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Grand Opening of DaDa Trump Motors in Peep town

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

Cascadia ArtPost has sent me tickets for the Grand Opening!

Jack Lattemann has created a most wondrous diorama populated with tiny creatures,

know as Peeps, and with fantastic details:…

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uta richter

Posted by mariano filippetta on November 11, 2018 at 11:09am 0 Comments

i love it bernie

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i love it bernie

Posted by mariano filippetta on November 11, 2018 at 11:02am 0 Comments

from bernie

Posted by mariano filippetta on November 11, 2018 at 11:01am 0 Comments

i love it uta richter

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from uta richter

Posted by mariano filippetta on November 11, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Mail from Hansi Laschinkohl

Posted by xx Jones on November 10, 2018 at 10:52pm 2 Comments

  Johann “Hansi” Leschinkohl sent me a surprise letter and MEHL ART from Berlin, with a psychedelic marker drawing, which must have taken an insane amount of time to make, and a funny, black humoured story on the back. Danke…

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Mail from Lorella Castagnini

Posted by xx Jones on November 10, 2018 at 10:48pm 1 Comment

A surprise letter came from Italy, from Lorella Castagnini from Genova, with a lovely little painting of the harbour of Portofino. I spent ten days this year in the mountains of Liguria, near Genova this year, and went to Portofrei man years ago!  Thank you, Lorella, I will try and return something to…

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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 4900 members....

 

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Richard Canard commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Grand Opening of DaDa Trump Motors in Peep town
"12.11.18 Dare Ms.  Katerina Nikoltsou, How something so itsy-bitsy teenie-weenie could be so monumental  is beyond me.  Mister Jack Latteman has done it again . He is Lord & Master of Lilliput.  The reference  to …"
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Collab with De Villo Sloan - From his 10-24-18 starter (posted earlier). I used an app on my iPad, called “Paper.”"
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Carolyn Cline commented on Carolyn Cline's photo
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Sabela Baña left a comment for Pam McVay
"Pam Thanks for you wonderfull mail art. I send you mail art I hope you received soon. Pleas when I received sen me e-mail.The best wishes. "
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Amy Irwen commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Nice pieces Olivia Aarow !"
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barbargirl posted photos
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barbargirl commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Autumn circles from Olivia Arrow:"
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group SOLO MAIL ART - only MAIL ART
"Carta dipinta con la quale costruirò le buste, talvolta lascio il dipinto all'interno. Painted paper with which I will build the envelopes, sometimes I leave the painting inside."
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xx Jones commented on Carolyn Cline's photo
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group SOLO MAIL ART - only MAIL ART
"Carta dipinta con la quale costruirò le buste, talvolta lascio il dipinto all'interno. Painted paper with which I will build the envelopes, sometimes I leave the painting inside."
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group Mail Art Italia
"Carta dipinta con la quale costruirò le buste, talvolta lascio il dipinto all'interno. Painted paper with which I will build the envelopes, sometimes I leave the painting inside."
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xx Jones commented on Carolyn Cline's blog post Thank you, Sticker Dude
"I like the one saying Mail Art Cocktail 1/3 Fantasy 1/3 Irony 1/3 Madness"
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Carolyn Cline left a comment for Frank Boyle
"An official Welcome to IUOMA dance in your honor! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BodXwAYeTfM"
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Carolyn Cline left a comment for Frank Boyle
"An official “Welcome to IUOMA” dance just for you! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BodXwAYeTfM"
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xx Jones commented on xx Jones's blog post Mail from Erni Bär
"Hey Carolyn, thank you, though, it was HIM who did it. We all went to Berlin to celebrate just a couple of weeks ago, which was great, I had not been there for 25 years.  Saw a couple of nice exhibitions there, I enjoyed in particular one…"
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Carolyn Cline commented on xx Jones's blog post Mail from Erni Bär
"Just wanted to say congratulations to your son on completing his Masters!"
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Linda Rogers commented on Ruud Janssen's group Rubber Stamps
"Thanks Bonniediva.  I love their stamps! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Grand Opening of DaDa Trump Motors in Peep town
"There are even commemorative stamps:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Grand Opening of DaDa Trump Motors in Peep town
"It's a Statue of the Ruler!"
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Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bill Porter Oct 29. 15 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

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

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers Oct 26. 8 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

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information Oct 15. 0 Replies

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jayne Barket Lyons Oct 14. 1 Reply

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

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

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

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