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

Ilmar



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.!


maandag 22 mei 2017

Carina (3)



I love this envelope from Carina, showing so many cool animals!

The content is pretty and interesting, too. Among it a small lovely letter:



An other kind message:



A contribution to my 'What or whom is she staring at' mail art project:



A piece of design paper. protected by this little fellow:



Folders about Carina's work:





And a nice backside of the envelope:



Thank you very much, Carina!

woensdag 17 mei 2017

Alan Brignull (2)



Alan Brignull is a great print maker. I am happy to have received this print of the Hedgehog.

It came in this envelope, bottom right you can see a referral to the Adanaland Hedge Fund:



Alan added interesting postage stamps of Royals, along with some other animals: Lions (why do Lions on coats of arms always pull out their tongues?!?), a Griffin, Deer and Horses.

Inside the envelope also this interesting experiment with printing coins:



Thank you very much, Alan!

Stripygoose (11)

The 2nd Saturday in May is the International Migratory Bird Day.
Stripygoose started a group at IUOMA to celebrate this day (and all birds, I guess).

While my birds are slowly flying, on their way to the UK and to a few other countries, Stripgoose's bird flew over the North Sea to arrive at my place within three days only!
Here the bird is:



Although the IMBD is one day, we can send birds during the whole May month (and beyond).



Thank you very much, Stripygoose!

dinsdag 18 april 2017

FinnBadger (7)



Received these familiar Fish a week ago or two or so. The movie Finding Nemo was released in 2003 and I loved and still love to see it (being a fan of Crush' wise words, too). And recently we saw Finding Dory in cinema.

I was wondering who the sender would be. At first sight I couldn's open it, and I thought it had to be like that: both sides glued together.

However, tonight I did a new try to open it. And I succeeded. And oh, ay... Not only familiar Fish but also a familiar mail artist!..
I should have recognized the handwriting!



On the back side great matching (new) stamps showing Shell-Fish / Sea Snails.
And the Octopus.

So there was an inside, and inside I found this card, with at the back side a kind message.



Thank you very much, FinnBadger!

zaterdag 15 april 2017

Katerina Nikoltsou (27)



Spring has started and tomorrow will be Easter. So a good time to show Katerina's bunny here!



Along with the Rabbit an original artistamp arrived. It shows an interesting Bird, apparently created by bird lovers and bird drawers FinnBadger and Stripygoose:



And two contributions to my 'what or whom is she staring at?' mail art project:



Here you see some details, showing a who-hoo-Owl. The complete picture I'll show at the WOWISSA-blog.



The mail came in this nice envelope, showing an other Greek Owl:



And a Greek sports winner:



Thank you very much, Katerina, and Happy Easter!

vrijdag 14 april 2017

Katerina Nikoltsou (26)



Here he is, our dear deep sea friend: the Blobfish!

Created and sent from Greece by Katerina Nikoltsou.



The Blobfish came in one of these envelopes:



See Thom Courcelle's 'safety pin' artistamp:



The envelopes' stamps show Human beings:





(I don't know why female dancers need less postage than male dancers?)

The other envelope contained Owls:



And they contained Katerina's contribution to my 'what or whom is she staring at?' mail art project:




Thank you very much, Katerina!