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You've Been Warned!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 27, 2018 at 7:36am 0 Comments

I started out with good intentions tonight. I was just going to do a nice dotted envelope for someone and then it just happened--I went totally off the rails...And it was FUN! For four hours I just dotted my little heart out until I passed into a state of mindlessness that I could never achieve with prolonged meditation even on my best days. Ajahn Brahm would've been proud of me!

I made an envelope that is truly worthy of the Museum of Bad Mail Art! It's so ugly that I've fallen in…

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Mail from Sher Gonzales!

Posted by Norma Soulet on May 26, 2018 at 6:21pm 0 Comments

From Sher- a lovely notecard with a Paris theme and a Fabric Patch inspired by Teesha Moore.

Thanks Sher! I will be sending you something…

From Charlotte

Posted by Elena on May 26, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Thank you Charlotte !

From Jay

Posted by Elena on May 26, 2018 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

Thank you Jay

Emphasis on WILD Fom Mike Parsons

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 26, 2018 at 6:08am 2 Comments

Hmm... never thought about the wild aspect of bewilderment before, but the emphasis is apt enough after hanging out on the telephone for a good chunk of the morning reporting a fraudulent charge on my credit card.  I’m ripping handfuls of hair and frothing at the mouth (just a little bit).

MP helped lighten the mood around here, though, with this watercolored fold out card! Thanks for that! Sweet image on the back makes me want to smile, too!…

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Received From the Inimitable Richard C

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 26, 2018 at 5:50am 1 Comment

Today’s bounty included the handydandy handcrafted envelope bearing three postal portraits of not so late governor of Puerto Rico, a seashell postcard stamp, a tropical sticker asking, “First-Class...Are you sure?” The stamps are uncancelled, like the majority of the stamps on mailart envelopes I receive. The tropical sticker is right above the words, “Anything’s Possible.” I suppose the sticker’s right, because inside the envelope was a secret mission, which I plan to complete.…

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Frum The Desk of ed!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 26, 2018 at 5:23am 0 Comments

Yes, I received mail frum The Desk of ed AND Ms Pamela Giecek  today. We apparently have similar music tastes as the envelope and paper both included some very interesting Neil Young stampings. Also enclosed—Art Shul artist card, lick & sticks from Sticker Dude, and a handy plastic…

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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........

Today online on Ning there are over 4800 members....

 

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You've Been Warned!

I started out with good intentions tonight. I was just going to do a nice dotted envelope for someone and then it just happened--I went totally off the rails...And it was FUN! For four hours I just dotted my little heart out until I passed into a…See More
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Kathy Barnett
"I like your style and as you are an art teacher I may learn a thing or two.  Great, let's exchange art soon. I am about to post a batch of mail so I shall add you to it. "
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Allison Ruby replied to Allison Ruby's discussion Call for Mail Art - Theme: Escape in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Aw, they aren’t so bad! Looking forward to seeing your take!"
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Flower Mail Art

I seem to be doing a number of pieces and am drawn to pieces lately with flowers.  So with that in mind why not create a group based on flower mail art.See More
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A Group for all that love and make artistamps. Stories, concepts, special issues, All there is to knowSee More
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Bradford left a comment for Marcelo Viridiano
"I owe you an Art Detox postcard!  Haven't heard that 2010 call mentioned in awhile.  Actually, I made two card designs I'll have to dig up...  ­­Bem vinda!"
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Mike Parsons commented on Carolyn Cline's blog post Emphasis on WILD Fom Mike Parsons
"CaroLYN  Glad to lend a hand  ... a stamp,  a scrap of paper and a little ink ... be WILD my artistic friend be WILD "
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Green Fabric Quilt with Dried Flowers in the Center
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Norma Soulet commented on Richard F. Yates's group Monster Party! - Monstrous Mail Art
"Hi Heide, Your little Troll Monsters arrived yesterday! I love them and the neighborhood card and bits. Thank you so much. A monster will be heading your way soon. Hugs and have a lovely Memorial Weekend!"
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Norma Soulet commented on Richard F. Yates's group Monster Party! - Monstrous Mail Art
"Oh Zenzhetty, your monsters are so great! Maybe you can send one my way! :)"
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INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT / “SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY”

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

INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy). "Add and Return" project entitled:“SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY” Curated by Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Gallery, Art, Italia, Collezione

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Heide Monster May 12. 25 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

MARCELLO DIOTALLEVI / IN FORMA DI VIAGGIO, FRANCOBOLLI E LETTERE DA CITERA.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 12. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY MARCELLO   …Continue

Tags: Ophen, Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Virtual

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Criptalia Apr 2. 501 Replies

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

Call for Artistamps for Corrigan's Erratic Manifest #4

Started by Bob Corrigan in Mail-Art Projects Mar 27. 0 Replies

Dear IUOMA friends,The next issue of whatever this thing I do is will feature an interview with Sally Wassink (http://www.sallyw.com), and each copy will include one of her artistamps for the readers to enjoy and…Continue

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

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Convocatória Mail Art: II salãoARTEcorreios. Visconde de Mauá ROTA POSTAL

Started by Maurício Rosa in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Convocatória II salãoARTEcorreios - Visconde de Mauá ROTA…Continue

Valentine's Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by carl baker Jan 26. 2 Replies

It's that time of year again, I've got a nice stack of valentine's to mail out in a week or so and I'm sure plenty of you have the same thing in mind- so if you want to receive valentine's post here! If you're looking for people to send a little…Continue

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