vrijdag 1 december 2017
How pleased one can be when a Bird is named after her: the Devaana Heleena (Linnaeus), known in English as the Jolly Green Nutcracker. I was happy that John has made this detailed illustration of this colourful bird, because I was too late to catch my camera to take a photo of the bird when I spotted this bird on the 31st of July.
On the back side John drew this nice Bird of Pray. And inside this envelope a postcard with a kind message.
Thank you very much, John, I am happy to have received some birds from your personal Bird Encyclopedia!
donderdag 30 november 2017
Fraenz has hosted several mail art projects, including digital projects. Among them this digital ephemeral project.
I've drawn an analogue barcode Cow, scanned it to make it digital, added some words to it and emailed this Cow to Fraenz. And he was so kind to send me this documentation - on paper - from Luxembourg.
See more documentation on digitalephemeral.blogspot.lu.
Thank you very much, Fraenz!
woensdag 29 november 2017
Who could ever have thought that this piece of orange mail art would have something to do with Animals?
Well, it does: Bats on the back side!
And how can this Goldfish be related to Mammals?
Well, just add some Horses on the back!
Created and sent by Katerina from Greece.
Thank you very much, Katerina!
From the Sofa series, this tiny Bird and a sofa resting on.. books!
Created and sent from the UK by StripyGoose.
On the back side a pretty Bat stamp, a Bird artistamp and Stripygoose's famous Bird rubberstamp:
Thank you very much, Stripygoose!
This Human being is said to be a vega sausage (?) but maybe it also is a weird collage?
Created and sent by Jimmy Connors from Germany.
THank you very much, herzlichen Dank, Jimmy!
donderdag 23 november 2017
This surprise mail I received from Boscographix from the USA. Between the postage stamps and the airmail stamp a tiny Squirrel eating an oak seed, that's a good alibi to post this mail art on this blog. And the great rubber stamps of Humans, are of course too.
And inside the envelope a great surprise: Dutch postage stamps of bells and a street organ! (How did the sender know that I love music, too?!)
Thank you very much, Boscographix!
An impressive animal swam to my place: a Whale!
Sent by Katerina from Greece, and she added a clue to the 'what or whom is she staring at?' card:
Indeed, apples, onions and.. more impressive animals: Dinosaurs!
Along with some orange:
And this lovely Goldfish:
And some money, to check whether I am bribable or not:
Thank you very much, Katerina!
zondag 19 november 2017
Rotifera are very small animals, living in the pond. And Ficus Strangulensis has seen them in real, and even photographed them!
Here two pictures:
They came in an envelope, of which the back side reminds me of a kind of ficus:
And the rotifera were acoompanied by this plant, growing in Fike's yard:
Thank you very much, Ficus!
This colourful Dog/Fox, and much more animals, has been sent by Jimmy Connors from Berlin to the Netherlands.
Sending mail in return seems to be a little harder, but we'll re-try!
A portable postcard!
Note the Birds on the stamp: the Toucan's name in German is a funny one: Pfefferfresser (literally: pepper eater).
And I learned that Frogs can be mammals, too.
Thank you very much, vielen Dank, Jimmy!
woensdag 1 november 2017
I love comics, and those of Mail Art Martha are great. See how Ali Khat and Vermina Rat are chatting. And wonder, with us, whether Vermina will succeed in entering the IUOMA Orange group or not :-)
Created and sent by Mail Art Martha.
She added also a tiny book in which there is an explanation about apples, Celts and Halloween. Interesting!
And well-known artistamps on the envelope! The Fish by Keith Chambers (see also here), and the Clowns project stamp, from the collaboration between Mail Art Martha and Cascadia Artpost.
Thank you very much, Mail Art Martha!
maandag 30 oktober 2017
A beautiful Bird stamp appeared on the envelope Katerina had sent me from Greece. Thanks to her post in the 'Lapoused'/ 'Birds' group I learned that this Bird is from the Byzantine Museum.
In the envelope a lot of other mail art.
Like this Orange and Onions mail, with wonderful artistamps - among them the fish you've seen here before recently!
Banana, more orange, and pumpkin (Halloween) mail:
A contribution to my 'What or whom is she staring at?' mail art project:
Thank you very much, Katerina!
donderdag 26 oktober 2017
An envelope showing an impressive animal (and a matching - Europe 2017 - sand castle stamp) arrived from Belgium. Created by Nicole Eippers, and fortunately she added some extra information about this animal inside the envelope.
It is the Squille, in English also named a peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp, painted mantis shrimp, or clown mantis shrimp (in Dutch a 'bidsprinkhaankreeft', which means literally 'praying mantis lobster')
According to the information, this up to 20 cms large sea animal has eyes which make it possible to watch 360 degrees around, thus he or she is able to see a panorama view.
That will not be the case with the short sighted animal which Nicole also has added to the content of the envelope. It is the Mole, this peticular species being a star-nosed mole:
And there is this picture of the Andrewsarchus, a prehistorical, extinct animal:
On the back of the envelope - which in fact also is the front, as my address was written there, too - you can find Nicole's famous Flying Piggy!
Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Nicole!
maandag 23 oktober 2017
'Ceci n'est pas un aquarium', 'This is not an aquarium'
From Keith S. Chambers two nice envelope arrives. One almost two months ago, containing pretty stamps and Mail Pigeons in front:
The print inside shows a rather, er, dead person, however the dandelion represents new life:
The print came along with great artistamps:
And more artistamps:
And the other - orange - envelope, which arrived two days ago, contained great fish stamps:
'Hippurus hoc non est', 'this is not a goldfish'
And the Fish, shown on top (in not an aquarium), with an autumn poem on the back:
And two peculiar official USPS stamps on the envelope:
Thank you very much, Keith!