Just pretend

Wot? No cows?

Well, when I started this project I couldn't imagine that one day I would be publishing no-VQR mail (I have another blog for that). John (the UK) send me this cowless letter with a suggestion:

Just pretend they're cows!

Ok, but look at the left stamp... Riding cows?!?


Sent by Micu (Hungary)

Some facts about this handmade postcard make me love it:
  • The addition of the little piece of fabric that makes it original and realistic.
  • The portions are incredibly big: 33g!
  • It is a new brand (for me, of course). I don't know how this word is pronounced in Hungarian, but in my language maco means 'beautiful'. And the bear looks very elegant, don't you agree?
  • By the way... Why in Hungary they like so much bears appearing in cheese boxes?
  • The illustration uses the recursion as well as the VQR illustrations do. Mise en abyme or recursion or Droste effect is an artistic technique in which a image contains a smaller copy of itself, in a sequence appearing to recur infinitely. In theory, of course. Practically it continues only as long as the resolution of the picture allows. But we can imagine bear-waiters forever...

Blue cowstamp

Sent by Heleen (the Netherlands)

Of course: every time the Netherlands issues a new series of stamps... Putting at least one cow is a must!

(By the way: don't you love this perfect cancellation?)