Friday, 31 December 2010
We are celebrating New Year with our friends in Ottenstein in Germany and I saw this nice mailbox when we were walking around in the village.
"Briefe" means letters and "zeitungen" means newspapers, so in this kind of a mailbox there is a special place for newspapers under the real mailbox part!
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
This is absolutely one of the most charming Christmas cards I have received!
In the card one of the Hannover Nanas http://nikidesaintphalle.org/public/germany/hannover/nanas, sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle, is appearing as Santa Claus!
Heartfelt thanks to you Lieselotte, and warm regards to Hannover (by the way, on Thursday we'll spend ten minutes in Hannover, when we'll change the train there when travelling from Bremen to Hameln to spend the New Year in Ottenstein)!
I love the angel stamp!
Monday, 27 December 2010
This is my latest letter to Ilona in http://www.missivemaven.com/. I used water color and glimmer mist on it to decorate the letter paper.
To decorate the envelope I used vintage style scrapbooking paper, which I had bought because of some pictures of fountain pens in it, which I thought Ilona as a fountain pen lover would like. :)
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
For many years already I have bought a Metropolitan Museum of Art Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar, which I keep on my desk at work. I have this year started to save those calendar pages which I think could be used on cards and envelopes. This card to PostMuse is a combination of two pages, and I'm happy with the result.
And this page again looks beautiful on the envelope.
I already have a new calendar bought for next year, so I should have material enough to be used like this. :)
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
This wonderful card arrived from PostMuse.
I like cat's, so already because of that I was happy to receive this card, but also the story of the cat was so fascinating to get to know!
Milo is the guardian of O'Hurley's General Store in West Virginia. I googled the store and found their facebook wall http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shepherdstown-WV/OHurleys-General-Store/55899122199?v=wall where also are pictures of Milo.
I would love to meet Milo!
Monday, 6 December 2010
This card is of a drawing by the very well known Finnish children book illustrator Rudolf Koivu (1880-1946).
I felt the card was very suitable to be sent to Miwa in Japan, because the text on the card says: "No road is long with a friend - Japanese proverb".
Sunday, 5 December 2010
|As a postage I used one of these vegetable postages, which can be customized with stickers as funny ones. I posted about these earlier http://sfimail.blogspot.com/2010/03/vegetable-stamps.html, and then I didn't like the additional stickers at all, but I started to see them in different way, because of positive comments! :)|
When I had my fifty years birthday this August, my daughter had got an idea to get a stamp made for me of one of my painting/drawing which I had made to a Swap-bot envelope http://sfimail.blogspot.com/2010/02/mail-me-decorated-envie-2.html. I like the stamp and I like to use it by adding some color to the stamping afterwards.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
In September we visited Riga, the capital of Latvia, and I bought this card for Ivana from there.
In old town Riga, there is a Cat House with two black cats on the roof, and I sketched a part of that roof to the back side of the card.
Then I was happy when I found such a suitable postage with a picture of a cover of a book by Finnish author Mika Waltari. Also there is a black cat on the roof!
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
This is the letter I wrote to Bruno this summer from Parga in Greece. I sketched there the view from our hotel swimming pool.
The envelope I made of a black and white paper bag of Haglöfs Outdoor Equipment Shop.
Bruno had just had his birthday, so I also sent him this card painted by me. This is a totally different aquarelle realization of the same motive I used when painting a card to PostMuse earlier http://sfimail.blogspot.com/2010/09/from-and-to-postmuse.html