Friday, June 15, 2018

Gemma Jones, London, ENGLAND

Many Thanks to actress Gemma Jones for the return of portrait postcard # 1258
 more about Gemma at: GEMMA JONES -Wikipedia

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pier Roberto Bassi, Castel Mella, Brescia, ITALY

Artistamp portrait and ATC series from Italian artist Pier Roberto Bassi  . .
 see more at his web site check : PIER ROBERTO BASSI

Judi Dench, London, ENGLAND

The 13th turned out to be a great day at the mailbox at Studio J . .
Absolutely delighted to find this envelope from Dame Judi Dench. Enclosed multiple signed pieces from the Victoria and Abdul film and postcard # 1285 in the series. Many Thanks Judi . . very much appreciated !

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stephen Fry, London, ENGLAND

A great beginning to the weekend . . Royal Mail . . 
Many Thanks to Stephen Fry for signing this "Country Life 1997" Cover for me.
Check out more about Stephen at his site; Stephen Fry

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dale Copeland, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND

After a journey across the seas . . Postcard # 1277  has returned home . . many Thanks to friend artist : Dale Copeland

Paris Black, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Many Thanks to my talented friend Paris Black for signing postcard # 1116 (RS) 
and the artistamp sheet.
Check out his website: PARIS BLACK music

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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!