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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 0 Comments

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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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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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"YASSSSS!!!!!  Thanks for letting us know that Flat Stanley the Gnome (Ross) arrived safely, Toni!  We're so relieved to hear he's there.  Sorry he's eating and drinking you out of house and home with the fruitcake and…"
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Hammer

"This looks VERY familiar... in fact, I have it on my desk!"
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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Flat Stanley made it to Eugene, Oregon, almost to the Pacific Ocean. I stopped him before he went any further because I don't think he would benefit from a swim in our ice cold waters. He's resting up my table downstairs and demanding…"
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Flat Stanley the Gnome (Mel) was picked up in Melville, Minnesota along our route.  Mel is a painter who gained weight via a magnetic back and 6 sheets in his booklet-body made from a used business envelope.  He traveled via USPS to the…"
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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"At 1979, after some travels to the South American Forest I planned an Archive dedicated to Amazon to highlight by some art projects (*) the systematic destruction perpetrated by landed proprietors with the connivance of the some governments to build…"
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Carmela Rizzuto left a comment for 23 Skidoo
"Thanks Skidoo--I configure the mail art on the scanner, add ephemera sometimes and make just one copy. So the mail art stays intact in this process. Sometimes I add hand-drawn/painted elements after the print is made. There are a number of ways to…"
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Italy from Moreno
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Italy from Moreno
"back side of the SHOZO heads :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Italy from Moreno
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Niniji Chen, Katerina Nikoltsou and Cor Reijn
"Next Autumn I think I'll stick with leaf rubbings and drawings, not send the REAL thing :-)"
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Sabela Baña commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Fast delivery from Spain from Sabela
"Thanks Katerina"
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Flat Stanley the Gnome (Ray), is a painter from Ray, North Dakota, USA.  Residents of HUGRS were happy to see his color improved after the road trip visiting Montana and Minnesota as well as a bit of weight gain.  He traveled to OHIO by…"
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Jennifer Wallace left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"What's also odd about the Amsterdam church postcard is that I bought it when I was visiting!"
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2019 12 06 - from Sibylle Herzer

"That's the fun of thrift stores.  You never know what you'll find and for cheap."
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Borderline Grafix commented on Mick Boyle's blog post John Evans to Mick Boyle 1986
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planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 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

Tags: Discussion, Mail-Art, Fluxus

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 17. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

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