Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dear "Alyonka" participants and visitors of this blog!

I have been on vacation since September 11, but I've been working hard by now making artworks ready for the exhibition. The show will be opened on October 9 as it was planned. The poster is already designed and ordered at the print shop (you can see it below).

Tomorrow my wife Valentine and I will leave Yoshkar-Ola for Rostov-na-Donu (big city in the South of Russia) to visit our relatives. We'll come back in a week. As soon as we return I'll post new works recently received from Domenico Severino, Gaetano Vicari and Emilio Morandi (Italy), Carlos Botana (Spain), Keith Bates (Great Britain), Lezbag and Greg Byrd (USA), Angel Bortot (Venezuela), Gisela Pizzatto (Brasil).

I'm sure new works will arrive by that time. Sooner or later you'll see them on this blog as well as the pictures from the opening ceremony. Thanks a lot for your Alyonka contributions!

Poster of Alyonka Show.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Post card created by Taija Ripatti, Riihimaki, Finland.

This is one of the greatest Alyonka portraits I ever saw in my life. The masterpiece is created by Giuseppe Riccetti, Foligno, Italia.

Reverse of the big card received from Giuseppe Riccetti.

Printed digital work by Agustin Calvo Galan, Barcelona, Spain.

Envelope of the letter received from Agustin Calvo Galan.

Post card by Tatyana Makarova, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Mail artwork by Emily Townsend, West Windsor, NJ, USA. You won't be disappointed if you visit Emily's web-site (www.etstudio.net) and her blog containing Renewing The Goddess mail art project contributions (http://goddessy-art.livejournal.com).

Add & pass card by Valery Shimanovsky and Denise Hunley. Received from Denise Hunley, Dallas, TX, USA.

Dmitry Babenko "Von dem Vogel". The post card received from the author. Nowadays this artwork participates in NACHTSONNE international exhibition, Bartenstein, Germany.

I like the envelope in which the portrait of Alyonka by Dmitry Babenko was received.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

This wonderful portrait of Alyonka was created by Dmitry Babenko, Krasnodar, Russia. You'll never guess what it is made from!

What a strange coincidence! One day I received thee square envelopes from different people and different places. One of them came from Anastasiya Victorova, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

By now Anastasiya Victorova has created more than ten artworks for Alyonka project. You can see them in the blog archives of December, January, February, March and May.

"I'm At Your Service". Add & pass Alyonka card by Anastasiya Victorova.

"Public Relations". This artwork is printed on a card received from Prof. Dr. Klaus P. Dencker, Ahrensburg, Germany.

Reverse of the card by Klaus P. Dencker.

Envelope of the letter received from Oleg Gratzelev, Perm, Russia. This work is the third Alyonka contribution of this mail art beginner.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

This Alyonka card is a part of the second contribution by Marie Bernadette Dupont, Bouvigny Boyeffles, France. June archive contains some more cards of hers.

Stamp with the portrait of Marie Bernadette Dupont from the reverse of the card.

The new Alyonka stamp is designed and printed by Marie Bernadette Dupont. I like it very much and will use it for my envelopes. The image of the first Marie's Alyonka stamp is in June archive.

Mail art call by Marie Bernadette Dupont.

Envelope of the letter received from Marie Bernadette Dupont, Bouvigny Boyeffles, France.

Alyonka in Wonderland. Mail art on an envelope created by Sorrow Sun, Moscow. This is her 23d contribution to the project, if I'm not mistaken.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

JNP likes doing what he calls "pictures recycling". So he made this card from the cover of a Chase novel. In fact he uses not only book covers but also all sort of illustrations or old papers. He makes mail artworks only from books in bad condition, for he loves books.

One more Alyonka Joconda. The first one was drawn in January by GDP, Belgium. This one is created by JNP, Calais, France. Visit his blog http://jeannoelpotte.blogspot.com/. Besides you may take part in his "Give me a sign!" project (http://jean-noel-potte.blogspot.com/).

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Alyonka created by Steph "La-bonnae-Fee", Avesnes sur Helpe, France.

Mail art received from Anne-Helene Davin, Lapalud, France.

Anne-Helene created a series of amazing Alyonka cards. All of them will be exhibited in October at Mail Art Show in Yoshkar-Ola Museum of Fine Arts.

This add&pass card was received from Sylvie Gallet, Bragny sur Saone, France. The work was started by Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

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