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Birthday notice

Started Jul 7 0 Replies

In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott May 4. 12 Replies

Is there a list of abbreviations concerning mail art?A&PATCMAand so on. Please help me out.Continue


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Carien van Hest commented on Kathy Barnett's photo


"Love it. This must be from Pam, right?"
14 hours ago
Carien van Hest commented on Fulgor Silvi's photo


"A walking gallery, fantastic and colorful!"
14 hours ago
Carien van Hest updated their profile
19 hours ago
Carien van Hest commented on Francis Lammé's photo

Fresh from your craftsman

"Vers van uw vakvrouw :-D"
20 hours ago
kozyurt commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
"Received Feel Mail from Carien van Hest. Feel mailart in the small haptic envelope. Thank you Carien."
Susan Gnaedinger joined Carien van Hest's group

Feel Mail

Mail that wants to be touched. Whether it is a soft fabric or a stimulating material, such as paper fiber or metal, whether it feels smooth or ribbed, anything goes as long it's inviting to your fingers!See More
kozyurt commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
"Received this wonderful Feel Mail from Pam Chavez yesterday. So haptic the cloth hedgehog is. Thank you Pam."
Sabrina S commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
"Feel Mail from Ann Golden with a crawing Corvid (not Covid!) I got other Feel Mail too but posted it already among the usual photos."
Sabrina S commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
"Feel Mail from Carien!  It gives me the feeling of a flower garden..."
Carien van Hest commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"Dear Jennifer, Reading about the points of view of mr. Shimamoto (, I think some work can be done to appreciate the Menarin bundle: draw glasses and moustaches on the naked women…"
Ann Golden commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
"So glad it arrived. I have been concerned that recent mailings have not seemed to arrive."
Carien van Hest commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
"Feel Mail from Marlies Wilding, USA! Great job, Marlies! and Feel Mail from Ann Golden, San Francisco USA.  A big feeling experience, thank you! And also a wonderful ATC!"
Carien van Hest commented on The lone ant's photo
Jul 31
Cascadia Artpost left a comment for Carien van Hest
"I am glad that the seeds have bloomed!"
Jul 30
Carien van Hest left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Oh, what a beautiful morning seeing this in my little garden. Thank you for the zinnia seeds, Jack!"
Jul 30
Carien van Hest commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Incoming mail from Russia
"The fact that you can turn it in every way and be still visually attractive, exciting, etc. is proof of a great composition skills, yes."
Jul 29

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Mail-Artist since:
october 2019
My Website (without http://):
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I started a mail-art project, called the C-Post Project, because In this world of far-reaching standardization I think it is important that we honor the ability of humankind to create unique artwork. This project is about showing this quality.
I am a Dutch artist and started an envelope series to send to artists all over the world that have inspired me.
Participants will receive an envelope with a mono/multi print and they can return one back (in any which way they like). In addition, I would love to find a favorite poem/quote/saying/motto to go with it.

The creation of the C-Post Project of course will take time. After at least one year I will organize an exhibition of the received materials as a colorful reminder that people all over the world are and will be connected.
And that there is beauty everywhere!
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
(not particularly interested in A&P's)

Baudartiusstraat 10
7203 HD Zutphen
The Netherlands

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At 4:34pm on July 30, 2020, Cascadia Artpost said…

I am glad that the seeds have bloomed!

At 12:18pm on July 15, 2020, luís filipe gomes said…

Thank you very much Carien Van Hest for your Mail Art. I like the surfaces different touch, the textures, the implicit fragility, The inner concept of air and flight. Don't know what's in your mind but that's the way i see it. I hope that my response reach the quality of this mail you sent me.

At 12:04am on July 1, 2020, Francis Lammé said…

Wow! It was like magic! I signed up on the internet and to my great surprise, I received non-digital, real, tangible mail! How fast you are! Thank you for making me feel welcome. 

At 12:05am on June 28, 2020, Olena Spicer said…

I am happy to see the postcard reached you quickly, Carien. I will look forward to participating in C-project when you have had time to catch up :)

At 5:15pm on June 26, 2020, Toni Antonetti said…

I will remember! 

At 2:57pm on June 25, 2020, Jenn Miltenberger said…

Thank you for your kind comment on ATC Rebels, I’m glad my cards made it to you. :)

At 10:11pm on June 24, 2020, Chepín said…

Thanks, Cairen.  Good to get a look. Just learning how to make the images flash... A great distraction in times of Life.    Feeling out my ideas to send you a little something from here in the belly of  the beast (sadly, one of many all over the planet). Trying to go Forward..... ciao for niao.

At 7:44pm on June 24, 2020, Toni Antonetti said…

I had no idea! I will have to be more careful with my

At 8:57pm on June 21, 2020, Aaron Sciandra said…

I am happy to share my contact info with members, but a little bit reticent to post it publicly where even non-members can see it.

At 3:19am on June 17, 2020, Jeremy Ng said…

Sent you a piece last Monday from the bottom of the Yorke peninsula. Hope it finds its way to your mail box. Cheers

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Incoming mail from Richmond, USA

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 10:35am 1 Comment

The Philharmonosaurus tried to practice his sound effects for the big symphony, but unfortunately all the other musicians didn't show up...

Thanks, Mim!

Viva Las Vegas!

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 10:27am 0 Comments

Viva Marlies Wilding! She sent me a cross between Feel Mail and envelopes only. Thank you so much!

Incoming mail from Russia

Posted on July 28, 2020 at 9:46pm 3 Comments

From the master of composition, Ilya Semenenko-Basin. Спасибо!

Incoming mail art from Brazil

Posted on July 25, 2020 at 9:03pm 0 Comments

Obrigada, Luiza Marcolino!…




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