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Matthew Stolte sends a trashpo beauty

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

It is always special to receive from Matthew in Madison.

This is a Trashpo to the Mom of Cats...Cool Cats...thanks,…

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Thomas Brown sends a great sketch!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 5:40pm 2 Comments

And this card is great fun from Tom. Happy guy?

I shall definitely make-a-stetch in return..soon!

Thanks for…

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Most unusual: pens from a stranger

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 5:36pm 2 Comments

Well here it is, a new friend who sent plaster pens, on a open card, oh yes!

and they did not break, but of course,…

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Stripygoose has two "birdies" ...that are hens

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

Is it a Hen Party? Well, they like GREEN dots,

nice GREEN dots!

Very  colorful on the flip side too:…

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REAL Mail Art from Paris :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 5:22pm 2 Comments

Now the Artist In Seine knows how to send mail art!

LOTS of images here...and LOTS of Eiffel Towers! Yay!

LOTS…

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No mail art...or Do Not Open from Val

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 4:52pm 0 Comments

Ok, and this one from My Dear Valentine of Sigean has only "silence" inside:

So...i shall NOT open it...after all, it…

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No mail art ..but sent from the Haptic Werewolf

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 4:46pm 4 Comments

This is from the Haptic Werewolf and Kurt :-)

Ha!

xxx…

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Also from Guido: 1914-2014 ... hearing the voices?!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2014 at 4:37pm 0 Comments

Always a dynamic ink painted envelope from Guido.

This one with his theme of "War" 1914-2014.

And inside some…

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Exquisite original watercolours from Guido Vermeulen

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on September 1, 2014 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

FOUR original beauties from Guido arrived a few days ago. Inside Guido's envelope I find these radiant 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch watercolours. I see Janine has also had a wonderful gift from Guido! Three is a tryptic, what do you call four? I call them beautiful, inspiring, wondrous and I will enjoy them for a long time.…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

 

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Mail Art Call

Started by Márcia Godinho Leal in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Márcia Godinho Leal on Friday. 1 Reply

Tema / Theme: "A minha casa" / "My house"Tamanho / Size: livre / freeTécnica / Technique: livre / freeSem júri e sem entradas / No jury and no feesData limite / Deadline: 29/11/2014Exibição /Exhibition: " A minha casa" - Coffee ShopMorada /…Continue

Tags: Art, Mail

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom on Friday. 36 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C Aug 22. 15 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth Aug 22. 377 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci Aug 18. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

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