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a beautiful nest

Posted by stripygoose on August 1, 2015 at 9:10pm 0 Comments

What can I say? This beautiful copper-wire nest…

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Mailbox treasures from Grace, Amy and La Marquesa

Posted by Tammy Riggins on August 1, 2015 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

Isn't it great when opening the mailbox brings a smile to your face. I regularly receive junk mail, as we all do. Not many bills anymore, as everything is paid electronically. When I find mail art amongst the junk, I am sooo delighted. Today's…

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a rubber stamp I carved tonight

Posted by Chris Wells on August 1, 2015 at 5:49am 2 Comments

It's a little rough around the edges (literally) but I like it. Looking forward to, you know, stamping stuff with it.…

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DKult Collaborative Narrative by res & Tammy Riggins (Clarksville, Tennessee, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2015 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

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Mail art by Iuoma members res including stamp by Tammy Riggins…

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Beautiful Mail art from Bhomas, Dale Johnson, and Visual Mom

Posted by Tammy Riggins on July 31, 2015 at 12:49am 1 Comment

After a long day at work, my mood was immediately brightened when I opened my mailbox. First, a lovely postcard from Thomas Brown. Stamped in gold, black and red, I see this elegant piece as a gameboard in the home of an exotic and handsome…

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SU DÖNGÜSÜ

Posted by MERAL AĞAR on July 30, 2015 at 11:10pm 0 Comments

    06-27 TEMMUZ / Temmuz 2015

    VİA CAFE'İZ - KIRKPINAR - SAPANCA / TÜRKİYE

 

SU DÖNGÜSÜ - SAPANCA - ULUSLARARASI POSTA…

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2015 Box Show - where did this past year go!?

Posted by Carla Cryptic on July 30, 2015 at 8:43pm 2 Comments

The 2015 Box Show is up now and will be up through September 13th when there will be a live auction.

Here's my piece for this year - very different from my original plan.  Was sick for 6 weeks and didn't have the stamina for what I…

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misfits no more

Posted by Stephanie Dodson on July 30, 2015 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Attempting to sort through my shoebox of "misfit" projects...mail art pieces that never got mailed for one reason or another.…

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mail out

Posted by arttower on July 30, 2015 at 7:41am 0 Comments

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 almost 4000 members....

 

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res commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"but post a photo of the envelope, if it's not too much trouble!"
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res commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"i guess i'll try to have patience and wait! * sound of ticking clock *"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"is that the best option... ? or you'll wait for it to get back to you someday? what do you prefer?"
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res commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"i don't think he posts pictures, so you'll need to post the photo before you send, if you wish. xo"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
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res commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"oh, i've got it. i'm returning an ATC buddy jam to Mons. enVide ne Felibata in Portugal, so I'll include the Alter/Pass & Return in that packet, with an extra envelope addressed to Monsieur Richard in Illusion, which I'll…"
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stripygoose posted a blog post

a beautiful nest

What can I say? This beautiful copper-wire nest arrivedsafely nestled in tissue, travelling all the way from Crozet, Virginia to London, England. Big thanks to the maker, Diana Hale (of Philpott Lake Project fame). It is completely generous and delightful. Diana suggestsit should find a home in a tree so that nature can work on…See More
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"Thanks, Gina."
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"Cool sendings, especially love the pug stamp."
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"Yes I'm a big fan of Kate Bush's work. Good observation William M!"
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Chris Wells commented on Chris Wells's blog post a rubber stamp I carved tonight
"Glad you like it! It is about 2 x 3 inches."
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received from William

"it is a lot. and if you do the jokers then you have 54 cards...much more doable if it's with someone local though. we gave ourselves certain rules like black suits had to be black  and white. red suits had to be color."
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William M left a comment for Linda French
"thanks for the info linda! weird about not being able to access the site. just glad you were able to in the end. :)"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
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ADD & PASS - The X Files

In the Mail Art activity, there are interesting ideas that are explored, like Mail Art Calls, Collaborative Books, Visual Poetry etc, and we also have the  ADD & PASS, which are created somewhere in the world by a Mail Artist who send by mail one "object", proposing that it be changed or simply Added an Artistic Intervention by another Mail Artist, appealing that the "object" being referred back to an following artist, chosen randomly or not.The original creator Add its Address on the…See More
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by SaraMarie Bottaro on Monday. 19 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jul 24. 3 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dale Johnson Jul 16. 410 Replies

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

ABOUT EVENT CALLs

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue

Tags: call, art, mail

RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions Jul 7. 0 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jul 3. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

Tags: BONGIANI, SANDRO, I, Padiglione, Tibet

 
 
 

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