Sunday, December 31, 2006


Dear mail art friends and companions all over the world!

Receive my best New Year greetings and wishes! Be happy and healthy, joyful and wealthy! Thank you for your participation in Alyonka project! May all your creative plans be realized in coming 2007!

Your friend in Russia,

Ivan Zemtsov.


Nizhnekamsk citizens Valery Shimanovsky and Tatiana Makarova, the most active participants of Alonka project, created and sent to me this X-mas post card.


Renewing the Goddess collage on an envelope made for Emily Townsend, West Windsor, NJ, USA. It was recently received and appeared on the blog of this ongoing mail art project (

Saturday, December 30, 2006


Reverse and front side of the post card created by Nadia Poltosi, Brazil.

Monday, December 25, 2006


Drawing on the envelope (my favorite mail art genre!) received from Lisette Candela, La Rochelle, France.


Hand printed post card (front side and reverce) by Pati Bristow, Los Altos, CA, USA. Visit Pati's blog to view "Peace - No More War" project contributions.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Post card received from Mike Mendez, Gainesville, FL, USA.


This big card is my contribution to "El Mundo del Jazz" mail art project.


Add&return postcard for Eric Coraboeuf, Paris, France.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Envelope of the letter received from Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.


Add and pass collaged post card by Valery Shimanovsky. Started by Tatiana Makarova (Matata), Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Friday, December 15, 2006

This beautiful pencil drawing was made by Carlos Flores Rom, Puebla, Mexico. But it wasn't sent to me. Carlos sent it to mail artist Valery Shimanovsky, citizen of Russian town Nizhnekamsk (see envelope below). Valery kindly presented me with this work but remained the owner of the envelope.

Anyone can easily understand why Valery Shimanovsky didn't present me with this envelope.

Postcard received from Greece. It is created by Katerina Xarchopoulou, citizen of Athens.

Mail artwork by Daniel Daligand, Levallois, France. This work didn't participated in October exhibition (it arrived too late), but the name of the artist was included in the list of participants of Alyonka project published in the booklet.

Envelope received from Daniel Daligand.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Today I finished this picture to print New Year post cards. Thanks in advance for your comments!

Mail Art Planet. Drawing on the envelope by Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia. Let it be the first contribution to my future Sputnik project.

Alyonka at the Window. Post card received from Steven Renald, Chicoutimi, Canada.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Mail artwork by Valeria Zunzun, Miami Beach, FL, USA. I like this Alyonka-Matryoshka though it is not the first in my collection. It's always interesting to compare. This one has a humming bird on its front because Valeria has currently a mail art project devoted to these little creatures:

Envelope received from Valeria Zunzun. By the way, Valeria works on another project together with Sophie Blachet. It is around IMMIGRATION, you can see all the details at

It's time I believe to have a look at another Alyonka-Matryoshka. It was created and sent by Juan Rodrigues Lopes, Durango, Mexico. He called it "Russian-Mexican Doll".

This is the envelope of the letter from Mexican mail artist Juan Rodrigues Lopes.

My mail art contribution to "Robert Malaval - Artiste Underground" project launched by Pinky, Chartres, France. In this envelope Pinky will receive some printed stuff from Alyonka October exhibition.

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Scheme of Communication. Mail artwork sent to Dmitry Zimin as a contribution to his IN_FORMATION ( The deadline if this project is December 31, 2006. So you are running out of time if you are going to participate!

This big envelope arrived on October 15. It was created by Sophie Blachet, Miami Beach, FL, USA. Sophie is the curator of two projects - Immigration ( and Masques/Masks ( Both of them are worth participating.

Reverse of the envelope sent by Sophie Blachet.

Envelope of the letter received from Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

The Red Shirt. Origami mail artwork by Sorrow Sun, Moscow, Russia.

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