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From Spain from Antonia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

Antonia Mayol Castello sends beautiful inked cards,

fine…

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From Italy from Walter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 1:02pm 1 Comment

Walter Pennacchi creates these amazing structures,

of cardboard and folds that open to architectural forms.

This one highlights the "K" in Katerina, KAT:…

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From France from Francoise

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Beautiful leaf from Francoise Soupel...like an Japanese etegami!

This arrived some time ago, also with perfumes!…

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From Italy from Giovanni

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Some very fascinating postcards, art work from Giovanni Donaudi arrived in Greece:

They are really well done and interesting to see, almost Homer Simpson gang?

Fascinating are the vintage postage…

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From Italy from Moreno

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

More SHOZO heads Add/Pass arrived from Moreno Menarin,

and they are quite special "IMAGINE PEACE" copies,

to which I add on the back side, too :-)…

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John Evans to Mick Boyle 1986

Posted by Mick Boyle on December 6, 2019 at 9:53pm 1 Comment

Avenue B School of…

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Ali Khat and friends for Christmas

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:27pm 4 Comments

Mail Art Martha sent a fun fold-out envelope/mail art.

Pig Year is ending...What surprises inside:…

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Fast delivery from Spain from Mikel

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:08pm 0 Comments

Fun stampings on the envelope is a sure sign it is from Mikel

Several have arrived in the past week

And also a few new Network Add/Pass pages, too.…

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Fast delivery from Spain from Sabela

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:07pm 1 Comment

Holidays are coming,

and Sabela's cats are ready!

A fun card with a doggie, too.

And a small paper band for "Cat Lovers"! Lovely!…

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Incoming: Niniji Chen, Katerina Nikoltsou and Cor Reijn

Posted by William M on December 6, 2019 at 9:23am 3 Comments

An impromptu collaboration with Niniji arrived today. My mail box seems dry so i suspect that the letter carrier got it all wet. My address is completely obliterated. Katerina's mail got wet too, but with minimal…

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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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Lists...

I keep lists of books I read and movies I see during the course of the year. I'm sure there's people out there who do the same. So join this group if you want to swap lists through the mail.See More
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Bradford commented on Motherbrando's photo
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Yep safety first

"OMG, that's how I feel exactly."
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Bradford replied to MoriceMarcuse's discussion I love Short Movie and very short movie and you ????? in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Good luck to whoever tries to follow that one!  They've got some big shoes to fill."
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Awesome!!!  Everybody here at the Hidden Urban Gnome Reserve And Sanctuary is psyched that Drake made it safely and into such an awesome Humans home!!  You’re so the best, res!  Here’s a pic of him when he joined the trip…"
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Zamy Pesci joined Valentine Mark Herman's group
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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Start Here at IUOMA

A group with information for newcomers to the IUOMA. Some hints and tips written by VHM and BJ  to help you find your way at the IUOMA platform. For mentor of the Month we are always looking for volunteers.New members are encouraged to join this…See More
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sande replied to MoriceMarcuse's discussion I love Short Movie and very short movie and you ????? in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"I like shortest short films, too. Here one example of some connectet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_izuYY3UA7s"
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Mail-Art Cafe

The Place where there is no specific theme. A real social group for you......See More
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S. A. Walker commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cow group
"Claire -- you should see a white "comment box" on this page.  I'm writing this in one of them...  Anyway, in the upper left corner of the comment "box," there are little symbols.  The second one from the left…"
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claire humphrys-hunt commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cow group
"I’m not sure how to upload images. Can someone spell it out please? Claire Voyant artist, Albert park"
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Melissa Wand updated their profile
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Melissa Wand commented on Melissa Wand's group Lists...
"Thanks for these Great lists.   I haven't heard of any of these British Shows (except Monty Python) I starred the ones I've seen."
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Melissa Wand commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Got this at a thrift store. Still one of the oddest postcards I've come across."
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Fluxus Bucks Creators

'Fluxus Buck' is an artistic project from Julie Jefferies aka. ex posto facto (U.S.A.) which she started in 1994. A 'Fluxus Buck' is an artists' banknote which she distributed into the Mail-Art network. Others created Fluxus Bucks as well
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"Spanish playing cards! how fun!"
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William M commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Italy from Walter
"so cool!"
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"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects 15 hours ago. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lutz Wohlrab Nov 24. 530 Replies

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

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21. 27 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 20. 13 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Nov 6. 20 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

Article about Mini Accordion Books

Started by Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Nov 4. 6 Replies

I just published an article about making tiny accordion books out of paper scraps and old collage material. Enjoy!…Continue

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Nov 3. 37 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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