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Posted by Mail Art Martha on April 28, 2015 at 11:48am 6 Comments

This blog will record anything and everything that takes my fancy

Last Sunday, the 26 of April, Sue Stripygoose, Scott Going Postal and I met with Katerina Momkat in the Morpeth Arms to make some mail art, and a chat, and a bite to eat. Scotts friend Paul came along and…


From Eduardo Cardoso

Posted by liketelevisionsnow on April 27, 2015 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

Collage from friend Eduardo accompanied by other items, including an Add & Return.…


A handmade upcycling medicine box...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments

The last medicine box was too large, so I made a new one now.

If you want the last one, please let me know I can give out.…


Dear Erni

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:38am 1 Comment

I always has to wait till the HSV wins a game to post one of your works thats the reason why I´m so late! ;)

bath roman

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:32am 0 Comments

I made a magnet with a bath roman (name of the Japanese bath salts) pull top. Behind it I pasted a sheet of magnet cut-out with the size.…



Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

sent me mäander! Thank you!

info IUOMA

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 almost 4000 members....


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

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