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Lost In Life but Found My Way Back Here

Posted by Nikoya Mills on November 20, 2018 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

I use to be an active member of IUOMA 6 years ago but life took me on a roller coaster ride.  I'm returning in hopes I can get some friends and start creating mail art with some of you.  You can see some of my past work on my page.  Cheers!

Mail from Amalgamated Confusion

Posted by xx Jones on November 20, 2018 at 10:25am 0 Comments

Here are two postcards sent by Amalgamated Confusion, sent many months apart. I love the minimalist approach. Three word poems, referencing history and the future! 

I only recently discovered, that I may be Keith who is behind the mystery of Amalgamated Confusion. Thank you,…

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Mail from Alan Brignull

Posted by xx Jones on November 20, 2018 at 10:24am 1 Comment

Opening up my archives, and posting mail, which I have received, but not properly acknowledged, because ... life happened. Here is a lovely letter from Alan Brignull from Adanaland. I admire the neatness and precision of his envelopes and subtle details of his stamps and artistamps. But is there some madness lurking behind ? This collage may suggest…

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Mail from Carina

Posted by xx Jones on November 20, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I received this invitation to the Banana World tour from Carina, but unfortunately I was not able to attend and the membership card has since expired. Still, I appreciate the invitation very much! Thank you, Carina!…

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Thank You, Ed Giecek!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on November 20, 2018 at 5:08am 1 Comment

Collage by Susanne Schumacher (Hannover, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on November 20, 2018 at 4:09am 0 Comments

Suzanne 11.19.2018 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Susanne Schumacher (Hannover, Germany)

 

November 19, 2018 - Susanne Schumacher is not an “Ol’ Bud” (as Fike likes to say). I do not recollect having encountered her work in the past, and I think I'd remember. All the better! For I have found a most excellent collage artist to follow, new to me.

This image-text piece – economical (in the sense of minimalist art) yet fabulously composed and powerful – is a…

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Thank You, Yayoi!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on November 20, 2018 at 3:41am 0 Comments

ThankYou, Julia Payne

Posted by Carolyn Cline on November 20, 2018 at 3:37am 0 Comments

From Ruth Giles .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on November 19, 2018 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

From xx Jones.Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on November 19, 2018 at 9:50pm 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 over 4900 members....

 

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Lost In Life but Found My Way Back Here

I use to be an active member of IUOMA 6 years ago but life took me on a roller coaster ride.  I'm returning in hopes I can get some friends and start creating mail art with some of you.  You can see some of my past work on my page.  Cheers!See More
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Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by xx Jones on Thursday. 16 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers Oct 26. 8 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

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information Oct 15. 0 Replies

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jayne Barket Lyons Oct 14. 1 Reply

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19. 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

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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

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