Eyes are fascinating. Especially cat-eyes mesmerize me time and time again. I’m so used to the dephts of a dog’s or horse’s eyes, they’re so open and telling. A cat’s eyes seem almost shallow in comparison – mysterious. It took me a little while to be able to read my cat as easily as my dog. I’d say felines are definitely of the rather sneaky kind – and you can already tell by looking them in the eye!
(#27) DE-1262982 to Stas (RUSSIA)
Don’t forget the GIVE-AWAY!!!
Don`t miss your chance to win one of my “fabulous fanged postcards”. Entries will be open ’til Wednesday (Oct. 10th 2012)!
So, what are you waiting for?! Head on over and make sure you’re in it to win it! Good Luck!
Come in! come in!
I don’t bite – at least I will try not to ; )
“The blood is the life… and it shall be mine.” ~ Dracula by Bram Stoker
I hope you all remembered to bring your silver ticket!
Now, what I offer you is the chance to win one of these fabolous fanged postcards you see below:
And if that weren’t enough, one of my silver tickets will be included as well!
How you enter:
(A) If you don’t mind your e-mail address publicly displayed you can simply leave a comment (including your e-mail address!!!) below. Then you’re definitely in it to win it : )
(B) If you prefer a little more discretion when it comes to your e-mail address, you can enter by using this form:
Just put your e-mail into the top field, check the box and you’re also in it to win it : )
– The prizes: 3 x 1(ONE) postcard and 1(ONE) silver ticket shipped to you by snail mail. –> So, there will be three winners!
– Entries will be accepted until 11.59 pm CET(GMT+1) on Wednesday the 10th of October 2012.
– I will ship worldwide!
– The winners will be chosen by using “random.org”.
(- and yes, it’s allowed to double your chances by leaving a comment and using the form.)
I wish you “Good Luck!” and have fun visiting all these beautifully spooky carnival boths across the blogosphere : )
Here is your link to the link-list of all booths.
(#14) DE-1079605 to Kylie (USA)
(The photo on the card shows the summer flora in our backyard that normal people call weedy and that I call pretty; and picture-worthy if nothing else ^^ )
Amidst all postcrossers there are quite a few booklovers, like me and like Kylie from San Francisco, the recipient of my fourteenth postcrossing card. Besides telling her what I did during the day (spending a great time at the barn with the horses), what made me smile that day (the fact that my seventh postcrossing card had arrived 🙂 ) and what I dream to do one day (writing a book), I also included a book recommendation.
My recommendation for her:
The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
The story in a sentence:
After losing everything Alan Christoffersen holds dear and everything he’s ever lived for, he sets out to cross the entire country, from [Seattle in Washington] to Key West, Florida, on foot and essentially find his way back into life.
And why I like this book so much:
Of course it’s a very traumatizing situation for a person to lose everything – and I mean EVERYTHING – it’s also incredibly fascinating to see how it also liberates them to do things they otherwise wouldn’t have been able, wouldn’t have dared or even wanted to do: Like crossing the entire country on foot. And most important of all: “The Walk” let’s the reader hope by showing that there is a road – literally! – that can lead you out of the deepest depths and most depressing situations in life, all you have to do is take the first step and walk.
Today I received my parcel from amazon containing the second installement in the series: “Miles To Go”. I’m really looking forward to reading it and will let you know if it’s any good 😛 like the first.
If you’ve also read “The Walk” and maybe “Miles To Go” too, I’d love to hear what you think about it. Feel free to leave me a comment below 🙂
…and you all know what that means ;D
I’m giving you a hint:
“Hi, my name is Jack! Jack O Lantern to be precise :)”
A passion I rediscovered a while back is print making, especially lino-cuts. So it was a pleasant surprise to receive this woodcut print from Michalis Kotsaris:
It only seems to be a piece of a larger print. I wonder what the whole image looks like…
Oh, and just take a quick look at the envelope he sent his print in. Aren’t the stamps wonderful!?
Of course I replied by sending him a print myself. Since Michalis is Greek I took the idiom “bringing owls to Athens” as prompt and started working on an owl-print.
It was a great opportunity for me to give the “Speedball Speedy Carve” I’d bought a try. I’d heard so much good about it from other artists. The blocks are made out of a rather soft rubber which makes it easy to carve your images into it and it doesn’t wear down your tools as fast as linoleum or wood. But I noticed that it’s also easy to become carving-happy when working with it; it’s just so easy. Well, the rubber definitely has one advantage over the linoleum: You can keep the finished rubber-stamp and reuse it over and over again while lino kind of changes its shape once you’ve printed and cleaned it.
Now, this is the final piece of mail art I sent to Michalis. Besides the idiom I also added this nursery rhyme to it:
“A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?”
I made it a trifold, I hope you can see how I folded it. The black kind of swallows the folding lines and edges.
Carving my rubber stamp was a lot of fun and I’ll probably stick with the “Speedy Carve” for smaller stamps. Have you ever used the Speedball rubber blocks? What do you think of it?
I received another cute horse postcard via Postcrossing 🙂 This one’s from Elżbieta (Elizabeth). It traveled 454 miles (731 km) from Poland to Germany.
(#24) PL-332049 from Elzbieta (POLAND)
I lost a dog in the mail. Of course not a real one but my “Wild Words: DACHSHUND” didn’t make it to its recipient Marieke in the Netherlands. I send it to her as postcrossing-card but while in transit the image side of the card got seperated from the backing with the address. Marieke only found the back side in her mailbox but not the front 😦
The poor dog that didn’t make it to its new home 😦
This is all Marieke found in her mailbox.
I’m so glad now that I always scan and photograph my outgoing mail because that way I was able to at least upload an image of it for her. I’m also having this postcard featuring the Dachshund-image printed at moo.com. I will be sending to her once I get it.
Art print of the “Wild Words: DACHSHUND” I’m having made at moo.com right now together with a few other pictures.
Well, in the future I’ll probably not send out any more selfmade postcards without an envelope – at least not the ones that consist of more than one piece of cardboard…