maandag 11 mei 2015

Two crows in a row

Kraaien en hun familieleden behoren tot mijn favoriete vogels (tezamen met nog verschillende vogels meer), en toevallig waren er twee mensen die ik wel een kraai wilde sturen.

Crows (and their relatives) are among my favourite birds. This week there happened to be two people to whom I wanted to send mail art and who unconsciously 'invited' me to draw a crow for them.

vrijdag 1 mei 2015

Mail voor Troebel Neyntje

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Troebel Neyntje is een gallerie in Antwerpen die een thuis biedt aan kunstenaars die, eh, nou gewoon bij Troebel Neyntje thuishoren.
Onlangs vond ik een Troebel Nijntje op de stoep, die ik naar Troebel Neyntje stuurde. Waarop Troebel Neyntje mij een envelop stuurde vol moois (binnenkort zet ik die op mijn dieren-mail art blog).
Er zaten ook drie kaartjes bij, alle drie met aan één kant een artistamp en het adres. En aan de andere kant bij twee een wit gelaten oppervlak, en op de derde het groen van een schuursponsje.
Natuurlijk nodigden die uit om aan toe te voegen en terug te sturen.
Hierbij enkele resultaten.

Troebel Neyntje is a gallery in the Belgian city of Antwerpen, which offers home to artists who, er, well, to artists who feel home at Troebel Neyntje.
Recently I found a Troebel Nijntje on the street, which I sent to Troebel Neyntje. Consequently Troebel Neyntje sent me an envelope, containing nice pieces of mail art (soon to be posted on my animals mail art weblog).
The envelope also contained three postcards, two of them left blank on one side, and one had a green sponge part sticked to it. All had an artistamp and Troebel Neyntje's address on the other side. Which of course invited me to add to and return.
Here you can see some of the results.

dinsdag 3 maart 2015


An other Australian animal is the Bearded Dragon (Baard agame in Dutch). This one didn't need to travel that far, he only had to cross the North Sea (and some areas over land) to arrive at John's place in the United Kingdom.

maandag 2 maart 2015

Chess queen zentangled

Meanwhile the 'zentangling' kept on, and suddenly some chess figures appeared on my paper.

This one I created to send for the Connection 15 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, May 2015.

zondag 1 maart 2015

No mountain without a valley...

... and also in valleys flowers bloom.

Created for Micu's mail art project 'Mail a Smile', sent to Henni in Finland (by the way, she creates beautiful water colour paintings).

Every month there is a new theme for mail art, to be sent to a new person who can use some smiles. So if interested to join this kind mail art project, see for more info the 'Mail a Smile' website.

zondag 8 februari 2015


I am not sure if these Puffins have arrived already. I've send them in December 2014, the Tufted Puffin (on top) to Hana in Japan, and the Atlantic Puffin to Denise in Canada. They might have got lost during their long flight, or, better, maybe they've met their family on their way, and just decided to stay there.
I see it before me, two drawn puffins standing on a rock above the see, surrounded by real puffins!..

woensdag 31 december 2014

Happy 2015! Colour your Year!

By this '2015' Snail Mail Snail I am wishing you an amazing, happy, healthy, creative, peaceful, loving and lovely New Year!
Feel free to download the picture and use it as a colour plate, feel free to choose your own colours for the New Year!

By the way, 'New Year' at the 1st of January is a relative subject: for some people New Year starts on the 1st day of Spring, for others the New Year starts on 19 February 2015, when the Year of the Horse will make place for the Year of the Sheep. And there are many more New Years! So you can keep on wishing your beloved ones good wishes every day :-)