dinsdag 17 oktober 2017

Rachel



From Rachel from the Netherlands these great drawings arrived, with greetings from Purmerend thanks to this friendly turtle.

And a Jellyfish:



some Octopus tentacles?



And a funny bird and sunny quotes on the envelope:



Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Rachel, ben er heel blij mee!

Jan Hodgman (3)



A beautiful blue Bird, created by Jan Hodgman. This mail art Bird fits not only in this Animals blog, but also in several mail art groups: the Lapoused (Birds) group, a Blue group, rubberstamps...

... and it is part (#255) of Mail Art 365!



Thank you very much, Jan!

maandag 16 oktober 2017

Laura Urbano



This considerate Penguin arrived as a big suprise to me, and has been created and sent from the USA by Laura Urbano.



On the back side pretty typography.

Thank you very much, Laura!

dinsdag 19 september 2017

Jimmy Connors (4)



A - usually enormous but this time mailable - animal arrived in my tiny P.O.Box!

He/she has a Bauhaus nose:



A 'sports and social security' spine:



A friendly face and strong legs to carry the enormous body:



Did I see it right? Yes, indeed he or she is...




... An Elephant!
All the way from Germany, thanks to Jimmy Connors.



Thank you very much, herzlichen Dank, Jimmy Connors!

maandag 18 september 2017

Pap & Mam



I started the project already in 2015. And it took me almost two years before I realized: Why not send one of the 'What or whom is she staring at?' cards to the ones who are not on the internet, who are not creative in public, but who at least created me to do so?

Some weeks ago I sent a blank 'What or whom...' card to mam and pap (mum and dad). The latter added this landscape, the cows and some food for thought to the card, and the two of them returned the result to me.

In a few weeks, in the first half of October, both of them will turn 85. They have reached an age of frailty. Nevertheless I hope we will be able to continue this freshly started mail exchange for a long time.



Dankjulliewel, pap & mam!

dinsdag 29 augustus 2017

Nicole Eippers (27)



Nicole Eippers created an other beautiful collage, showing several special animals: a Sloth, a Mole and of course the Piggy.
They came along with a Butterfly stamp.

And to my surprise this time I could open the paper: it was an envelope.
Inside I found Nicole's wonderful drawing, a contribution to the 'What of whom is she staring at?' mail art project.



And a vintage piece of paper, with lovely drawings and Nicole's famous Flying Piggy stamp:



Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Nicole!

maandag 28 augustus 2017

Connie Jean (6)



Connie Jean, curator of the Squirrel Museum, created this colourful Bird mail art to send to me.

Fortunately I still noticed Squirrels, this time on the back of the card:



Thank you very much, Connie!