Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Documentation Page 20

Special Thanks to:
Jean Francois Vigeon - France, Ryosuke Cohen - Japan, Jose Brando - Venezuela, Ivan Zemtsov - Russia, Ed Koch - USA, Susan McAllister - USA
Ruggero Maggi - Italy, Shanneyganock - Canada, Dale Adams - Canada, Henry Denander - Sweden, Kathleen Winter - Canada, Carolyn Sadowska - Canada
Carlos Zurck Cruz - Brazil, Ross McFadyen - Canada, Mailart Martha - UK, Keith Jenkins - Canada, Matthew Lee Knowles - UK, Carol Burnett - USA
Patricia Eloy-Veltin - France, David Lennam - Canada, Mariola Olbinski - USA, Rafal Olbinski - USA, Carollyne Yardley - Canada, Zenobia Salik - Canada

Monday, December 26, 2011

Olwyn Morinski, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Artist extraordinaire . . Olwyn that has been an inspiration in many ways since we first met. 
Check out her website at: OLWYN MORINSKI

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hilda Paz, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

"Self Portrait with Heart" 
Acrylic Painting on paper
Hilda is also a member of IUOMA  and a past participant of Mailmania 4

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

John M. Bennett, Columbus, Ohio, USA

John M. Bennett (b1942) is a poet, visual poet and musician living in Columbus, Ohio. In 1974, he founded Luna Bisonte Prods, a small press releasing his own poetry and art, as well as other writers’ work. He has been publishing Lost and Found Times magazine since 1975. See his official website for more info [].

The Portrait composite of John
Thanks . . great to hear from you . .  mail on my desk to go to you  . . just need some free time to get to the post office.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ashley MacIsaac, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, CANADA

Witnessed a  magician with the "violin" tonight . .  Ashley's performance with the Victoria Symphony this evening was truly inspiring. 
Delighted to meet you and to hear your stories. I anxiously await your return to the island.
Till we meet again . . with Love and Laughter Always . . Mailarta

More at his website: Ashley MacIsaac

Qristina and Quinn Bachand, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Great meeting you both . . look forward to hearing you again soon.
Check out this amazing team of musicians at: Qbachand

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dame Judi Dench, London, ENGLAND

Royalty in my mailbox today . . what a delight to see this piece of mail . . Thanks so much Judi . . 
 the return of # 101

Friday, December 16, 2011

Zenobia Salik, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Thanks to my dear friend Zenobia for these additions to the Palace walls . . .check out her incredible sounds at: Zenobiamusic

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Carollyne Yardley, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Wonder Woman and my favourite Squirelley Gyrl . . 
Check out Carollyne's art site: CAROLLYNE

One of our favourite subjects . . QE II by Carollyne
Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rafal Olbinski, Forest Hills, New York, USA

Artist Rafal Olbinski in front of one of his paintings.

#83 in the series joins the Palace walls . . 

More of Rafal's work at EYEGATE

Mariola Olbinski, Forest Hills, New York, USA

Special Thanks to artist and model, Mariola Olbinski

(Great portrait stamps on the envelope)

David Lennam, Victoria, BC, CANADA

The man about town . .

David Lennam is a Victoria-based writer and broadcaster, regularly appearing on CBC Radio and in the pages of both Douglas and YAM magazines.

David also produces and hosts Shaw TV’s weekly arts and entertainment show and teaches a class in journalism.

Find out more at David's Blog: Life as a Human

Patricia Eloy-Veltin, Chauny, FRANCE

A Portrait Post Card from International Union of Mail Artists member  Patricia Eloy-Veltin
Merci Patricia . . 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Carol Burnett, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Thanks to Carol Burnett for # 96 returning to the Portrait Project . . 
I have had some of the greatest laughs of my life because of her amazing show. 

Love and Laughter Always, Mailarta

Friday, December 9, 2011

Matthew Lee Knowles, London, ENGLAND

After an extended journey through the postal system . . back to Matthew . . then back to Canada . . the mail brings # 62 in the series home to join the Portrait Gallery collection.
More from this multi talented artist at:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Keith Jenkins, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Man about town . . Keith Jenkins

Downtown Victoria . . Keith is captured by many cameras and immortalized by the hands of many artists in this town.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mail Art Martha, Beckenham, ENGLAND

The Dame and the Queen
I've Got Mail . . and it comes from Mail Art Martha . . in England. 
Martha created the Shopping Trolley Gallery . .  
to find out more check out her site: Mail Art

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ross McFadyen, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Thanks to Ross for # 78 in the post card series returning home.
Ross's talents can be found at: Therapeutic Edge here in Victoria.

Carlos Zurck Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Portrait postcard arrives from Carlos today . . Many Thanks!
Check out the Mail Art Blog from Carlos at: MAIL ART POSTAL

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Carolyn Sadowska, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Thanks to the The Ever Fascinating Queen of Laughter .  . . Carolyn!
Check out more from Carolyn at her site: Queen Comedy

You can also check out her art at her website : Carolyn Sadowska

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kathleen Winter, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

Thanks Kathleen! Postcard # 75 has found its way home.
 . . . Kathleen Winter is a Canadian short story writer and novelist.[2]

Her novel Annabel was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. It was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,[4] the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's Awards.[5] It held the distinction of being the only novel to make the short list of all three awards in 2010.[5] In 2011 it was shortlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction.[6]
More on her profile at: WIKIPEDEDIA

Follow Kathleen on : LIVE JOURNAL

Henry Denander, Stockholm, SWEDEN

Thanks to Henry via Hydra, Greece.
Henry has a site for his own art check out: Henry Denander

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dale Adams, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Dale Adams
"Ise da Bye"!
Dale is a freelance artist living in beautiful Victoria,B.C. Canada.You can find his artwork at his page on DeviantART. He works in watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, colored pencils and digital artwork.
Dale also sent an invite to check out: The Tom Morrisey Band for a Newfie Christmas at the Edeleiss . . . (He plays guitar with the band)

More of Dale's music at his page: My SPACE

Shanneyganock, St. John's, Newfoundland, CANADA

Mark Hiscock, Billy Sutton, Chris Andrews, Bob Pike
The band is currently on tour . . recently caught up with them here in Victoria. 

Shanneyganock is folk-based band from Newfoundland and LabradorCanada. Loosely translated from Gaelic, their name means "creature of the night". Their music is heavily Irish/Celtic influenced. Shanneyganock has released their 8th album "Live on George Street" and a DVD is also available.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ruggero Maggi, Milano, ITALY

Thanks to Ruggero for this self portrait and additional postcards. More of Ruggero's work can be seen at: RUGGERO MAGGI

Susan McAllister, Berkley, California, USA

 Thanks to another of my IUOMA mail art connections Susan for this drawn Goddess addition to the collection. 
See you in the mail . . Best from the North West. M.

Ed Koch, New York, New York, USA

#52 in the series has found it's way back to the mailbox at Studio J.
Thanks to former NYC Mayor Ed Koch for his participation in the project. 

Ivan Zemtsov, Yoshkar-Ola, RUSSIA


More mail art from Ivan at his site: Alyonka

Friday, November 4, 2011

Jose Brando, Maracay Estado Aragua, VENEZUELA

Special Delivery from Jose Brando inVenezuela
Collage on canvas
Jose's site for his art: BRANDOART

Wednesday, November 2, 2011