Friday, March 31, 2017

Three collaborations part 3 - Brain Cell 969

Three collaborations arrived on the same day. One of them was Brain Cell 969.

See if you can spot my contribution.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Three collaborations part 2 - Wipe 102

Three collaborations arrived on the same day. One of them was the latest issue of Wipe.

More fantastic lightweight art.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Three collaborations part 1 - Squirrel Museum

Three collaborations arrived on the same day.

Connie sent a monkey in, so I sent her some squirrels for her squirrel museum.

My sending ended up in Scurry no. 19. There are also a couple of fantastic triangular artistamps.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

MMSA sticker mania

This challenge required creating art using predominantly stickers - birds from Charley Harper, and insects from Christopher Morley.

The ones I sent in for the swap, plus one for the host.

And the ones that came in from Ellen, Faith, Honi and Constance.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

To Anita

Elephants to Anita, using the 2017 Love stamps, which feature skywriting.

Here is the sheet and color first day of issue postmark from the USPS website.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A collage, quartered

I used some found pieces to create a large collage (11 x 8.5 inches).

I then cut it into four pieces, and sent them out in these envelopes.

To Tonipoet

To Chris W

To Jon F (back and front)

To Katerina

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Still winter

After a warmer than usual February, March has been pretty dismal. Snow, ice, rain and fog, with very little sun and low temperatures.

And not nearly as nice and bright as Eva's winter envelope scene. Like the stamp says, creativity!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bananas in

The Feb banana exchange was not done in an organized way, instead we were encouraged to send to whoever we wanted to. Here's what I sent out:

So here are the bananas that showed up from Momkat,

from Angie

and from Tic-Tac.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Christmas misadventure

I was surprised when a Christmas card I sent to Eric was returned. It was posted in December, and returned mid-February.

Looks like La Poste was having some issues, because this is the correct address for M. Bruth!

In the end I returned it in this envelope, using the lovely Oscar de la Renta stamps (which look even better in person).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Stamps flower and art zine from Michael

Michael sent me mail art from Germany in this envelope with a nice WWF postmark.

The iris on the stamp made me think of the Sunday Stamps theme today - flowers. 

The current definitives of Deutsche Post feature flowers, and as far as I can tell there are 25 of them ranging in value from 5 to 500. I have received quite a few - iris, tulip, carnation, bleeding heart, allium, and daffodil (sorry about the blurry scan, it was on the edge of a package). I think the covered up stamp is a marigold. I also find it fascinating that the denomination is in cents (e.g. 145), rather than euros (e.g. 1.45).

The stamps are relatively large compared to definitives from other countries, and I think they do a great job of showcasing the flowers on them. For links to more flowers on stamps, head to Sunday Stamps.

And here's the fascinating art zine that was inside.