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Posted by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on September 18, 2018 at 11:36am 0 Comments

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Kayendered, your Mail Art has landed!

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 18, 2018 at 2:54am 0 Comments

Nice card from Kayenderes -- I like the "dream in color" background! And I am sending you a personal message regarding the note you sent with…

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Deanna Doyle sends me a lovely flower lady

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 18, 2018 at 2:50am 0 Comments

Long tall flower lady! Multi-textured and very nice. The envelope was lovely, too, water-color splotched. Thank you Deanna!

Mini-Postcard from Fleur Plus Other Great Stuff

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 18, 2018 at 2:40am 0 Comments

Fleur does such a nice job with just a few elements precisely chosen and placed. Love the mini-postcard. She also sent me a finished Buddy Jam and a new Buddy Jam -- I will post these in the Jammers page as well as here. Thanks Fleur!…

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David Stafford, You Make Me Laugh So Much!

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 18, 2018 at 2:36am 0 Comments

I LOVE this drawing, especially the "Irish thing." Inside the envelope were a bunch of vintage magazine ephemera, which I adore, and a genuine 'hideous St. patrick's Day memorabilia Leprechan" or however you spell it. Thanks a million, David!…

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Mail Art from Linda Rogers "ArtsCubed"

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 18, 2018 at 2:29am 0 Comments

Very beautiful naked postcard from Linda Rogers! Looks to be totally undamaged. I love all the layers. Thank you Linda!

Add/Pass time from Carolyn Cline...just in today

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 17, 2018 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

This just arrived today!,

...the COW is fantastic!…

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Add/Pass Time from the CrackerJack Kid

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 17, 2018 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Always good to see Chuck Welch in the mail!

And he returned the Add/Pass that i had sent, and now to return it to…

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Add/Pass Time from the StickerDude in NYC

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 17, 2018 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Oh, yes, from New York came the Add/Pass by Ed Giecek,

via the Ragged Edge Press establishment of the Sticker Dude…

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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 over 4800 members....

 

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11. 43 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

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

création de timbres

Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 1. 0 Replies

bonsoir, qui pourrez m'expliquer la technique pour créer des timbres ? de faux timbres Continue

Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Wendi Powell Aug 27. 5 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

What is protocol here for weird spam?

Started by Cookiefish in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 25. 7 Replies

I received a weird friend request....if you can call it that? Here's the screen shot...…Continue

Hello from projetM@ MottattoM, Geneva

Started by Uta Richter in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Headguy Aug 15. 1 Reply

https://projetm.blogspot.com/2018/06/exposition-international-de-mail-art.htmlHello!Our International Mail Art Exhibition is up and running, please have a…Continue

A case of mistaken identity.

Started by Headguy in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Headguy Aug 14. 6 Replies

NEWB ALERT.I'm new here to IUOMA.  So, hello :)When I first started The Head Project back in 2002 I didn't know much about "mail art."  If I recall, there were a few mail art…Continue

Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Aug 12. 15 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Uta Richter Aug 2. 503 Replies

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

International Exhibition "Active Marginals - 70 Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 1. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY “Marginali Attivi / 70 Ryosuke  Cohen”a cura di Sandro Bongiani …Continue

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Addresses- to cover or not?

Started by Karalie in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam Chatfield Jul 30. 11 Replies

Question for the masses....It seems that most everyone keeps a public profile here. What are everyone's thoughts on "blanking out" an address before posting photos of received mail art? Continue

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