Saturday, 30 January 2016

Mail Art IN - USA, Thom Courcelle

 Postcard from Rutland, USA, showing The Millington Bank.
Looks like a cosy place. With doodle-like windows.
Is it a stamp or a drawing?
It is embellished by Thom.
Handwritten poetry on the back. 
Interesting stamp with writing, book and fountain pen. 

Thank you, Thom


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Mail Art IN - United Kingdom, Stripygoose

3D piece in see-through envelop from Stripygoose. 
This looks really stunning and interesting. 
This is a master piece. 
Made out of different colours of wire: green florists' wire + bronze + black jewellry wire.
What a patience and labour, to make this.
Looks awesome. 
Is this a piece of a grand serie to come? 
(I'm sorry to say the cats have already found it and already with it. Will keep it safe now.)

Thank you, Stripygoose  


Sunday, 24 January 2016

Mail Art IN - USA, Rachel Carter

Watercolour and paper snips collage by Rachel Carter. 
Mixed Media. I am curious about the technique. 
Is it with gesso? And stamps? 

Thank you, Rachel


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Mail Art IN - France, Artist in Seine

Another collage by Dean, the Artist in Seine. 
It took me a while to figure out which way is up... I guess. 
Is there a way up? 
Three kings with feathers and red shirt I spot. 
Wonder what the story is behind this piece. 
Six pack included?

Thank you, Artist in Seine

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Mail Art IN - France, Ti Ar Raden

Composition with watercolours and Bretonnique words and signs? 
Love the autumn colours. 
"Autumn is fading, winter is coming..."
Matching stamp that is valid until 11.04.2016.
Do stamps have an expire date in France? Interesting.

Thank you, Ti Ar

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Mail Art IN - Denmark, Birthe Petersen

Beautiful blue card from Danmark.
Is it Mary, Joseph and the Jesus? 
The design is by Birthe Petersen. Birthe is an artist and has 'just' discovered Mail Art. 
Lucky me and many other Mail Artists. 
On the back of the card a poem.
My Norsk is not good enough to understand Danish poetry, I'm afraid ;) 

Inside the blue card a marvelous etching. 
Signed and numberd by Birthe. 
Stunning piece. 

Thank you, Birthe

Friday, 15 January 2016

Mail Art IN - France, Pascal

Postcard with illustration from Pascal. 
The more I look at it, the more I see. 
Do you spot the face?
Really cool drawing. 

Thank you, Pascal

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Mail Art IN - Greece, Momkat

How can I resist opening an envelop like this!
The stamps are familiar. Trademark of Momkat from Greece. 
 Do these dry crackers look real! 3D as well. 
Dry crackers after all those days with lots of food and drink... good idea. 
Dry crackers as a christmas tree! Priceless.
Signed, numbered and stamped by the artist. 

Thank you, Momkat

Friday, 8 January 2016

MailArt IN - USA, Tofu

 Nice vintage postcard from Tofu, USA. 
It looks like a genuine vintage postcard, doesn't it? 
But there's a surprise on the back.
 Is that an elf carrying the same horse shoe as the boy on the front? 
The small print reads 'reproduction postcard from the book Helen's Postcards'
Is this the mysterious Tofu? 
My guess... it could be ;) 

Thank you, Tofu

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Mail Art IN - Taiwan, William M.

Arty collage all the way from Taiwan. Could be an illustration from a children's book. 
Also the back is arty, with half a sailor's hat.
Yo Gonzo! 

Thank you, William M.