Saturday, May 19, 2018

Antonio Sassu, Gruppo Sinestetico, Torreglia, Padua, ITALY

Thanks to Antonio Sassu a performer with Gruppo Sinestetico for this recent mailing.

Glenda Jackson, London, ENGLAND

A delight in my day to check the mailbox and find an envelope from Glenda.
Glenda Jackson is currently in "Three Tall Women" on Broadway
More about this amazing woman: GLENDA JACKSON

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Louis Herthum, Santa Monica, California, USA

Many Thanks to Actor/Director Louis Herthum for kindly sending this mailing.
Interestingly the post office (as a "temporary courtesy"" was able to get it to me without a street address.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I.G.H. / Private World, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Thanks to my friend Private World for this portrait postcard.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Piet Franzen, Leiden, The Netherlands

This amusing Da-Da Self portrait arrived today. Many Thanks Piet.

Artist Trading Card Special Edition Portrait Stamps

Many Thanks to all that have participated in this edition.
Anna Maria Matone — ITALY, Roberto Formigoni — ITALY, Jeanne-Marie Roch — FRANCE, Pierpaolo Limongelli — ITALY, Aristide 3108 — FRANCE, Eddie Nero — USA
Snappy — CANADA, Marci Katz — CANADA, Diane Bertrand — CANADA, Angela Caporaso — ITALY, Valerie Elliott — CANADA, Antonio Gomez — SPAIN
Mailarta — CANADA, Angela Behrendt — GERMANY, Tiziana Baracchi — ITALY, Torill Elizabeth Larsen — NORWAY, Crackerjack Kid — USA, Louise Heroux — CANADA
Ed Giecek — USA, Peter Müller — GERMANY, Jürgen O. Olbrich — GERMANY, Marina Salmaso — DENMARK, Susan Turner — CANADA, Dale Roberts — CANADA

I dedicate this Edition to the memory of my dear mailart friend Tiziana Baracchi who passed away yesterday. I will miss you my friend. Condolences and Love to your family.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Linda Rogers, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Many Thanks to Linda for the signing and for the delightful afternoon of reading from her latest book  "Crow Jazz" at the Martin Batchelor Gallery

Thanks to Rick for the great tunes too . . 
Crow Jazz
Short fiction
Linda Rogers

A long-awaited dazzling first collection of short fiction from one of Canada’s most accomplished poets. These incandescent stories in Crow Jazz come from tree level, the corvid community, where sex and death are celebrated with mirth and compassion. They have clever crow energy, selecting beak-sized twitter-bits from life on Earth below, with an eye to the bigger picture. Highly inventive; children, families, crows and the old bewitch and astonish the imagination. Improvisation, syncopation; all the jazz words come into wordplay. “Mud Pies,” “The Child City,” “Darling Boy,” “The Tea Party,” “Lucy Laughed,” “Elusive Beauty” and “Virginia Sat Down” are a few of the twenty-plus polished tales in Linda Roger’s quirky and clever short fiction collection. A wild breath of fresh air for literary Canada.

About the Author
Linda Rogers is a novelist, essayist, editor and songwriter, past Victoria Poet Laureate and Canadian People’s Poet, and President of the League of Canadian poets and the BC Federation of Writers. She has published twenty-nine books, appeared in a number of anthologies and been awarded national and international literary prizes, including the Leacock Prize, the National Poetry Prize, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the Gwendolyn MacEwen Prize and the Milton Acorn Award in Canada; the Cardiff Prize, the Bridport Prize and the Petra Kenney Award in Britain; the Prix Anglais in France, the Rukeyeser Award in the United States and the Voices Israel Award for Poetry.

Rogers has written songs for children with her husband, mandolinist Rick van Krugel (whom Muddy Waters called “the best white blues mandolin player in the world”), who also accompanies readings, and lyrics for various songwriters. Her song for Terry Fox marked the thirtieth anniversary of his run. She wrote the screenplay for the award-winning film Legend of the Dolphins and the play Warhol for the Ontario Gallery of Art. She is currently writing a children's book, Hello. Wiksas? with Kwakwaka'wakw artist Chief Rande Cook, whose primary interest is also in the rights and rites of children.

Rogers writes literary criticism and profiles of many Canadian artists and is currently involved in an ekphrasis project, women poets responding to women painters, with Mexican artist Maria Luisa de Villa.

She teaches, performs and reports from Victoria, taking dictation from her crow friends.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mike Dyar, San Francisco, California, USA

Many Thanks to Mail Artist Mike Dyar for this portrait ..  arriving in its own "Apology Packaging" from Canada Post . . 
Check out Mike's Mail Art Interview at: IUOMA Mike Dyar

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mike Henry, Los Angeles, California, USA

Many Thanks to Actor Mike Henry for the return of portrait postcard #1181  along with the image of his characters from Family Guy Much appreciated! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kim Novak, Eagle Point, Oregon, USA

Many Thanks to the incredible Kim Novak for replying to my mailing to her.
Check out her artist site: KIM NOVAK - Artist

Friday, April 6, 2018

Crackerjack Kid, Chuck Welch, Hancock, New Hampshire, USA

Giovanni and Renata Strada, Ravenna, ITALY

More from the Dynamic Duo . . Giovanni and Renata  . . Many Thanks my friends!

Gary Farrelly, Brussels, BELGIUM

Many Thanks to artist Gary Farrelly for the return of postcard # 1232.B
Check out his art at: Gary Farrelly

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Eddie Nero, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Thanks to my friend Eddie at Hitam Post for this portrait and ATC's for the ATC Portrait Project . .  Will see you in the mail soon . . 

Rossana Bucci, Corato, Bari, ITALY

Many Thanks to artist Rossana Bucci for this self portrait.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Kent Monkman, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Many Thanks to artist Kent Monkman for signing these images last evening after his presentation at UVIC's "Trans as the New Frontier" part of a weekend of events "Moving Tans History Forward"


Monday, March 19, 2018

Portrait Documentation Page 75

Many Thanks to all for their participation in Edition # 75:

Panti Bliss — IRELAND, Uli Grohmann — GERMANY, Christian Pietzke — GERMANY
Ed Higgins III — USA, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — CANADA, Diana Dean — CANADA
Quinton Gordon — CANADA, Karen Alekyan — ARMENIA, Helga Correa — BRAZIL
Herma Kamphuis — The NETHERLANDS, Hyppolyte de Saint-Rambert — FRANCE, Torben Doose — FRANCE
David Hunwick — CANADA, Cassils — USA, Torquil Campbell — CANADA, George Maharis — USA, Torill Elizabeth Larsen — NORWAY, Aiden Gillen — IRELAND
Armistead Maupin — USA, Daniel MacIvor — CANADA, Lynda Pitt-Brooke — CANADA, Gary Farrelly — BELGIUM, James Marsters — USA, Dame Mailarta — CANADA