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Black 'n White in Cascadia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 5, 2019 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

A postcard from Cascadia ArtPost ...very dark? Very Black :-)

and the flip side...very foggy?…

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More stickers from the Dude

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 5, 2019 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Tis so grand to see more stickers from the Sticker Dude,…

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Lots of treasures from the Bennetts: rubber stampings

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 4, 2019 at 4:37pm 5 Comments

More than one mailing arrived in Greece, so will need more than one blog!

There are some fine rubber stampings that C.M.Bennett has on one envelope,

they are available at most of the…

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Lots of treasures from the Bennetts: Cards and LTPs

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 4, 2019 at 4:37pm 0 Comments

Always a joy to see mail art from the Bennetts in the mail box!

Sometimes there are treasured cards, sometimes fine artistamps…

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Lots of treasures from the Bennetts: More LTPs arrived

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 4, 2019 at 4:36pm 1 Comment

Several little boekies ,"TLP"s ,were included in the mailing that arrived today, fantastic!

The first one is by C.M.Bennett, and truly amazing

with a homage to Hannah,…

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Lots of treasures from the Bennetts: Another fine TLP and COW art

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 4, 2019 at 4:35pm 1 Comment

The TLPS come folded, here is "CLOTS" :-)

so one has to "caress" them, that is to cut the upper edges...

it's a fine activity to really get into the boekie!

( also creating a nice soft,…

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Outgoing

Posted by Visual Mom on December 4, 2019 at 2:36am 1 Comment

PC from Diana Hale

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on December 3, 2019 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Diana this is a beautiful Postcard -- the postal service added a little bit to it.....

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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........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia on Saturday. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lutz Wohlrab Nov 24. 530 Replies

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

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21. 27 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 20. 13 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Nov 6. 20 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Article about Mini Accordion Books

Started by Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Nov 4. 6 Replies

I just published an article about making tiny accordion books out of paper scraps and old collage material. Enjoy!…Continue

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Nov 3. 37 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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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 17. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

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