0000 - Monca. The first postcard I recorded after I started seriously collecting them in February 2012 was from my friend Monica in Sweden. It was by Lennart Helje, an artist I had never come across before but who I have come to love.
4243 - Monica. Just a few days ago I received another of Helje's winter scenes from Monica.
Lennart Helje is a Swedish painter/ illustrator, born in 1940 in Lima, who paints Christmas elves/ tomtes and animals in snowy landscapes. His fairytale artwork has been reproduced as Christmas cards, both in Sweden and internationally, by UNICEF. He has also illustrated the stamps and postal Christmas seals, with Nordic nature and plant motifs.
This post is linked to Maria’s Postcards for the Weekend. If you would like to see other folk’s posts on this subject please visit Maria’s blog and follow the links. They are always well worth viewing.