On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
How do I know this is science? It says so right on the back of the card! It also says that there will be a test! God I hope I can get ready in time and find someone who will share the answers. Maybe the answers to the test are on the David Stafford Info Wheel! Thanks (I think)…Continue
Yippee! I no longer have to lie awake nights worrying what category in which to place the beautiful, unusual, or frankly crappy bits of mail art I receive. I can simply place the object on the wheel and let it spin! David, I hope you put this into production soon so that everyone on the mail art wheel can benefit! Mercy…Continue
and a Deco "My True Story" that I can play with! Yippee! Thanks Bonnie! (edited…Continue
Looking to exchange envelopes with others on an ongoing basis. Although I do love to see the fun envelope designs, I love to see my name in a beautiful hand-lettered fashion.
I'm really into my ruling writer and abstract lettering/fun fonts. Recently, made my first "cola pen"/folded nib.
My "traditional" lettering needs work (italic, uncial -- any broad edge/chisel nib), which is probably why I prefer the free-style of the folded pen and abstract…Continue
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.
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
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! 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
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
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
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
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