woensdag 26 juli 2017

Eva (26)



What would there be in this semi-transparent envelope?

This wonderful fish, of course!
Made and sent by Eva from Spain.



Take a look at the stamps, above, too! An awesome origami elephant is joining, as are Don Quixote, his helper and horse.



Eva added coffee to the outside of the envelope (yummy!), and inside a postcard by German artist Harald Geisler:



Thank you very much, Eva, moltes gracies!

dinsdag 25 juli 2017

Caitríona Russell



Beautiful Elephant and Lion lino prints by Caitríona Russell from England.



On the envelope a Bee accompanied the mail art,



and - see/read this enlarged picture - Royal Mail added a remarkable postmark:





Inside the envelope three more stamp prints:



Thank you very much, Caitríona!

maandag 24 juli 2017

Mim (2)



Two Human beings on an add-and-pass-and-return sheet, sent by (and in future to be sent back to) Mim.



Inside the envelope also came fluxus bucks, showing more HUmans (and a book),



And a friendly greeting Pope on artistamps by Renata and Giovanni Strada:



Thank you very much, Mim!

zaterdag 22 juli 2017

Stripygoose (13)



I think I've written more than once before that I am behind in posting my received (and outgoing) mail art (and replying to it). This way I sometimes post newly received items first, and many times I go back and forth, to post mail art received longer time ago.

So these great birds by Stripygoose I already received in March, almost half a year before receiving the previously posted birds.
The landscape makes me long for vacation, and the close-up bird makes me almost hear this bird sing!



Thank you very much, Stripygoose!

donderdag 20 juli 2017

Stripygoose (12)



I love bird stamps, and Stripygoose was so kind to send me two: one in front (see above) and one on the back of a pretty mail art card!



Thank you very much, Stripygoose!

woensdag 19 juli 2017

Antonia Mayol (6)



'Vuela', 'Flight', beautiful fine pen drawing or print by Antonia Mayol from Spain.



Thank you very much, muchas gracias, Antonia!

Katerina Nikoltsou (29)



Katerina Nikoltsou spool knitted this marvelous cute Snake Snail and I am happy she send him'/her to me!

On the back side she added a nice text and these pretty artistamps:



Inside the envelope an other collage, showing time and a Giant Panda:



All camearrived in this blue anvelope, watched by Katerina's famous Greek Cat:



Thank you very much, Katerina!

dinsdag 18 juli 2017

Fleur Helsingor (3)



Great collage by Fleur Helsingor showing Birds on a photographed background.
These birds came in an envelope, made out of a photo collage of a nearby café window's display of photos and art.



Fleur also returned my add-and-return, from a serie which I will blog on IUOMA on a later date. Here already a part of it, thanks to the other wonderful Bird:



Thank you very much, Fleur!

vrijdag 30 juni 2017

Ruud Janssen (7)



From Ruud Janssen I received many great pieces of mail art. Due to lack of time I am much behind in posting, but I'll try to do so, step by step (animals on this blog, other themes on the IUOMA site).
So here some add-and-passes, I received in March already.
By the way, Mail Art Cows you also can find at the IUOMA Mail-Art Cow group.



This add-and-pass (above: front side, below back side) originated by Jon Foster.



Here is Ruud's typical art, showing asemic writing:



And the well-known painted envelope:



Thank you very much, Ruud!

donderdag 29 juni 2017

Katerina Nikoltsou (28)



Katerina always knows how to cheer one up by her mail art. This time happy Cows from Paris entered my mailbox, via Greece.



On the back the Greek Owl, and some Squirrels. The Squirrels had escaped the inside of an envelope of a Dutch sustainable bank, and thus had traveld from the Netherlands to Greece and back again.



The animals were accompanied by a blue Greek moon. And more artistamps:



Also enclosed this egg head stamp, made and sent to Katerina by Ed Giecek:



Since Katerina run out of air mail envelopes, some new things happen to her present blank envelopes. This one got lines instead of air mail red-and-blue. And pretty stamps showing the ancient Greek god Poseidon:



Thank you very much, Katerina!

woensdag 28 juni 2017

Diane Keys





A poor Fish, a serie of pretty girlie artistamps, a Human Being on an antique vase and an add-to-and-return mandala from Diane Keys! All arrived after having been traveling from the USA to the Netherlands in a tiny envelope.



Thank you very much, Diane!

Jimmy Connors



As a child I was afraid of monkeys and clowns. So the front side of this envelope, created and sent by F. 'Jimmy Connors' Schneider, is not the one I would choose immediately. Fortunately the monkeys are mathematic heroes (they wrote the name of their favourite mathematician behind them), and the other side of the re-used envelope shows awesome stamps.



In the same week an other envelope from F. 'Jimmy Connors' Schneider arrived. Showing a friendly woman, a man who I don't trust, and look what the lady is holding in her hand: a fine-toothed (lice) comb, or a letter?



Thank you very much, Jimmy, vielen Dank, F.!

dinsdag 27 juni 2017

FinnBadger (9)



Great colourful envelope and matching stamps arrived from FinnBadger from the USA.

Inside there were these Bird Blot artistamps:



(for the one horizontal stamp, hereby the same stamps from an other point of view: )



And a pretty postcard showing the Scarlet Tanager, a songbird I never had heard of until now. The funny thing, I learned from Wikipedia, is that this cousin of the Cardinal bird in Dutch isn't named (literally translated) 'Scarlet Tanager', but 'Black-winged Tanager' instead.
Food for thought: the question 'Is the bird red or black?' reminds me of an other issue: ' Is the glass half empty or half full?' :-)



Thank you very much, FinnBadger!