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Blog number eight: Strike or not

Posted by Mary Anne on September 20, 2019 at 8:51am 4 Comments

I really ought to have put some thought into this posting but it is a spur of the moment thing and maybe it will be the better for it.

Hard to miss the Global (whatever that means) strike being called for today to draw attention to the vast problems facing the world's equilibrium. 

I imagine that most people involved in the Eternal Network are to some extent sympathetic to the causes and have an awareness of the difficulties involved in 'climate change'. yet I can't help…

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Summer from Marles Wilding .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on September 19, 2019 at 10:22pm 0 Comments

Adding more work to the Sketchbook Project

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

work by the Crackerjack Kid and Adam

Summer from Marles Wilding .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on September 19, 2019 at 10:07pm 0 Comments

Adding more work to the Sketchbook Project

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

works from Norma and Melissa

Great mail art from Ed and Mike...Thank you!

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 9:59pm 0 Comments

Received some great stuff to add to from Ed:

Love the beautiful stamp work from Mikel…

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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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Journal Pages 2019

Due Date:December 31, 2019What to Do:1. Create any size art in any medium, then send it to me at Pam Chatfield / PO Box 2023 / Lowell, MA 01851 / USA.  So it doesn't get confused with my other mail art, please let me know it's for the Journal Pages…See More
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"Found lovely collage sketchbook by Marlene Weisman on the Sketchbook Project site. One of the artists who inspired her work was Hannah Hoch. https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/17192"
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Oh, a collaboration on a Hannah Hoch sounds like a fun endeavor. Count me in. I would love to do some collage work in her honor and having a deadline of November 1 (her birthday) seems doable at this point. Would we mail our finished homage to…"
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A Group to promote the world wide acceptance and use to the word ZALOP.  ZALOP means ABSOLUTELY NO WAY DEFINITELY NOT NADA NIX.  It is essential this word is said in an emphatic tone. Accents do not matter in this regard.
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I thought of a box because it would allow a bit more creative freedom than a book.  Cascadia likes his stamps and chunky cards for one - if he was interested.  Also, everyone would find themselves a different box so each of the finished…"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"A Hannah Höch inspired book(let) or box? Great idea! We could do a tiny one. Maybe you (Mary Anne), Cascadia Artpost, Katerina (who has a great Hannah Höch rubberstamp) and me (and maybe a few more who happen to come here). Deadline for…"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
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WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?

Started by res nullius aka. "res" in Other. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Thursday. 6 Replies

"WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?" is the question that appeared on the edge of an envelope that I received from Adam Roussopoulos…Continue

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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers on Wednesday. 10 Replies

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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" on Monday. 526 Replies

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

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne on Monday. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 13. 11 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

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Sep 4. 3 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

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Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

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Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

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I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

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