Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

Delighted to have my postman hand this envelope to me today from the Prime Minister's office.
Postcard # 1140 now joins the wall of portraits at Studio J.  — Merci Beaucoup Sophie!
More about Sophie at: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau




Monday, May 8, 2017

Kiyomitsu Saito, Long Island City, New York, USA

Thanks to artist Saito for this portrait

Check out art from K.Saito at: KSAITO57

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Portrait Documentation Page 71


Thanks to everyone for their contribution to page 71

Brian Terwilliger — USA, Emilio Morandi — ITALY, Tab Hunter — USA, William Trevitt — ENGLAND, Warwick Rowers — ENGLAND, Paul Toussaint — USA
Robert Bateman — CANADA, Domenico Severino — ITALY, Menzer Pehlivan — USA, Torill Elizabeth Larsen — NORWAY, Sugar Irmer — GERMANY, Mary Crosby — USA
Danny John-Jules — ENGLAND, Virginia Milici — ITALY, Dr. Sam Willis — ENGLAND, Lucia Spagnuolo — ITALY, Hagitha Krystal — USA, Mzia Valerian — BELGIUM
Ronnie Burkett — CANADA, Herma Kamphuis — The NETHERLANDS, Nancy and Errol Rubin — USA, Emilio Carrrasco — MEXICO, Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler — AUSTRALIA, Harvey Fierstein, — USA

Harvey Fierstein, New York, New York, USA

Harvey and Edna . . what a great mail day!
Many Thanks to the very talented actor, writer, Harvey Fierstein



Marc Deb, Arras, FRANCE

Many Thanks to mail artist Marc Deb for the return of portrait postcard # 1119 
See you in the mail!

Marc has an ongoing Zine project "SPLEEN"


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Emilio Carrrasco, Zacatecas, MEXICO

A print work arrives from Emilio in Mexico. Many Thanks my friend. . . good to hear from you.



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nancy and Errol Rubin, Kailua, Hawaii, USA



A visit from my Hawaiian friends Errol and Nancy
Check out their site for workshops: Rubin Enterprises




Herma Kamphuis, Amsterdam, The NETHERLANDS

Lovely to hear from my friend Herma in Amsterdam. Always such great collages with vintage imagery. Mail coming your way soon. Love from Canada!



Artist Trading Card Portrait Special Edition #70 Stamp Sheet

Thanks to all the artists that have sent ATC portraits  . . the editions continue

Ed Giecek – USA, Susan Gold – CANADA, Keith Jenkins – CANADA, Mailarta – CANADA, Snappy – CANADA, Gerda Osteneck - CANADA
Katerina Nikoltsou – GREECE, Dale Roberts – CANADA, Christian Pietzke – GERMANY, Peter Müller – GERMANY, Angela Behrendt – GERMANY, Antonia Mayol Castelló - SPAIN
Eric Bruth – FRANCE, Jurgen O. Olbrich - GERMANY, Helen Aymes – Australia, Michael Leigh – UK, Toni Hanner – USA, Alex Crookshanks - USA
Pedro Bericat – SPAIN, TOFU – USA, Lucia Spagnuolo – ITALY, Hilda Paz – ARGENTINA, Marina Salmaso – DENMARK, Pier Roberto Bassi - ITALY

Ronnie Burkett, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Special Thanks to the brilliant Ronnie Burkett of The Daisy Theatre
Another night of love and laughter . . truly a Canadian Treasure . .  
Another outstanding performance  . . that included a reunion of some of the favourite characters from the last visit to Victoria to introduction to the latest ladies of song. 


Ronnie and Dale . . 

The Divine Diva : Esme Massengill . . takes to the stage and instructs us on how to properly show reverence to this Queen of the Stage.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mzia Valerian, Mechelen, BELGIUM

Drawn Self Portrait with envelope.  . . Thanks Mzia



Lucia Spagnuolo, Civitanova Marche, Macerata, ITALY

Gracie Lucia!

An assortment of postcards, artistamps and ephemera from Lucia
Great to hear from you. See you in the mail!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dr. Sam Willis, London, ENGLAND

Thanks to Historian, Dr. Sam Willis for return of postcard # 1126 

Virginia Milici, Treviso, ITALY


Self Portrait on cotton canvas with stitching and collage
Many Thanks Virgy for the enclosed artistamps and performance documentation too.

Check out her site: Emozioni Arte Poesia

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Danny John-Jules, London, ENGLAND

Thanks to actor Danny John-Jules
for the return of Postcard # 1125 in the series. 
I've become quite a fan of the series that he is part of "Death in Paradise"
Much Appreciated Danny . . see you in the mail!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mary Crosby, Malibu, California, USA


Many Thanks to Actress Mary Crosby for her reply to postcard # 1123 . . delighted to have you as part of the portrait collection.
See more about her career at "MARY CROSBY"


Sugar Irmer, Berlin, GERMANY

Thanks Sugar! . . mailing to you soon . . 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Marina Salmaso, Kobenhavn, DENMARK

Thanks to Marina for her edition of Self Portrait Trading Cards. . . # 3 in the series is near completion.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Torill Elizabeth Larsen, Olso, NORWAY

Many Thanks Torill for your portraits. . hope to get an envelope out to you soon . . 



Pier Roberto Bassi, Castel Mella, Brescia, ITALY

Many Thanks Monsieur for the ATC portraits . . .  (Love the use of playing cards). The edition is nearing completion  . . mail coming your way soon.
Check out Pier's website: PIER ROBERTO BASSI


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Menzer Pehlivan, Seattle, Washington, USA

Many Thanks to Engineer Menzer Pehlivan for autographing this poster for me. The IMAX film presentation of Dream Big was screened tonight where Menzer did a very informative and inspiration presentation at IMAX Victoria. 



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Domenico Severino, Pompei, Naples, ITALY

Many Thanks to fellow IUOMA member Domenico for this mail art package that arrived recently . . see you in the mail soon. . .