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BEAR…

Hello dear readers ūüôā

“Bear…” (ink on paper; ca 16 x 22 cm)

It’s always so much fun to create mail art for my IUOMA mail art friend “Bear” from South Carolina. I try to come up with a new bear-themed piece every time I make something for him. Last time it was a roaring bear’s head I called “The Bear In You” and this time I sent him this sketch/doodle of a bear on the edge of a rock.
If you look closely enough you can see that the bear is made up of the word “bear” scribbled over and over again in various forms and shapes.

I knew I wanted to do something typographic when I saw this bicycle typogram by Aaron Kuehn online. It’s so cool! Compared to that my bear is rather lame ūüė¶ You almost can’t tell that it’s typographic – and only very slightly so – unless it get’s pointed out to you. Aarons work though is just amazing. Don’t foget to check out his site¬†http://aarline.info/hotaar/!

Well, of course I also came up with something special for the envelope. I roughly sketched this mountainious landscape on it using a photograph of the Great Smokey Mountians, the Apalachian Mountain Range in Kentucky as a refrence picture. I had to draw the reflection of it though because I prefer to write the address on the envelopes right side. I think anywhere on the front would be fine for mailing though.

The Great Smokey Mountains (ink and felt pen on paper; 16 x 22 cm)

So, what do you think? Have you ever done a typogram?

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SENT CARD #10 & #11: Heath for Asia

The¬†L√ľneburger Heide¬†(Lunenburg Heath), a pretty place featured on many postcards I send out to people through the Postcrossing project. Like this, this and this one. Now, here are two more:

The first went to Chai Xin in China, crossing a distance of 4722 miles (7600 km) in 22 days.

And the second went to Chi-Ling Lee in Taiwan. It travelled 5674 miles (9131 km)  in 6 days to drop into his mailbox.

I really love where I live. The Heide (Heath) is so pretty especially when the heather is in full bloom covering the ground like a purple carpet. When I was in elementary school our teacher would often take us on field trips into the Heath hiking – fond memories!

So, what pretty views has your area to offer? Breathtakingly high mountains with snow covered peaks? Bold cliffs and the clear blue sea? Or forests with trees older than dirt itself? Tell me!

And have a good start into the new month!

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