maandag 8 februari 2016

They did it again...



This time a mass tree slaughter in a neighbouring city...
I can't understand why the local authorities cut down so many trees - living lungs! - in our polluted urbanized motorwayful region...

Sent to Ryosuke Cohen. Hope this Tribute to the Trees will raise a little bit of awareness. Probably the authorities will stay deaf and don't care about biodiversity and our future generations' health...

woensdag 23 december 2015

There's the King



The Loper was standing before the window, longing.
Until the King noticed him.


Send to Eduard Egorov in Russia for his 'Windows to the World' mail art project.
And meanwhile it has arrived. See his blog post in case you are curious to know who's behind these window shutters.

maandag 21 december 2015

Las Meninas - donde están?



Las Meninas (1656) is a famous painting by Diego Velázquez.
And a mail art project (2015-2016) organized by Carlos Botana.

So far I always thought 'Las Meninas' was referring to the child in front, but when I searched for more information to create this mail art I learned that 'Meninas' means 'Maids-of-honour' (the junior attendants) and the child in the center is no 'menina' but the young Margarita Teresa.

Nevertheless, in my interpretation alas the Meninas have disappeared. The child and the painter himself (also pictured in the original painting!) remained.
As our present crown princess wears a pink dress on this stamp, I thought in those days Margarita might have liked a more prominent pink dress, too.




For the envelope I used some paper which showed an other painting by Velázquez, and a stamp showing the lighthouse of Terschelling, because it reminds me in some way of the lighthouse in the place of destination, A Coruña. And warm socks, it is winter now.
Finally, I could't resist to draw an artistamp on the back (here shown next to the front images) showing a Brazilian/Portuguese children's song: 'Vamos Menina' (aka 'Vamos Maninha'). I am curious to know if someone would have sung lullabies for la infanta Margarita in those days?

vrijdag 18 december 2015

Owl, in violet and turquoise



Sent to Frances in the USA, of whom I think she'll like these colours.

woensdag 2 december 2015

Fish Inc.



Fish Incognito (nr 1 out of 4). Sent to Moan Lisa for the Fish project.

Here are the four of them, still together, before swimming into the wide world:

donderdag 12 november 2015

Rest in peace, turkeys...



Two poor turkeys ATC's out of nine poor turkeys ATC's, created for a 'turkey ATC swap'.

zondag 8 november 2015

The Loneliness of the Long Haired Guitarplayer



The Loneliness of the Long.... No, not the famous book on the distance runner, but just a 10x15 cms illustration I drew to send to José in Brazil.