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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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