woensdag 9 augustus 2017

FinnBadger (12)

Usually, if I post regular cards, I do so on an other location.
But these Dragons came in such an amazing mail art envelope, that I decided to use them as an alibi to post the envelope here on the Real Weird Animals blog.

And notice the stamps! Issued in honour of 150 years of Canada, the complete serie contains ten different stamps, depicting ten unforgettable moments from the past 50 years.

Created by FinnBadger from the USA, who managed to send it via Canada! That amazing journey is worth noting, too!

Thank you very much, FinnBadger!


Elliot from China created this beautiful envelope. Besides the Woman, she added wonderful Horse stamps to her mail for me, plus a Year of the Dragon stamp.

And inside the envelope a kind letter, plus a wonderful stamp: Horses pictured and printed on silk!

Thank you very much, Elliot!

donderdag 3 augustus 2017

Jimmy Connors (2)

An new collage, a kind of Human being, by Jimmy "F." Connors from Germany.

On the back side of the card there are traces that someone (postman? mail monster?) must have eaten the stamp from top left...

Thank you very much, Jimmy! Herzlichen Dank, F.!

woensdag 2 augustus 2017

Alex Witter

Collage / drawing of a Human being.

Created and sent by Alex Witter from the Netherlands.

Alex has a cool mail art project: Black and White. You can join and send your contribution before September. See for information and the address to where to send your mail art to at Alex' site.

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Alex!

dinsdag 1 augustus 2017

Cascadia Artpost (4)

The title immediately made me grab this mail art card to learn the answer to the question which keeps me busy already for ages. How to perforate (arti)stamps?

Please don't give up, Mouse, we'll find the answer one day!

Sent by Cascadia Artpost, created by WastePaper??, with thanks - or apologies, I read - to the amazing George Herriman.

The back side shows nice artistamps and USPS stamps. Thanks to Cascadia's instruction manual I learned that the solar eclipse is caused by...

... the Moon!

On the 21st of August the Peeps in the USA can see this total eclipse.

Thank you very much, Cascadia Artpost!

maandag 31 juli 2017

Eva (27)

Where there are Smurfs (see previous post), there is Eva and there is me. Where there is Eva and me, there is Mail. Where there is Mail... there is the Mail Monster!

A cute animal, I think when seeing this lovely portrait by Eva. But maybe appearances are deceptive.
Anyway, more about the Mail Monster and his/her life and mail habits, we will learn in future, thanks to Eva's Mail Monster project.

Thank you very much, Eva!
I'll reply as soon as I know more about this nn MM !

zondag 30 juli 2017

FinnBadger (10,11)

Almost three months ago already, on the 1st of May, I received a wonderful Smurf envelope, followed by a Dragon envelope on the 3rd of May.
I think FinnBadger knows well how to cause a broad smile on my face. Together with Platypus and Echidna, and Birds, both Smurfs and Dragons make my day when they arrive via mail art at my place.

I was even more amazed when I saw the Smurf stamp. First I thought it an artistamp, but looking close it turns out to be a real (read: officially issued) stamp, issued by the United Nations Postal Administration.

The Dragon is a favourite of mine, too, having been born in the Year of the Dragon.
This one pictured is a funny one, friendly as almost all dragons are, funny because she or he's fond of tacos. Surprisingly not liking the spicy salsa...
Great matching stamps, too, which make me remember the months I spent in Central America, some decades ago (tamales.. qué sabrosos!)

Inside one of the envelopes this great collage. I happened to have seen and heard the talented Gorilla in the week preceding receiving this collage!

Also this wonderful collage arrived. Amazing how two faces can make one new face.

The back side of the Dragon envelope:

FinnBadger added some leaflets of the artists Dino Nemec and Patrick Wayner, showing more animals:

Check Dino Nemec's website for more beautiful animal art; more information about Patrick Wayner and his art you can find here and here.

Thank you very much, FinnBadger!