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Incoming: Thom Courcelle

Posted by William M on September 21, 2018 at 9:10am 0 Comments

A really fantastic rubber stamp piece from Thom courcelle.



The rest of the mailing was fun as well:…



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Incoming: Nadine

Posted by William M on September 21, 2018 at 8:50am 0 Comments

Some really fun work from Nadine arrived today. this very fun ATC.



This piece with instructions.…



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From: Ian C. Dengler (0045-0518 / 0051-0619

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 21, 2018 at 3:00am 1 Comment

Received May 17, 2018: Artistamps on envelope, and a reply to my many…

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E's Fan Club A&P + More by Ferran Destemple (Barcelona, Spain)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on September 21, 2018 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Ferran 9.19.2018 - 2

Mail art by Ferran Destemple (Barcelona, Spain)

 

September 20, 2018 - The immensely talented Ferran Destemple in Barcelona sent me some great examples of his work including this version of the mysterious E’s Fan Club add & pass circulated by Karen Eliot and further embellished by Mikel Untzilla (Spain). This sheet, unlike others I have received, will be returned to Guivry, France!

Here is more work Ferran Destemple sent including a…

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ATC Beauty from Fleur -- "Enchanted Garden"

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 20, 2018 at 8:22pm 0 Comments

Goes nicely with my straw hat, n'est pas?

Daisies from Pam McVay

Posted by Linda Rogers on September 20, 2018 at 5:20pm 0 Comments

Beautiful card received this week with the last of the summer daisies from Pam McVay.  (I need to spend some time in the park this weekend and photograph and paint some flowers. )…

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Nature in stitches by Amy Irwen

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2018 at 9:32am 0 Comments

Always a joy to see Amy in the mail,

and here the threads of the tree are FAB!

the entire card is a delight of…

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Nature drawing from Gerda in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2018 at 9:31am 0 Comments

Wonderful line drawings,

 

and soft colors of nature...…

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Gold fish from Sabela in Spain

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2018 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Summer lingers through September and Sabela sends fishies,

with beautiful sea watercolors...

It is a gold…

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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 4800 members....

 

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DeVillo Sloan inspired me to start this group, and I'd like help defining it, and would love to see other examples besides my own. This group is dedicated to mail art, perhaps with a time period theme (Pre-Raphaelite, Flapper, Byzantine, Edwardian,…See More
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E's Fan Club A&P + More by Ferran Destemple (Barcelona, Spain)

Mail art by Ferran Destemple (Barcelona, Spain) September 20, 2018 - The immensely talented Ferran Destemple in Barcelona sent me some great examples of his work including this version of the mysterious E’s Fan Club add & pass circulated by…See More
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Carolyn Cline commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
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From Norma Soulet

add & pass I sent out last year for my lil cousin, emme. she drew the face on this page. thank you to all of you who worked on this xx
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Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers 19 hours ago. 6 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions yesterday. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11. 43 Replies

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

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

création de timbres

Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 1. 0 Replies

bonsoir, qui pourrez m'expliquer la technique pour créer des timbres ? de faux timbres Continue

What is protocol here for weird spam?

Started by Cookiefish in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 25. 7 Replies

I received a weird friend request....if you can call it that? Here's the screen shot...…Continue

Hello from projetM@ MottattoM, Geneva

Started by Uta Richter in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Headguy Aug 15. 1 Reply

https://projetm.blogspot.com/2018/06/exposition-international-de-mail-art.htmlHello!Our International Mail Art Exhibition is up and running, please have a…Continue

A case of mistaken identity.

Started by Headguy in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Headguy Aug 14. 6 Replies

NEWB ALERT.I'm new here to IUOMA.  So, hello :)When I first started The Head Project back in 2002 I didn't know much about "mail art."  If I recall, there were a few mail art…Continue

Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Aug 12. 15 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Uta Richter Aug 2. 503 Replies

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

International Exhibition "Active Marginals - 70 Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 1. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY “Marginali Attivi / 70 Ryosuke  Cohen”a cura di Sandro Bongiani …Continue

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