Sadi, a postcrosser in Istanbul, sent this beautiful blue bead, believed to keep bad luck and evil at bay. He wrote that the beads, called nazer boncugu in Turkish, can be seen all around the city. With good luck to all!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Yesterday's mail brought a trio of images, two light and one dark. The two, from Jessie F. (aka Mrs. October), sandwiched the third, from Mrpotani. That card was of an unsparing painting by Frida Kahlo, in a show of her work now in San Francisco, which I missed in Philadelphia. I've posted the cards in the order that they came.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This National Museum of Ireland card features a limpid photograph of Galway Bay taken in 1945 by Padraic Mac Dubhain. It was sent by an Irish postcrosser named Siobhan, who wrote that sailing boats such as these were used in the past to carry food, animals, and other things to the islands off the west coast of Ireland. Wish I were there.
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Monday, August 25, 2008
I also love this stamp of Ingmar Bergman, which was on the card below. Thanks, Anette!
I very much like the fresh design of this card sent by Swedish postcrosser Anette, with its elk crossing sign and strawberries, blueberries, and (maybe) lingonberries.
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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Isabel Y. sent this "very very (not to say) very" sweet thank-you note from Australia, on the back of the card below. She incorporated an image of the owl bookmark I sent her in her drawing. The pink/green/white remind me of the hishimochi set out for Girls' Day. A great surprise, a priceless card!
This is the lovely picture on the 'back' of the card, showing Isa's home in Mudgeeraba. Her mom, Margaret Price, an old friend from Tokyo, teaches Japanese tea there and runs an art gallery. Check it out at www.gallerytokonoma.com.au.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
A postcrosser from Hokkaido sent this chatty postcard. She has never been to Kyoto and this is her very first handmade card! I like the way she filled in the front of the card with words - a Japanese tradition where content is written on the front, the address on the back.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Bonzour! Postcrosser Satanik-skull sent this non-satanic looking card from Mauritius. The card brought back memories of a young rock and roller from that far away island. He was the lead singer in a band comprised of two Turkish guitarists and a female Tunisian vocalist.
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Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Bratislava designer Julia Kunovska sent me images of new work with these stamps on the envelope. One shows Slovak composer Eugen Suchon, in a pensive mood, the other a puppet much like one I bought in the early 1990's on a visit to then-Czechoslovakia.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I received this email from Hungary. The deadline for submission is coming up very quickly - August 29, 2008 - so send your submissions right away! The postcards I sent are displayed in the blog above.
The 2nd International SpanishFlu Mail Art Biennial
Ifjúsági és Szabadidõ Ház, October 2008
The SpanishFlu NetJournal of Art presents
The 2nd International SpanishFlu Mail Art Biennial
on the occasion of the Renaissance Year 2008.
The Hungarian Electrographic Art Society
The Department of Economics and International Affairs at the University of Debrecen
The House of Youth and Leisure, Miskolc
This exhibition is the second element of a three-parts biennial organized in the framework of the SpanishFlu NetJournal of
Art's project called 'The Cultural Webroom of Europe 2010'.
We would be honoured to see you among the participants of the exhibition.
The exhibition is exclusively held for works of the theme concerned, created for this occasion and sent by conventional post.
All the art works will be displayed independently of its form, size, material, technology, if it arrives as a postcard, a letter or a package. Any other type of work delivered in an envelope or in wrapping also will be exhibited if it not only has a link to the topic of R_ENAISSANCE but refers to the mail art as well. Number of works is unlimited. Mail art can be two or three-dimensional works of art posted 'uncovered' and those put into an envelope (or other 'cover') whether they are drawings, graphics, photos, paintings, art stamps, seal prints, art books, objects or other works of art connected to the topic stated. Feel free to use the most postal elements or extra services possible (spectacular stamps, registered letter, special delivery) in order to decorate your mail art work.
The digital catalogue of the exhibition is expected to be seen at www.mailart.hu in English in the 9th October, 2008, the day of the Word Post Day.
Beside the pictures of the collection, a photo and the biography of the author will also be included. You are kindly requested to visit www.spanyolnatha.hu/reneszansz, fill in the Information Form and forward it to us by pressing the 'Send' button, on 1st September 2008 the latest. Information Forms are only accepted via Internet. Only those authors' pieces of works will be included in the catalogue whose photo and biography is also attached.
For more information on the Rennaisance Year in English visit www.spanyolnatha.hu/reneszansz.
Mail art works sent to the exhibition comes to the property of the Marcelland International Art Collection.
Organizer institutions establish an International Mail Art Award. Each Award-winners are given a diploma and have the opportunity for an individual web-exhibition of their works in the SpanishFlu NetJournal of Art in 2008.
Award-winners are to hold the opening ceremony of their exhibitions in the House of Youth and Leisure, Miskolc, on the occasion of the premieres of the SpanishFlu editions.
Mail art works are to post to the address below:
Spanyolnátha, 3504 Miskolc, Postafiók: 77.
Deadline of arrival: 29 August, 2008.
(Art works arrive over the deadline can be participated in the exhibition, but will not be included in the catalogue.)
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