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Carmen Kenneday sends mail art goodies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 26, 2020 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

Nice envelope of mail art omens arrived in Greece!

An Add/Pass, naturally :-) ...added and on its  way. 

My mail art card happily recycled, "added 'n returned" .

'Makes the…

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jimmy connors Face Card arrived

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 26, 2020 at 4:05pm 0 Comments

From Berlin comes a collage postcard,

amazingly NOT chewed by the postal machine, and pretty fine

with a touch of BLUE,

and WINDOWS on the flip side:…

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Greek Fe Mail art from Katerina: Matisse and Unicorns

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on January 26, 2020 at 2:14pm 2 Comments

Katerina sends Happy 2020 wishes with her wonderful collages which remind me of Matisse's cut outs.

How cool is it that Greece issues a holiday stamp with a Unicorn?

Thank you,…

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Boozy Barb's Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 26, 2020 at 12:59am 0 Comments

Beautiful heavily textured piece from Barb Stone! She also send three Decos to play with!…

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Mail Art from p. stellaria

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 26, 2020 at 12:44am 0 Comments

My first piece from this wonderful artist! Double-Marbled Nacre. Very lovely collage. Thanks p stellaria!

Back in the swing in 2020!

Posted by Tiny Whisk on January 25, 2020 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

The last three months of 2019 were absolutely nuts for me, so my mail art output slowed to an absolute snail's crawl. I was but a tiny whisk tasked with an industrial sized mixing bowl!

The good news is that's all past me now and I am BACK BABY!

If you've sent me mail art at any point and still haven't gotten anything back, rest assured you're in my inbox and I am dreaming up all kinds of fun things for 2020. Also, I bought a light box and I have made the…

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From Theo Nelson comes framed beauties

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2020 at 11:59am 6 Comments

Beautiful page of his fine images...

I'm lovin' em!…

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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
"You've traveled so far, Flat Stanley the Gnome Joseph!  You're looking great and we're so proud of you!  Thanks for welcoming him, MomKat!"
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"We're really happy you're having such an awesome trip, Joseph.  We have to admit that we're feeling a little jealous.  Beach combing is the BEST and you're doing it on an entirely different continent!"
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"That must have been really cool, Joseph.  Stay away from those horse hooves, though!"
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Holy cow!  That's been mentioned in history from the 12th century!  You're seeing some really cool stuff!"
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Minneapolis Gnome replied to Minneapolis Gnome's discussion Flat Stanley the Gnome Project in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"Good job, Joseph!  We're so glad to hear that you arrived safely in Greece!  Rest up, that must have been a very long journey!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Theo Nelson comes framed beauties
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Theo Nelson comes framed beauties
"This Add/Pass by Theo has fantastic cut designs:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Thanks Ficus, 'wish there were more Greek Unicorns to add to mail art, but the last 10 are all gone...though the selvages might be able to be used... hmmmm...got me a-thinkin'"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"you say "colour" 'n I say "color"... ('liking the penny plain :-) And here is a "boring" postcard from Carmen Kennedy (is it or is it not boring, that is the question?) It recently arrived in Greece, but is…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carmen Kennedy's blog post Greek Fe Mail art from Katerina: Matisse and Unicorns
"Arrived in Greece...many thanks xxx see: Carmen Kenneday sends mail art goodies"
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Babett left a comment for Uwe Klein
"Hello Uwe, thank you very for your card !!!! I will send you something soon......!!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
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Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"A real beauty, MomKat!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carmen Kennedy's blog post Greek Fe Mail art from Katerina: Matisse and Unicorns
"Thanks for blogging the rare unicorn... (with its selvages, of course)"
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Luíza Marcolino replied to Mail Art Martha's discussion Pourquoi tout doit être en Anglais? in the group Through the Looking-Glass
"Eu li em português. Imagino como é o mundo de Alice em outras línguas... Alguém mais leu em português ou em outras línguas? Anyone else who read it in other languages?"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Summer Rountree 21 hours ago. 535 Replies

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

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin yesterday. 20 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jan 20. 6 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 art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

Tags: Bongiani, Salerno, Sandro, Internazionale, Maggi

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

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

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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

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