donderdag 30 januari 2014

Katerina Nikoltsou (3)

Another lovely onion stamp print by Katerina Nikoltsou from Greece: the Onion Hedgehog! And a reflection in the water.

Of course the blue (?) Greek cat isn't lacking!

Thank you very much, Katerina, ευχαριστώ πολύ!

zaterdag 25 januari 2014

Katerina Nikoltsou (2)

This beautiful Greek Mail Bird who brings an envelope was brought to me while the bird was inside of another envelope (the blue envelope you see below).
The characteristic colour and well-known rubber stamp prints... That must be Katerina Nikoltsou!

Yes, Katerina Nikoltsou from Greece created and send this great mail art!
Thank you very much, ευχαριστώ πολύ Katerina!

But hey, what happens... This is the very, very first time that I see Katerina uses NO blue as main colour. She even has used an opposite colour. O.k., the opposite from blue is orange, but anyhow: ...Yellow!?!..

Anyway, also this work of stamped onion art I appreciate a lot. And of course the Elephant reminds us of our great mail art pal Elefantus.

woensdag 22 januari 2014

Claudia McGill

I'm not sure if this was meant for 'Real Weird Animals', but I see a friendly smiling Fish (or maybe dangerous? - see the mouth and eye one the left) in this acrylic painting, created and sent from the USA by Claudia McGill.
Black and turquoise, I love that combination!

On the address side a nice mixed media paint-collage work of art, and I also love the fresh light green. There's a person on the stamp - 'wisdom', has been written below the picture... Is it the God of Wisdom, or a Human? As I thought the god of wisdom always is a Goddess (Minerva, Pallas Athena), I will label/tag him as a Human being. The fact that wise human beings solve Rubik cubes, write complicated texts and so on, makes them a little weird, too.

Take a look at Claudia's blog, there are many nice, great works of mail art and other art!

Thank you very much, Claudia, for this pleasant surprise in my mailbox!

dinsdag 21 januari 2014

Nicole Eippers (14)

While we still are waiting for snow and the temperature remains above 0 degree Celsius, Nicole Eippers succeeded to find a real winter landscape. Including animals!
The Mole, a Bat, an unknown Bird. The Belgian Butterfly stamp. And of course.. Nicole's famous Pig.

Hartelijk dank, merci beaucoup, Nicole!

maandag 20 januari 2014

Nicole Eippers (13)

The Crapaud cornu, I couldn't see whether this is the Long-Nosed Horn Frog or the Amazonian Horn Frog, but I'm happy that Nicole added the name, and the two of them are family after all.
As well as the other frogs, which seem, except for the green frog, a bit poisoned to me.
Fortunately the Butterfly has hidden safely inside of the postage stamp.

Thank you very much, merci beaucoup, Nicole, for this new interesting collage!

Websites of Nicole Eippers:
Other mail art by Nicole;
Her pig mail art collection (feel free to send her your piggy mail art, too!);
Received non-piggy mail art;
Noah's Arch mail art;
Calls for mail art (inspiring!).


Some weeks ago I swapped mail art envelopes via the marvelous LEP. I thought this swap was one-to-one, so I was surprised to receive envelopes from a totally different person from the one I had sent my envelopes to.

And I was not only the lucky receiver of three beautiful envelopes, but also of a great drawing - hidden in one of these - of the Carolina Writing Spider, famous for the patterns in her web. Drawn by Denise from the USA - thanks a lot, Denise!

And note the Dragonfly... Fortunately this insect turned and succeeded to escape from the arachnid (poor spider, who remains hungry..).

zondag 19 januari 2014


Not really intended for this RWA mail art project, but received as a 'thank you' mail from my partner-in-LEP Amy from Australia.
In Australia some of my most favourite animals live, who happen to be weird animals: the platypus, echidna and kookaburra (and many others of course :-) .
But when you think about it, also the 'common' animals are weird. And very friendly! Would we give milk to others, apart from our own children? Would we have our hairs shaved, so that others can make yarn and cloths of it?

Thank you very much, Amy, for your kind letter and animals, and the stamps which unintentionally provided me of more food-for-thought (which is always welcomed!).

zaterdag 18 januari 2014

Katerina Nikoltsou

A Cat, and a Greek Post Pigeon...

... and Seagulls above a calm sea while the sun (coin) sets...

Created and sent from Greece by Katerina Nikoltsou.
Thank you very much, ευχαριστώ, Κατερίνα!

And don't these Onions look like Dolphins jumping above a misty water?

Nicole Eippers (12)

All mammals on this mail art!
Among them... The mole! One of my favourite weird animals. I am always wondering how a mammal can breath underground. This funny creature succeeds!
Of course the Flying Piggy cannot be missing on the beautiful collages Nicole Eippers creates. The postal service also added a nice cancellation stamp print which completes the composition.

Thank you very much, merci beaucoup, Nicole!

maandag 6 januari 2014

Amuldo (4)

Great pen drawings by Amuldo from the Netherlands. And out of the 20 stamps stampsheet, she choose my favourite stamp: the one with the Postman!

Hartelijk dank, Amuldo, en ook voor jou en de jouwen een heel v(sp)oorspoedig 2014!