April 2017 Blog Posts (139)

My first week with IUOMA

This has been my first week (give or take a week or so). During this week, I have come to appreciate what a kind and welcoming group I've fallen into. Thank you so much for the many words of welcome. And, this week I found in my mailbox no fewer than THREE pieces of mail art. I haven't posted the pieces, but those who sent them should be receiving something back from me soon.



I make lists. They make me feel like I'm getting something done. So here's my list about this… Continue

Added by Pam VanderWiel on April 30, 2017 at 2:23pm — 4 Comments

Who are they? Who is this?

These gentlemen, who might they be?... seem to be surveying a city plan,

and the swimmers are floating happily above…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 30, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Tonipoet is a poet

Toni Hanner sent a fabulous envelope,

that i always unfold to see the Big Picture :-)

Beautiful BLUE and found…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 30, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

Snow Geese Cards

In April I sent out a series of cards featuring snow geese. Some of the recipients asked how I made them.  Each card in the series is different, but with common elements. The card is Canson-mi-tientes paper which has been enhanced with watercolor crayon and over-written in white colored pencil with text from a poem by Carolyn Forche. The snow geese are hand-drawn, and then painted with acrylic paint.The envelopes feature a collage created with scraps of mulberry and other papers, plus a…

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Added by Carmela Rizzuto on April 29, 2017 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: DESTROY Kitty Trashpo by Dopesick San Francisco & Karina the Dog (Michael Kelly) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Dopesick San Francisco (DSF) aka Michael Kelly (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

April 29, 2017 - DSF and Karina the Dog have proven to be key contributors to the Karnival of Trash, which I think it is fair…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 29, 2017 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Two Cut-Up Disks by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

April 28, 2017 - Here is a great package I received from Eduardo Cardoso that I've posted on Asemic Front. Eduardo has integrated asemics, vispo and the cut-up technique to great his own unique brand of image-text…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 28, 2017 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Eric sent me one of his envelopes that celebrate classic films. 





The stamps he used are gorgeous - they are printed using the intaglio technique, so have some raised lines, giving them a great tactile element that you can't appreciate in the…

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Added by FinnBadger on April 28, 2017 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Texas Mystery Biscuits

I know, I said I wasn't blogging anymore, but this just cracks me up. The maker has…

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Added by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on April 28, 2017 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

From the United Nations...and Finnbadger

Very rare postage on mail art from Finnbadger:

and inside, it's all about BUNNY!

...not RayBunny, but sweet…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 28, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The perfect packets from Eva and Eric

Great envelopes, great stamps, great letters - perfect packets!

Eva even wrote in green for spring, and the chicken and rooster in the stained glass window on the stamp is just amazing.



 I also enjoyed the not-quite-correct English on this…

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Added by FinnBadger on April 27, 2017 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

Tonipoet and Fleur Incoming

A collage and an ATC from Tonipoet. Thanks Toni!…



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Added by William M on April 27, 2017 at 9:25am — No Comments

I received of Robyn Banks from Australia

Added by Sabela Baña on April 26, 2017 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Stars from Mim

This piece from Mim is even prettier in person - the scanner didn't seem to want to pick up all the details.
Thank you!…
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Added by FinnBadger on April 26, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Spring! (and clowns) from Mail Art Martha

A packet full of wonders from the UK

and Mail Art Martha sends beautiful BLUE Spring...via Royal Mail, of…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 26, 2017 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Send in/out the Clowns! from Cascadia and Mail Art Martha

Don't miss this! "Isn't it rich..."

and in the same mail delivery

came mail art from Martha, too (see the…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 26, 2017 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

jimmyconnors' (aka Schneider in Germany) card has arrived

Here's lookin' at you , Schneider!

and fun stamps.  too:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 26, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Concept Copyart by Ana Kawajiri (Brasilia, Brazil)

Mail art by Ana Kawajiri (Brasilia, Brazil)

The mail art movement was at the forefront of experimentation with and circulation of copyart. Copyart is deeply associated with at least one Golden Age of mail art (in the 70s…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 26, 2017 at 3:43am — 2 Comments

John Dowd Fan(ny) Club (a Ray Johnson related fan club) at Printed Matter in New York City through May 20

This has been mentioned elsewhere on the IUOMA platform, but I want to make sure members know about the John Dowd Fan Club show. This is classic work from the 70s & 80s with a Ray Johnson connection. The link features some great examples from the show:

https://www.printedmatter.org/events/589

Probably some of the members are perplexed by the fan club materials in the m-a network. Ray Johnson started some classic fan…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on April 26, 2017 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Peep Town from Cascadia Art Post

What a fantastic project that Jack Lattemann has created!

In fine details, there is a whole town for the…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 25, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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