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Card from David Aponte

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 23, 2014 at 9:23pm 0 Comments

Always fun to see Sub-Real Alchemy in the mailbox

Ok, that's a famous electronic game hero. But the "classic" art…

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Thom Courcelle's "All Hallow's Eve"

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 23, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

An enjoyable card by Thom is arriving airborne...worldwide

This came to Greece, and very interesting Priory stories:…

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LuluBird, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 23, 2014 at 7:37pm 1 Comment

Thanks LuluBird!

PLEASE DON'T BLOG ANY MAIL ART I SEND YOU......EVER

Posted by Valentine Mark Herman on October 23, 2014 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

Please consider any Mail Art I send you as a private communication from me to you, and do not blog it here or elsewhere.

if you really must share it with someone, then do so with your husband, wife, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, children, cats, dogs (including Bassett Hounds), hamsters, and what have you.

If you do blog the Mail Art I send you, then I will never send you anythihg ever again.

"You don't really mean that, do you, Val?"

I most certainly…

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VITAMIN BLUE STICKS BETTER WITH UHU

Posted by Erni Bär on October 23, 2014 at 3:42pm 2 Comments

Number three of today comes from Greece:…

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ODE TO A NOT SO RARE BIRD

Posted by Erni Bär on October 23, 2014 at 3:19pm 2 Comments

Just yesterday I read in BEAT SCENE magazine # 74 that John Lennon liked to call the chicks (girl friends, wifes etc.) "birds".

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley have you heard?

My pretty baby said she was a bird…

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POVERTY DOESN'T BURDEN ANY QUALMS WHEN NOT HANDING OUT CANDY ON HALLOWEEN

Posted by Erni Bär on October 23, 2014 at 2:20pm 5 Comments

It's very useful  knowing that in a couple of days. Halloween has still not become a real tradition here yet, and last year nobody rang the doorbell for "trick or treats" - but you never can tell! What does THAT mean you might think now. Well, have a ,look at this one from my letterbox today (it's actually # one out of three):…

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from Carina-splendid

Posted by Alicia Starr on October 23, 2014 at 3:16am 2 Comments

envelope…

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Carina sends a TIMEly card :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 22, 2014 at 5:10pm 1 Comment

This card from SUOMI arrived in Greece !

..with fun Teddy postage stamp.

But some wonderful details painted on…

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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........

 

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Envelopes

Share envelopes you really like, special envelopes received or sent.(Photo: mail art from Richard Baudet)See More
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post VITAMIN BLUE STICKS BETTER WITH UHU
"Very haptic indeed! Bifidus would have liked it."
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post POVERTY DOESN'T BURDEN ANY QUALMS WHEN NOT HANDING OUT CANDY ON HALLOWEEN
"No more "Edmunds" in stock. We'll see."
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K.S. Chambers commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Many fantastic envelopes have been sent my way over the past year and a half [my IUOMA journey thus far] I will have to just start sharing what is recent and go from there . . . This envelope was sent my way from Piro [R. Rios] . . . Piro always has…"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post ODE TO A NOT SO RARE BIRD
"Right. I think so too."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Mim Golub Scalin
" Glad the punched circles arrived, Mim! Thanks to Heleen who sent me the punch...and thanks to you for making the "Circles" group!  "
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Guido Vermeulen (1954-2014)

Guido Vermeulen06/03/1954 (Etterbeek)23/09/2014 (Schaarbeek)Woonachtig te SchaarbeekSee More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Ruud Janssen's group Guido Vermeulen (1954-2014)
"Tribute stamps on  Thom Courcelle's cardarrived in Greece too: "
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Kit Gonzales Moore posted a status
"Received a slick letterhead from Amalgamated Confusion, AKA Keith S. Chambers. Great graphics! The Don Knotts ATC is fun!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"most recently arrived in Hamburg: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel... never ending or beginning... "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's blog post POVERTY DOESN'T BURDEN ANY QUALMS WHEN NOT HANDING OUT CANDY ON HALLOWEEN
"Or... you could send him an Edmund and a choco bar... then we'd see who would finish it off the fastest! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's blog post ODE TO A NOT SO RARE BIRD
"Very nice "dotty" art from Val, too! That is one funny Queen card :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's blog post VITAMIN BLUE STICKS BETTER WITH UHU
"It was fun to use your vitamin "blisters" on some mail art, Erni! Thanks for blogging BLUE :-) xxx "
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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group YAH! Artistamp Heroes!
"Such a good idea a stamp in memory of Guido. And great to see Thom active again, I got a nice card from him today."
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De Villo Sloan commented on Borderline Grafix's blog post LuluBird, your post has landed
"Great piece - don't know much about the artist except that she joined the Trashpo group but really fine art."
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rollins shark

"lovely shark, loving on rollins--thanks to shellie lewis!"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati 11 hours ago. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin yesterday. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Do you receive a lot of phony messages?

Started by Stacey Hopkins in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Terry Owenby yesterday. 5 Replies

Since joining IUOMA, I've gotten an alarming number of messages that are obvious hacks (the message will appear in an e-mail as if posted to my IUOMA inbox, but are not actually there when I click through).Crap like:"Hello my good friend, How are…Continue

Tags: emails, fake, spam

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Sunday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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