Saturday, April 28, 2007


This bright A5 post card is created by Suzlee Ibrahim, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Thanks to Suzlee, this week I received several Alyonka works of the same size from Malaysian artists. All of them are Suzlee's students or friends. Next week I'll continue posting them on this blog.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Post card with the original monotype from R.F. Cote, Quebec, Canada.
Enlarge the image of the reverse to read "Circulaire 132" mail art call.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Post card by Tiziana Baracchi, Venezia-Mestre, Italia. Pay attention to the official artistamp of Tiziana issued in Finland. The card itself was sent from Tampere. To get some information on official artistamps you may visit the new blog of mail artist Juri Gik


Envelope of the letter received from Jury Tanigin, artist from Mari El Republic. Nowadays Jury lives together with his wife and daughter in Fyodorovsky Village, Hanti-Mansi Region of Russia. The portrait of Alyonka which you can see above the envelope was created by Jury's daughter Elvika. The photo of the family:

Monday, April 23, 2007

Artistamps issued by The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communication, Saint Petersburg, Russia. To participate in the forthcoming exhibition of this legendary museum you may take part in the project initiated by mail artist Tricia Burr:

Please send mail art for my exhibition to be held at the largest and oldest Postal Museum in Russia. A collage of the received artworks will be displayed at "Mailartissimo 2007" in December. Free size, medium, technique. Deadline: August 1, 2007.

Tricia Burr, nab. Robespiera 22-23
191 123 St. Petersburg, Russia
Tricia Burr, American Consulate General
PSC 78, BOX "L", APO AE 09723, USA

Friday, April 20, 2007

It's Over. Collaged post card by Annijames Rivero, Aragua, Venezuela.


International Women's Day.

This original post card was drawn and sent to my wife by a member of "SHIrMA" group Olga Sorokina, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.

Love Will Save World #5.
Mail artwork on the envelope from Olga Sorokina, Nizhnekamsk, Russia.


"Snowmen" artistamps by Arky of Toast, Seattle, WA, USA.

First Day of Issue envelope received from Arky of Toast, Seattle, WA, USA.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

From Alyonka to Sputnik!

In this 2 minutes video you will see some first Sputnik contributions made by Johannes J. Musolf, Darrell Black, Denis Charmot, Roland Halbritter, Dmitry Babenko, Valery Shimanovsky and other mail artists:

Post card sent to Frantic Fan Mail, County Mayo, Ireland.
It's my contribution to FISH FRANTICHAM mail art project:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nina Del Chocolate. Artwork by Luis Valera Escarre, Aragua, Venezuela.

Luis and his friend Annijames Rivero are inviting mail artists to participate in Venezuela's First International Small Art Biennale. Exhibition. Catalogue to all. No returns. Maximum postcard size (10.5 x 15 cm.) Free technique. Deadline: December 31, 2007.

Send your artworks to:
I Bienal del Pequeño Formato
Apartado Postal 54
Zona Postal 2101 - A

Envelope (front side and reverse) by Luis Valera Escarre, Aragua, Venezuela.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Dog" for Fabrice Fosse, Maulevrier Ste Gertrude, France.
Drawing on the envelope sent last week.


Front side and reverse of the post card received from Fraenz Frisch, Luxembourg.

Fraenz's mail art web side is worth visiting!

Envelope received from John Held Jr., San Francisco, CA, USA.

List of artistamps by John Held Jr., San Francisco, CA, USA.

Artwork by John Held Jr., San Francisco, CA, USA.

Monday, April 09, 2007


Post card by Roland Halbritter, Nudlingen, Germany. The print was made out of real chocolate!

By the way, you may visit Roland's blog to see his works and contributions to his "Socks and Stockings" mail art project.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Alyonkas-Matryoshkas post card made by Aurelie Berthelon, Montpellier, France. The card contains two recipes of chocolate cake. Aurelie kindly invited me to visit her blog


Post card (front side and reverse) by Emilio Morandi, Bergamo, Italy.

Envelope received from Eddie Nero, Eugene, OR, USA.


Post card (front side and reverse) by Eddie Nero, Eugene, OR, USA.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

One more video from "Alyonka" mail art show in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia.
It is available at YouTube:


Scattened Dream. Postcard (front side and reverse) created by Pati Bristow, Los Altos, CA, USA.

Pati's blog is full of wonderful pieces of mail art!

Mail art documentation of "Christmas" project by Sylvie Gallet,
Bragny sur Saone, France.


"The King and His Four Sons" by Darrell Black, Frankfurt, Germany.

I received this booklet together with Darrell's original contribution to my "Sputnik" mail art project. The drawing is called "The Birth of Satellite Communication" and it may be seen at

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