I love reading books about letter writing and mail. One of my favorites is Envelopes by Harriet Russell.
Harriet started with sending herself mail in 1998 living in Glasgow as an art student who was surprised that mail still can be delivered, even when the address is miss-spelled. At first Harriet wrote the address of her house backwards or miss-spelled. Later, she ‘wrote’ her address more difficult like a word-searcher or draw a map of the area where she lived. Living in Glasgow, she had sent 130 envelopes to her self. And 12o envelopes were delivered back to her!
In the book Envelopes are 84 envelopes dat Harriet has sent out. Each one is like a little piece of art and each one is more creative than the next one!
Want to know more about Harriet Russell and her amazing project? Visit one of her websites: http://harrietrussell.blogspot.nl/ or http://www.harrietrussell.co.uk/
Some of my favorite material that I often use while I’m making snailmail, are rubber stamps. Especially when they have a mail theme! The stamps on this photo are from Hema. Since some time they sell some very cute snailmail things! The stamp on the left upper corner was a selfmade address stamp. I thought why not write a nice text instead of my address?
Besides writing letters, I love to read books about the art of letter writing. Today I ordered two new books. Can’t wait to find them in my mailbox!
Every year PostNL releases special stamps for Christmas mail inside the country. This year children book illustrator Sieb Posthuma has designed the stamps. This time there are 20 different stamps. All these stamps together tell one story. But also every stamp is a little story on it’s own. A very nice idea, since the last couple of year there were just 10 different stamps in one theme. Sieb Posthuma tries to create a happy colorful world that show the typical Dutch Christmas feeling.
The stamps had a value of 55 cent and can be used for (Christmas) mail with a maximum weight of 50 gram. The stamps can be used between 19 November 2013 and 6 Januari 2014.
Hopefully I will be able to collect all 20 stamps via the mail!
These two envelops will start their journey today. This first envelop goes to Finland and is decorated with a Rembrandt stamp and paper tape with crowns. The other envelop goes to the Netherlands and is decorated with paper tape with stamp design and label stamp.
Some years ago I saw this display in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. This artist (cant remember the name of this artist) sent a leaf from a tree back home while the artists was on a holiday. I think it’s a nice idea to sent mail to your home address while you’re on a holiday!
This funny bird on a mailbox have I found a couple of years ago. Is he cute or is he cute?