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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists everwhere.For more…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015. 20 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue


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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Bonjou again No Idea, Here are some of my Fabiolas that I exhibited in 2018. Regards, val"
Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Diana Hale
"Hedllo Diana, my new Friend, Yes please, Boring postcards are welcome -- very welcome -- at 1 rue de la Vieille Fontaine, 11130 Sigean, France. The more the merrier. Thanks and regards, Val"
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"AT THE SUGGESTION OF NO IDEA, HERE ARE SOME BORING RESTAURANT POSTCARDS......AAND A QUESTION...... Why are these restaurants usually empty? 1.Ristorante AGIP di Roncobilaccio ,Caselle, Bologna, Italy This seems to be as much about the Parking Lot as…"
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Bonjour No Idea, Alas, I can't enlarge the art photos in Ethel's Restaurant to see what they are.  The decor is terrible. I have a few Boring Restaurant Postcards, and will show them here soon. While almost all Fabiola's have the…"
No Idea commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"The colour in the Ethel's Hideaway postcard must have shifted over time. Can't believe anyone would want to dine in such a gruesome atmosphere. Like to see more of the art on the walls. A collection of restaurant post cards might offer its…"
Mim Golub Scalin commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks for this on-line exhibit. It's cheering me up to see such boring postcards. I sent an envelope with a few more which you might receive soon.  Our state Governor has now declared Lockdown for Virginia. So it goes. Be safe.…"
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"REAL MEN....... 1. Don't Send Postcards But we Real Mail Artists do. 2. Real Men Don't Eat Quiche A classic book published in 1982 that captures much of what was happening during the Reagan/Thatcher years. Ronald famously called Margaret,…"
Mar 31
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Dear Mr Bradford, I'm impressed with all your comments on the last but one set of Mim's Postcards. You wrote, "Telecoms are not known for occupying architectural masterworks." Which makese me wonder why -- especially as they…"
Mar 31
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Dear Mr Duck, In the Netherlands there are Coffee Shops and Coffee Bars. The former sell cannabis. The latter sell coffee/tea etc. The Coffee Shops remain open during the present lockdown. To close them, it is is argued, would mean that all sorts of…"
Mar 31
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"CHAPTER 5 OF MIM'S BORING POSTCARDS 24. Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA'...offers vistors to Virginia's capital comfortable & spaciius accommodation, fine dining, and superb sports facilities...The Conference Centre is a…"
Mar 30
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"Luna, the Lazy Pole Dancer"
Mar 30
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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Sabela Baña commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Katerina this cat is wonderfull. Thanks ."
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Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"29.03.20 Dare Val & No Idea,  ... & back again to No. 12 The Amish Farm & House commentary:----"tobacco"---Thank you for the informed but quixotic observations. It's been like this for several years now but  only…"
Mar 29
Bradford commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"18. You obviously haven't seen the diners who frequent the Cosmopolitan. 19. It's a self-playing piano.  I don't know about the other seats. 20. They're still counting the money they made before the shutdown. 21. It's…"
Mar 29

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1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
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Posted on March 28, 2020 at 4:03pm 0 Comments


Please look at the Arty Slide International Group which I started in 2012. It was as Mini as I could think of then. We held 2 good Slide Art exhibitions in France. I still have the Arty Slides (somewhere!) that IUOMA colleagues contributed. Bianca has died, alas. I have gained a Stidio and moved to bigger bits of art.

Here is the text that started it all:…



Posted on March 19, 2020 at 5:03pm 13 Comments

I wonder what is happening to your national mail system?

In my small village in the South of France, there is sporadic delivery of mail. The local Post Office is closed, and people are directed to one about 10 miles away -- but there is a 'lockdown' on almost all travel, and it's far from clear that a trip to this Post Office to send off some Mail Art would be accepted by the authorities (and, if not, would result in a €135/$150 fine).

The only shop that sells stamps in the…


Neil Innes, RIP. Doo-Dah and Dada

Posted on January 2, 2020 at 6:35pm 1 Comment

Neil Innes died just before Christmas.

He wrote the music and many of the lyrics for the Monty Python TV series and films.

He also played in a number of groups, one of which -- a group of art school students -- was the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (which I remember seeing in a three-quarters empty Civi Theatre in Darlington, England, in the 1960's).

The Band was originally called the Bonzo Dog Dada Band, but no one got the reference to Dada, so it was renamed the Bonzo Dog…


BORING POSTCARDS -- FROM ALAN BRIGNALL (for others see the Boring Postcards Group)

Posted on November 30, 2019 at 6:27pm 0 Comments

1. Heathland Caravan Park, Lowestoft, England -- a remarkably composed Boring Postcard, lots of fields, a bit of sea, but all you can see (if you are in a plane or a helicopter) of the caravans are some white dots

2. Staircase at Hotel de l'Avenir, Heyst-sur-Mer, France -- this hotel obviously had a future as it boast its electric lighting…


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At 9:21am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 9:19am on February 14, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

To my dear VALENTINE:

At 11:18pm on December 6, 2019, Jennifer Wallace said…

What's also odd about the Amsterdam church postcard is that I bought it when I was visiting!

At 9:55pm on October 15, 2019, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 6:40pm on January 14, 2019, Suus in Mokum said…

Nearly 3000 photo's. Are you still active in Sigean cultural live?

At 4:49pm on December 3, 2018, Cody Whitby said…

hi VMH, i saw your vinyl art group which i am interested in. it only seemed right (to me) to add you also as a friend. will have the $5000 fee in the mail shortly 

At 1:42pm on November 24, 2018, Ficus strangulensis said…

Oh, woe is me! Sob! Sob! somehow I'll survive.

Didn't see that one coming and good one, VMH!

You do know that's Harpo, right?

Y'r [appreciative] ol' Bud, Fike

At 10:19pm on November 13, 2018, xx Jones said…

HI Val, nice to hear from you! I never did anything about the bus stop idea - so many other things got in the way. I was developing this idea for a mail art exhibition in Vienna, which would have been a great venue, 25 meters of shop windows, and there is bus stop too coincidentally. I had contacted them with a proposal. Unfortunately, just today I got their response and the news that they are going to discontinue the project Wandzeitung. So unless they change their mind ... maybe I will contact some other venues, but I had my heart set on this one as it is right on the street corner, so I have to see how I feel. I guess the bus stop in the village is still a possibility.  These books about sovjet bus stops sound interesting! You had a mail art exhibition in a phone boy, I remember!

At 1:58pm on November 13, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Mes collages sont disponibles sur:

At 11:39pm on November 6, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

I draw mail-art and I wanted to see your works.




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