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Coolness from Austin!

A postcard of geometries (geometry was my favorite math class) and one of my favorite colors. Sweet! Thanks AWJ!…

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Added by Kris Naylor on September 19, 2010 at 1:20am — No Comments

Tanuki Mail Think Pink Postage Stamp

Postage stamp with a photo I took last month in a shrine on Enoshima Island.
"Ema" are small wooden tablets on which people can write a wish and hang them up on the premises of the shrine.

Added by Marie Wintzer on September 19, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Received: Post-feminist mail art from Jen Staggs (Dallas, Texas, USA)

September 17, 2010 - I personally appreciate Jen Stagg's mail art as much as her photos, especially shots from New Orleans I've seen elsewhere. I like receiving work from IUOMA friends that incorporates fabric, sewing, and weaving. In previous blog posts I've thanked Mariska van den Heuvel (Holland - sewn paper) and Tina Festa (Italy - woven… Continue

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

From South Africa....Cheryl Penn's Art

I've been looking forward to getting mail from Cheryl. She sent me a note with the piece but I very often can't read cursive so you guys can have at it, I love pieces with fiber a lot. always have. That's probably why I put cords on many of my own works.Cheryl's piece is about Pollack and IS wonderful!…

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Added by Karen Champlin on September 17, 2010 at 9:41pm — 3 Comments

Catching up with the Mail

Received this interesting piece from Karen Champlin. I just love things made from cardboard.

And this came from Super Aska in Australia. Sweet!…

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Added by Kris Naylor on September 17, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Received: "Rosso Sangue" mail art from Ander Morlando (Napoli, Italy)

September 16, 2010 - From the first time I saw his mail art at the IUOMA a few months ago, I wanted to be Ander Morlando's friend. I like the clarity, vibrant color, and his mastery of technology to make art (which is better seen in his IUOMA portfolio). I've also been intrigued by the ideas Ander must have that inform his work. I especially like and ponder about his "Simbolicus erratus" series. In the piece he sent…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on September 16, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Received from Karen Champlin, USA--another masterpiece from Art Nation

Thanks much and thanks for acknowledging my penchant for hardware--love the key (and I do not take lightly the responsibility that comes with having the key in my possession). There are a couple of things that come to mind about a key: turn it one way and it locks something up, turn it the other way and it sets something free; a lock doesn't work without a key, and a key has no relevance without a lock. At any rate, great…

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Added by Bifidus Jones on September 16, 2010 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Pens, Swords, Envelopes and Emails...A Thought for Today*

IF 'The pen is mightier than the sword' (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richelieu: Or the Conspiracy, 1839),

THEN 'An Envelope is superior to an email.' (Me, 16/09/2010, 17.05 CET

(Discuss with specific relevance to forms of communication in the 21st century; or not)

Regards,

Val(entine Mark Herman)

*and Tomorrow, and the Next Day, etc

Added by Valentine Mark Herman on September 16, 2010 at 5:05pm — 3 Comments

Herman's message

Hello (of Goede Avond) Ruud and Gang*,

I'm new to the Union, and currently finding my way around it, so please allow me to join your team. My name is Valentine Mark Herman, aka Val. For details of what I'm…

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Added by Ruud Janssen on September 15, 2010 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Received: Bifidus Jones mail art from the vispo phase (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)



September 14, 2010 - Bifidus Jones recently sent me a stunning piece that integrates many vispo elements that have been mentioned in IUOMA discussions, notably layering (or over-laying) and integration of image with text. I like the expansive…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on September 15, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

221 Pachinko Parlor Psychology 222 A Pickle a Day - for Grigori Antonin



Postcard with a photo and article from an old magazine. It pictures a hypnosis experiment (presumably in the 60's) on kids that don't like certain types of food. At least one of the boys doesn't seem to fall into it, LOL.

I added an extract from the table of contents cut out from an old guide book about Japan. I'll be cutting out random phrases from that book for most of my future postcards because most of them are quite… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on September 15, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

Puzzle envelopes from Ahmet Demir

This special delivery from Turkey brightened up a day that wasn't quite a good one. I think Ahmet Demir got a brilliant idea with his puzzle envelopes, and I'm proud to be the new owner of this gorgeous set.… Continue

Added by Marie Wintzer on September 15, 2010 at 11:14am — No Comments

Received: Larned Justin's mail art meets Main Street (Missouri, USA)

September 12, 2010 - Larned Justin's mail art arrived, along with other pieces by Bifidus Jones (Minnesota) and Jen Staggs (Texas). In this artwork (above), Larned uses a phtoto of the classic U.S. small town upon which to overlay complementary images creating, for me, an overall vintage and ghostly impression. I had seen Larned's work at the IUOMA but until now never looked at it closely. He definitely has a…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on September 14, 2010 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Received MA KN (Greece)



This has been my week for delicious MA packages. Detailed as below:



Envelope - Heavily stamped and altered international envelope…

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Added by Julian Grant on September 14, 2010 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Received from Grigori Antonin

Great work Grigori! I love the colors. I'm no longer a Sloanist though. I confessed my sins at Chursh an went back to being a Lutheran. But I know the movement is growing every day..

Added by Karen Champlin on September 14, 2010 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Received MA - K Naylor (AZ)



Received a beautiful and complicated MA selection from Kris Naylor. Detailed as below:



Envelope: Hand folded Mars pictorial. Complete…

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Added by Julian Grant on September 14, 2010 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

Received MA - Elle Mental (NC)



Received beautiful Artistamp from Elle Mental. Front Cover is delicate watercolor blueberry painting with reverse personal note. Complete with FDI Stamp and Maltese Cross cancel and personal note, this is a…

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Added by Julian Grant on September 14, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

from grigori antonin

Added by liketelevisionsnow on September 13, 2010 at 9:33pm — 1 Comment

Received from Marie, USA

The layers of paper and fabric give it a great tactile quality--thanks!

Added by Bifidus Jones on September 13, 2010 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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