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Where's the Party? Still going strong , Vizma!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 2:33pm 2 Comments

Vizma asks if the #1000 blog is still celebrating? Definitely!

And 'love her card and message to her TORmentor…

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Add 'n pass and stamps from Alan Brignull

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 2:14pm 1 Comment

Always fun to receive stamps made by Alan. These are "minimal" nice!…

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"LIBERTY" (Helena Gath in France?) sent TIME!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 2:04pm 0 Comments

What a fantastic clock!

Beautiful green and painterly effects, too!…

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Large card from Laurence Gillot!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Almost longer than an A4, this did not fit in the mailbox!

On an old accounting file card, Laurence added a mystical…

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Lady sends a Thank you!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Lady Van Halback sent this very nice card from Joblin, Missouri USA.

And surely it is entitled to yet another mail…

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Thomas Brown sends to Naterina :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Sketchy mail art in my mail box in Thessaloniki from Thomas Brown :-)

Scibble-scribble-scribly face!

And 'love…

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Blog jamming on a Saturday: Mail Art Call from Roland Halbritter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Announcing a Mail Art Call for this old building : MALERWINKELHAUS:

Seems it is an inspiration for many…

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Simple Summer Hello from likeTVsnow

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

By far the most minimal mail ART card received in Greece this summer!

well, the other side says something :-) ...and…

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UN? Mail Art from Matthew Stolte

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

Breezing in from Wisconsin, comes this card from Matthew Stolte.

Wine from Spain?…

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Valentine Mark Herman sends his Wonder Wheel

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 26, 2014 at 1:12pm 0 Comments

Is it for the Zodiac? Or another mysterious wheel of fortune?

Maybe the Queen know? Who Made Who?…

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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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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post It's a BEAR from BAER (Bär) ;-)
"Vajrayana (Sanskrit) = Dorje Thegpa (Tibetan) = Diamond Vehicle. It's the third great Buddhist philosophical, scholarly & practical way to attain enlightenment/liberation from this ever-changing world's suffering. Most prominent…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Where's the Party? Still going strong , Vizma!
"Fun envelope! I'm liking this very much! xxx open both sides now: "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Sorry, but it's just the cork-guy from the local one € shop: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Where's the Party? Still going strong , Vizma!
"Thanks, Viz, for the washi,and things, too! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Add 'n pass and stamps from Alan Brignull
"A few other details on Alan's red/white/blue "air mail" envelope! :-) "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blog jamming on a Saturday: Mail Art Call from Roland Halbritter
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museumofmailart commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Excellent idea. Heleen... each member here at Orange Lovers could send an ORANGE mail art to each of the other members!!! Now we have lots of mail art omens in ORANGE! Wow! Love ALL that you made and sent! Many thanks xxx blogged: More ORANGE from…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Who is this? xxx see: It's a BEAR from BAER (Bär) ;-) "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Ti Ar Raden
"Thank you, TiAr! blogged here: Breton Summer greetings from TiAr "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Rod Summers / VEC
"Thank you, Rod! Happy summer! blogged: Midnight Sun from Rod Summers "
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
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Dimitra Papatheodorou commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"This is so nice... I really like it"
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laurence gillot commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Tissue and embroidery ... "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mariana Serban's blog post New mail art from Katerina !
"Happy to see that it arrived so quickly to Romania! Glad you like it, Mariana! xxx "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on jon foster's blog post Wanna' Do An Add and Return?
"Definitely, Jon...send one to Greece :-) "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
" Blog coming soon!!! Thank you Heleen! Wow! "
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman yesterday. 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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