zaterdag 30 juli 2016

Willemien Visser

This great collage, including a scary looking but in fact tiny cute animal was send to me by Willemien Visser from Germany. If you look close, you can see more animals on the front side.

On the back side a pretty Peacock and a rubberstamp showing Fishes. Even German Post has helped to complete this Animal mail art, by adding a postmark showing the Town Musicians of Bremen: a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster.

Check Willemien's website, she has a call for mail art, themed 'Fishes'.

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Willemien!

vrijdag 29 juli 2016

"E" (2)

A contribution to my 'What or whom is she staring at?' mail art project, also showing some animals: the Human and the Bunny on the envelope, and three Monkeys inside. Received from "E", ambassadeur d'Utopia.

Check E's website for his present mail art project, "The migrants - Isolated Minors - Europe, Promised Land?".

Merci beaucoup, "E"!


A glimpse behind the Real Weird Animals blog's scenes, this is what the blog curator (I, in my case) can see :-)

Last month's page views, top ten countries. I wonder whether all viewers would be animal / mail art lovers!?

vrijdag 22 juli 2016

Kerosene (9)

Beautiful artistamps, made by Darlene Altschul, from California, sent to me by Kerosene from Canada!

Besides the Turtles / Tortoises on these stamps she also added this Sea Turtle, probably swum from an encyclopedia:

And some other interesting creatures:

All arrived in this envelope:

Thank you very much, Kerosene!

donderdag 21 juli 2016

Minneapolis Gnome

Wow, such wonderful drawings!
Created by Minneapolis Gnome from Minneapolis (well, the Rhinoceros and Tortoise originally are from Tucson, Arizona).

Along these animals and gnome the staring lady returned, with an inspiring new surrounding: the Gnome's studio.

All arrived in this great envelope:

Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome!

woensdag 20 juli 2016

Tonipoet (6)

The Komodo Varanus (or Komodo Dragon) always has fascinated me, and I am happy to receive this (presently largest) lizard, created by Tonipoet.

She created a pretty envelope around it, too. I am fond of cartoons and animation movies, so always happy to receive envelopes like this. It is from a movie which I didn't see though (I only saw part 1), 'How to train your Dragon 2'.

Thank you very much, Toni!

maandag 18 juli 2016

Katerina Nikoltsou (20)

A nice envelope arrived from Katerina's place. Greek Post has interesting Bird stamps: Origami Birds!

This wonderful Mail Owl is part of the back side of the envelope:

Inside a great piece of mixed media mail art.

The front side I already posted in the IUOMA 'Onions' group.
On the back side these tiny Elephants. And note the artistamp by Keith Chambers:

And of course the famous goddess Pallas Athena.

Thank you very much, Katerina!

Thom Courcelle (2)

Lots of Animals in Thom's mail. Beautiful Birds stamps, and here's something with the Cow.

More Birds, on stamps and envelope - and do you notice the special stamp from the Heart Republik (République du Coeur)?!:

And a Human Bunny (or a Bunny Human?):

Finally a drawing of a Human:

Thank you very much, Thom!

donderdag 14 juli 2016

Nicole Eippers (24)

Each time I'm receiving mail art from Nicole Eippers I'm happily surprised. Not only her collages are perfect, to my opinion, but also she knows how to surprise me again and again with her animal findings.

This time I received a music making (and flying) Chameleon, with two lizards in the audience.

On the back Nicole's famous Flying Pig.

Thank you very much, Nicole!

vrijdag 8 juli 2016

Stripygoose (9)

Stripygoose did an amazing job: drawing 365 Birds, and then sending all of them out into the world!
I was so lucky to receive number 28: the Bald Headed Ibis.

Of course Stripgoose has created more birds, among them these Map Birds.

Thank you very much, Stripygoose!

donderdag 7 juli 2016

Faiz Kermani

I was surprised by pretty and Frog-friendly mail, containing this bookmark and funny stickers. The message is clear:

Sent by Faiz Kermani from France. He is an author of various books in which the Frog is the main character. Among them Frijibold the Frog in 'The Frog in the Skyscraper', and Bobbul, the Frog who loves mathematics. The illustrations for these two books have been made by Korey Scott (who also has a nice blog).

Faiz also added this important message. You can find more information on the website 'Save the Frogs'.

Thank you very much, Faiz!

Fiona Bearclaw

An envelope plenty full of Animal rubberstamps!

And a tree,

And mushrooms,

And some unidentified animal,

Created and sent by Fiona Bearclaw from the USA.

Thank you very much, Fiona!

woensdag 6 juli 2016

Linda French

These friendly Cats were created and sent by Linda French from the USA.

They arrived, accompanied by circles:

And flowers (do I see Snail homes in these?):

In a beautifully coloured envelope:

Thank you very much, Linda!

dinsdag 5 juli 2016

Tonipoet (5)

"Startled Armadillo" is the title of this fascinating piece of mail art, created and sent by Toni Hanner. I love Armadillos (named 'Gordeldier' in Dutch, which literally means 'belt animal'). And I hope this fellow doesn't have to be in fear for a too long time..

The Armadillo came in this cool (or hot) envelope:

Thank you very much, Toni!

maandag 4 juli 2016

Katerina Nikoltsou (19)

I love the way Katerina Nikoltsou re-uses envelopes: by simply using the reverse side!

Several animals are to be seen: a Dog, an Elephant, Greek Owls, Human Beings on the stamps, and on the inside Butterflies.

I am not sure if the content was meant for me or for Erni. Anyway, the message is clear (I must confess I hadn't take the time to do so in the past year): we should send mail art - dada or whatever kind of art - to Erni.

Good idea, and thank you very much, Katerina!