October 2014 Blog Posts (192)

Nico-lepsy by David Stafford (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

David - 10.2.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member David Stafford (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

October 2, 2014 - I am thrilled to share with IUOMA friends an instant classic by mail-art master of witticism David Stafford. Many of you are doubtless…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 3, 2014 at 3:34am — 2 Comments

Look by Jon Foster.USA.08.21.14

Jon has an amazing tape transfer style that has multiple depth with out being 3D....On this piece Jon has created another dimension by etching a design in or underneath the tape (can't quite tell) enjoyable piece to keep your eyes wondering this lovely collage...

I did take an actual photo of this piece which caught the underlying design...I will find it and post later..…

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Added by Amy Irwen on October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

ORANGE from Thomas Brown

or is that Bhomas Trown?

Actually there are three cards...a few "NOT made, but sent" :-)

And some empty labels...mail art omens

(as ye send , so shall ye receive?)…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 2, 2014 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Jan sends orange stamped mail art

From Jan Hodgman comes this mail art card:

"leftover" from a teapot painting!...enjoying the details muchly:…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Martha mails holiday drawings

Mail Art Martha sent me two cards and repro cigarette card.  The theme seemed to be horses with one card for the Year of the horse, and a team of horses on the cigarette card. Horse stamp on the envelope too.  Thanks for the sketches of your time on holiday.  …

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Added by Brooke Cooks on October 1, 2014 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Val sends faces

Val sent me a lovely drawing, some encouraging words, and a card with finger knitting (my guess anyhow) and a floppy disc clip attached.  How creatively cool!  I love the reverse of the card.  The heading is "Watussi und Zulus".  It reiminds me of the song lyric, "do the Watussi.."  My fave is the smiling red stamped face.  Thanks Val.…

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Added by Brooke Cooks on October 1, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Thank you card for another mail art project

Another card arrived today with a thanks for participation

Remember the fun "ZOO ART"? It was all about recycling!

Many from IUOMA are on the list!

It was nice of Maura to send this documentation.

Many thanks to you,…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 9:07pm — 2 Comments

A FACE from Georgia

Very nice card arrived today from Thess to Thess :-)

Georgia sent a "thank you" for her donate-to-IUOMA project: 

exchange "faces"

'most welcome, hoping many…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

Cristina Blank aka 5 Blanks: The Kings glasses of the 8th to the 19th century

Always a treat awaits me when I see a 5 blanks envelope in the mailbox.

This one is made on what is likely the hole of a mounting board.  I wonder what they do with their doughnut holes?…

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Added by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 1, 2014 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

West Coast School by Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

Askew - 9.30.14 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

October 1, 2014 - This is the first mail-art I have received from Stan Askew in California. I offer many thanks for this fine package of wonderfully crafted…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2014 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Carina Granlund: To Ash to Ash to Dust to Dusk

Or as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them.

I looked up tuhkaksi, but it didn't help me.  But the cartoons and Paris map will…

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Added by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 1, 2014 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic!

You see these tantalizing textures?

Bits of color smashed and re-smashed somewhere on-the-road of…

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Added by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

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