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There are a lot of basic questions on Mail Art that are often asked and answered. This group might be the first place to look for answers. I will do my best to answer, but hope that other members can help out as well.

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Discussion Forum

How to respond to ATC Buddy Jam?

Started by Melanie Reed. Last reply by William M Jul 3. 1 Reply

Mail art call or Event?

Started by Edamameg. Last reply by Edamameg Jun 8. 4 Replies

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed. Last reply by Linda Rogers May 29. 4 Replies

instagram accounts

Started by allison anne. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 22. 2 Replies

How do I tag an artist?

Started by Edamameg. Last reply by Edamameg May 21. 4 Replies

How can I change the background of my homepage?

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Carien van Hest Feb 7. 2 Replies

Archives that take donations?

Started by Cynthia Sillitoe. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Sep 29, 2019. 4 Replies

Postcard sizes

Started by Jeremy Ng. Last reply by William M Aug 4, 2019. 7 Replies

paper glues

Started by Heide Monster. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Aug 3, 2019. 16 Replies

What do you put in Envelope?

Started by Lynne Larkin. Last reply by Vel Crowe Aug 2, 2019. 11 Replies

Instagram linked to IUOMA?

Started by Jennie Hinchcliff. Last reply by Erin Morse Jul 9, 2019. 4 Replies

Images in Blog Posts

Started by Marina Schiemenz. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jun 27, 2019. 11 Replies

What is the best way to share . . .

Started by Allison Ruby. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Feb 15, 2019. 1 Reply

What is the etiquette re altering other people's art pieces?

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jan 17, 2019. 10 Replies


Started by Helga Deb. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 1, 2019. 1 Reply

How to rotate a photo

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

What do I do with unwanted messages and friend requests

Started by Wendi Powell. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

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Comment by Amanda on Friday

Thanks Heleen, I have found the group and have now joined the rubber stamps group, I am also looking up your suggestions I really appropriate it.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on Friday

In my mailbox I saw a question from Amanda - sent from this group 'Ask anything' - about rubberstamps. I wanted to reply but I cannot find the original question!..

Amanda, please see also the group about rubber stamps (one of the groups, as there is also a group about hand carving your own rubberstamps!)

Comment by Melanie Reed on July 3, 2020 at 4:18am

How do I respond correctly to the "ATC Buddy Jam" note I got? I recently received a mail art packet that included a card with a picture on the front and a two-entry name and address list on the back, with only the first entry filled in. Do I add something to the picture, and then send it to the first person's address, and then add one of my own mail art friends' addresses to the second entry slot?

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on March 27, 2020 at 12:26pm

I'm more optimistic about the survival of mailing systems. Online shopping has added to the need for them, for example.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 26, 2020 at 8:29pm

I really think that letter post will disappear Jennifer, so we would not be able to send paper post at all. A sad day.

Digital art has its charm too but I love the texture of different papers and even the smell.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on March 26, 2020 at 8:11pm

Bruno - I can't get excited about making digital work or looking at lots online. You can see more online than we were ever able to see when we were limited to reproductions in books, but no reproduction's the same as things like paper, paint, ink, etc.

If postage costs go up a lot more I will still make work on paper, but I'll post less.

But I appreciate seeing a selection of people's work online (such as on this website and in blogs). It lets me learn more about the type of work they're making and are interested in. A type of artists statement?

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 26, 2020 at 7:56pm

I think we will finish there unfortunately.

Postal prices are increasing every year to pay for costs, they say.

More likely to make money for the shareholders, I say.

Soon we will only be able to send parcels through the post at considerable price, I think

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on March 26, 2020 at 2:11pm

I would like to ask, if you think that the Historic Mail Art, can converge today

totally on the web, abandoning the sent paper. I stopensando

time ago. n / p * (

Vorrei chiedere, se pensate che la Storica Mail Art, possa oggi confluire

totalmente nel web, abbandonando la carta spedita. io ci stopensando

da tempo.  n/*p(

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on March 14, 2020 at 1:50pm

hi Carien...BC is a long running project from Ryosuke Cohen, and anyone can participate to it.

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 14, 2020 at 1:06pm

What is a Brain Cell?


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