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# 49 It gets under my skin

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I woke up early so had some time to find the scrap and write the words.  later I liked the idea about a skin over the words.  What gets under your skin?
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#197 Zalop

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Zalop - nada, nothing, none
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#196 Zalop

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Going to someone in Cheryl Penn's Zalop group.
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#195 Always fashionable

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Katherine always looks good!
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137 - Leprechuan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This was a quick sketch inspired by a kids comic in Japanese that I have on the shelf with a few added flourishes and colour.

Elena thinks it looks like a leprechuan, but I always thought leprechauans were a little smaller myself

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311-365 Chinese Goddess

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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310-365 Chinese bikes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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309-365 Chinese heads

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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pone - 126/365

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
625
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308-365 Happiest

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I like to think this could be a picture of my husband and I. I should have posted it on Stick day - 11.11.11. We had a whopping big party with a countdown to 11:11pm and we danced like mad. My husband doesn't wear tuxedos though and I never wear yellow, though I am a redhead.
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307-365 Seashells

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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#350 By Mim

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

15 more days left!
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350 Nov15 Katerina Nikoltsou

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011. That tiny envelope also came in the mail from Mim,
and some other bits and pieces for mail art. 15 more to goooooo!
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Packed with Natural Stuff 15 November 2011 (#260)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Two slightly mixed up oranges and a few stamps, packed with natural stuff!
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#194 Airmail

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
More airmail!
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#193 Airmail

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Airmail plane dodging butterflies!
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Nov 15th ... 15 to go ...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Meeting on the bridge in the rain on market day
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pone - 125/365

Monday, November 14, 2011
624
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#48 Two scraps make a story

Monday, November 14, 2011
Lime plastering and limewashing a room with all the contents in it.  Awful job.  Had to move a pile of my drawings and some not in folders.  I created this life drawing scrap from a truly awful drawing I had kept and the magazine scrap that has been hanging around on the kitchen table all week fit perfectly.
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#349 + a by Mim

Monday, November 14, 2011
#349 "Not content to peer into Tiny Town, BeeBee stepped into the street. The residents were alarmed."

#349a "When Maeve demonstrated a few steps of the Irish dance (carefully) the Tiny Town residents were impressed."
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Battleships (#43/365 #44/365)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sent to the mail art call "The Great War"
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349 Nov14 Katerina Nikoltsou

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011. Special vintage photo came in the mail from Mim,
and I did a "as time goes by" theme on one of my painted cards.
Tomorrow will be only 15 more to go for 365. The whole year has passed
by...see how fast it is  "as time goes by"!
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They've got their generosity all wrong at the Penny Black 14 November 2011 (#259)

Monday, November 14, 2011
I found the penny blacks from a stamp Prestige Book I had used previously and then in an old Saturday magazine I came across the words "They've got their generosity all wrong at the Penny Black....etc" (it is a critic review of a restaurant in London) and the two just seemed to sit well together! Added the other bits to expand and fill the gaps and here we are!
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Nov 14th ... 16 to go ...

Monday, November 14, 2011


Looking up into the mountains.



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136 -Ben Urich in the style of Alex Maleev

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I've just been re-reading Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's incredible run on Daredevil, where they out the superheros true identity as Matt Murdock.

The first time I read this I was in awe at Bendis's writing. I've read quite a lot of his work since then, but in my opinion he never matches this run again.

That first time, I may have skimmed through the book failing to appreciate the art. Since taking up mailart, and especially since the start of mailart365, I tend to pay as much attention to the art as I do the writing in comics, and Maleev's artwork is mesmerising.

The thing that drew me to this image in Daredevil was the apparent ease with which he created the face from really sparse lines, with lines doubling as facial features and shading at the same time

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pone - 124/365

Sunday, November 13, 2011
623
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135 - Neigh

Sunday, November 13, 2011

When I was doing my PGCE, in 2004 I had a pretty unfortunate incident on a train. One evening after school, I met up with another trainee teacher, and we got on a train to go to London.

To cut a long story short, we were mugged on the train in broad daylight and the thugs took my friends wallet and watch. I got away lightly I think, and still had my phone on me, so I called the police and the guys were arrested almost immediately.

We went to court and the boys were sentenced to some community service, pretty much slapped on the wrist and let go to do their own thing and we were promised some compensation.

Fast forward to 2011. I've qualified as a physics teacher, taught for 4 years, left teaching and have been in another job for 3 years.

135 - Neigh
(Back)

Suddenly, out of the blue I get a cheque for £5 come through the door from the court, with a reference that it was for an incident that happened in 2004.

I bank it and another one comes through the month after.

Very weird, I think, that 7 years later I'm getting comensation for an incident I hardly remember. The other teacher who was with me at the time has now left to live in Norway, so I emailed him and told him he should ask his mum to forward the cheques on. I don't think he'll bother...

Anyway, this letter is to the court instructing them to pay the compensation directly to my bank account.

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#47 An elephant email

Sunday, November 13, 2011

On the day I arrived in Kenya (more than 20 years ago) I saw zebra and giraffe just there in the fields near Naivasha.  Today I had an email with photos of giraffe and elephants, seen in passing in Tanzania and it triggered some visual memories.
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#191 & 192 air mail

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fun air mail stamp and I like the hand cancel stamp.
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#190

Sunday, November 13, 2011
I got this great print block on my last trip to NYC. I colored in some of the details.
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306-365 Cosmonauts

Sunday, November 13, 2011
The last of the Vietnamese stamps! I love how the Vietnamese took pride in the Russian space program.
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305-365

Sunday, November 13, 2011
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304-365

Sunday, November 13, 2011
It was very hard using such a dull stamp. I wanted it to be the focal point and not overwhelm it. I was determined to use all the stamps I got in Vietnam. This one does look a bit better in real life but didn't scan well.
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#348 by Mim

Sunday, November 13, 2011
"Tell me when it's over"
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Mail Art #100

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Can't believe I've made 100 - only 265 to go - maybe 2012 - first Christmas offering -fabric pieces with free motion stitching.
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#42/365 - Skyline at night

Sunday, November 13, 2011
Just love skylines!
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348a+b Nov13 Katerina Nikoltsou

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011 a+b. Today we celebrate 3 years at IUOMA.ning.
Actually, IUOMA is 25 years old, but it has been three years since
Ruud Janssen established this site at .ning and mail art went world
wide web! Thank you, Ruud! And these two cards are sent to him.
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Get buzzy with colour 13 November 2011 (#258)

Sunday, November 13, 2011
This was the last piece of coloured card in the packet which I have been using to make these pieces. I used the card packaging insert which said to get bzzzy with colour so that's what I've done here!
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Nov 13th ... 17 to go ...

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Enjoying the last gelato of the season in Barga.
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#216

Saturday, November 12, 2011


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# 46 After-images of shopping

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I have the feeling that when I go to sleep that shopping images will float through my mind.
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SPL884 #117

Saturday, November 12, 2011
postcard to Matthew Jankowky for his project "Moustache"
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#347 + a by Mim

Saturday, November 12, 2011
#347 "Augusta took a special interest in the roofs of Tiny Town"

#347a "When the Tiny Town residents looked at Violet, she turned away"
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