Sunday, February 28, 2010
This intriguing piece of mailart comes from Lena in Ireland, but no note or return address came with it, so I'm not sure what our connection is. I hope you don't mind my posting this, Lena. I'd love to learn more about this card.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
In addition to the intriguing recipe, this folded card from Torma has many special details: It is recycled from a Hungarian Museum of Ethnography Budapest invitation, and on the back are two views of an Ainu garment (I happen to be involved in Ainu folktale research). The postage stamp on the envelope celebrates Hungary-Japan relations with a view of Mt. Fuji.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Oh, Boo! You did well to chose this card for me. For those who don't know, I'm a professional translator, and the words glued to the flowered side of this card have a strong connection to the "banana of my life." Probably in more ways than Boo even knows.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I adore the bright colors and simple outline of this bird. The lines and parts of the pattern on the wing are raised, making it interesting to touch. The artwork was glued onto one side of an empty but pretty envelope, and the whole thing was placed in a plastic, see-through case/envelope to protect it on its way to me.
Another box flap from Frips printed with something cool. This time it looks like those Chinese warrior figures made from clay that guard VIP tombs. Am I right? We have a version of those in Japan too. And I'm delighted with the Owl stamp!
My first Valentine's Card this year. Obviously someone was paying attention when I sneaked in the half-in-jest request on my etegami blog. The tiger orchid is lovely, but what does it say for my character that my eyes keep going to the side of the card with the raspberry dessert? The address label on the lower edge of the card popped right off when I tried to see if there was any more of the dessert pictured underneath it. oops.