Saturday, April 29, 2006

This is a part of my small collection of pseudo-Alyonkas. I'll be grateful if you help me to continue this gallery.

Mail art "a la Russ" from the USA by Tricia Burr. Unfortunately, Tricia used the image of pseudo-Alyonka. In Russia such "false Alyonkas" are everywhere on sale. Above you can see eight of them.

The Beatles and the Alyonka again. This Valery Shimanovsky's envelope appeared last week on

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mail art "Pokto Vele, Korno Sye". Don't try to translate it from Russian. It's the title of the song that is very popular in the Mari Republic of Russia. Sent to Anton Gromov, a citizen of Tolyatti.

The Beatles and the Alyonka. Mail art by Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia. It's interesting to notice that both brands appeared at one time - in the 1960th.

This is what I sent back to Jesse Edwards. In addition...

...Jesse will receive Alyonka chocolate wrapper and my card (rather old one) with the slogan "My sister told me she would lead me to a museum".

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Since the beginning of March 2006 I have received three letters from Jesse Edwards. The third one is devoted to Alyonka.

Back side of the envelope received from JesArchives.

Alyonka card by Jesse Edwards.

Alyonka stamps by Jesse Edwards, Granada Hills, CA, USA.

The image of Ivan Zemtsov decorates the envelope by Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia. Valery is going to start his own mail art project devoted to the millenium of his native town Elabuga.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Mail art by Ivan Zemtsov. Received and returned by Michael Savin from the village of Elasi, Mari El Republic, Russia.

Make Eternity out of Instant! Collaged envelope sent to Olga Sorokina, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Fly. Mail art sent to Jean-Luc Lacroix, Marolles, France.

I Have No Problems with Post Service! Mail art by Tatyana Makarova, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Mail art by Oleg Gratzelev, Perm, Russia. Unknown postman in Yoshkar-Ola added the blue line of postal scotch.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Alyonka mini chocolate tab. Created and sent by Pinky, France.

Pinky in Italy. The photo was taken by mail artist Sylvie Gallet.

Mail art by Edward Egorov, a new participant of the project from Alexandrov, Russia.

Alyonka Train. Artwork by Sorrow Sun, Moscow.

Friday, April 14, 2006

The second mail art by Ajgul Ahmetshina, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Ajgul's 10-year-old brother Almaz couldn't help becoming a mail artist. This is his first artwork for Alyonka project.

Envelope and card received from G.D.P., Belgium. Besides, I got an unfinished self-portrait by G.D.P. It will be posted there as soon as I finish the work and send it back.

"Art of Decrease". Mail art sent to Valery Shimanovsky.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Mail art by Dmitry Zimin, Smolensk, Russia. Dmitry managed to turn Alyonka into Cheburashka, a popular character of Russian children's books and animation films. White Cheburashka was the official symbol of Russian team on 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Mail art by Johannes J. Musolf, Braunfels, Germany. Now we know that Jane Doe (Alyonka's mother or elder sister) was a part of an art project in Austria in 2003.

Post card received from Olga Sorokina, Nizhnekamsk, Russia. On the back side there are some pleasant words addressed to my wife Valentina.

Certificate of The Durham Gilesgate Sports College is a confirmation of my participation (with Alyonka envelope, of course!) in "My World" Mail Art Exhibition arranged by a person Eileen by name.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mail art "Mind Your Watch" - the fourth variant. Sent to Denise Hunley, Dallas, USA.

Mail art "Mind Your Watch" - the fifth variant. Sent to Annina van Sebroeck, Weerde, Belgium.

Huge collaged envelope by Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia. The faces of the members of "SHIrMA" creative group can be easily found there.

Mail art by Sorrow Sun, Moscow, Russia.

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