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Emily, Gina and Amy - thank you

Posted by stripygoose on August 30, 2014 at 7:31pm 0 Comments

I love it when I get a piece of mailart in the post and I love it even more when three arrive at once. Thanks to you three - you're all so generous. Enigmatic collage, glorious ATCs and the teeniest, witty tourist card.

See you all soon in the post and thanks again.…

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Greek Orange on a sea of orange! from Katerina

Posted by Angie & Snooky on August 30, 2014 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

I receved this gorgeous sandpo collage from Katerina in hues of brilliant orange. …

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Bruno Cassaglia, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on August 30, 2014 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

Thank you Bruno, for the wonderful work!

Unfixed pastel makes for an unstable poetics!

CZ Lovecraft, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on August 30, 2014 at 3:05pm 0 Comments

Front and back of a beautiful ATC, plus ephemera.  Also, a copy of BAM! no. 71.  Thanks CZ!…

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COME ON! À L'AVENTURE OF THE MINI MAIL ART WONDERS

Posted by Erni Bär on August 30, 2014 at 3:03pm 3 Comments

Second piece of mail art that came in today went through the experienced hand of Royal Mail & Deutsche Post AG and made it from Norwich to the continent in only three days:…

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DID ERNI FINALLY GOT SENT THE ORANGE PIPS?

Posted by Erni Bär on August 30, 2014 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Nosser! Not the famous death thread (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Orange_Pips). Those had been pips, and what I got are in fact eight flat pieces, more like peels, not been taken from the famous fruit but rather cut and torn little bits of orange coloured sandpaper (could that still be from the stack I sent out years ago? I don't remember).…

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Mailbox FULL

Posted by jazzie on August 29, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Received SO MANY GREAT pieces of mail when I went to my PO BOX this week - having uploading gremlins so for now THANK YOU's to Alan Brignull, Alex Norelli (twice!), Bhomas Trown (thrice!), Brooke Cooks, and Mara Pauline. Will get some things out after Labor Day  :~]

My post box is bulging this week!

Posted by Gina Ulgen on August 29, 2014 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

My thanks goes to Rebecca Guyver, Stripygoose, Guido and Brook Cooks. Rebecca's mail came safely in a see through bag and stamped on the outside! Beautiful work on both sides of the card.. its been worth the wait! A fused plastic collage and African inspired painted paper collage.

Stripygoose sent me half a…

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Mail art from Shellie Lewis

Posted by Nina Hermus on August 29, 2014 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Again I received wonderful art from Shellie. A cute envelop and beautiful pastel drawings. Love it all! Thank you Shellie.

DKULTNY Trashpo Fanzine / Summer 2014, De Villo Sloan

Posted by Carina on August 29, 2014 at 10:01am 1 Comment

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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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"Wow another speedy delivery! I was kind of referring to atrocities in the news... Also the UK has gone overboard with construction in recent years, throwing up millions of cheap looking homes, sometimes with poor imitation of historical builds..…"
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Lego Doll Punnekin Cassette (detail)

"I love their hair, I think I've found my next look. Do you mind if I take this picture along to show the hairdresser?"
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Gina Ulgen commented on Angie & Snooky's blog post Greek Orange on a sea of orange! from Katerina
"Such summery mail! Lovely."
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"That was speedy delivery! ..and well remembered the weather was indeed miserable when I assembled these. Thank you for the great blog Erni and glad you like it!"
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Thank you very much Stripygoose!

"I'm guessing you sent the the other half to Rebecca Guyver since she's the only one I know who's in Suffolk... am I right?"
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thanks 1 Claudia Garcia

"I am glad Richard you enjoy with a little Book!!!"
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thanks 2 Claudia Garcia

"Thanksss Richard for posting my work! Thanksss Domi!"
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Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Shellie Lewis
"Twinchies: look at the Arty Slides International Group here. It seems that your Twinchies are similiar to the 35mm slides that we use for Mail art purposes. If you look at my web-site www.val-herman-art. eu then the 'Slide Art' section,…"
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Amy Irwen left a comment for stripygoose
"Everything gets to you so quickly...love to...glad you enjoyed!!"
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"My life would have been different if only... I'D GONE TO ART SCHOOL". Art School

"Thanks Shellie! Some observations: i) many degrees (in Europe) are essentially worthless in the sense that they do not provide entry into a profession or trade. There is now a belated realisation that an 18-year old would be better off doing an…"
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364/365.2 gold-winged bird

"With only one to go, we're now moving into the world of the be-jeweled and be-feathered world of the bird aristocracy. I wonder what 365/365.2 will be???"
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jon foster left a comment for Amy Morton
"Hey there, I wanted to let you know that I'll send the collaborative book out to you at the start of next week. I've made this one wide open for you, lots of room for you to put your stamp on it. Feel free to paint over things, add to,…"
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Shellie Lewis commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo
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"My life would have been different if only... I'D GONE TO ART SCHOOL". Art School

"I have an art degree. It is useless and has only gained me $30,000 of student loan debt which I have been too poor to pay back.  The system further distinguishes if you have an MFA, often looking for nothing less (and I do not have an MFA.)…"
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Mail Art Call

Started by Márcia Godinho Leal in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Márcia Godinho Leal yesterday. 1 Reply

Tema / Theme: "A minha casa" / "My house"Tamanho / Size: livre / freeTécnica / Technique: livre / freeSem júri e sem entradas / No jury and no feesData limite / Deadline: 29/11/2014Exibição /Exhibition: " A minha casa" - Coffee ShopMorada /…Continue

Tags: Art, Mail

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom on Friday. 36 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

Tags: Discussion, Mail-Art, Fluxus

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C Aug 22. 15 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth Aug 22. 377 Replies

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

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci Aug 18. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

 
 
 

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