Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Freundschaft (Friendship). This symbolic collage is created by German mail artist Johannes J. Musolf.

I fully agree with the words of Johannes: "Friendship between our countries should be normal and I think Putin and Schröder have shown, that it is possible. But it's much more nessessary that there are friendly connections between people like you and me... Mailart is an excellent way to found friendship all arround the world and we will continue with it!"


Envelope of the letter received two weeks ago from Johannes J. Musolf, Braunfels / Lahn, Germany. It has become the biggest work in Alyonka mail art collection.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

One more present from Johannes J. Musolf. This small collage has the title "Für wahr". Johannes used a small part of an advertising about pipe-tobacco. As he explaines, "Für wahr" normaly is not used in german language nowadays. It has been used in novels and dramas in former times. For example somebody would say: "Das ist für wahr ein vorzüglicher Wein" (This is truely an excellent wine). "Für wahr" means true, really or in truth.

The head in this collage is cut out of original paper that is black on the backside and was used during the war to close windows when light was inside a room to protect the house against American or English bombers. It was called "darking-paper".

Eremite (Hermit). Original drawing on the envelope made with color pencils and Indian ink. Last week it was sent to Johannes J. Musolf with some printed stuff from Alyonka mail art show.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


One more piece of art created on the envelope by mail artist Nicole Eippers, Merin, Belgium.

Her own mail art project is devoted to pigs:

This drawing on the envelope is my first contribution to Nicole's mail art project "All About Pigs",

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


This bright and "revolutionary" mail artwork (digital print) is created by Carlos Botana, Galicia, Spain. It is his second contribution to the progect.


The envelope received from Carlos Botana is decorated with stamped sea creatures.


Mail art call from Carlos Botana.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Envelope received from New York, NY, USA. It was created by The Sticker Dude, who is at once "a state of mind, an avid graphic artist, poet, printer, editor and appropriationist, with a penchant for the generation of easily accessible, low cost art". The Sticker Dude often distributes his creations (stickers, memo pads, etc.) compulsively and free of charge and prefers collaboration with others.


Some stickers from Ragged Edge Press sent by The Sticker Dude.
REP was born out of the poetry and graphic art of Joel S. Cohen, who has continued to pursue socially relevant art.


One of the best stickers received from The Sticker Dude, New York, NY, USA.

I checked out Ragged Press web-site to know more about The Sticked Dude and was greatly impressed by his activity.

Friday, February 16, 2007

I have just posted this work at It is dedicated to Sputnik, launched in Russia in 1957. But I believe it has the right to appear there as well. No wonder that this collaged envelope from Anastasia Viktorova is filled with the images of our chocolate girl. Anastasia is one of active participants of "Alyonka" project.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


This real masterpiece was created by Dmitry Babenko, Krasnodar, Russia. Last week the artwork was shown in a TV programme about Alyonka exhibition which moved from the Museum of Fine Arts to the National Library of Mari El Rebublic:


Envelope of the letter by Mete Sarabi, Champaign, IL, USA. It is devoted to Mete's father who died last year - 5 weeks afted being diagnosed with cancer.


Post card (front side and reverse) received from R.F.Cote, Quebec, Canada.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


This post card was made by Jarie Ruddy, teacher of mail art in a small school for gifted children in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA. I received it in October 2006 – just before the Alyonka show.

I didn't have time to scan the work as it was immediately included in the exposition together with 30 post cards created by his talented 10-year-old students. Now I can post Jarie's card, and I do it with great pleasure! Thank you, Jarie!


Documentation on "My Five Elements" by Schoko Casana Rosso, Berlin, Germany. Unfortunately I didn't participate in this mail art project but I was pleased to receive the catalogue together with a new call from Schoko. You may see it below.


Envelope received from Schoko Casana Rosso.


The Book I Love. Mail art call from Schoko Casana Rosso, Berlin, Germany. It's worth taking part in this project!

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Drawing on the envelope sent last week to Marie Dupont, Bouvigny Boyeffles, France.


Onomatopoeias. This card is the creation of Marie Dupont. I received it together with her first contributions to my "Sputnik" mail art project (


One more card from "Sounds & Colors" series created on computer by Marie Dupont, Bouvigny Boyeffles, France.


With this hand made card (front side and reverse) my wife Valentina and I received New Year greetings and wishes from Olga Sorokina and her family, citizens of Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Friday, February 02, 2007


Collaged post card received from Anastasia Viktorova, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.


This artwork is also created by Anastasia Viktorova and sent to Valery Shimanovsky, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.


Circulatory record on CD received from Federico Barabino, Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the instructions attached I have to make 5 copies of this record (guitar meditative improvisations), to design them "with total freedom" and to send them to 5 mail artists all over the world.

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