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Vispo Trashpo by Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on November 11, 2019 at 5:18am 0 Comments

Visual poetry mail art by IUOMA member Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
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I received mail art from Cédric Cordrie (France)

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on November 9, 2019 at 6:07pm 0 Comments

I received mail art from Cédric Cordrie (Vouvray, France). Je vous remercie chaleureusement, Cédric Cordrie.…

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I received mail art from Jayne Barket Lyons

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on November 9, 2019 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

I received mail art from Jayne Barket Lyons (USA): mail-art-zine and quasi-money for application.

Thanks to…

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Heide's Wonderful Creations

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on November 8, 2019 at 10:06pm 0 Comments

Received lovelies from Heidi. The envelope was divine and so is the colorful postcard filled with gooey sea creatures.

Now, this "cootie catcher" brought back memories of grade school. I never played with one this cool.…

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Treasures from Mail Art Martha

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on November 8, 2019 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Received these from Martha a couple of months ago. Love her playfulness and sense of humor. 

Martha...mail art is on the way to you. Ha...at least it is in an envelope with a stamp on it. 

HOW DOES MAIL ART WORK?

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on November 8, 2019 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

HOW DOES MAIL ART WORK? One of the basic rules of…

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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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Jeremy Ng commented on Jeremy Ng's blog post New mail art book coming in December 2019!
"23 Skidoo, will do."
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Motherbrando posted photos
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Tania Krosse K
"Lavori belli e originali. un abbraccio , b Beautiful and original works. a hug, b"
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Tania Krosse K posted a photo

750.To understand a humans inner,

To understand a humans inner,observe carefully in which WORLD it lives in.
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23 Skidoo commented on Jeremy Ng's blog post New mail art book coming in December 2019!
"When you get it, please come back and tell us what you think of it."
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Julia Jacques left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"I did! It's been in my I-owe-mail stack. Its beautiful, thank you! Add & pass came so fast and furious that I couldn't keep up and I stare at a large stack of mail to return. I'll get something out to you this week."
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Jan Hodgman is attending The Introverted Post's event
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An Examination of the Heart at Bath, Ohio

October 1, 2019 at 6pm to December 31, 2019 at 7pm
Volume 6 of the Introverted Post will feature a sub-theme - An Examination of the Heart. Mail Art in by December 31, 2019 to be in Volume 6 - with or without heart. For more information - Theintrovertedpost.comPO BOX 132 Bath Ohio 44210…See More
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Erin Young commented on Erin Young's event Artist Trading Card Exhibit
"Hi Carmen! Thank you for inquiring! Made by hand is what the majority of the atcs are that will be in the exhibit, however I do have a section for misc. themes that digital art would fit perfectly in :) I'm trying to get a wide range of art and…"
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Erin Young left a comment for Sarah
"Hi Sarah! Sorry for the late reply! I would love to exchange art with you :) I make ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size. I am currently working on an ATC exhibit that will be open in 2020 !  See you in the mail!!"
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Erin Young commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Thank you so much Fleur!!!  :) I will let you know when they arrive!!! "
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Arantxa Lomas
"Welcome  Arantxa ! "
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Heide Monster left a comment for Alexis
"Hi Alexis, If you want more mail-art, include your address on your profile.  Send me mail too."
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Séamas Cain
"Welcome  Séamas ! "
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Alexis
"hello  Alexis , For your  class assignment ,  try to send me some mailart ... Thank you ! "
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Ficus strangulensis posted a photo

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Russian lace meets google Deep Dream
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Julia Jacques
"Hello Julia !  I sent you this mailart  on lastJune, 21 ---- Didn't you receive it ?,"
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MUSEUMOFMAILART posted a photo
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Fulgor Silvi posted a photo
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William M commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"jennifer wallace, i've not done it myself, but maybe this tutorial will help you with making perforations with a sewing machine?https://youtu.be/gaCn7HWJ1YU"
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William M commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"those are wonderful domenico!"
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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman on Saturday. 11 Replies

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

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Tofu on Thursday. 25 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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker on Wednesday. 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 Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jenny England Oct 31. 529 Replies

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

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

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg Oct 9. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

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

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