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Received today from Yves Maraux

Added by liketelevisionsnow on October 4, 2010 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Received from Lilac Girl, USA--thank you!

Added by Bifidus Jones on October 4, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Motto yukkuri hanashite kudasai - for RCBz

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 4, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

That silly rabbit thought... - from Miss James

That silly rabbit thought he couldn't burn. Well well well... Unbelievably cute doesn't mean unbelievably smart, does it? :-)

In any case, this is a fantastic envelope from the rodent lover (that sounds wrong) Miss James.

Rabbit looking at the moon.... Here in Japan the rabbit is highly symbolic, and strongly associated with the moon. I found an interesting article on the paradoxical and contradictory… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

You are here - from Kiera Pannell

My first piece of mail art from Canada. 3D, mind you!

Kiera Pannell sent me this great piece of art, a card, oh wait no, 4 cards actually, from the Museum of London. She carved out a branch with leaves in each of them, only slightly bigger every time, and superimposed them to give a sense of depth. Very cool!

The cards were then carefully sewn (stitched?) together with black thread.

On the back of the card she covered… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 4, 2010 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Received from Angie Cope

My good friend Angie had noticed Erni's blog about my sending him a big box of paper. So she, in her kind snookie way sent me an envelope with at least a 1/2 lb of wonderful paper...etc! I LOVED IT! Yeah yeah I'm trying to declutter my studio, but an artist HAS to has a paper pile.....MANDATORY! So Thank you Angie! The scan in no way does it justice.…


Added by Karen Champlin on October 3, 2010 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Received from Erni Bar

Master colorist Erni sent me this great collage from his collection. This is a 2006 piece entitled "Play Illusion". It's quite a treasure. Thanks Erni!

Added by Karen Champlin on October 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Received: Mail-art and stamp documentation sheet from Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

October 2, 2010 - Ruud Janssen, IOUMA founder and artist, is just the best in my book. With everything else he's doing, he manages to keep his mail-art flowing and respond to all kinds of requests and questions. Several weeks ago I received mail-art from him in one of his hand-painted envelopes. It included an add-and-pass sheet to gather Fluxus mail-art documentation for the TAM… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Strawberry delight from Julian Grant

Everyone knows Julian Grant and the magic he does with his stamp carving craft. I can't even start to imagine how much patience it takes for this strawberry stamp to come out so perfect. Let alone his insect men, fish men and other fine creatures he's designing. Amazing stuff, really. Thanks Julian for sending a special piece of your… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on October 3, 2010 at 2:34am — 2 Comments

Ava Gardner Inde' Film Festival Oct. 7-10th North Carolina USA

Two Wilder films have been selected to screen at this year's Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival in Smithfield, North Carolina USA.

The selections:

Director Candy Wilder's film short…

Added by Fred Wilder on October 2, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments

From Stefano Sini

Added by liketelevisionsnow on October 1, 2010 at 11:51pm — No Comments

From Stefano Sini

Added by liketelevisionsnow on October 1, 2010 at 11:50pm — No Comments

From Cecil Touchon

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Received: Part II mail-art prints from Brent Leopold (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA)

September 30, 2010 - This posting is the second part (looks like a total of three) of one batch of outstanding mail-art prints Brent sent me from Pennsylvania. He did an amazing run of about 1,300 prints this summer. In one of the messages we exchanged, he was talking about how much he enjoys mail-art as an alternative to gallery shows - he does show his work on the ground too. All… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Received: Soluble fish mail-art from Kiera Pannell (Montreal, Canada)

September 30, 2010 - Kiera Pannell, an object constantly in motion during the summer, seems to be settled for a while in the UK. She always told me she was from Canada, and the mail-art from her is addressed from everywhere else in the world. IUOMA members who were here over the summer might remember Kiera traveled across Europe and was… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2010 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

INSTRUCTIONS for The Crimson Giant and The Tower of Babel

The Crimson Giant and The Tower of Babel

Dear Fellow Collaborators,

This project we are embarking on is an organic process. Please do not stress about time limits, the use of a particular style etc. The greatness of this work is going to be the diversity of voices, the differing methodologies and artistic styles and the diverse interpretations of the

title. The broad idea behind the book is the…


Added by cheryl penn on September 30, 2010 at 5:28pm — 6 Comments

Received: Text/ural mail-art from Marie Wintzer (Saitama, Japan)

September 29, 2010 - A long-anticipated piece of mail-art arrived in New York from Marie Wintzer about a week ago. I follow Marie's blog and have seen her postings here at the IUOMA, so I knew what I was getting. But nothing really substitutes for the original work itself. The central, post-card size image (above) is rich with layering, text/ure, and is made meticulously (remember… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Mailart and Me - A mailart call for a show and mailart lecture on October 12th

Mailart. It's changed my whole life. Since discovering it, nearly 2 years ago, I can honestly say that mailart has heavily changed my life. Whereas before I discovered mailart, I was a science and technology person with a passing interest in art, I can now say I am an artist. Mailart has done this.

For me, art lessons at school were always a nightmare. I couldn't draw to save my life and I wasn't raised in an artistic family where images and sounds were valued. I could…

Added by andytgeezer on September 30, 2010 at 1:32am — 11 Comments

Rosa Gravino received from Ted Moss

Added by Rosa Gravino on September 29, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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