Sunday, February 28, 2010

carl baker

A large envelope of mailart treasures arrived from Carl who has a particular interest in letters and symbols. Thanks, Carl!

lena o'connell

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.

daniele sutra

Daniele's submission to the food-themed mailart call is this etegami-style drawing of "Pan Bagnat," which she tells me is a specialty of Nice. I love learning geography through cooking!

dr. brignone

This collage of fruit and some familiar faces comes with a recipe for yummy-looking, disk-shaped polenta. Must try it as soon as I decode the Italian recipe! heh heh

eva j

Eva's submission to the food-themed mailart call is a photograph of a salad accompanied by a "Schleich" rabbit, which she says she's had since childhood. Thanks, Eva!

enn traineau

"Nothing says teatime here in France like some tasty macarons," writes Enn. This food-themed card is her first attempt at mail art. What a wonderful beginning!

Friday, February 26, 2010

sherri ayers

Such luscious-looking blueberries! On the back is a recipe for a blueberry sauce that Sherri says is good over ice cream. I'll be sure to try it this summer. (slurp)

marianne attanasio

This striking food-themed etegami from France depicts a bitter orange. The recipe on the back is for bitter orange marmalade. I can practically smell the tangy citrus fragrance! Thanks, Marianne. : )

art tower

O.o Yummy! Art's second submission to the food/recipe mailart call shows two of my favorite seafood items: salmon roe and tataki-style fresh fish (tuna or bonito?). And I just love the deep blue of the background.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

susan gavin

Here is a drawing of an o-bento (Japanese-style boxed meal) by another new submitter who has been drawn into the world of mailart through our common interest in food. Thanks, Susan!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

peggy s

Peggy and I have been exchanging etegami for a while now. Here's her contribution to the food-themed mailart call. Japanese-style simmered vegetables, one of her favorite winter dishes.

wilma duguay

Sea-loving Wilma's contribution to the Food-themed mailart call is (of course!) related to the ocean and ocean creatures. By adding the words, she turned it into an etegami.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

nancy c

Mmm. Perfect for the season! I made a short-cut version of this just the other day for someone who was recovering from a bad cold. Next time I'll have to make it with this recipe. Thanks bunches, Nancy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

torma cauli

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.

karen chew

A Valentine's Day LOVE card from Karen with a prescription logo! On the other side, it says: "GET YOUR Rx, THE LOVE DOCTOR IS IN"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

lorraine kwan

A delightful folded card (shown spread open) of various kitchen nick-nacks expressing their views on proper pronunciation. It reminds me so much of the ex-pat community in Japan!

Friday, February 12, 2010

hapa bento

Lovely simplicity. Debra (aka Hapa Bento)'s first attempt at etegami is this response to my food-themed mailart call. Click to see samples of her artistic Japanese-style boxed meals.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

helen amyes

This awesome card is from Helen's Eye of my Heart series, and I've been drooling in anticipation ever since she agreed to send it to me. The image with the dog is the artwork on the back of her business card.

boo cartledge

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.

katerina nikoltsou

Wow. This is a pretty impressive array of hearts! Who could ask for more on Valentine's Day? Thanks for "spreading the love," Katerina!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

cherie doughtie

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.