Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ginger Dead - St. Petersburg, FL

Thanks to Calan Ree aka Ginger Dead for helping this fine feathered fellow find his way back to the menagerie! And he comes with poetry, fantastic!

For more illustrations and haiku visit Calan's website,

Russell Manning - Dallas, TX

An idle mind is the devil's playground... and now here's proof! And what better way to travel than by hot air balloon! Thanks to Russell Manning from Dallas, TX for this contribution.

Desiree Kuri - Naples, FL

Wow these are some wild creatures indeed! Cool flexible animals that can change shape apparently--far out! Thanks to Desiree Kuri in Naples, FL

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dr. Brignone - Italy

Bird #3 from Dread's wayward flock has returned and this fine feathered fellow brings back tales of skivvies, screaming, and folks not quite naked as a jay bird... very nice, thanks Dr. Brignone! Dr. B. has his own mail art call currently underway, visit for details!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

R. F. Cote - Canada

Another of Dread's wayward flock has found its way home. This time from R. F. Cote in Canada. This bird brought an invitation to join another mail art project, see for yourself at

Hugo - St. Petersburg, Florida

The good pirate Dread released a flock of his favorite feathered friends out into the world and has been waiting to see when they might return and what their journey back might do for them. Well the first has arrived after a stop with the Rev. Hugo Porcaro Jr. of St. Petersburg.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Emanuel Ungaro - France? Portugal?

Ok you have stumped your cruise director... this item truely is from somewhere else! This shoe has traveled far and wide to arrive at the menagerie... with stamps from france and portugal I must admit I'm not 100% sure where it came from but I do know where it is now! Thanks for this puzzling piece!

Peter Dowker - Canada

Every journey is like a flip of a coin! The coin was tossed and this card has landed in the menagerie. How did you know that Dread's cat loves to chew his dirty flip flops when he returns home?

WackyStuff - Canada

Now this is Dread's kind of love! Ring-a-ding-ding!

Thanks to Wacky Stuff for this so hot it's cool addition to the menagerie.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Richard Canard, Illusion USA

Look whooooooo made it to the menagerie!

The wise Richard Canard has made a fine contribution here, thank you sir!

Amanda Kapsalis, Chicago, IL

By sea or by air, a fine pair of critters have made their way to the menagerie. Thanks Amanda!

Lindenhof, Germany

A pair of cosmically charged cards arrived today direct from Germany! Exhuberant and expressive, The Pirate Dread was thrilled to have a morning paper, breakfast, and a lovely dining companion to share them with. Thank you! Visit their website and test your german language skills :)

David Berube, New York, NY

Look at this charming fellow who found his way into the menagerie! Thank you to David Berube for helping him get here! See a collection of fine Berube Bugs online at

Cherie D., St. Petersburg, Florida

Well this kind card was created in honor of your cruise director's birthday... if only I had turned 9 on 9/9/09 that would have been really spectacular... even so these suggestions on ways to celebrate to the 9th degree are great!

Meghan Jones, Minnesota

Thanks to Miss Meghan Jones for this fine assortment of sea creatures to add to the menagerie!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Dr. Brignone, Italy

Thanks to the good Italian Dr. Brignone for this ultra hip report on fashions abroad... so hippo it hurts? All joking aside, I love the connection between the subtle peach tones on the hippo and in the charming ball gown and all throughout the card. Very nice!