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!

maandag 26 juni 2017


I was surprised to receive mail art by the Estonian artist Ilmar Kruusamäe. He apparently had found me via the Brain Cell address list.

Along with his own art, he sent me a brochure of the Kursi Koolkond Artists' group he is member of.
You can see one side of the brochure here below, first I love to share his own work - portraits of Humans and a dada fluxus collage - with you.

Thank you very much, tänan teid väga, Ilmar!

zondag 25 juni 2017

C. Mehrl Bennett

An iconic Mail Art Bull, this time in a c(l)ow(n)ed way.
Created and sent by C. Mehrl Bennett from the USA.

In the same week I received an envelope, containing great artistamps (by which I feel honoured!),

including a call for (fe)mail art:

Thank you very much, C.!