dinsdag 29 december 2015

Pepijn de Jonge (2)

Few months ago I received wonderful artwork by Pepijn de Jonge.

And now I am surprised by another piece of mailed art, including a very original drawing of an extraordinary - and musical - animal. Who is wishing all of us a happy 2016!

Thank you very much, dankjewel, Pepijn!

zaterdag 26 december 2015

HO,OWL (2)

Season's greetings by HO,OWL!

You might have seen this friendly Owlet before: some months ago I received this lovely Owlet, who I of course couldn't resist to draw, too.

Thank you very much, HO,OWL, and best wishes to you, too!

maandag 21 december 2015

Snail Mail Snails - 2015

Today is 21-12, which means the last '21st' of this year. Time flies...
Also 21-12 usually means the shortest day and longest night of any year.

About one year ago I sent Mail Snails to several mail art friends to wish them a Happy 2015.
I've sent these on postcards, to keep it that way or to colour, and to keep or to send it to whoever they wanted to send it to.

To my surprise I received some of them in return, via snail mail or email, and I love the way all artists added their 'handwriting' to the Snail Mail Snails!
Also a few mail artists, who hadn't received an original card, printed the snail and coloured and sent them.
Thank you very much, all of you!

The one above not only was coloured by FinnBadger, but also has been turned into an envelope. Which I think so suitable: FinnBadger has a mail art blog on Envelopes!

Here some other great contributions:

From Bruno Chiarlone

From Suus in Mokum

From Ana Marta Austin

From Dean (here in process)

From Katerina Nikoltsou

From Richard C.

Thank you very much!

P.S. I've received a few more coloured Mail Snails, but in the past year some of them crawled away to some hidden place. I'll post them as soon as I'll have found them back...

zaterdag 5 december 2015

Connie Jean (3)

Some time ago I received mail art from Connie Jean, accompanied by a call for mail art for the Squirrel Museum. I sent my contribution, and Connie replied by sending this picture of the mini exhibition named Scurry (nr 6). A pleasure to see my mail art - and many other great mail art - has landed!

The photo came with this special animal (which I think a Squirrel however in some way it reminds me of this quote).

Thank you very much, Connie!

dinsdag 1 december 2015


The Mail Pigeon is an important animal in mail history and now has been honoured by a stamp. This Pigeon not only brought this mail art to me but also accompanies the famous mail art historical Rabbit on this great mail art sent by Mim.

The 18th of November was (and next year will be) Banana Appreciation Day. That's why the front side of this mail art shows Bananas. Food for many animals (as long as they eat not too much). Home to many small creatures, like mealybugs and scale insects. And the Banana ex- and import also provides a means of transport to all kinds of animals, like spiders.

Thank you very much, Mim!