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HYDRA Follow Up: The Red Hydra envelope

Hey folks,

If you’ve been here for my Hydra post on Thursday last week you know that I hadn’t been done with the envelope for the “Red Hydra” version of my lino print then…

…but now, it’s all done and finished. So, here it is:

I took an old cork and cut it in half to get a rougher surface, then dipped it in white acrylic paint and stamped – what hopefully looks like ocean spray : ) – straight onto the envelope. Then I added a little sparkly touch to it using a silver paint marker and voilà done was the red ocean spray hydra envelope. It doesn’t look all that cool in the photographs but in realitiy I think the envelope turned out to be rather awesome ; D And this little pretty and simple piece of mail art is gonna go out to Julia Winkler from Nevada, USA today.

Have a nice day!

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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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