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Year of the Rooster

Posted by FinnBadger on March 28, 2017 at 8:01pm 4 Comments

The USPS Lunar New Year of the Rooster stamp is the 10th in a series by the artist Kam Mak. I really like the series which focuses on different aspects of this celebration, although it has been criticized for not featuring the zodiac animals more prominently.



You can't really say that about this year's stamp, as a rooster on a red hongbao is the main focus. There's also a gold rooster top right.



Here's one on a…

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And another one from the Artist in Seine (in the UK this TIME)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 28, 2017 at 12:31pm 2 Comments

...have glue, scissors...will travel! (and she never ages)

Now for a "fly-in-the-soup"...or maybe it's tea?…

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Origami Theme by Karalie Vest (Molalla, Oregon, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2017 at 3:50am 1 Comment

Mail art by IUOMA member Karalie Vest (Molalla, Oregon, USA)

 March 27, 2017 - After the long ride of the Karnival of Trash there is a certain homecoming feel to resuming "normal" posting. Familiarity sometimes comes as a…

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A slide from Eden

Posted by FinnBadger on March 27, 2017 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

Interesting mail art from Eden.

 

It is EXPERIMENT #35 from Diane Hale

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2017 at 11:51am 0 Comments

Large envelope arrived in Greece,

and inside:

a beautiful vintage paper with fine penmanship of…

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From Carina in SUOMI (FINLAND:-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2017 at 11:43am 0 Comments

Do you see a Suomi goat eating oats?

"...goats eat oats,

and doe's eat oats,

and little lambs eat…

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Cardboard recycled from Alana Schlotter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2017 at 11:42am 0 Comments

Punched blue and green paint on this card,

made on a piece of trashpo cardboard:…

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Received from Robyn Banks - Australia

Posted by arttower on March 27, 2017 at 8:27am 0 Comments

Thank you Robyn

Received from Toni Hanner - USA

Posted by arttower on March 27, 2017 at 8:26am 0 Comments

Thank you Toni

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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Year of the Rooster

The USPS Lunar New Year of the Rooster stamp is the 10th in a series by the artist Kam Mak. I really like the series which focuses on different aspects of this celebration, although it has been criticized for not featuring the zodiac animals more prominently. You can't really say that about this year's stamp, as a rooster on a red hongbao is the main focus. There's also a gold rooster top right. Here's one on a fun envelope from Mary.…See More
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