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Diana Hale Beautiful Cut Piece

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 31, 2020 at 9:45pm 0 Comments

No idea how you made this Diana. But it is gorgeous! Thank you so much!

Jimmy Connors -- two at once!

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 31, 2020 at 9:43pm 0 Comments

Jimmy, I received two of your pieces in the mail at the same time. Both had been pretty messed up by going through the mail -- but thank you! Your pieces are so…

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Powder blue post from Carien van Hest

Posted by Linda Rogers on May 31, 2020 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

Received last week from the Netherlands a little bird sings in a very sweet blue world.  Lovely envelope that just called out to be opened!

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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JM's wabbit

"Disturbing and yet fascinating, like a sunset seen through a prison cell barred window."
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JM's wabbit

"note asemic writing in gel pen colors which mirror the ear's blood vessel colors!"
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JM's wabbit

repurposed desert rabbit rescued from library recycling queue by Jenn Miltenberger
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Powder blue post from Carien van Hest

Received last week from the Netherlands a little bird sings in a very sweet blue world.  Lovely envelope that just called out to be opened!…See More
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Jennifer Wallace replied to Vel Crowe's discussion a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed
"I certainly browse people's personal pages and the photos they've uploaded. It introduces me to the sort of things people make, and you get a bit of a sense of what they're into.  If you write a blog post, everyone else gets to…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Bonniediva's blog post Blast from the past!
"Send to Greece, bonnie...a few please :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Sabela Baña's blog post I received mail art Add&Pass of Mikel Untzilla from Legazpi(Euskadi)Add Pass to
"Stay well, stay safe. Still CANNOT send to Spain :-("
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BANANAS

 AKA Anna Banana Appreciation Band (ABAB)The theme is Bananas & Anna Banana.  Many of our members are « bananas » themselves, others are »fruity », a few are « nutty », and one is completely « ape ».If you are none of these, don’t worry we can…See More
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Ti Ar Raden 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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Through the Looking-Glass

Mirrors, Lewis Carroll's world,... As you like.See More
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Ce groupe de langue francophone est ouvert à tout ceux qui parle français ou souhaite s'exprimer dans cette langue. OUI NIDE IOUSee More
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a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Motherbrando yesterday. 4 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed in PROBLEMS on Friday. 0 Replies

I would like to start a surrealist group. How would I go about this?Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on Wednesday. 10 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 22. 547 Replies

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

Back Back Back again after a long break!

Started by Lindsay Stewart in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 18. 4 Replies

HI FOLX! I took a long break off of mail art (5-7 years) but I’m back with a reignited passion for  sending and receiving weird shit in the mail. I haven’t stopped making in the past years and I have a couple “ADD N’ PASS” projects that I’d love to…Continue

HOMAGE TO MAIL ART

Started by STEFAN BALOG in Other. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace May 8. 1 Reply

HOMAGE TO MAIL- ART   Collages on canvas, 100x200 cm, 2020      Created by:  Stefan Balog       790 stamps from 77 countries – 6 continents ( Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,…Continue

Abbreviations

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott May 4. 12 Replies

Is there a list of abbreviations concerning mail art?A&PATCMAand so on. Please help me out.Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Apr 22. 4 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

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