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Zine and collage from Lancillotto Bellini

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 19, 2019 at 12:04pm 0 Comments

I received Mail Art: zine and collage from Lancillotto Bellini.

Thanks to Lancillotto!…

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"Pense Aqui. Revista de Arte Postal"

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 18, 2019 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

Brazilian artist José Roberto Sechi (a. k. a. Сечиисланд Сечи (Sechiisland Sechi)) published one of my collages in his journal "Pense Aqui. Revista de Arte Postal".
Thanks to José Roberto.…
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More Mail Received: Pam Chatfield and Carmen Kennedy.

Posted by Norma Soulet on May 18, 2019 at 7:51pm 0 Comments

From Pam Chatfield: a cute ATC of an Owl in heart glasses!

From Carmen Kennedy: a lovely painted, stamped piece with a quote by Philip Trussell from "Sentences"

Thank you…

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More Mail Received: Amber Scribble, Amy Irwen, Erica Durante, Gerda Osteneck andToni Hanner.

Posted by Norma Soulet on May 18, 2019 at 7:18pm 0 Comments

From: Amber Scribble: Two lovely painted and stamped cards.

From Amy Irwen: a Fiber art ATC with a painted background, sewn scraps of fabric and some fiber strands. 

From Erica Durante: a…

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Mail Recently Received: Bill Porter,Judith Dagan,Katerina and Lorella Castagnini.

Posted by Norma Soulet on May 18, 2019 at 6:34pm 0 Comments

From Bill: a lovely watercolor titled" Tree on a Hill". Thanks Bill, I love it.

From: Judith Dagan: a lovely Spring collage of a little cute mouse in the garden. 

From: Katerina- a cute Easter…

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Prepaired busy bees

Posted by Heide Monster on May 18, 2019 at 1:51am 0 Comments

Mike Parsons is a tireless and faithful correspondent.  Today I received one of his patented folded art/envelope.  It has a queen bee pictorial check list of beer for the hot summer. …

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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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Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
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Norma Soulet left a comment for Pari Hasan
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Sabela Baña left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"I send two mail art. I hope received soon. Thanks for wonderfull artworks."
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Mark Rossmiller left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"Yes, it's Moan. Hopefully I'll stay a while this time. I'm having fun with my new rubber stamp carving project, I haven't carved this much since about 2012. Are you still doing sandpo?"
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Mark Rossmiller commented on Mark Rossmiller's group Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps
"I like your fish a lot! I carved a couple of fish but they aren't very realistic looking."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Sabela Baña's blog post I received mail art of Katerina Nikoltspu from Greece.
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Sabrina S commented on Mark Rossmiller's group Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps
"I love doing rubber stamps. I mainly carve animals. Here is a small  example.  Salmon"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Mark Rossmiller
"Mark/MOAN ??? back at IUOMA :-) Take care carving...siga, siga, as we say here!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on William M's blog post Mystery Mail From Germany
"That's it, William, Erni replied to you because you added and passed the  Arts Klub page :-) Thanks for adding and returning to Erni. You got to see the collage with the "oriental" writings, and a Klub tag, too."
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Heide Monster left a comment for Pari Hasan
"glad you have joined us!"
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William M commented on William M's blog post Mystery Mail From Germany
"thanks for the links katerina. you know, i think  you may have sent me an add to and return by him that i returned and this may have been in response to that. or it was just a random mailing. :)"
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Ilya Semenenko-Basin commented on Ilya Semenenko-Basin's blog post Collection of Mail Art Periodicals. 1970-2001
"I am glad! Fine."
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Sabela Baña left a comment for Mark Rossmiller
"Thanks, for friend. Tomorrow send you mail art theme Peace. I hope received soon."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Time to feed more Art to the World! EAT ART :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Oh ho...looks like something BIG is on its way to Greece :-) thanks muchly,Erni! Let's see when it will arrive :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on William M's blog post Mystery Mail From Germany
"Yep, Erni is alive and well and doing collage cards and lots of mail art! William, you can always "see" Erni here: blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg ...as he is no longer a member at IUOMA :-( But that's ok... there is always…"
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Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pamela Suzanne Lashbrook May 5. 517 Replies

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

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 4. 7 Replies

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

Glue recipe

Started by The Artful Writer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Linda Rogers Apr 16. 5 Replies

I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 14. 42 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Mailart offsite exhibitions

Started by Tore Kai Z. in Mail-Art Projects Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone (:: I'm Tore from Shanghai, currently working & studying between Europe and Australia.  I host a curatorial platform,Underground Flower, which explores new…Continue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Mar 23. 46 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

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