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mail art from barbargirl - thank you!

Posted by Margaret Stephens on October 15, 2018 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

More great mail art from barbargirl!

Want to Make a Mail-Art Book?

Posted by jon foster on October 15, 2018 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

Leave me your address. Thanks.

Funny Munny and more from ExPostoFacto

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 15, 2018 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

Lots of FluXus Bucks in the mail from Texas,

adding some "valuable" fun,

and sending them out to the United…

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CatMail from Sabela and pumpkins, too

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 15, 2018 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

MEOW! See this colorful CAT!

'May not have blogged this Cat painting from Sabela,

it arrived some time ago,…

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Mail Art from Norma Soulet

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 15, 2018 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Not blogged, but not forgotten :-)

This lovely card arrived way back in early September,

Sorry for the delay…

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Incomming collage from Emma Graney

Posted by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on October 15, 2018 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

Thank you Emma for the nice collage enveloppe. I was so happy to receive collage material in english. I will have some fun.…

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from a FB post

Posted by Matthew Stolte on October 14, 2018 at 5:50pm 2 Comments

Sunday morning IUOMA scans - with Catherine Mehrl Bennett Mete SarabiLisa Iverson -…

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It was a Good Day to Art!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on October 13, 2018 at 12:08am 5 Comments

Incoming: one Add and Pass and one Deco.

Outgoing: four Add&Pass and two Decos. 

I am fighting the good fight, but my kitchen table looks like this

Art war zone, right? And that is just the view to the right. The left is scary, too!  I’m afraidI made a big…

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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 over 4800 members....

 

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Amy Candiotti commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Thanks, Carolyn.  That's encouraging!"
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Carolyn Cline commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Amy, I just got one back that I launched in July. It had six or fewer workable pages."
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Amy Candiotti commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Just wondering - has anyone received a completed deco back?  How long did it take?"
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Amy Candiotti commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Just wondering - has anyone received a completed deco back?  How long did it take?"
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Maria Consuelo Guacuto Blanco left a comment for Drew B. David
"I invite you to participate Nuevo%20Provecto%20ARTE%20CORREO.docx Regards Maria"
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Heide Monster left a comment for Mike Parsons
"well, the good news is that someday soon I'll have a full mailbox of happiness."
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Kathy Barnett joined Arac's group
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All About Birthdays

Birthdays are a wonderful thing.  My birthday has been highlighted this year with all sorts of Birthday wishes from fellow IUOMA members.  I want to be able to send and surprise my friends on their special days too but it is hard with friends all…See More
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"Thanks!! :) Can't wait!!"
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Heide Monster left a comment for Mike Parsons
"Still no sign of your AM- think it was lost at sea.  I'll keep a weather eye out for it."
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andytgeezer commented on andytgeezer's group Mailart 365
"It is indeed lovely to see so many posts coming up at the moment. 300. Now the goal is in sight. I've been running the site now for nearly 10 years and it's fascinating to see where people drop off. I think we had a chat at 200 when I…"
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Laura Urbano commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Hi Kayenderes, I'm mailing you this book today."
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Margaret Stephens posted a blog post

mail art from barbargirl - thank you!

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RUTH GILES joined DKULT's group
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All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!See More
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Drew B. David posted a discussion

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HERESee More
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Allo Bonmarche joined Ashazart's group
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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items.…See More
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Allo Bonmarche joined Erica Durante's group
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Zsanna
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly, it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly uncharted corner of the faraway universe called “Republik van…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Johannes Groß
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly, it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly uncharted corner of the faraway universe called “Republik van…"
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jon foster posted a blog post

Want to Make a Mail-Art Book?

Leave me your address. Thanks.See More
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Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heide Monster yesterday. 3 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

Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Joel Moline yesterday. 7 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jayne Barket Lyons on Sunday. 1 Reply

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11. 43 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

création de timbres

Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 1. 0 Replies

bonsoir, qui pourrez m'expliquer la technique pour créer des timbres ? de faux timbres Continue

What is protocol here for weird spam?

Started by Cookiefish in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 25. 7 Replies

I received a weird friend request....if you can call it that? Here's the screen shot...…Continue

Hello from projetM@ MottattoM, Geneva

Started by Uta Richter in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Headguy Aug 15. 1 Reply

https://projetm.blogspot.com/2018/06/exposition-international-de-mail-art.htmlHello!Our International Mail Art Exhibition is up and running, please have a…Continue

A case of mistaken identity.

Started by Headguy in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Headguy Aug 14. 6 Replies

NEWB ALERT.I'm new here to IUOMA.  So, hello :)When I first started The Head Project back in 2002 I didn't know much about "mail art."  If I recall, there were a few mail art…Continue

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