Just the other day I told you how I don’t know much about Asian styles and forms of art (besides the mainstream-designs). Looking at the beautiful painting on Wang’s postcard I remembered this card from Tammy in Japan. It also shows a nature-themed work of art: Mount Fuji on Fine Day is the title according to text printed on the card’s back; and the artist is Hokusai Katsushika. Unfortunately it doesn’t say if it’s a painting or some kind of print because I can’t really tell. For me it could go either way…
(#22.3) JP-228783 from Tammy (JAPAN); distance traveled: 5520 miles (8883 km); days traveled: 15 days;
Either way, I love to receive postcards with images of traditional art on them. It’s fascinating to see how different the uglies and pretties of life are perceived and preserved in works of art by people around the globe.
By the way, this is the postcard I sent to Tammy in return for the beautiful Mount Fuji:
“Gay Field Flowers” by Ivana Lovkovic-Matunci
She wrote that she’d love to receive a card from me and I hope she liked the floral art from Nuernberg I picked out for her. It’s an oil-painting on glass by artist Ivana Lovkovic-Matunci.
Have a great Wednesday!
In Germany we are enjoying – or maybe suffering – an incredible hot summer day. In some places it’s as hot as 39°C (102°F). So, I met with a friend at the ice cream parlor in town. And while I devoured a humongous Tiramisu sundae I decided which card to share with you today: This beautiful postcard from Wang Xuan in China.
RECEIVED CARD #13: CN-463199 from Wang Xuan (CHINA); Distance traveled: 4683 miles (7536 km); Days traveled: 32 days.
It features a traditional Chinese painting. Wang Xuan writes on the back of the card that these kind of paintings show mostly landscapes, scenery and animals. I think it’s a truly mesmerizing image. It’s a pity that I don’t know more about the Asian forms of art. Looking at this postcard it seems to be very different from our Western forms of art. I only occasionally try myself in the drawing of Manga-style characters like these…but that’s about it when it comes to “Asian art”.
My Manga characters Naruto-style… oh well 😀
Well, to wrap up this post I have some audio-stimulation for you: The song “Endless Summer” by Oceana; matching the hot weather in Germany right now! I hope you like it 🙂
Have a great sunday!
A postcard featuring some art from the Lüneburger Heide. I sent it to Karin from the Netherlands and within 4 days it crossed the distance of 222 miles (358 km) that lie between the postoffice in my hometown and her mailbox.
My internet it down for a few hours each day because of a construction site just half a mile up the road from where I am. I’ll try to get my blogging done within the few hours of internet connectivity I have. You might not notice it at all but I thought it would be nice to let you know anyway : )
Today I’m just dropping this piece of mail art for you. I received it from Daniel Qualls aka “BEAR” in South Carolina.
Oddly enough it fits what kept me away from blogging for the past five days: Painting horse jumps. Here is a sneek peek into my current project’s workspace.
Have a great and successful Tuesday : )
Filed under Life, Mail Art
Work, the yearly Christmas craziness and the book I am currently reading have kept me from posting for the past three(!) days – SHAME ON ME – but I’ve dragged my sorry-self away from it all to write this post for you. I haven’t done much all day besides devouring page after page of my book and there are only 26 pages of 718 left… A Discovery of Witches is screaming for me, begging me to finish it. It’s the first book of the ALL SOULS TRILOGY written by Deborah Harkness. I won’t give in to it’s lure though until I’ve finished and(!) published this post for you to read and hopefully enjoy :).
Since I can’t seem to focus on anything but books today – there were only books on my Christmas wishlist by the way – I’ve decided to skip SENT CARD #5 for now and share SENT CARD #6 featuring the image of a reading woman ;P, with you instead.
I’ve sent this card to Riky, living in a small village in the Netherlands. She collects postcards showing reading women and obviously prefers to receive these kind of cards. The one I chose, or more acurately printed for her, since they didn’t have any postcards which would’ve qualified at the stores in town, shows an oil-painting done by Delphin Enjolras, a French artist of the late 19th and early 20th century. The painting featured on the postcard’s front is called Jeune femme lisant à côté de la fenêtre or Young woman reading by a window and is probably Enjolras’ most famous work. It’s a very beautiful painting and among my sent postcards it is the one most often favourited too.
Of course, reading is also one of Riky’s hobbies, among cycling, gardening and yoga. She received the postcard on September 23rd after it had travelled 193 miles (300km) in 5 days.
Now I will be returing to my beloved book —> —>
Is there a book whose story has gripped you for hours or even days?