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Mystery mail from Jon Foster

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on June 27, 2019 at 1:36am 0 Comments

Was delighted to receive a package from Jon Foster. I was even more delighted that he had written "Roky E." on the package. I was even more delighted to find an Add and Pass in the form of a real book. I am excited to work on this and pass it along in the Eternal Network. Thank you, Jon.…

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From: Mark Rossmiller, a.k.a. Moan Lisa (0125-0619)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on June 27, 2019 at 1:00am 1 Comment

Mail from Mark Rossmiller has been blowing up my mail box this month. I have received nine envelopes from him. I'll blog about those items at a later time, but I've got to share the awesome mail that came my way today!
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Mail art from Lorella!

Posted by Cherub Ayers on June 26, 2019 at 10:56pm 0 Comments

thank you Lorella!

Thank you Pam McVay for the beautiful and detailed postcard!

Posted by Cherub Ayers on June 26, 2019 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

wonderful mail-art. Thank you!

Received mail art from Tabatha!

Posted by Cherub Ayers on June 26, 2019 at 10:26pm 0 Comments

Thanks Tabatha for the awesome collage!  I love your mail art!  

Collab Book by Patrizia Tic Tac (Germany) & Serse Luigetti (Italy) + Lotsa Solo Tic Tac

Posted by De Villo Sloan on June 26, 2019 at 8:20pm 2 Comments

Mail art by IUOMA member PC TIC TAC (Starnberg, Germany)
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“Lost love Letter” from Adam Roussopoulos

Posted by Debra Mulnick on June 26, 2019 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

Another very cool cool idea beautifully executed by Adam.  Thank you for this.  I love it

Bunch-of-Stuff from the Sticker Dude!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 26, 2019 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

Big RED packet full of "mail art omens",

The Sticker dude sent amazing papers, 

fab colors and oh so necessary for my mail art cards!

I'm liking that octopus, too:…

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Adam Roussopoulos and Ol'Abe

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 26, 2019 at 4:52pm 1 Comment

Also arrived in Taiwan, I see :-)

Amazing collection oF stamps, and in wonderful patterns all across the envelope!

Very old, when a letter was 4cents to send ...and inside the envelope:…

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Incoming: Jean J and Adam R

Posted by William M on June 26, 2019 at 10:36am 4 Comments

Some wonderful work that arrived from Jean Jackson the other day. The envelope confused the…

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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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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items.…See More
8 minutes ago
Melissa Wand commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Personal Pattern Zine by Melissa Wand
"Glad you liked it Toni."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Wonderful package of mail art from Tic Tac Patrizia (Starnberg, Germany) that an includes an artists' book of vispo Tic Tac made with Serse Luigetti (Perugia, Italy). Perfect material for Asemic Front…"
19 minutes ago
Melissa Wand left a comment for Jill Carpenter
"Thanks for the mail Jill. That Golden Spike stamp is really neat isn't it? It's a 55 cent stamp. I like the shiny gold foil. I'll be mailing a response soon."
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Jayne Barket Lyons's blog post From: Mim Golub Scalin (0013-0119)
"Awesome work from Mim. Love it."
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De Villo Sloan commented on Jayne Barket Lyons's blog post From: Mark Rossmiller, a.k.a. Moan Lisa (0125-0619)
"Pardon me, but this is so seriously f--d up. Moan Lisa is, however, one of the great mail artists of the 21st century. Love the Jesus stuff. Very nice work blogging this, Jayne."
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Carmen Kennedy posted a blog post

Mystery mail from Jon Foster

Was delighted to receive a package from Jon Foster. I was even more delighted that he had written "Roky E." on the package. I was even more delighted to find an Add and Pass in the form of a real book. I am excited to work on this and pass it along…See More
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Melissa Wand commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Through the Looking-Glass
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Melissa Wand updated their profile
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Carmen Kennedy posted photos
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Melissa Wand commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Through the Looking-Glass
"Penny, sending some Alice Themed mail your way soon."
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Jayne Barket Lyons posted blog posts
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Collab Book by Patrizia Tic Tac (Germany) & Serse Luigetti (Italy) + Lotsa Solo Tic Tac
"Awesome stuff. I especially like "The Small Book of Etc." "
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Jayne Barket Lyons posted a status
"Hi - I need a question answered. Please read it here: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/askanything/forum/topics/images-in-blog-posts.…"
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Nancy Bell Scott commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Collab Book by Patrizia Tic Tac (Germany) & Serse Luigetti (Italy) + Lotsa Solo Tic Tac
"Great and thought-provoking work from Tic Tac as always -- I love her -- and with Luigetti this time too. Many thanks for posting.    "
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Samantha Price commented on Diana Hale's group Redwork Post
"hi diana, i sent my submission 2 u on june 19th. have u received it yet? "
2 hours ago
Cherub Ayers left a comment for Pam McVay
"Thank you Pam for the wonderful, detailed post card!   I put s postcard In the mail for you today!"
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Cherub Ayers left a comment for Tabatha
"Thank you for your awesome collage! I mailed you something today!!!"
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Cherub Ayers posted blog posts
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Cherub Ayers left a comment for Lorella
"Thank you for the wonderful mail art! It was a wonderful surprise.   I put some mail art in the the post for you today. "
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AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter on Monday. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 9. 0 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Enzo Correnti Jun 8. 521 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 8. 0 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by RUTH GILES Jun 3. 1 Reply

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 4. 7 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

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