Minneapolis Gnome
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Minneapolis Gnome commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Knit in time...from Thom Courcelle
Sep 5, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Richard BAUDET's photo

thank you Debbie Osborn

"Yes it's wonderful! "
Sep 4, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome joined Ruud Janssen's group

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The IUOMA is free for all members because of the many sponsors that donate to the IUOMA or because of the IUOMA bookshop that brings in money to keep this platform alive & free.you can visit the bookshop at:http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/iuomaand when you order a few books, a small fee will be going to the IUOMA and you will get some lovely books on Mail-Art.See More
Sep 4, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Ruud Janssen's photo

2016-09-02 12.27.20

"Heleen de Vaan ROCKS!"
Sep 2, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Ruud Janssen's photo

2016-09-02 12.21.59

"THAT's hilarious!"
Sep 2, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Ruud Janssen's photo

2016-09-02 12.27.20

"SQUEEEEE!  My name is on there!!  Yay!  Thank you, Ruud!"
Sep 2, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Richard BAUDET's photo

sent to Shelly Tracy

"I love the antique look of this."
Sep 2, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Ruud Janssen's group Future of IUOMA on NING
"Good to know about making larger donations less frequently to reduce Paypal fees.  Thank you both for the info!"
Sep 2, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome replied to xx Jones's discussion I pledge to pay 10 dollar/euro a year to keep IUOMA at ning running ... in the group Future of IUOMA on NING
"I agree.  I appreciate Ruud's hard work, dedication and long hours running this site, and I appreciate the site's existence.  I would love for this site to continue to be open somewhere other than on Facebook, for everyone…"
Sep 2, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome joined Ruud Janssen's group

Future of IUOMA on NING

NING announced that the free hosting will disapear. Soon after July we will have to decide what direction we will go. The minimal charge is US$24,95 / month (in 2011 )with the platform size we have. Disussions and sollutions.On 1 oct 2016 the pricing will be 59 US$ each month. We'll have to find a solution or otherwise the network will stop to exist. Initial reactions from the members pays almost for the first year.If you are a sponsor, please join in at the group for the latest news.See More
Sep 1, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Richard BAUDET's photo

sent to jeanette chung

"Brilliant painting by Richard, gorgeous, frameable!"
Aug 31, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on sugarfig's photo

library love

"This is freaking AWESOME!  I love it."
Aug 31, 2016
Minneapolis Gnome commented on Zine Art Gippsland's photo

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Aug 25, 2016

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
February 2014
My Website:
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like art, that of others and also making it. It's hard for me to make anything without knowing that it will have a place to go, so mail art motivates me by giving me a project with a purpose. Getting surprises in the mail ain't too shabby of a benefit, either.

When I started in mail art I made a lot of carefully cut collage postcards, which was fun, helped loosen me up and build my confidence. I now enjoy making and receiving original hand drawn or hand painted art, fun little doodles, sketches, drawings that take longer to complete, copies of zines, hand carved rubber stamp prints and lino / wood block prints. Please don't be shy, I don't think you have to consider yourself "good" at drawing / painting or have ever even spent a lot of time practicing in order to doodle out and color a postcard that will delight me. My heart sings when I see people’s free hand drawings / paintings / carves, they are wonderful eye candy to me.

My mail art is often light hearted or whimsical, I hope to bring a smile and positive feelings to the recipient and also to focus my own mind in a happy direction while I create. I sometimes let myself make political or societal statements with mail art as well, though I walk a fine line trying not to bum the recipient out without offering some type of solution or hope in how we can make the world a better place.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
E-mail through IUOMA messages


In August 2014 I made #6 of a mini-zine called "Another Crappy Mini-Zine".  These are printed on reused paper in black and white using my home laser printer, then individually hand colored.  The 8 page folded mini-zines usually have an easter egg which can be found by unfolding them and looking at the "unprinted" side.  I've done issues on: How cold it is in my office, how to leave an efficient voice mail, weird tidbits on raising chickens, a fan - zine of Scott drawing birds and a couple others.    

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At 7:19pm on March 15, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

O my dear Gnome! What a blessing it is to know you though Mail Art! Thank you for your beautiful art and words. You lift us all up. Happy Ides of Trump!

At 5:59pm on February 27, 2017, Shellie Lewis said…

Color, paste, mail, protest. Join the #IdesOfTrump postcard protest March 15th. https://shellielewis.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/ides-of-trump-protest-postcards/

At 12:49am on February 19, 2017, Heleen de Vaan said…

Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome, for your great mail!

I've posted it  there.

At 5:04pm on February 7, 2017, Sa Mue said…

Thank you so much for your friendly coimments, dear Minneapolis Gnome. That will encourage me to continue in this way. On my website you can see little drawings on play cards with marocain motifs.



At 1:55am on February 5, 2017, Shellie Lewis said…
At 12:44pm on February 1, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

Yep! EEEEK indeedy Gnome. that mouse does not move from where I can see it. It lights up my spirits.

At 12:29am on January 27, 2017, Melissa Wand said…

Thanks for the pin card. I blogged it!

At 3:45am on November 12, 2016, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

MG, here's something to lift your spirits today (I hope it works)


At 7:27pm on November 3, 2016, A.Hennig said…

Thank you for the nice compliments - if you would give me your address, I love to send you a mail art....

At 2:59am on September 1, 2016, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Hello MN. Gnome--thanks for the reinforcement. Part of the reason to question the e-mail is that it purported to come from Ruud, but the details of my app said that it came from Mail Art Martha--who would never attempt such a thing, I'm sure. So I decided to go to the 'master communicator' himself for an answer. The mystery continues.

Minneapolis Gnome's Blog

Happy Birdies from Karalie landed yesterday

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:32pm 0 Comments

3 Happy watercolor birdies landed in my mailbox yesterday after having flown all the way from Oregon!  My partner brought them inside quickly to warm them up and they were waiting for me on my typewriter when I got home from work.  I was really glad to have a bright, cheerful,…


Beautiful, touching mail art from April Rocco

Posted on November 3, 2016 at 6:22pm 1 Comment

April Rocco is an amazing mail art…


Art from Shellie Lewis Received May 2016

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 7:52pm 0 Comments

Back in May of this year, Shellie Lewis sent me some beautiful mail art.  Now that I'm uncovering my mail art and slowly trying to get back into the swing of mail arting again, I wanted to write a long overdue blog about it so everyone could enjoy it.

The large picture of gently…


Thom C. improves world, provides balm to artist's soul

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

(Luckiest Gnome in Minneapolis gets Mail art from Thom C.)

Hi, this is the luckiest Gnome in Minneapolis reporting live from St. Paul, MN.  I just received the most supportive, warmest, most…




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