Ficus strangulensis
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  • Charleston, WV
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Gyotaku anyone?

Started Feb 12, 2019 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Barnett Mar 14, 2019. 16 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to…Continue


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wellll, I can't see a preview image here at the "EDIT UPLOADED PHOTOS" stage so, being faithful, I describe it as by Emilio Carrasco Gutierrez and I first thought I saw an attractively shaped woman silhouette but now wonder if it's depicting…
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"Here's an article on faux postage of…"
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"09.02.20 Dare Ficus S., ....I admire & appreciate individuals that can see, record & share ( I think they are commonly referred to as: "artists").  Thanks for posting this seemingly ordinary (ho-hum) photo of concrete stairway…"
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image from the mail artist Tom Hillgartner - HILGART
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"Ithaca? That's near me. Was near Fike in his NY daze. (oh, yes, Fike was in NY.) Have to check this out. Ithaca is a nice place."
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"07.02.20 Dare Ficus S., ...I managed to check out the Gourdlandia video  & enjoyed it. Found it to be  Inspirational to see individuals highly involved in unique visions & efforts. Thanx for sharing. SinCelery, Richard Canard "
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"a partially used sheet of artistamps combining references to jakalopes, Johnson, bunny crackers and goodness nose wot else."
Jan 29
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Kathy Barnett's seeing blind date

Have you ever participated in a 'blind' date? If not, Kathy Barnett's articulated mailart masterpiece can be taken as a cautionary image.
Jan 29
Ficus strangulensis commented on MISS NOMA's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"John, There's a place to leave the author questions/comments at the link DVS posted."
Jan 28
Ficus strangulensis commented on MISS NOMA's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"Hey, 'DV' thanks for the heads up! I left them a comment asking if one might subscribe to future comments on the book and letting them know I will wish to purchase a copy. YOB-f"
Jan 28
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"A real beauty, MomKat!"
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Li Araki Mailart

incoming decoupage card from Li Araki!
Jan 22
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"I love the goddess leaf."
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Mail-Artist since:
My Website (without http://):
http://the 'blog' here at IUOMA
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to see what people are doing as art and share what I am doing. I like to meet people and get to know them. [DISCLAIMER: tho I am called a mail "artist", I 'cannot' draw due to a lack of proper mindset.]
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
538 Hanson Hollow Rd.
Charleston, WV 25311-8025 usa

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At 2:59pm on November 27, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

Dear Fike, Your envelope with charming letter and three beautiful pictures -- Fluorite, Deep Dream Flowers, and Fish from Deep Dream Crik -- arrived! I love them. Posting to Envelopes group.

At 10:19am on November 2, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

At 8:36pm on October 29, 2019, Cascadia Artpost said…

I had to go see the eye doctor on Main Street in the Cascadia Diorama after viewing this envelope...

At 4:00pm on October 9, 2019, res nullius aka. "res" said…

I got Fiked, and I liked it. Thank you for the amazing envelope + letter, documentation, echinacea & psychedelia. I will post your piece to "Envelopes" group asap. The "World Peace through World Trade" 8-cent stamp made me cry for the Rust Belt. Sending snail mail batch around mid-month when the new Halloween stamps drop on the 11th Oct. ⍣ <-- Wittgenface.

At 12:54pm on September 29, 2019, Li Araki said…

Really enjoyed receiving your cool art--thanks so much!  It will be a little while till I can reply because I'm in the middle of a few projects so please don't think I forgot.  My husband Dave (also on this site) liked your work so much he posted it on IOUMA Facebook.  I too am sad about Steve Dalachinsky--today, September 29th, is actually his birthday...

At 10:15pm on August 12, 2019, Adam Roussopoulos said…

Wonderful letter in the mail! Thank  you

At 12:31pm on July 25, 2019, Alan Brignull said…

Greetings, Fike. Yes, I've been with IUOMA for years — still prefer real mail, though.

At 6:09pm on June 7, 2019, HilgART said…

Good to be back in touch since the old days when I was in Huntington! Keep watching the mail--I predict something coming your way...  


At 11:24am on May 27, 2019, Mail Art Martha said…

Thank you Fikus for the new mailing. I have come back from two weeks Holiday and hope to catch up and blog soon and respond next week to everybody. I did a lot stuff while sunbathing!

At 4:27am on May 16, 2019, Mark Rossmiller said…


You have mail on the way. :)

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LIVE-ED alters fike image card based on DKA artistamp image of fike.

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:33pm 1 Comment

First [in my very porous memory] fikeCard altered by LIVE_ED Giecek

I have a blog???!

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

I guess I do. Or at least, that's wot the clicky-button said on the previous page. from which [by clicking] 'I' got 'here'. [virtually].

Currently [re]reading all of William Gibson, at least the novels and a wonderful read he is! Taking a break with Thomas M. Disch's "334" over these past few nites, charging up the ol' memory B4 lites out each eve. Richard Brautigan awaits also.

Soon we start ripping out the floor of the computer 'den' at strangulensis Manor.



quaint drawings

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 11:43pm 1 Comment

If you like to use old US postage on your mail art envelopes...

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Karl Anderson's a good source who I've used for several orders over the past few years.

His current list and very detailed information on requirements for ordering from him are found at:

Currently, he is selling mint US 3-cent stamps from the 1940's-50's for very little over face value.

Y'r Ol' Bud,     Fike




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