Thursday, February 28, 2008

David Berube, New York, NY, USA

I've recently sent 10 of these out into the world . .this one arrived yesterday so I'll see about getting another 10 out in the weeks ahead ...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Rachelartnun, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Oh Dearest Art Nun
How delightful - to gaze upon the visual splendor that permeates the aluminum box marked with a J .. I now gather up the jeweled retrieves and mark the journey into anothers space.

Jokie Wilson, San Francisco, CA, USA

Thanks Jokie . . One day I will get to San Fran . . .
Oh the adventures that are still to come in this life.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sylvia, Providence, RI, USA

Interesting that we should have the new Elizabeth movie on our table to watch when this mail arrived. Really enjoyed your writing Sylvia . . .
See you in the mail.

Samuel Montalvetti, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Jason Berlin & Mete Sarabi, Collaboration, USA

Dewi, Toronto, ON, CANADA

A pencil drawing of the Lakeshore area from Dewi ..Check out from from Dewi at:Eppur Si Mouve

New site just for Poste OUT

I've decide to do a site just for the outgoing mail and to keep this one for incoming mail . . It was a case of Blog Clog . . to here's the link to Mama's Mail Bag: Outgoing Mail

Pistol Pete, Bayonne, NJ, USA

Pete surfs into the mailbox at studio J . . .
Thanks Pete . . catch up with you soon . .

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Junanne Peck, Fort Worth, TX, USA


Many Thanks for this art grouping . . I seem to be getting lots of the A4 sheets recently . . I think it calls for another book form to house them. . . see you in the mail

L & L

Brenda Blair, Etobicoke, ON, CANADA

One from the Pay it forward series of mailings.
Thanks Brenda!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Dawn Redwood, London, ENGLAND

Sometimes the speed that mail is delivered is shocking . . . but that is a good thing. Thanks Dawn for further insight into the Minden Festival. One day I will go and be part of the excitement. Look forward to seeing London again one day and visiting with you.

More mail soon . . .

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mama Mail Out: Carnival-Foligno (PG), Italy

This portrait rendition sent to:
You're kindly invited to send me your vision of the Carnival or the transformation of your face into a mask.

S. Eraclio is a small village near Foligno, just in the center of Umbria, Italy. For the past 47 years we have held a Carnival street parade, see the website at:

All the artworks received will be exhibited in S. Eraclio, during the Carnival.
All the participants will receive documentation of the Carnival 2008 Edition
Requested Size: Size-free
Deadline: 15 February 2008
Reference Address: Gianluca Emili, Via Vienna 5, 06037 Foligno (PG), Italy

Many thanks for your attention, best regards, Gianluca Emili.

New Project: Dame's Portrait Gallery

Yes, friends . . another idea into the realm of my mail art sortings. A portrait call . . a SIGNED/Autographed . . . depiction of one's self . . . their likeness . . by whatever means: photograph, drawing, painting, etching, collage, frottage . . oh what images leap to mind . . . alas it's a portrait gallery I have in mind. I'll frame each one and add to the "Portrait Gallery @ Studio J" . . eventually a catalogue of some form will document the series and be made available . . all this is happening with ideas spiraling in my head when I entered into this day at 5 AM . . so as with all things it will evolve.

You can see documentation on the blog: Dame's Portrait Gallery
as the works come in I'll scan and upload and for each one I'll return a signed portrait of Moi . . . if you so desire . . just add your return mailing address . . .
Special Thanks to:
Ruud Janssen for his inspirational site: Mail Artists- Self Portraits
Christine Tarantino's view into the artspaces: Artists/Workspaces
and Keith Bates for his magnificent site: Cameraderie
It has been wonderful to see so many of the artists I have heard of and written to over the years.

Onward into the adventure of another day . .
Love and Laughter Always

Friday, February 01, 2008

Mama Mail Out: Orpheus, N. Ireland,UK

Mama Mail Out: Netmailart, Minden, Germany

Sometimes a piece will be with me for years having alterations and additions . . then one day the right mailing comes along . . this is one from the wait and see where it will eventually go collection.

Mama Mail Out: S. Montalvetti, Argentina

Le mot du jour . . is TRAINS . . .

Abigail Alligator, Saanichton, BC, CANADA

Abigail is back and better than ever!!

Thanks Abi . . for this artful gatorade
More soon . .

L & L