Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Impossible situations

This pair arrived close together.

From Hester

From Eva

This is a photo of a hyper-real sculpture by Tony Matelli.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

And a fun envelope in return

Another envelope made from a paper bag, this time from Eric to me. More bonus points if you know where this one is from.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Find Your Fun

Envelopes 823 & 824 made from a paper bag, one sent to Eric. Bonus points if anyone knows where the bag is from.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


An envelope from Eric - we definitely share a love of good cheese, and fun envelopes!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wipe 98

I sent some ink blots in for Wipe 98.

Mailed to Australia.

I know that this issue has been mailed out, however mine is yet to arrive.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paper Source & USPS in Cahoots over Colors?

The colorful celebrations stamps seem to match perfectly with a recent Paper Source catalogue.

An envelope and collage to Kathie

And one of each to Rose.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another moon misadventure

I had sent this envelope to Richard in France back in May, shown on the blog here.

So I was more than a bit surprised to see it back in my mailbox a week ago looking like this:

Particularly when I had included a very clear address on the back:

And removing one of the nixie labels revealed that this poor envelope has had a real struggle to be returned - the first label applied in June, and the second in August!

If you're interested, today's full moon is known as the Sturgeon Moon, as this is the time of year when these fish are easiest to catch in the Great Lakes area.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Double the green from Jean

Jean sent something green...

...which had something green inside.

Thanks for this great pair, I love that Italian stamp.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

National Botanical Garden

An envelope made from a map of the National Botanical Garden sent to Honi C with a collage inside.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Eric Mondays part 16

Eric admired my design for year of the monkey, so I used it to create another piece of fifty mail art.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ssssssunday Ssssstampssssss - shapessssss

I love the Animail sssset of ssssstampsssss that Royal Mail issued recently. I arranged to sssssend one to Ssssscott in Hounsssslow:

For more fun shapessssss visit Ssssunday Sssstampssss.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ides of Postcards

A print of an acrylic, with added wash tape, from Honi C.

A great card from Eric with the weather in London on a recent trip.

More words from Amalgamated confusion.

Envelope 1000

Not really (although I'm getting close - currently on homemade envelope 824), however this *is* blog post 1000.

I'm amazed the blog has made it to this point.

A family member found some of the original envelopes that I sent out back in 1992/1993, so here they are.

The one with comedienne Jo Brand and the plumber's crack made me laugh. I can honestly say I have no memory of any of them.

It has been a while since I looked at the top 5 most viewed blog posts, so here they are, with a new entry for Heleen's fabulous Fin(n)Badger:

1 (1) Edelweiss post (2016)

2 (2) St Valentine's Day (2015)*

5 (-) Fin(n)Badger (2016)

* indicates a former number one post.

And since it is a special occasion, here are the next 5 most popular posts to round out the top ten.

9. Top 5 (2014)

There are also two former number one blogposts no longer in the top 10...

Envelope 100 (2013)

Envelope 81 (2013)

Plus, July 2016 was the most visited month on the blog ever, so thanks to everyone who sends me mail, and/or comments on the blog, it is all appreciated!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Two from Eva

Two great homemade envelopes from Eva. One showing apples, the other showing.... creatures!

If you think the stamp showing the King of Spain looks odd it is because it has a foil background, which shows different aspects as the light of the scanner goes by it. Heleen showed one which scanned/photographed a little bit differently.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brain Cell 949

Another fun issue of Brain Cell from Ryosuke. 

Can you spot my contribution?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Eric Mondays part 15

The caped crusader celebrates Eric's fiftieth birthday.  I should have made the 5 a little bit bigger...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Stamps, Lakes and Rivers

I don't really think of water when I think of Morocco. These interesting stamps, two of a series of five issued in 2015, arrived on an envelope from Eva. Lake Sidi Bourghaba is a national park, famed for its biodiversity. Link to wikipedia article (in French only).  

Aguemam Azegza is also part of a national park in Morocco. Link (in French).

For links to bodies of water on stamps, go to Sunday Stamps.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Chevrons and collage to Chris

The printing of the chevron envelopes was not exactly flawless, so I had some that needed a bit of a cover up to be sent.

Including one of a series of collages I made recently, using part of a chemigram strip William sent me.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Blue chevrons

I sent out a few envelopes with blue chevrons and stamps.

To stripygoose:

To Katerina (where somebody at the post office added the 'To:' for some unknown reason):

And to Carina (along with a collage piece):