Jan Hodgman
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  • Anacortes, WA
  • United States

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Jan Hodgman left a comment for Ryusho Jeffus
"Hi Ryusho, got your wonderful Catherine Ingraham quote card up on the main page today. I really love it. What do you use for a white pen? My favorite so far is a Uniball Signo."
Jan Hodgman posted a status
"I received a great piece from Ryusho, pictured below, along with some decorative paper to use in my pieces. A bow to you, Ryusho."
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Jan Hodgman commented on Ryusho Jeffus's photo

Decorated Papers - Collaboration Project

"Ryusho, I love the paper you enclosed with your latest. It will soon be appearing in some lucky person's mail-art! These are splendid, too."
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May 19
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May 10
Jan Hodgman commented on Jan Hodgman's photo

365 #126 5.6 '17

"Yes, Terry, Gelli print and using a scratch foam "stamp" that I pressed over a background. Also using the end of my paintbrush to mark into the plate--the circles/spirals. I have great fun with my Gellis!"
May 9
Terry Owenby commented on Jan Hodgman's photo

365 #126 5.6 '17

"Is this a Gelli Print? It's lovely!"
May 9
Jan Hodgman commented on Giovanni Bonanno's group FRIENDS OF SHOZO SHIMAMOTO
"Me, many many moons ago:"
May 9
Jan Hodgman joined Giovanni Bonanno's group


SHOZO SHIMAMOTO1928 - January 25, 2013 The shaved head goes around the worldWith my head shaved, in 1987 I was in America and Canada , and then I traveled in 1990 to Europe from London to Leningrad. In 1993 I went to Italy and Finland. During my steps I was greeted by many artists in the mail art who wrote their messages…See More
May 9
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May 8
Jan Hodgman commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Jan Hodgman doing fine with 365!
"Hope you're healing well! Jan"
May 8
Jan Hodgman commented on Jade H's group RAK's (Random acts of Kindness)
"This group seems to go in a few different directions, all welcome, I think. Often I post art I receive here that doesn't seem to fit other boards, or that comes out of the "blue." And many people put up their addresses with requests,…"
May 6
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May 5
Jan Hodgman commented on Jade H's group RAK's (Random acts of Kindness)
"Here's a great card that came in from Kit Gonzales Moore, many thanks! Front and back:"
May 5

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2004, maybe I could count 8 years of correspondence from a Japanese Zen monastery back in the mid-80's......
My Website:
http://www.zenjan.com (with nothing related to mailart but maybe in...
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
feeds me, community around creativity,
why not? let's use mail to enliven and enlighten, not just stoke the Desire Fires with catalogues
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
3619 W. 4th St.
Anacortes WA 98221


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At 6:05am on April 28, 2017, Vikki Johnson said…

Hi Jan! I hopes you is well. :) I am just tonight digging myself out of not posting for two months, and I wanted to thank you so much for this beautiful postcard. :) Vikk

At 7:44pm on April 27, 2017, Ryusho Jeffus said…
Thank you muchly for friend request which I gladly accepted. I look forward to our mail exchanges and insights and inspirations. I have many Zen friends in the PNW from my 3 years in Oregon. Most belong to either Dharma Rain or Great Vow. I have retired, mostly, from an active role as a temple priest and now mainly function as archivist, historian, and thorn in the side of the denomination and misguided policies from Japan. I'm always on the cusp of being kicked out or censured or reprimanded and rarely favored. And all of that suits me quite nicely. And with my move to Syracuse I've sort of retired from doing Chaplain work at least for now. I was looking at some of your photos and found some of your decorated papers so similar to some of the things I've done that I wondered how you came by them, but yours are by far nicer than mine and you have taken them in the final stages in a direction I'd not considered before.

Thank you

At 12:38am on April 23, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Oh Jan, thank you for the "Cactus, Sun & Flowers" card -- it's really profound and beautiful. I'm afraid it's sideways here, but when I put it up in "Photos" I'll straighten it. I love the see-through effect in the yellow--you can see blue circles, like bubbles underneath. 

At 5:51pm on April 19, 2017, The Blessed Father said…

To use the stamps I mailed you will need a glue stick.  ENJOY!   Blessed Father Rick

At 4:22pm on April 19, 2017, Amrit Nectar said…

Hi Jan, I'd also be happy to exchange mail art with you, although I'm a bit slow!

Best wishes,


At 8:44am on April 18, 2017, Robyn Banks said…
Got your mail art 365 #64. Thanks Jan. you brightened my day. Reply on the way
At 12:08pm on April 10, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao Cara Amica! arrivata tua cartolina!!!  GRAZIE!!!!!!  ti abbraccio pm@f 

At 12:07pm on April 10, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 12:15am on April 6, 2017, Ana Kawajiri said…

Hi Jan, looking forward to receiving your postcard! (:

At 7:16pm on April 5, 2017, The Blessed Father said…

What a beautiful postcard. . . . thank you very much.  Blessed Father Rick

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Valentine from Vicki

Posted on February 24, 2017 at 10:26pm 0 Comments

Thanks, belatedly!




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