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Intuitive symbolism from Erica Durante

Posted by Bhomas Trown on April 21, 2015 at 5:40am 0 Comments

This is good intuitive use of symbolism. Nuff said.

Cryptic Contraband by Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2015 at 3:28am 0 Comments

Marla - 4.20.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

April 20, 2015 - Lucky Pierre is a network presence shrouded in mystery. So it is not surprising that this art she sent me is deeply mysterious. I…

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Ok, What is Mailart?

Posted by Linda French on April 20, 2015 at 11:07pm 0 Comments

No Clue

It comes in the mail.

Sometimes  my blogs are a car wreck.

pi4nobl4ck: Preserve the trees

But the tree will keep them from killing you.

Dynamic Duo Drawings, Letter + Mail Art Call from Chris "Mudhead" Reynolds & Alyssum (Payson, Arizona, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 20, 2015 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

Mudhead - 4.19.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Chris Reynolds aka Mudhead and Alyssum (Payson, Arizona, USA)

April 20, 2015 - My favorite Seers – Mudhead and Alyssum – have sent a fabulous new missive featuring some absolutely extraordinary…

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Mail Art IN - USA, Linda French

Posted by Suus in Mokum on April 20, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Every cat is worth it... New blog here ->

Vintage postcard from Mim inspires visit to Zonar's cafe in Athens

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 19, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Visiting in Athens these "summer" sunny April days,

'stopped by this famous cafe in the center of Athens:…

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What is Mailart?

Posted by Linda French on April 19, 2015 at 8:51am 11 Comments

One of the things I like best about mailart is that it isn't just one thing, and the only one who sets the rules is the USPS and ourselves. There's always something new to fiddle with. Or, I can forget about it for a few days and fit in a nap somewhere. Tonight I started to paint some envelopes that I'm recycling for a 'bad poetry' mail-out. After about the third mess, I stopped and just thought about it for a minute. I realized I really didn't want to do it. I wanted to create, but I was…

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Carina Flux

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 18, 2015 at 6:05pm 4 Comments

TAIGA

Posted by allison anne on April 18, 2015 at 4:51pm 0 Comments

a piece i made for a friend in okinawa after i saw one of our favorite singers, nika roza danilova (zola jesus). handmade mailer with paper collage and illustration. see the full post here - http://bit.ly/1aFOK4Q…

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cat stuff...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 18, 2015 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

Here I made for Nikki S. 

She seems to like cats so I save the cat photos from the cat food bag. 

I stamped a cat stamp on Mac Donald paper bag and cut and pasted on postcard.

I also pasted a little origami doll just got recently... …

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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 almost 4000 members....

 

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Intuitive symbolism from Erica Durante

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Thomas Pratt left a comment for Petrolpetal
"Love your card. It was received in good condition and made me smile. I checked out your pictures again and appreciate the composition. Silent stories.............  I like"
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envelope from kcorbett

love the organic feeling to the colors and patterns. Some points look like Pyrography. Thank you Kathryn.
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"I saw it on FB, Martha. Extraordinary work. Definitely deserves a TrashPo Litzer nomination, IMHO."
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"I didn't know how to say it. I picked it up. It arrived. I usually am only able to get to the PO once a week, so never lost but there is sometimes a delay in terms of receiving. I'm pretty much limited to scans right now due to my own…"
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DKULT commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"This is absolutely incredible Martha!!!!"
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FinnBadger left a comment for De Villo Sloan
"Glad you liked the book. "Found at the post office" ? Sounds like it was lost at one point :) I scanned some of it before sending, total pain! Video, maybe? Up to you and the resources you have available."
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Linda French posted a blog post

Ok, What is Mailart?

No ClueIt comes in the mail.Sometimes  my blogs are a car wreck.But the tree will keep them from killing you.See More
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Cinzia Farina - "Reconciliation"

an idea for logo representing reconciliation. For the Second Mail Art Exhibition, at FolKestone's Creative Quarter, Kent, U.K.Project: Kevin and James Gillen
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SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger on Wednesday. 2 Replies

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I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES Apr 4. 1 Reply

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bodil Bjergbaek Apr 4. 399 Replies

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

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

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

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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