprise I received some of them in return, via snail mail or email, and I love the way all artists added their 'handwriting' to the Snail Mail Snails!
Also a few mail artists, who hadn't received an original card, printed the snail and coloured and sent them.
Thank you very much, all of you!

The one above not only was coloured by FinnBadger, but also has been turned into an envelope. Which I think so suitable: FinnBadger has a mail art blog on Envelopes!

Here some other great contributions:

From Bruno Chiarlone

From Suus in Mokum

From Ana Marta Austin

From Dean (here in process)

From Katerina Nikoltsou

From Richard C.

Thank you very much!

P.S. I've received a few more coloured Mail Snails, but in the past year some of them crawled away to some hidden place. I'll post them as soon as I'll have found them back...

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Love this post - and I am looking forward to you recapturing the sneaky snails that got away!

  2. Thank you FinnBadger! Both for your kind words and your contribution, I love it!
    And I am looking forward, too. Shame on me, I should have taken care of the snails better so that they wouldn't have had a reason to escape.. :-)

    1. Merry Christmas, Heleen - and thanks for the FANTASTIC December mail :) They really made my week.

  3. I love this collection too. It's a very good idea!