May 2018 Blog Posts (146)

Jessica Manack's Exclusive FluxFest 2018 Report: "I got to meet DK..!" (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Jessica - 5.30.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) sent from FluxFest 2018


May 30, 2018 - I was thrilled to receive an exclusive investigative mail art report from Jessica Manack made while she was attending FluxFest 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This year’s event – I understand – was low key by design. Some great documentation is beginning to emerge. I am thrilled to have this mail art-ifact from the…


Added by De Villo Sloan on May 31, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

A thing for poppies! What's in your garden?

California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family, native to the United States and Mexico.

Every spring (now around February instead of March/ April) these gorgeous flowers appear in many Los Angeles gardens including mine. Heck, you see them sprinkled by the freeways, sidewalks,…


Added by J on May 31, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

TJ stickers - What do you upcycle?

Don't you just love using things you have around you? And sharing it with others? 

I hope the way I use these TJ stickers in my mail art make you smile.  

*** TJ is short for Trader Joe's which is a franchise grocery store in the United States. At TJ, it's a daily tradition of giving out free stickers to "kids" (of all ages) as they exit the store. Over the…


Added by J on May 31, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

Flower town,from Mariana Sousa ,Thank you !

Added by Lorella on May 30, 2018 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Thank you Katerina !

Added by Lorella on May 30, 2018 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Have you ever...

...hit “Photos” on the main page, started with the highest number (the oldest photos) and worked your way back to the newer ones? It’s kind of fun to see how things have evolved.

Added by Carolyn Cline on May 30, 2018 at 6:19am — No Comments

Miss Noma Seeks Monty Cantsin Concerning the E Fan Club

Miss Noma 5.29.2018 - 2 Mail art by Miss Noma for Monty Cantsin sent to my PO Box in Auburn, New York, USA. Point of origin seems to be France.


May 29, 2018 - I am receiving enough mail for Monty Cantsin that I think it’s time to start documenting and trying to solve the mystery.

In this particular case, I received an Add & Pass sheet from none other than Miss Noma concerning the E Fan Club. Most networkers are aware that the great E – Ambassador of Utopia…


Added by De Villo Sloan on May 30, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

From Mike Parsons

Mike sent a nicely textured postcard. It’s made from watercolored paper strips woven together and then sewn around the edges. Great idea! Anybody want to give me a sewing machine? …


Added by Carolyn Cline on May 30, 2018 at 12:35am — 2 Comments

I received of Brooke Cools from Seatle USA


Added by Sabela Baña on May 29, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

I received mail art of Mikel Untzilla from Legazpi Euskadi


Added by Sabela Baña on May 29, 2018 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Call for Artists - International Mail Art exhibition In Sant'Oreste (Italy)

 In the Forest of Symbols

 A game to meet each other

 "Like echoes off and for a long time tend to a deep unity..."


 Do you want to be found in the forest of symbols?

“Symbol” comes from Greek σύμ-βάλλω, «put together».

If you d’like to…

Added by Solimini Renata on May 29, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Brooke Cooks’ Shy Little Kitten

In the ultimate spirit of ecological support, the envelope is made from a recycled calendar page, made from images of recycled GREEN plastic bottles. Good on ya, Brooke!

Added by Carolyn Cline on May 28, 2018 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Colorful collage

Thank you, BonnieDiva, for gracing my mailbox a 2nd time. What a wonderful mix of images in  your  collage!

Added by Jules S on May 28, 2018 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Bonjour, mon ami

Merci beaucoup, Richard Baudet, for my first piece of international mail art. It came as I was recuperating from a hospital stay and it made my quite happy.…


Added by Jules S on May 28, 2018 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Shiny, happy welcome :)

Thank you, Judy & Joey, for this beautiful Welcome postcard. I'm afraid my photo doesn't do the metallic shimmer justice. 

Added by Jules S on May 28, 2018 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Mad about Mushrooms

Thank you, Amanda Ballen, for this awesome envelope of mushroomy goodness! I am fascinated by mushrooms, and your photo is beautiful!

Added by Jules S on May 28, 2018 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Painted envelopes by Ruud Janssen

Always a joy to see an envelope of lively colors by Ruud in the mailbox!

Another one that came some time before, too:…


Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Diane Keys Add & Pass by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Ruud - 5.24.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)


May 27, 2018 - I seldom begin a blog post with an envelope. In the case of work received from Ruud Janssen – however – I often make exceptions. Ruud Janssen is a major network force, being a widely recognized artist, mail art scholar, founder of the IUOMA (International Union of Mail Artists), among many other accomplishments. His hand-painted envelopes are a trademark. I have an impressive…


Added by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

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