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Brexit and CatMail from Finnbadger

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 22, 2019 at 9:06pm 2 Comments

Hmmmm, what will happen on March 29? Maybe nothing?

Time to cut it up and away...or not :-)

Fun mail art from Finnbadger!…

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CatMail from Angie in Wisconsin

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 22, 2019 at 9:04pm 0 Comments

Meow ('Here's lookin' at you KAT" ), along with PigYear, too:

Fun "PigRay" by Keith Bates!…

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Mary Grellner sends vintage

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 22, 2019 at 9:03pm 0 Comments

A blast-from-the-past!

Lovely fabric card and this romantic sticker on the envelope, too.

Someone turned "75" recently!…

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The Bull of Crete from Debra Mulnick

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 22, 2019 at 9:02pm 0 Comments

Someone loooves Crete and Greece :-)

Debra was recently in Greece, and found this old , fragile envelope,

in the Flea Market of Monasteraki in Athens!…

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Mail from Pam McVay from USA

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 22, 2019 at 8:48pm 0 Comments

Mail from Pam McVay from USA.

Hello Pam. I warmly thank you!…



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Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 22, 2019 at 8:11pm 9 Comments

Triptych

Mail Art triptych by De Villo Sloan (NY, USA) for Karen Champlin (Illinois, USA) (circa 2013). Part of a call by Bifidus Jones (Minnesota, USA)

 

March 22, 2019 - In yesterday’s blog I mentioned the creation of mail art triptychs a few years back & promised to find some examples in the labyrinthine MinXus-Lynxus Archives. Ever true to my dear IUOMA friends, here are some examples from this interesting phase. The…

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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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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
"Jayne, you shouldn't get me started. Here's one of the portable DKult shrines from the Trashpo group. You can see it's a triptych. (Poor DK, she never asked for any of that.)"
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
"Yes, I caught on that thekulter triptychs were not spiritual. Nothing wrong with secular ones..."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
"And on the triptych genre - Marie Wintzer is French, from Alsace and I'm sure grew up Catholic. I suspect she started the triptych thing, which was just probably integral to her culture. Charming kind of - she used this form familiar to her.…"
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
"No Jayne, it's a fair question. The very fine and active ATC group at IUOMA still bears Karen Champlin's name. I believe KC passed away but I am embarrassed to report I went through an unexpected crisis of my own and don't remember…"
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Mail Art Triptychs: A Retrospective by Nancy Bell Scott, Carina Granlund, Lucky Pierre, Kerri Pullo + more!
"I was just recalling seeing many examples of Catholic triptych and diptych icons. Making triptych for m-a was a cool idea. I feel odd about asking, but did Karen pass away? You use was / were when you speak of her."
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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam Chatfield Mar 16. 45 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

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott Mar 14. 6 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kathy Barnett Mar 14. 16 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Portuguesse

Started by Tri Maliny in Mail-Art Discussions Feb 21. 0 Replies

Bom dia, falas portugues?Hello, I'd like to praktice more my portuguesse. I am beginner and I'd like to improove in it. I can offer czech or english in exchange. If you want to write artsy letters with me, send me your adress via email:)…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Raj Verdi Feb 17. 510 Replies

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

2019 VALENTINES EXCHANGE

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bonniediva Feb 15. 3 Replies

THIS IS THE PLACE, MY FRIENDS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Valentine's! Who wants some? Who sends them? I want them, I send them!Post here to receive a deluge of love this February.Send more Valentine's this year. Send more love this year.Continue

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A History of Love Stamps

Started by josh berger in Mail-Art Projects Feb 15. 0 Replies

Infographic poster by Chief Perforation Officer Niko Courtelis. Read more and download a high resolution version of the…Continue

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Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions Feb 12. 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

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Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Keri Alley Feb 11. 19 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

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