Kinder Mail


Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Chocolate box with happy Smurfs sent as a postcard.

Blue-Pink Stitched


Sent by Marlene (the USA).
Handmade stitched postcard. It's the second one I've got from her. These works are amazing! I must learn one day...

How Many Stamps...?

How many stamps can you put on a postcard or on a cover? Six, seven...? I just LOVE a lot of stamps in my snail mail!!




Sent by Mélissa (Canada).


Sent by Julia (Russia).

Zombiesemics


Sent by superhero (the USA).
Zombiesemics  inspired by Douglas Coupland's JPod.
Also published here.

A Day Without Coffee

A day without coffee is as long as a day without love
(unless you love tea)

Sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).

Collage made of a picture I took in Sweden. I mean I really ate that very coffee, and the cake was delicious! I added some English stickers and a Finnish stamp. I've just realised I wrote the word *coffe instead of coffee :(

Also published here.

Quebec Calendar


Sent to superhero (the USA).

Sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).

Envelopes made from reused calendars. This images are from Québec (Canada). The second one depicts St. John the Evangelist ("The Red Roof") Church, 137 President Kennedy Ave., Montréal (Québec, Canada).

1001 Nights


Sent to the mail art call "1001 nights" (Belgium).
Envelope customized with a collage.

You're still in time to send your contribution!


Fricandellen


Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Postcard made from a box of frikandellen.

Et in Arcadia Zombis

Sent to superhero (the USA).
Collage made of press cutting and stickers for the mail art call Zombie Encyclopedia.
You can see the Encyclopedia here. My contribution here and here.
And I repeat: I don't like zombies!

Ten Quirks


Sent to Julie (Canada).
Letter made from a cover of a notebook. I wrote inside my ten quirks (I men ten of my millions of quirks...).


Why do You Worry Now?

Sent by Minna (Finland).
It says, in Finnish: ""Why do you worry now? You can be miserable sometime in the future".


As I like round stamps, I like this round postcards!

Bubble Cover

I've recently participated in this giveaway organised by Misty (the USA), from the blog Confessions of a Pen Thief.

And... I won! The fantastic prize was an epistolary book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Marie Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

The book arrived inside this amazing bubble cover:

Weird Existing Animals

Weird Existing Animals is the second mail art project that Heleen set up:
Call for Mail Art: Weird (existing) Animals! Platypus, Tapir, Okapi, Echidna, Mole, Axolotl are some of my favourite animals. They have in common that they exist and that they are uncommon. Which animal do you think odd? Send your image of an unusual (existing, no fantasy) animal. All media are welcomed, minimum postcard size (10x15 cm), maximum A4 (20x30 cm). No jury, no fee, no return. All weird existing animals will be published in this ongoing virtual exhibition.
You can see my contributions 1, 2 (by Salina Sagace), 3 and 4 (so far!).

Tattoos


Sent by Snailmail fan (Canada).
Envelope decorated by "a liberal use of temporary tattoo as a sticker trick".
Also published here.

Things She Loves


Sent by Arjen (Belgium).
DIN A4 collage in response to my collage "Things I love". There's some things Arjen loves...

Add and Return T-Shirt


Sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).
Add and return project. The original on left.

Midnight Train



Sent to Samuel (Argentina) for the the mail art call "Trenes y vagones".
Collage made from an old calendar, some stickers and a song by the Catalan band SAU: El tren de mitjanit ('Midnight train').
Also published here.

Send Me a Mermaid

Mail art call from Carlos Botana:
When you come back from your holidays at the seaside, bring a mermaid along and send it to me.Whether you saw her, drew her, photographed her, imagined her or whether the sea inspired her to you; even if somebody told you about her. If you spent your holidays inland then let your imagination run and SEND ME A MERMAID.
Size: 10 cm x 15 cm / Deadline: May 1st 2012 / All artworks will be exposed at: artecorreo2009.blogspot.es
Send your mermaid to: Carlos Botana / Avda. Gral. Sanjurjo, 62, 2º / 15006 A Coruña / SPAIN
Of course I've participated in the project by sending a postcard of my friend Salina Sagace:

Postcards Including Bookmarks


Received from Eric (the UK).

I've received this postcard twice (?): from Heleen (the Netherlands) and from Paquita (PC).

These postcards include a bookmark (but it's a pity to cut the postcards up!).

Praat met me


Sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).
The orange envelope is decorated by an AD for a languages school. It says: "Talk to me" in some languages. But it wasn't written in Dutch... (I hope the translation is right!)

I've also sent inside, among other stuff, a postcard related to languages. It's the Tower of Babel carved on wood. It belongs to the door of Zurich cathedral (Switzerland).

Vegetarian Giraffes Are Always Hungry


Sent to Laura (the United Kingdom).
Envelope by Rachel Ellen Designs barely altered because the dialogue between the Giraffe (Can I eat the flower stamp?) and the Lion (Vegetarian people are always hungry!).