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Not a COW... a CAT from Cascadia ArtPost

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2020 at 1:42pm 3 Comments

Aw, make no mistake, this cow/cat is a cat:-)

just ASK a CAT!

Thank you, Jack, great fun to see! xxx…

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Stamps and Stickers from the Sticker Dude

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2020 at 1:42pm 0 Comments

Always amazing goodies from Joel Cohen,

with fab US postage, too.

and a new series of stamps and stickers,:…

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BLOG JAM mail art delivery 1 October 2020

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2020 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

About 12+ mail art pieces arrived today, KALO MINA!

well, maybe 12 + 27 = 39 mail art pieces,

as Patricia Landon, knowing how much i enjoy "selvages", sent a packet full 

of postcards with…

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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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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) commented on Hilary Konrad's blog post Today I received a random & gorgeous postcard from PaganFrog...
"oh yes, since I returned to the world of mail art after a quitting of over ten years ago, you woul dhave thought that id be content with all my hoarded away supplies being like new to me again, but no....ive been going craycray buying more new…"
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Hilary Konrad commented on Hilary Konrad's blog post Today I received a random & gorgeous postcard from PaganFrog...
"I know exactly what you mean about the impulse to collect or amass or gather I suffer from this too! I used to be an antique paper books and ephemera dealer, it was a lot about the hunt always searching for things...now I try to match what I put out…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Not a COW... a CAT from Cascadia ArtPost
"mooo...meow?"
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Fleur Helsingor replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Here's a completed trio jam that Paganfrog started, with contributions by Olena Spicer and myself. This is a mixed media set, with a little bit of stitchery."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Not a COW... a CAT from Cascadia ArtPost
"Well, Richard, it seems to me to be a cow/cat. ....maybe because it looks like these critters in my yard:"
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's blog post arte & ARTE
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Melanie Reed posted a photo

In the Grip collage

A new collage, about to be sent out!
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Sabela Baña posted blog posts
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Amy Irwen replied to Laura Robertson's discussion Add & Pass idea in the group ADD & PASS
"You can me to your list, if postage would no be too expensive...I'm in the USA. My address can be found on my page.. Thanks!"
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FELIPE LAMADRID replied to Laura Robertson's discussion Add & Pass idea in the group ADD & PASS
"perfecto ,estaria encantado en participar"
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Bruno Cassaglia posted photos
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BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION

The Embassy of Utopia and "E" started this group … We would like to reconstitute the totality of sheets "brain cell" since N°1. For the archives of the embassy, thank you for sending to us "brain cell" of Ryosuke Cohen. In december 2017 the 1000th…See More
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Flying_Adventures left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Thank you for your  mail !Flying Adventures "
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Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Not a COW... a CAT from Cascadia ArtPost
"WOAT??....you mean---" If it looks like a  Holstein Cow, , walks like a Holstein Cat & talks like a cat"...then it's a cat?????  "
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Fast Eyes replied to Laura Robertson's discussion Add & Pass idea in the group ADD & PASS
"Fun idea."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on William M's blog post Incoming: CrackerJack Kid and Cascadia Artpost
"...and #25 across :-)"
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Cascadia Artpost left a comment for Flying_Adventures
"Welcome to IUOMA! Some mail art from Cascadia will be coming your way soon!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Great card from Mim Golub Scalin
"...and why not?"
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Sabrina S posted photos
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Laura Robertson added a discussion to the group ADD & PASS
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Add & Pass idea

Hey Everyone, I got gifted these from my housemates and thought and add and pass approach would be sweet. They are relatively small approx. A6.The themes would be 'Things I've learned from Reality TV' and'Things I've learned from Life.'Let me know…See More
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Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Sabrina S Sep 25. 1 Reply

Is there a problem with the font size again?Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heide Monster Sep 25. 5 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Sep 25. 9 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects Sep 23. 0 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

Tags: Chuck, e, Welch, 2020, Contemporary

Italy - Mostra Collettiva Internazionale “Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 28. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero  Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue

Tags: Museum, di, salerno, Italy., Art

Send mail or not send?

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Fleur Helsingor Aug 23. 5 Replies

Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 19. 7 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

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