31 May 2012

En los árboles

En los árboles
El Último de la Fila

A veces escribo cartas para no sentirme atado,
para no aferrarme a remilgos que yo quisiera abolidos
de mi vida.
 Y pinto de colores los sobres. En el remite soy un enigma.
Espero siempre una respuesta para sentirme querido
como los niños chicos. 
 Mensajes que llegaran, papeles envolviendo una piedra.
Mensajes de cariño que rompieran el cristal de mi cuarto.
Quién pudiese ingerir un fármaco precioso,
convertir en realidad todos esos sueños.

Cartas que me dijesen cosas bonitas
como que vendrás a maullarme de contraseña en la madrugada
bajo mi ventana.
 Que corriéramos campo a través, a la luz de los fulgores del alba.
Chispas blancas sobre el rojo violento. 
Y que hiciésemos cabañas
en los árboles.

Mensajes que llegaran, papeles envolviendo una piedra.

Mensajes de cariño que rompieran el cristal de mi cuarto.

29 May 2012

Drawn Smurf

Sent by Shion (Japan).

First Smurf drawn by Shion on the back of a postcard. I just love it.

28 May 2012

Smurfs on Pictures

Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

There are people who like taking pictures of Smurfs. She is lucky to meet the blue creatures so frequently, because it is not easy, as you know. Here you can see some pictures of Smurfs I have received so far. 

25 May 2012

Orphaned Postcards Project

I wrote to Postmuse some time ago to participate in her amazing project Orphaned Postcard Project. Did you hear about it? It's described as Sending postcards worldwide for recipients to send back to me with a message and postmark. The aim is to connect postcards with people. I love the idea, as you can imagine, so I decided to take part in the project.

How does it work? If you want to adopt a postcard, you can take a look at the database of waiting and adopted postcards. Then you choose a postcard connected with you in some way and you request for it. You receive the postcard, you write your message on and you send it back. It can't be easier! You can read more about the project here and here.

I've received my requested postcards inside this fantastic handmade envelope:

I've sent two of them so far. It remains the third one waiting to be sent.

Update: Sent!

24 May 2012

Tube Maps

Three tube maps related postcards sent by Laura (the UK).

The fist one is a collage made by Laura from a real map of London's tube... But please, notice the name of stations: do you want to go until Compassion, or do you prefer to stop at JoyI published it some time ago.

The second one is about Shakespeare plays. It's absolutely amazing!

And the third postcard, also inspired in London's tube, shows the original names of pubs in Canterbury. Who doesn't like to drink a beer in The Flying Horse, The Bishop's Finger, the Rose & Crown and so on?

23 May 2012

Pink Fairy

Letter sent by Laura (the United Kingdom).

22 May 2012

21 May 2012

Decorated Letter

Sent to Laura (the UK).

Letter decorated with rubber stamps. Sorry because the picture is not very good...

18 May 2012


Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Orange letter by the occasion of Queen's Day. 30th April would be my favourite day if I lived in the Netherlands, because of the orange, of course. Please, notice the Queen's crown on the envelope. And, as you see some orange items that arrived inside this envelope... And please, notice also the similarities between this Hello Kitty's hairstyle and the Queen's hairstyle on the stamp...

17 May 2012

Red Letter

Letter sent by Laura (the United Kingdom).

16 May 2012

Mama Feelgoods

Sent by Laura (the United Kingdom).
I love the silly idea of having the same postcard twice, the big and the small version. And this cheese looks delicious... 

15 May 2012


By Laura (the United Kingdom).
It shows the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Collage made of press cuttings.

Reading this post more than 7 years later, I realise that I didn't celebrate the first bloganniversary. Probably I didn't think the blog was going to last so much time...

14 May 2012

Blue Letter

Letter sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).

11 May 2012

Coaster Postcard

Sent by Chi (Taiwan).

10 May 2012

Nice Letter

Letter received from Bree (Malaysia).
Also published here.

09 May 2012


Letter sent to Bree (Malaysia).
Also published here.

08 May 2012

Small Box

Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Little box containing a nice present for tea drinkers!

07 May 2012

Pizza Mail

Received from Heleen (the Netherlands).
Visual poetry on a pizza cardboard box, turned into a mailable object.
Also published here.

04 May 2012

Resistance Duty

Sent by Rainer (Germany).

Resistance Duty - Widerständigkeit als Pflicht
Mail Art Call and Hommage Georg Büchner (1813-1837)

Send to end to 2012. Address:
Rainer Wieczorek
Reuterstraße 85
12053 Berlin

03 May 2012

Birds on Rubber Stamps

Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Two nice rubber stamps with birds. The second one is handmade!

02 May 2012


Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Among the most original non-postage stamps I've got...