Saturday, August 22, 2015

Unusual Illustrations

USA US-2781796 received 05-13-2014

Sent by: wreichert
From: Kingston, New York, USA
ID number: US-2781796
Notes: I'm really not sure what to make of this card.  The painting is called Behold My Heart.  It is an oil painting on wood, painted in 2003 by an artist named Isabel Samaras.  She apparently likes to take characters from classic TV shows and movies (in this case, Planet of the Apes) and paint them into unusual situations.  You can see more of her work on her website.  Beware if you click on the 'Recent Work' tab that the first painting is of nude women (Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie and Samantha from Bewitched).

Germany DE-1448870 received 07-07-2012

Sent by: ernstelli
From: Leipzig, Germany
ID number: DE-1448870
Notes: This may be a photoshopped photo of a dog rather than an illustration, but it is still definitely unusual.  And I bet you can guess exactly why ernstelli sent it to me!  It is actually a folded greeting-type card rather than a postcard, which I normally don't like, but in this case, it's ok.  ernstelli also likes Star Trek a lot, but in Germany, it is called Raumschiff Enterprise, which translates to "Spaceship Enterprise".  

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