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Puzzle and Origami by Claudia Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on November 25, 2014 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Claudia Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

November 25, 2014  - Time flies (the paper bird I received reminds me) and it has been almost a year since I last received mail-art from Claudia…

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"BONK" from Hamburg :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 7:14pm 2 Comments

Well, what does it mean? A video game sound when hitting?

Does Erni know?…

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Awesome painted envelope from Theo Nelson and Guido Tree poster!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 4:37pm 2 Comments

Splash of vibrant colors in the mailbox!...trees?

And a peek through the "window" of the business…

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Collage envelope from Domi Guillemin in France

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 4:24pm 3 Comments

This deep, rich beauty was brought by the postman this morning.

Nice square format...the postman loves it, me…

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Super package of goodies from Kim JungYoun in Korea

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

What a fantastic surprise! Kim sent lots from Japan and Korea.…

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sparks fly & bonus HaPPtic santa

Posted by Alicia Starr on November 25, 2014 at 2:52am 1 Comment

The envelope woudA been plenty Viz-Love it. Thanks.…

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Vizma, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on November 24, 2014 at 10:57pm 1 Comment

This is a brown paper bag that Vizma had her wine in, and decided to purpose it to me as a fantastic boekie.  Thanks, VB!…

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Claudia Garcia, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on November 24, 2014 at 9:40pm 0 Comments

Thank you, Claudia for the puzzle!

And the nice…

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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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Drew Kunz is now a member of International Union of Mail-Artists
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post "BONK" from Hamburg :-)
"'Bonk' has another meaning (that I am too polite to state here). It is used in the context of 'Bonking Boris Becker and his Broom Cupboard Trysts' "
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Jan Hodgman joined Dimitra Papatheodorou's group
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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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Terry Owenby commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Am loving the wonderful envelopes from Domi, Theo, and Ruud. Thanks for sharing!"
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vizma bruns commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Amazing, Heleen! None of them are stamped!!"
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vizma bruns commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Yay! I thought you'd like the mega platypus envelope!!"
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vizma bruns commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"Thanks, Ruud!"
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.See More
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vizma bruns commented on Borderline Grafix's blog post Vizma, your post has landed
"Thanks BG!! But this wasn't a wine bag...I buy wine by the case! ;) Ha! Cheers!"
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vizma bruns commented on Alicia Starr's blog post sparks fly & bonus HaPPtic santa
"Sparks fly, ha! Thanks Alicia! Best Wis!"
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vizma bruns commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Collage envelope from Domi Guillemin in France
"Lucky you!"
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vizma bruns commented on vizma bruns's page washi-holics anonymous in the group Show us your Artspace!!!
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"Whoa!! Kim sent all those rolls???"
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vizma bruns left a comment for David Stone
"Thanks David, both envelopes received. My mail should get to you any day now."
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Angie & Snooky left a comment for partea
"Hi Partea! Thanks so much for the cool postcard! Is that really an x-ray of a polar bear paw? "
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Dr. Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
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Carmela Rizzuto left a comment for Petrolpetal
"Hi again--Take a look at this. The board may be available at a craft store in your area and might fit your artistic needs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbeQCsU99AM&feature=related"
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Dr. Maie Yanni commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
"Dear Katerina, I am so upset to hear that Guido has passed away ! What happened? Was this very sudden? How heartbreaking and he started this wonderful group on Trees !"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Collage envelope from Domi Guillemin in France
"Oui, ce est une belle œuvre d'art, et de faire une enveloppe superbe! It is a beauty, bravo Domi!"
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Richard BAUDET commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Collage envelope from Domi Guillemin in France
"Oh que c'est beau !!! Bravo Domi 83 ! Tout le monde a quelque chose à ...admirer."
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Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by RF Côté yesterday. 7 Replies

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

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by stripygoose on Sunday. 4 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

TAM Rubberstamp Archive

Started by Ruud Janssen in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Sunday. 12 Replies

The archive is now 26 years old. There were 2 large exhibitions (One in San Francisco, One in Moscow). The collections now has grown quite large. What should be the next step for the archive? I have already planned a next publication, but the…Continue

Tags: Mail-Art, Breda, Netherlands, Janssen, Ruud

Open Call by Mark Bloch

Started by Jennifer Kosharek in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Sunday. 2 Replies

OPEN CALLAnnouncing the Cavellini in New York City Mail Art Show. No fees, no restrictions, open to all, artist and non-artist alike. Any size, any medium. Deadline: November 14, 2014. Send to "The NYC Cavellini 2014 Mail Art Show" c/o PAN, Mark…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Nov 19. 5 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Tulio Restrepo Nov 15. 386 Replies

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

 
 
 

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