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LuluBird, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 23, 2014 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

Thanks LuluBird!

PLEASE DON'T BLOG ANY MAIL ART I SEND YOU......EVER

Posted by Valentine Mark Herman on October 23, 2014 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

Please consider any Mail Art I send you as a private communication from me to you, and do not blog it here or elsewhere.

if you really must share it with someone, then do so with your husband, wife, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, children, cats, dogs (including Bassett Hounds), hamsters, and what have you.

If you do blog the Mail Art I send you, then I will never send you anythihg ever again.

"You don't really mean that, do you, Val?"

I most certainly…

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VITAMIN BLUE STICKS BETTER WITH UHU

Posted by Erni Bär on October 23, 2014 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Number three of today comes from Greece:…

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ODE TO A NOT SO RARE BIRD

Posted by Erni Bär on October 23, 2014 at 3:19pm 0 Comments

Just yesterday I read in BEAT SCENE magazine # 74 that John Lennon liked to call the chicks (girl friends, wifes etc.) "birds".

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley have you heard?

My pretty baby said she was a bird…

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POVERTY DOESN'T BURDEN ANY QUALMS WHEN NOT HANDING OUT CANDY ON HALLOWEEN

Posted by Erni Bär on October 23, 2014 at 2:20pm 3 Comments

It's very useful  knowing that in a couple of days. Halloween has still not become a real tradition here yet, and last year nobody rang the doorbell for "trick or treats" - but you never can tell! What does THAT mean you might think now. Well, have a ,look at this one from my letterbox today (it's actually # one out of three):…

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from Carina-splendid

Posted by Alicia Starr on October 23, 2014 at 3:16am 2 Comments

envelope…

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Carina sends a TIMEly card :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 22, 2014 at 5:10pm 1 Comment

This card from SUOMI arrived in Greece !

..with fun Teddy postage stamp.

But some wonderful details painted on…

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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........

 

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Profile IconBorderline Grafix and Patricio - The Celestial Scribe are attending Rebecca Guyver's event
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Ritual Mail Art Exhibition at Edinburgh, Scotland

October 18, 2014 at 6pm to December 6, 2014 at 7pm
In Collaboration with The Inkwell (Edinburgh University Lit/Art magazine) there will be a Mail Art Exhibition at the end of November running for a week or more on the theme of Rituals.  work should be sent to Rebecca GuyverNayland Farm, Mill Road, Ringshall, Suffolk, IP142LSto arrive by the 20th of November (so it can be transported to Edinburgh)No returns, no sales, any media, any size, work will be documented online.See More
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Borderline Grafix posted a blog post
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Monica Monica joined Dan Mouer's group
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Monica Monica joined Dimitra Papatheodorou's group
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Envelopes

Share envelopes you really like, special envelopes received or sent.(Photo: mail art from Richard Baudet)See More
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Valentine Mark Herman posted a blog post

PLEASE DON'T BLOG ANY MAIL ART I SEND YOU......EVER

Please consider any Mail Art I send you as a private communication from me to you, and do not blog it here or elsewhere.if you really must share it with someone, then do so with your husband, wife, partner, boyfriend, girlfriend, children, cats, dogs (including Bassett Hounds), hamsters, and what have you.If you do blog the Mail Art I send you, then I will never send you anythihg ever again."You don't really mean that, do you, Val?"I most certainly do!Thankyou.See More
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Monica Monica commented on Andrea Roccioletti's photo
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Steps 12-16

"You are such a powerful artist!"
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Monica Monica commented on Andrea Roccioletti's photo
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Steps 12-16

"Incredible. "
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Monica Monica commented on Tracy Anderson's photo
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Winter Trees 5"x7" Art Card

"Wow. This is a beautiful piece. "
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Roberto Bergamo commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Roberto Bergamo commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Roberto Bergamo left a comment for Tracy Anderson
"Your beautiful art has given me much pleasure, you really are an amazing artist. my art for you is already on the road ... I hope you like it :)"
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Monica Monica commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Monica Monica commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Photo uploaded on August 12, 2014

"What did you use to make this?! The coloring is incredible."
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Monica Monica commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Photo uploaded on August 6, 2014

"Wow. This is incredible. "
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Monica Monica commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Photo uploaded on October 18, 2014

"Your artwork is incredible. I love the dark tone it has. What do you use to draw?"
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Ptrzia (TICTAC) left a comment for Andrea Roccioletti
"ciao Andrea, grazie dell'amicizia...bei lavori, mi piaciono molto! buona serata!"
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Monica Monica commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Photo uploaded on October 21, 2014

"THIS IS INSANE. wow. I love it. "
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Monica Monica commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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Photo uploaded on October 22, 2014

"This is absolutely amazing. The details and the colors, I'm in awe. Wow! Great piece!"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe commented on Rebecca Guyver's event Ritual Mail Art Exhibition
"Directly from Republik van Patland, the patlander version of rituals will be arriving to Nayland Farm soon. "
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati 9 hours ago. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin yesterday. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Do you receive a lot of phony messages?

Started by Stacey Hopkins in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Terry Owenby yesterday. 5 Replies

Since joining IUOMA, I've gotten an alarming number of messages that are obvious hacks (the message will appear in an e-mail as if posted to my IUOMA inbox, but are not actually there when I click through).Crap like:"Hello my good friend, How are…Continue

Tags: emails, fake, spam

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Sunday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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