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Happy new 2019!

Posted by Ruud Janssen on December 15, 2018 at 6:38pm 1 Comment

Merry Christmas and a happy 2019!

Gorgeous Mail Art from Lynne Gurnee

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on December 14, 2018 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

I am thrilled to receive this beautiful book of Haiku poetry by Issa that Lynne made with her friend Edge. It is fantastic. Also I love this wonderful zentangle card!

Lady Bluebird Sends Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on December 14, 2018 at 9:53pm 0 Comments

Bluebird sent me this really lovely collage card. I love it!

Goin' my way? Print from William M.

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 14, 2018 at 3:55pm 1 Comment

Always intriguing print-cards come from Taiwan,

William knows how to create interesting mail art.

And always with beautiful postage, too:…

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Also from Italy,"Angels and Demons"?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 14, 2018 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

...you better watch out, 

better not pout...

It's Holiday mail art time!…

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From Italy comes COLORS! from Bruno

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 14, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

FLUXUS on the envelope!

Very expressive, and minimal art from Bruno Cassaglia,…

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Received mail art from Ruth Gilles

Posted by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on December 14, 2018 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Thank you for the fun stiched mail art

and the fun goodies…

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info IUOMA

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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Carolyn Cline replied to Carolyn Cline's discussion Just Send...Or Ask First? in the group ADD & PASS
"I’ll put you on my “pass to” list now! Sorry about the carpal tunnel pain. I’ve got cubital tunnel syndrome. No fun.  Maybe you can post when you need a break... or just hold onto them till you can.I’ve had a few…"
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Pam McVay replied to Carolyn Cline's discussion Just Send...Or Ask First? in the group ADD & PASS
"I wasn't much into Add & Pass, but now that I've seen a variety of them, I think it is fun.  It is nice to know when your A&P is coming.  For instance, I had carpal tunnel surgery last summer and could not hold a tool in…"
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"Would, “Slash out that Caroline Rees design!” work? I could cut paper day and night! Anybody have a design they’d like to have cut?!"
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"A&P and charming card in from MomKat. Thanks!"
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Thom Courcelle commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blue and more beautiful art from Nancy Bell Scott
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Thom Courcelle commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Goin' my way? Print from William M.
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mary J. Grellner Dec 5. 506 Replies

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

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet Nov 27. 2 Replies

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

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by xx Jones Nov 15. 16 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

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

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