30 July 2012

I Like People Who Play

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

28 July 2012

We Are Sorry

Some time ago I sent a green big envelope to Heleen, drawn by me (you know: I'm trying hard to improve my drawing skills!).

In Heleen's blog you can see now that it reached her mail box... not exactly safe and sound! :'(

As Heleen explained in a comment, the note says: "We are sorry to inform you that this postal item, sent by you, was damaged. By this damage we can't establish anymore whom this item was sent to (...)". But luckily they delivered the letter to the right address! You can read her full post here.

Update: I have just learned this is called ambulance cover.

27 July 2012

100 Pantone Postcards Project

Sent by Laura (the United Kingdom).

This is a handmade postcard (using Crayola colours) inspired by Pantone postcards. 

The fact is that I have recently discovered this blog whose owner had started some time ago the 100 Pantone postcards project. I thought those postcards were fantastic, and it would be amazing to receive one of them. And then... my friend
 Laura sent to me her fantastic work! The funny thing is that I had not told her a word about this matter.

Of course I prefer to name the colours. It is an odd idea thinking in colours as just a number. Even if it is very useful for professionals, I know. L'hora violeta (='The Violet Hour`) is a novel issued by Catalan writer by Montserrat Roig in 1980. It is also this strange time at dusk, when it is not dark still, but light is not completely clear. It is the magical hour when things happen. I hope you understand me...

PS Pantone is an American system for classify colours from eleven basic colours. For more information about Pantone, Inc. and PANTONE® Products, visit http://www.pantone.com.

PS 2 The really amazing site about colours is this. You can spend hours and hours there, even if it has not been update since long time ago. Most is written in French. But even if you do not read any French, you can enjoy the page about the names of the colours in different languages. You can find the most strange colours in le dictionnaire imaginaire (='The Imaginary Dictionary'). You can participate giving a colour suggesting names as abeille (='bee'), hybride (='hybrid'), pas-chez-moi (='NIMBY'), Vache Milka (='Milka Cow'), etc.

25 July 2012

نحن نحب الكسكس

Sent to Heleen (the Netherlands).
Postcard made from a packet of couscous. I drawn the little Arabic people and put the heart because, obviously, they love couscous!
(The original below).

23 July 2012

Pages of Comics

Sent by Laura (the UK).
More stamps with a complete page of comic on. 

18 July 2012


Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Postcard made from packaging for some stamps.

I discovered this funny character some time ago, when I received this postcard from Milan (Czech Republic) trough Postcrossing:

16 July 2012

Read and Fly

Sent by Toon (the Netherlands).
Postcard with matched stamp.

14 July 2012

Melvin the Machine

I discovered Melvin (created by design studio HEYHEYHEY) thanks to Postcrossing blog. I'm not sure if we can consider Melvin exactly "people". But anyway: someone who stick a stamp so carefully can't be just a machine, don't you agree?

13 July 2012

Omani Fish

Sent by M. Nidham (Oman).
Painted envelope.

11 July 2012

Happy Letters

Two letters sent by Laura (the United Kingdom).

09 July 2012

07 July 2012


I've received this stamp on a postcard sent by Heleen.
Since that, I can get this idea out of my head: some stamps are alive!

06 July 2012

Lovely Handwritten Notes

As its name, this is a lovely mail project.  I am afraid that I am not able to paraphrase, so you can read in the blog itself about the background, mission, vision and values of the project:
 Mission: To reclaim the lost art of sending handwritten letters through the post.

  • Time taken to write a letter is time well spent.
  • Human connection is vital to positive growth.
  • Smiles can be sent with a stamp.
  • The U.S. Postal Service is not an antiquated system.
How does it work? If you would like to get a Lovely Handwritten Note, you must send your mailing address to: lovely.handwritten.notes@gmail.com

In addition, if you would like to sent a Lovely Handwritten Note, it may be addressed to:

Lovely Handwritten Notes
P.O. Box 2674
Washington, D. C. 20013
United States of America

Every Wednesday a Question of the Week  is posed to the readers to respond via postcard, letter, mail art or any mailable method.

I did not participate yet!

04 July 2012

Playmobil Mermaids

Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).
Handmade postcard from a box of Playmobil.

I answered her with this twin postcard I had made some time ago (from another Playmobil box):

02 July 2012

Sapientia sola libertas est

Sapientia sola libertas est - Only knowledge is freedom
Sent to Laura (the United Kingdom).
Made from the cover of my university diary (it is free offered to all the students!). I made it to celebrate that school year is finished!