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Today I received a random & gorgeous postcard from PaganFrog...

Posted by Hilary Konrad on September 26, 2020 at 7:47am 0 Comments

I love this. Random! Makes me feel all magical and t goes without saying it feels a bit like christmas morning which is definitely a good thing. I love the rubberstamping in the corner and the color is pitch perfect with the reds oranges golds against the turquoise accents (sorry I'm a recovering painter)-I also love the collage of different postage stamps on the back. Thanks so much, I will get to work on a pile for you I just have to find the perfect parts...Sincerely Yours: Hilary…

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How I collage

Posted by Sabrina S on September 25, 2020 at 11:18pm 1 Comment

Just wanted to share the process of creating figuered collage.  I first draw the object an white paper, then cut it on the outline. I put it on the paper I want for the collage, outline it and cut it.

Then I cut out the different shapes, piece after piece, but never all at the same time because I use the rest of the drawing as a…

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Recieved mailart from Melanie Reed...

Posted by Yvonne Kettner on September 25, 2020 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

Yesterday I recieved beautiful surrealistic mailart from Melanie Reed.

Melanie, I love it! Thank you so much, I´m very happy and it made my day!…

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I received mail art of Eric Coraboeuf from France

Posted by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on September 25, 2020 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

Eric use one of my flyer…

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PROJECT[1]

Posted by carl baker on September 25, 2020 at 2:42am 0 Comments

DUMP

Posted by carl baker on September 25, 2020 at 2:39am 0 Comments

PROJECT[2]

Posted by carl baker on September 25, 2020 at 2:30am 0 Comments

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Today I received a random & gorgeous postcard from PaganFrog...

I love this. Random! Makes me feel all magical and t goes without saying it feels a bit like christmas morning which is definitely a good thing. I love the rubberstamping in the corner and the color is pitch perfect with the reds oranges golds…See More
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Richard C. Fan Club

This is the Richard C. Fan Club. Richard Canard sends out very well thought out mail-art. Fan's of Mister C. can join this group, and if you have received work form him, please share it hereSee More
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World Collage

"Mmmm, I love fresh-squeezed lime in my Vodka Tonic at the end of a hot summer day."
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ArtbyJac left a comment for Toni Hanner -- tonipoet
"Thank you for the jams. I will work on em after I move in a few weeks. "
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Carien van Hest commented on Sabrina S's blog post How I collage
"Good and clear instructions Sabrina, thanks!"
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Sabrina S posted a blog post

How I collage

Just wanted to share the process of creating figuered collage.  I first draw the object an white paper, then cut it on the outline. I put it on the paper I want for the collage, outline it and cut it.…See More
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Francis Lammé replied to Dan Mouer's discussion About Junk Drawers in the group All Things Trashpo
"Bed bucks, chirpy chirps, gee-z, slobby, as far as my freestyle translation goes. Spanish manly man drawers are mucho fun! "
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All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!See More
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Heide Monster replied to Hilary Konrad's discussion How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???
"I don't know if you resolved any of your issues, but the easiest way to get mailart is to send MA.  Today the site is being  weird, but usually you can post only 7 pics a day.  To post photos (when the site is not wonky) there is…"
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Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Sabrina S 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

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How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heide Monster 15 hours ago. 5 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad yesterday. 9 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

Tags: Chuck, e, Welch, 2020, Contemporary

Italy - Mostra Collettiva Internazionale “Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 28. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero  Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue

Tags: Museum, di, salerno, Italy., Art

Send mail or not send?

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Fleur Helsingor Aug 23. 5 Replies

Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 19. 7 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

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