Category mail art

Be well this Holiday Season…

…and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you all for reading along and take the time to check what’s new on my blog. I appreciate it so much. I’m trying to write more letters to friends and family again, so in the evenings, once the kids are in bed and the kitchen is clean, I take […]

Something different

Hi everyone, Here comes a different kind of post: My children (12 and 7) like to draw and paint as well (and fold origami and paper airplanes among other things :)) Recently they had a fundraiser in school where both of them didn’t do well (selling food items that we are not really fond of […]

Letter love

Practicing calligraphy and writing letters is the perfect combination 🙂 …and also it’s the perfect excuse to use my bird stamps!!! A few of my birds are now available at  ‘Rubber Dance‘ – go check them out. They have a wonderful collection of rubber stamps. (My first licensed design contract! :))     More snail mail – […]

What’s on my desk… or WOYWW

It seems I can take a breather after an intense project (I do freelance work as translator) and I can take time to share my desk again! With all of you who are not familiar with WOYWW, check it out 🙂 I’m in the middle of preparing some goodies for a bird theme swap (Jen, […]

The Birds’ Wedding

Did you know that there was such a thing as the ‘Birds’ Wedding’ celebration tradition?! In honor of this tradition may I present my collection of bird stickers: I drew quite some birds last year and had 14 of them printed on stickers. I really like the result – vivid colors! Wonderful 🙂 (They are […]

Catching up & PPF

…with sharing my latest little art pieces. As usual there seems to be not enough time for doing both: actually painting AND blogging about it. So I’m trying to catch up and post a few of my latest ‘project’ It’s initiated by my friend Gabriele (she has an awesome blog, go check it out!!! :)) […]

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 232

Before I go on about the woyww business, I’d like to quote Julia (the woman behind woyww) to express my thoughts about the devastating happenings in the Philippines – I couldn’t say it any better: “We need to open this week’s blog with a message of love and support to those suffering the effects of the […]

Mail Art on it’s way

Here are my finished postcard for iHanna’s DIY postcard swap.  I started by applying the same things to all of them (newspaper from Germany, white and turquoise acrylic paint and medium) and then they took on their own look… I had collected quite a few leaves over the last months and thought it might be […]

Can you say: ‘Happy mail!’?!

If so, then you probably know what I’m talking about. Yes, iHanna’s DIY Postcard Swap. Even though I sent out quite a few mail art letters and card over the past year, I haven’t joined one of her swaps. So, last week I signed up and here you can see the first steps of prepping […]

It’s time to prep for Holiday Cards – really?!

Well, it seems to be the time – Christmas items are popping up in stores around here. Although I’m not ready for snow and ice and I’m still enjoying the fall colors, I painted two whimsy cards to be sent as Holiday Cards. Since I love Photoshop also, I played with some variations… Now I […]