May 2018 Blog Posts (128)

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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

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…

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

I received of Brooke Cools from Seatle USA

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

I received mail art of Mikel Untzilla from Legazpi Euskadi

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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..."

 Baudelaire

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

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

If you d’like to…
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Added by Solimini Renata on May 29, 2018 at 3:00pm — 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.…

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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:…

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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…

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

Mail from Sher Gonzales!

From Sher- a lovely notecard with a Paris theme and a Fabric Patch inspired by Teesha Moore.

Thanks Sher! I will be sending you something soon.

Added by Norma Soulet on May 26, 2018 at 6:21pm — No Comments

From Charlotte

Thank you Charlotte !

Added by Elena on May 26, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

From Jay

Thank you Jay

Added by Elena on May 26, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments

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