maandag 22 mei 2017

Carina (3)



I love this envelope from Carina, showing so many cool animals!

The content is pretty and interesting, too. Among it a small lovely letter:



An other kind message:



A contribution to my 'What or whom is she staring at' mail art project:



A piece of design paper. protected by this little fellow:



Folders about Carina's work:





And a nice backside of the envelope:



Thank you very much, Carina!

woensdag 17 mei 2017

Alan Brignull (2)



Alan Brignull is a great print maker. I am happy to have received this print of the Hedgehog.

It came in this envelope, bottom right you can see a referral to the Adanaland Hedge Fund:



Alan added interesting postage stamps of Royals, along with some other animals: Lions (why do Lions on coats of arms always pull out their tongues?!?), a Griffin, Deer and Horses.

Inside the envelope also this interesting experiment with printing coins:



Thank you very much, Alan!

Stripygoose (11)

The 2nd Saturday in May is the International Migratory Bird Day.
Stripygoose started a group at IUOMA to celebrate this day (and all birds, I guess).

While my birds are slowly flying, on their way to the UK and to a few other countries, Stripgoose's bird flew over the North Sea to arrive at my place within three days only!
Here the bird is:



Although the IMBD is one day, we can send birds during the whole May month (and beyond).



Thank you very much, Stripygoose!

dinsdag 18 april 2017

FinnBadger (7)



Received these familiar Fish a week ago or two or so. The movie Finding Nemo was released in 2003 and I loved and still love to see it (being a fan of Crush' wise words, too). And recently we saw Finding Dory in cinema.

I was wondering who the sender would be. At first sight I couldn's open it, and I thought it had to be like that: both sides glued together.

However, tonight I did a new try to open it. And I succeeded. And oh, ay... Not only familiar Fish but also a familiar mail artist!..
I should have recognized the handwriting!



On the back side great matching (new) stamps showing Shell-Fish / Sea Snails.
And the Octopus.

So there was an inside, and inside I found this card, with at the back side a kind message.



Thank you very much, FinnBadger!

zaterdag 15 april 2017

Katerina Nikoltsou (27)



Spring has started and tomorrow will be Easter. So a good time to show Katerina's bunny here!



Along with the Rabbit an original artistamp arrived. It shows an interesting Bird, apparently created by bird lovers and bird drawers FinnBadger and Stripygoose:



And two contributions to my 'what or whom is she staring at?' mail art project:



Here you see some details, showing a who-hoo-Owl. The complete picture I'll show at the WOWISSA-blog.



The mail came in this nice envelope, showing an other Greek Owl:



And a Greek sports winner:



Thank you very much, Katerina, and Happy Easter!

vrijdag 14 april 2017

Katerina Nikoltsou (26)



Here he is, our dear deep sea friend: the Blobfish!

Created and sent from Greece by Katerina Nikoltsou.



The Blobfish came in one of these envelopes:



See Thom Courcelle's 'safety pin' artistamp:



The envelopes' stamps show Human beings:





(I don't know why female dancers need less postage than male dancers?)

The other envelope contained Owls:



And they contained Katerina's contribution to my 'what or whom is she staring at?' mail art project:




Thank you very much, Katerina!

zondag 9 april 2017

donderdag 6 april 2017

Sonia Egorova (2)



Oh, how I love this drawing by young artist Sonia Egorova!
Eduard Egorov, who provided the mail art with beautiful animal postage stamps and a wonderful Tree stamp, told that Sonia's mail art had been sent in October 2016 already.
However, after four months Sonia and Eduard received it in return.
First I was wondering why. But now I realize that it has to do with the season.
Russian and Dutch Post wanted to prevent these little creatures from freezing. головастики, also known as kikkervisjes, also known as tadpoles, don't florish in autumn or winter, they grow best in Spring!



So this time they used an envelope, and it arrived well (some weeks ago already).



Eduard enclosed this call for mail art: Irises. An interesting theme I'd like to join (is it the flower? the colourful part of the eye? the arco-iris, rainbow in Spanish?)
See for more information the Irises Art website.



Большое спасибо, Соня и Эдуард!

maandag 3 april 2017

Moan Lisa



Received from Moan Lisa already two months ago, an envelope filled with all kinds of content.
Above a collage, showing, among much more, a human being's face (Ray Johnson's to be exact) and a friendly piglet (named Charlet [according to DD] who's giving a good voting advice, alas humans don't listen to animals that often).

And this add-and-pass, showing an other human being's face:



I'm still wondering what to add to it, time will tell.

Furthermore a piece of inspiring canvas:



Which has been part of a larger whole:





And a call, of which the accompanying photos are a good way, example, to learn to draw human movements:



Thank you very much, Moan Lisa!

woensdag 22 maart 2017

Tia Battiston



This unique photo, of a pet we almost all wish to have in our house, has been sent by Tia Battiston.

The Deer came in a wonderful envelope showing more mammals: Monkeys:



And a Bat:



Thank you very much, Tia!

Pepijn de Jonge (3)



From Pepijn de Jonge I already received pretty mail.
And this time he answered to my 'add-and-return' by this great drawing.

I think his illustrations always very pleasant and atmospheric, showing relaxed folks, and music, and animals. Among the animals chickens, cats and horses. And for this 'What or whom is she staring at?' he added Humans and a Dog.

See more artwork by Pepijn on his website and instagram.
And, after a long period of patience, you can see it in real as finally his book has been published, 'A Concert for the Moon'.



Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Pepijn!

donderdag 23 februari 2017

Connie Jean (5)



This photo, Scurry no. 18, is a documentation of contributions (including my Squirrel) which Connie Jean received for her Squirrel Museum.



Also a Squirrel on the envelope, and more.



Thank you very much, Connie!