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Two Cut-Up Disks by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 28, 2017 at 10:49pm 0 Comments

Mail art by IUOMA member by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

April 28, 2017 - Here is a great package I received from Eduardo Cardoso that I've posted on Asemic Front. Eduardo has integrated asemics, vispo and the cut-up technique to great his own unique brand of image-text…

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Posted by FinnBadger on April 28, 2017 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

Eric sent me one of his envelopes that celebrate classic films. 





The stamps he used are gorgeous - they are printed using the intaglio technique, so have some raised lines, giving them a great tactile element that you can't appreciate in the…

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Texas Mystery Biscuits

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

I know, I said I wasn't blogging anymore, but this just cracks me up. The maker has…

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From the United Nations...and Finnbadger

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 28, 2017 at 10:00am 2 Comments

Very rare postage on mail art from Finnbadger:

and inside, it's all about BUNNY!

...not RayBunny, but sweet…

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Corgifeet Collage Received

Posted by Vikki Johnson on April 28, 2017 at 6:49am 1 Comment

I received this lovely in March, and it cheered me greatly.

Thank you so much, dear friend.

:),…

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Corgifeet Postcard #1

Posted by Vikki Johnson on April 28, 2017 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Back in Fevrier, Corgifeet sent me this postcard with the fantastic hand-carved stamp of Snooky.

I am most…

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Jan Hodgman Postcard...from February

Posted by Vikki Johnson on April 28, 2017 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Well, I'm back! And, I have a lot of catching up to do. I just let that pile of mail art wait, and I apologize for the delay. Two shameful months.  I have learned my lesson, yes I have. 

I received this postcard from Jan right before the foot incident.  This piece, Sunspots, is…

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The perfect packets from Eva and Eric

Posted by FinnBadger on April 27, 2017 at 5:38pm 1 Comment

Great envelopes, great stamps, great letters - perfect packets!

Eva even wrote in green for spring, and the chicken and rooster in the stained glass window on the stamp is just amazing.



 I also enjoyed the not-quite-correct English on this…

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Tonipoet and Fleur Incoming

Posted by William M on April 27, 2017 at 9:25am 0 Comments

A collage and an ATC from Tonipoet. Thanks Toni!…



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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 over 4500 members....

 

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Two Cut-Up Disks by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)April 28, 2017 - Here is a great package I received from Eduardo Cardoso that I've posted on Asemic Front. Eduardo has integrated asemics, vispo and the cut-up technique to great his own unique brand of image-text composition. \      See More
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"This is lovely. I like how your lines have the natural effect of a still-shot of flying birds. I'm inclined to know which medium you used for the birds card. Merci."
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Terry Owenby commented on Diana Hale's group The Mail Art Experiment
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The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (philpottlakeproject.tumblr.com), I am sending out a new mail art call!So, here is the deal; I will send you a sheet of “the experiment” to alter and send back to me.  I will then scan the pieces and post them to…See More
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a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Azzaro on Monday. 3 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

night of museums

Started by Aleninskyi Kostiantyn in Mail-Art Projects Apr 19. 0 Replies

Where in 2017 will be a mail art project on the Museum Night (may 20)?Continue

Best adhesive for collage

Started by David Stafford in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Kosmo Vinyl Apr 9. 82 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

How do women/men react on receiving a mail art

Started by Sa Mue in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Apr 9. 7 Replies

I dare to ask a question because it troubles me. I would like to know the experience of others how often men reply to female art. My experience is that 62%of the women react, only 20% of the men give a sign.Is is normal or are my mail arts so bad,…Continue

Sweden: the Norwegian Pond Territories.

Started by Bruce Grenville in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruce Grenville Apr 8. 3 Replies

Yet another new stamp issue I have recently printed for a friend in Sweden. This is a cinderella for the Norwegian Pond Territories, a small enclave of Norway in Sweden, and this one…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Alan Brignull Apr 6. 7 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

Harley Francis, the Painter of Unicorns - in memoriam.

Started by Bruce Grenville in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Apr 5. 3 Replies

HARLEY, THE PAINTER OF UNICORNS: IN MEMORIAM STAMP. Occussi-Ambeno will issue a commemorative stamp on 27th March 2017, to celebrate the life of Terra Candella’s Painter of Unicorns, Harley, announced the…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terri Jones Apr 3. 484 Replies

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

Fresh berry fruit stamps from Chyan!

Started by Bruce Grenville in Mail-Art Projects Apr 1. 0 Replies

I am happy to announce Chyan's first new stamps since 2005. The set of four (issued on 15th March 2017) features berry fruits, and comes in attractive minisheets with a marginal caption urging citizens to eat lots of fresh berry fruit, for good…Continue

The Crying of Lot 49?

Started by LIGMA in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Terri Jones Mar 29. 4 Replies

Have any of you read The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon? I've recently read it, and have been creating a sizeable amount of art based on it. It is very related to mail, specifically unofficial mail  carrier organizations within the US. A good…Continue

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