vrijdag 23 februari 2018

Ruud Janssen (9)

Sent by Ruud Janssen from the Netherlands, this awesome artistamp. The artistamp is showing Ruud himself and has been designed by Domenico Ferrara Foria, in honour of the 35th anniversary of the International Union of Mail Artists (IUOMA), which takes place this year! Ruud is the founder of this great network.

The artistamp arrived in this envelope, which is an alibi to post the mail art here: there are animals on it!

Funny detail might be the fact that the snail mail snail and Year of the Dog stamp have been designed by me :-) Always nice to see them travel.
I've sent the original stamps to Ruud Janssen, because he also is curating the TAM rubberstamp archive.

Also in this envelope this bright work of art arrived:

Created by Ruud Janssen. I guess it is named bits and bytes, or some other name?!?

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Ruud!

donderdag 22 februari 2018

woensdag 21 februari 2018

Katerina Nikoltsou (34)

February is a month full of reasons to send mail. And Katerina did send mail for these!

~ 14 February: Valentine's Day ~

~ 16 February 2018: start of the Lunar new year, the Year of the Dog ~

~ 21 February: Banana Day! ~

Featuring artistamps by Anna Banana, accompanied by the 'What or whom is she staring at?' lady.

Thank you very much, Katerina!

zaterdag 10 februari 2018

K Rolina Artist

I was surprised by K Rolina, who sent me a pretty envelope, with inside a beautiful booklet containing eight collages.
Above you see two of them, below the front side of the booklet:

And the back side of the colourful envelope:

Thank you very much, K Rolina!

woensdag 17 januari 2018

Jimmy Connors (8)

Lovely Birds and a nice word play by Jimmy Connors. 'Gans' (in both German and Dutch) means 'Goose'. So it is clear the animals above are HooliGans!

Inside the decorated envelope some goodies arrived, like this matchbox named 'Vögel und Fische', which means 'Birds and Fish':

And look at this Mail Pigeon on a mail certificate (of which I have to find out how it works to send mail - and in what locations, a mystery since the last Dutch post offices has disappeared in 2010) (I think I'll keep this UPU paper as it is, because it is beautiful!

Thank you very much, vielen Dank, Jimmy!

dinsdag 16 januari 2018

Mail Art Martha (11)

Two wonderful episodes of Mail Art Martha's Cattitudes.

Brought to me via Owl & Snail Mail.

As is this contribution to my 'What or whom is she staring at?' mail art project.
'She's looking in the mirror and wondering who she is':

Thank you very much, Mail Art Martha!

maandag 15 januari 2018

Antonia Mayol (7)

Dog stamp, for a happy 2018 and a happy Year of the Dog!

Created and sent from Spain by Antonia Mayol.

Thank you very much, muchas gracias, Antonia!