A group devoted to the art of trees: free medium. Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hug the earth, you hug yourself and your neighbors. Without trees, no love!

Without love, no trees.

A sequel to the mail art project SIGNS and STONES and TREES (of 1998).

Guido Vermeulen started this group. After his death the IUOMA members keep it alive with posting photos and drawings of TREES in memory of Guido.

Location: Worldwide, global
Members: 191
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2019


Dear Guido,

I love trees!

Trees are so good to us, giving us oxygen to breathe, cleaning our water, providing shade in their life and shelter in their death.

They give us this paper, the pencil I write words with, and the envelope I painted.

Trees are magical, like all plants, magical little things that grow into magical big thins that are essential to so many of us other magical life forms in this amazing, magical universe.


When I am with trees, big and small, I wonder like a child.

I know the scientific explanations of their life cycles and the processes of their doings.

I have even listened to trees as recorded by a hydrophone as their cells thirsted for water.

Still, no amount of knowledge can evaporate the mist of awe and wonder I feel in the presence of trees.

Trees are our kindred.

They, too, are born to live. And born to die.

In between they are silent witnesses to the magic of the universe.

Happy Earth Day,

Sarah Jo Pender, USA

From the Indiana Women’s Prison

April 2012

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Comment by Amy Irwen on February 13, 2019 at 3:18pm won't work...booooo !

Comment by Amy Irwen on February 13, 2019 at 3:15pm

Thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on February 1, 2019 at 3:18pm

Beautiful tree, Katerina!

And thank you for your kind words.  It still is in my place, I'm preparing the envelop to forward it safely to Norma Soulet, maybe she can send it to you, before it will return to Bill @ the Olathe Post?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2019 at 9:26am

A winter tree from Jane Martin in Mass. USA...watercolor postcard.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2019 at 9:25am

How beautiful, Heleen, so lovely to sit under the tree and read.

Where is the "Book of Ann" now? Hope it comes to Greece one day, too.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 26, 2019 at 11:58pm

Thank you, Amy!

I had to think of Guido's - Friour approved - project 'The Book of Ann', to which you've added, too. Time flies, his Book of Ann project has been already eight years ago..

Still curious, I am, about her. Guido wrote on top of his project that she was real to him, and (at least to me) mythical to us. She still is.

I hope that both he, from the star or cloud high in the sky, and the real Ann, will enjoy all things we do here, and friourly approve.

Comment by Amy Irwen on January 26, 2019 at 11:46pm

Heleen your add is

wonderful *!*

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 26, 2019 at 11:32pm

I'll check if Norma will. Thank you again, Bill!

Comment by Bill Porter on January 25, 2019 at 6:25pm

Hi Heleen...  Norma Soulet indicated that she'd be willing to work on it next. But you might check with her, just in case.

Great job on that artwork!

~Bill @ The Olathe Poste

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 25, 2019 at 4:39pm

Thank you, Bill!

To whom shall I forward it?


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