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The Belated Blog!

Posted by Amy Morton on August 28, 2014 at 3:57am 1 Comment

To all my Mail Art friends, my apologies to everyone for being out of communication this long. Your work has not gone unappreciated just under-posted.  I loved it all and thank you for the wonderful MailArt.

From Angie & Snookie, I received this very regal multimedia Snookie postie. Just…

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"No Ringo"- A Collage Book - 6 in x 12 in

Posted by jon foster on August 28, 2014 at 3:30am 3 Comments

Take a Look Here

Hello kids. Today I finished a book of collages, twenty-four to be exact. Just thought I'd share with you guys. I'm also lining up a list of people to send out collaborative books to.…

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Lynn Radford is on to something here ...

Posted by Angie & Snooky on August 27, 2014 at 7:38pm 2 Comments

If you write so small that no one can read it, it forces them to scan it in order to enlarge it and then gets it blogged. Brilliant.

Something about QSL and greasy trash and devote followers. 

Cool postcard alteration from the Triple Atomic challenge. Did you…

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Amy Irwen: R.I.P.

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 27, 2014 at 3:30pm 8 Comments

I had entitled this one "D", but Amy had another idea in mind.  I like Amy's aspects of Man Woman and machine.  Thread and no thread, and a sense of "Don't thread on me" (The American flag of 1775).  You have come a long way and Betsy Ross would be proud of you Amy.…

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ISLAND 2014 from “Neverland” to “Utopia”… Mail-Art International Call

Posted by Iltempo Lastoria on August 27, 2014 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Utopia is one of the most common concepts of happiness of people of all races, cultures and religions in one or another form. Be it Christianity with its concept of Heaven and paradise called The Garden of Eden waiting ready for the faithfuli, Norsemen Asatru with mighty Asgaard floating among clouds with its halls of Valhalla prepared for the bravest warriorsii, Muslims with Jannah – their own paradise designed to be a resting place for martyrsiii, and Sir Thomas More’s…

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Thank you Katerina.Greece.07.22.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 27, 2014 at 12:18am 2 Comments

Wonderful Blue Stamped Post Card, front and back....along with envelope....

Thank you Kat...hugs to…

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Great Kalligraphic envelope from Richerd Baudet

Posted by Frieder Speck on August 26, 2014 at 7:35pm 2 Comments

Thanks I love your Art!

I love the Black ductus ! I will bring something on the way soon

Mail art from Antonia Mayol Castello in Spain

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 26, 2014 at 3:50pm 1 Comment

Veiled behind the red transparent sheet: two women...

What are they doing...two moths? or two…

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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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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C on Friday. 15 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth on Friday. 377 Replies

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

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci Aug 18. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

 
 
 

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