zondag 25 juni 2017

Mail Cardinal



This Cardinal Bird I drew and consequently I turned it into a Mail Cardinal Bird:



Sent to the USA (and arrived - thank you, FinnBadger, for your reply! I'll post your Chicken mail art in a few days at the RealWeirdAnimals blog!)

donderdag 1 juni 2017

Thumbs up



After the rain there's an after the rain.



Sent to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan.

woensdag 31 mei 2017

In memoriam: Catootje



Cato, also known as Catootje, born February 2012, arrived at our home summer 2012. Passed away last Friday, 26 May 2017.

Superb Fairy Wren revisited



I've drawn a superb fairy wren before. Drawings never will be as good as the real bird, but anyway I love to continue to draw them.

This time the tiny bird flew to Antonia Mayol in Spain, covered by a far larger bird, a razorbill, as an envelope.

maandag 3 april 2017

Ducklings drown thanks to DAPL



There's a lot of injustice and short-sighted stupidity in the world.
One of these is the fact that people / companies / politicians who have power, think they can own the earth and destroy it (injustice) and seem to not notice that in the end they'll have destroyed also what belongs to their/our next generations (short-sighted stupidity). Just for short-term profit.

vrijdag 31 maart 2017

Blue birds



Naomi was so kind to send me one of the postcards from her thousand postcard project.
On instagram I saw she draws and paints wonderful birds on envelopes (like these Cockatoos).
So I decided to draw a bird in reply to send to Australia. And while I prefer to draw Australian wildlife, she prefered to receive a Dutch bird. So this Blue Tit arose on my paper.

On the envelope some more 'blue' birds: the 'Blauwborst' (literally 'blue chest', in English the Bluethroat) on the Dutch stamp, and... I couldn't resist to add one tiny Australian birdie, the superb fairy-wren.

donderdag 30 maart 2017

For the Endangered Animals project

This year Micu has an ongoing mail art project about endangered animals. I would say: take a look at Mail a Smile and join!

This bluefin tuna I finished today, in hope that the original species won't finish.



On the back side an example of the location fish like these finish in:



A few weeks before I drew and painted her this white rhino:



See Mail a Smile's gallery for more contributions from various artists to the Endangered animals project and feel inspired to add your contribution to this project!