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Catch up

#1) Just a quick intro to this post:
This is a potpourri of all the mail art and postcrossing cards that I’ve sent and received but haven’t shared with you yet. I don’t feel like I can go on with new projects, new mail art and new postcrossing endeavours while there are still things sitting around my desk that I haven’t at least mentioned to you. It would somehow go against what I set out to do with this blog: Share.

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So now,#2) I share with you card 4 – 6 from the “Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap 2013“:

Card #4 from Michelle Ledesma
04 LYA 2013_Michelle Ledesma (1) klD

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Card #5 from Valeria zenmindphotography.blogspot.com
05 LYA 2013_Valeria (1) klD

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and card #6 from the super-awesome Kat herself of course 🙂
06 LYA 2013_Kat Sloma (1) klD

The swap was a lot of fun this year too. Thanks everyone for your beautiful and inspiring cards!

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#3) I share with you four postcrossing cards:

DE-1990441 sent to Vicky in RUSSIA
Postcrossing (1)

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DE-2120755 sent to Goossina in THE NETHERLANDS
Postcrossing (2)

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DE-1990429 sent to Stephan in New York, USA
Postcrossing (4)

Stephan’s reply to my postcrossing card
Postcrossing (3)

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#4) I share with you wonderful mail art, big and small 🙂

Zodiac mailart from Julie aka Pucelilina (Belgium)

0037 Julie Kesteman BELGIUM

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Two cards from Pascal Coupechoux (France)

0034 Pascal Coupechoux FRANCE (1) 0035 Pascal Coupechoux FRANCE (1)

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Some really cool mail art from Susan McAllister (USA). She’s sent me this card as a surprise after I’d left a comment on one of her other works.
Thank you, Susan.

0033 Susan McAllister USA (1) 1

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Mail art from E (France) for my participation in his “Show me your Soul” – Mail Art Project. (To see my contribution click here)

-E- FRANCE

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“Blue Moon” from BrisChris (Australia)

0039 BrisChris AUSTRALIA (1)

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From Lestaret & Co. (England, UK). The tiniest piece of mail art I’ve received so far. The envelope is just a little bigger than a credit card.

Lestaret & Co ENGLAND UK

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#5) I will keep on sharing and spreading my love for art, especially postal art. And now that I’ve caught up, I can devot myself to new projects like this one:

My big Star Trek Into Darkness painting 😉
This is the first stage of it (I had to up the contrast in photoshop so you could see the pencil sketch on the canvas; in reality the lines are not as stark as they appear to be in this photo):
Star Trek Into Darkness painting - Stage 1_0002_edited

This is the refrence I’m using:
star_trek_into_darkness_us_filmposter

Hope to see you around,
SARAH.

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RECEIVED CARD #6.1: More Mail from Down Under

This is one of the first postcrossing cards I received when I registered. It’s from Leanne who lives in Tamworth, Australia. Every January they are having a music festival in town which makes Tamworth “The County Music Capital” – at least in New South Wales 🙂

(#6.1) AU-156832 from Leanne (AUSTRALIA); traveled time:  21 days; distance traveled:  9968 miles (16042 km);

 

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A baby kangaroo in my mailbox :)

Just as much as I love the regular postcard exchange on postcrossing I also enjoy the occasional “direct swap”. If it weren’t for this wonderful option I would have never received this cute little baby kangaroo from Penny.

Penny and her family live in Australia and try to collect a postcard from every country in the world. Additionally they are also collecting postcards from every district, province and independent city. So in return for the cute kangaroo baby card, I sent them a postcard featuring different views of places and buildings in my hometown.

I hope this little card helped them get one step closer to the completion of their collection. It definitely is a huge task!

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At the speed of time

The Olympics are already over, I’ve been home from my trip to the US for over two weeks and have learned so many new things at work, it’s crazy how time’s flying! I think I’m really getting old… seriously, I can barely find enough time to reply to all the beautiful pieces of mail art I received over the past couple weeks, not even talking about posting it here for all of you to look at and enjoy.

But (!) – I’m optimistic that I can manage and figure out a way to manage the 24 hours in my day a little better soon. For instance today: I found out that the 45 minutes I spend on a train twice a day on my way to and from work, are just enough to prepare a cute little blog-post for you guys to read later. By the way: Did you know that we spend an average of nine months of our lives just traveling to work?

And that NOW only lasts 3 seconds?

Well, here is some mail art matching todays topic: The left card was sent to Vizma Bruns in Australia and is called “CHASING TIME”, the one on the right was sent to Guido Vermeulen in Belgium and is called “WASTING TIME”.

I hope you like them 🙂 And no matter if you are just trying to kill some TIME by reading this or are already nervously glancing at your clock worrying about not getting to I-don’t-know-where in time, have a great week and live every 3-second-NOW you get to it’s fullest! Carpe Diem! See ya soon!

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“A glass a day…”

Hey there,

This is the funniest mail art envelope I’ve received so far!

It’s from Vizma Bruns who lives in Australia and has a great sense of humor. Besides making me laugh like I’ve not laughed before when opening the mailbox, she also impressed me by writing a few sentences in perfect German. And she hasn’t been using her German language skills since high school!

I hope her wonderful enveolpe made you laugh too and your day a little brighter.

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HYDRA

“Heracles tried to break free by smashing the monster’s head but as soon as he cut one, two more heads would appear in its place.”

The Hydra is one of my favorite mythological creatures. For some reason I like all the snaky creatures, like dragons, the medusa and of course the Hydra the best. But it’s funny, I think in real life I’d never ever touch a snake or lizard – or maybe I would, I honestly don’t know… I had a ball creating this HYDRA lino-print though 😛

I had the idea when I started to think about a fitting mail art response to the Flood Art I received from BrisChris. At first I wanted to stick to the flood theme but I changed and simplified it to the “water theme”. And, well, since “hydra” is Greek for “water” I created an edition of eleven Hydra lino-prints.

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And since I didn’t want to waste the two proofs I made I added some color to them with felt pens, creating a “Blue Hydra” and a “Red Hydra”.

The blue one I already sent on its way to BrisChris in this envelope:

I can’t wait for her to receive it. The envelope for the Red Hydra is still blank but I already know that I will be sending that one to Julia Winkler who’d sent me the cute belated Valentine greetings card back in February.

I’m really excited about my little Hydra project J

I wish you a great “World Day of Water”

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Flood Art

Hey

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. The past three days I’ve been busy preparing for my trip to the US on Monday. Since yesterday I’ve been busy packing, unpacking and repacking my suitcase, desperately trying to reduce its weight to the allowed 50 pounds… I’m down to 52 right now, but simply don’t know what to take out anymore : (

Oh well, enough of my luggage-drama; I just wanted to stop by and drop you some visual stimulation along with a few lines.

So this is some interesting mail art I received from Christine “BrisChris” who lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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………………………………………………………. They had a great flood in Brisbane last year. The photographs that Christine used to create her piece of mail art were stacked together and affected by the flood water. I think it’s fascinating how art is sometimes created by accident.

I’ve already gotten something in the mail for her too : ) Can’t wait to show it to you at some point next week.

Now I’ll return to my suitcase and brood some over a solution to my baggage-dilemma…

I wish you a great weekend and a happy St. Patricks Day!

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