Thursday, February 16, 2012

Alan Alda, New York, NY, USA

Thanks to Alan for his return of postcard # 147 in the series . . 

Stanislav Semkin, Samara, RUSSIA

Thanks to mailartist Stanislav . . I see he has been busy in the mail art circuit . . see you in the mail my friend. 

Eddie Nero, Eugene Oregon, USA

One of Eddie's amazing layered portraits.
More of his work at: Eddie Nero

Marnie Blair, "Rat Mail", Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA

"Self Portrait with Medtronic Carelink Monitor"
by Rat Mail artist
more from her at: RAT MAIL

Joe Carlson, Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

Dapper Joe in his modelling days . . 

The Reigning Monarch of this village . . Queen Victoria-Joe

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Howie Segal, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Thanks to local entrepreneur Howie Segal for joining in the Portrait Project. . . and for those who are coming into town you must make a visit to Pagliacci's Restaurant . . well worth the wait in line . . it reminds me of my days in New York.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Karin Greenwood, Kwa Zulu Natal, SOUTH AFRICA

A series of 3 portrait postcard drawings arrives from Karin.
Thanks Karin . . I'll be seeing you in the mail!

Clemente Padin, Montevideo, URUGUAY

40 years of Mail Art!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trysh Ashby-Rolls, Pender Island, British Columbia, CANADA

Thanks my friend  . .
Author, essayist, periodical writer, mentor, and writing instructor, Trysh wrote her first book (never published but still extant) at age six. Although she continued to write, it was against the wishes of her family who wanted her to train as a teacher. She won a scholarship to a performing arts school which gave out "second class" B.Ed. degrees at the end of the course, and continued writing - in secret. Eventually she turned this passion into a career, spending a decade in broadcast journalism and freelancing for magazines before writing Triumph: A Journey of Healing from Incest (1991, McGraw-Hill Ryerson). It opened the way to numerous opportunities to speak nationally and internationally on child abuse recovery, using writing as a therapeutic tool.

In 1998 Trysh earned a master's degree with distinction at the University of London, England. She is presently writing a book about parental-child abduction, continues to freelance for periodicals, and mentors and instructs non-fiction writers at all levels of experience. "Closet" and emerging writers remain her favourites however; she loves to help build their skills and self-confidence.

Triumph: A Journey of Healing From Incest. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1991.
Emily Stowe Award for Responsible Journalism, 1982.