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!

woensdag 22 februari 2017

Micu (6)



Happy Worms and searching Birds, watched by her, and added to my 'what or whom is she staring at?' card by Micu.

This year, Micu has a wonderful mail art project, themed endangered animals. Please check her website and join!



The stamp shows Penguins, the European Ground Squirrel, and real braille.

Thank you very much, Micu!

Anna Banana (2)



An Elk on stamp, a hairy but dada shaved Human Being, Anna herself, more Humans, and lots of bananas. Received from Anna Banana from Canada.





The postcard shows the cover of one of the VILE Magazines, issued in 1976.



NEver forget to brush your teeth, even after eating bananas.

Thank you very much, Anna!

Amalgamated Confusion (5)



Great front and back side, created by Keith S. Chambers.

This mail art arrived already some weeks ago, but today is a good day to post: today (21st of February) is one of the Banana Days.



(btw, I don't know the name of the postal artist who did add the line instead of a postmark.)

Thank you very much, Keith!

zondag 19 februari 2017

Minneapolis Gnome (2)



Pleasantly surprised I was by the mail Minneapolis Gnome has sent me at the start of this year. A tiny calendar!
It landed at my place already weeks ago, and finally I found the time to scan and show you some parts of it. On one of the pages the Rhinoceros shows up, which Minneapolis Gnome had sent me last summer.
On top you see the Rooster (or Hen?), perfectly matching for this New Year

And below an activity known and dear to many of us:



Also Minneapolis Gnome knows the art and craft of spinning (I can't, fortunately they do), as you see here:



This #safetypin heart and these safety pins and words I think a beautiful piece of hope. Safety pins have the ability to connect, as have all humans. So I hope they - we all - should be and feel connected. Even though sometimes hope and connection are preceded by a safety pin-prick!..



Two Gnomes, cosily chatting and knitting:



On the front page of the calendar a good warning. That you shouldn't drink and drive is clear. The modern danger lies in app-and-drive, or snapchat-and-drive, or check-email-and-drive, or text-and-drive. Or whatever. But don't, while driving!



The calendar and drawings came in a colourful envelope. Great 3D coloured pencil rub art!





Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome!