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"Specimen Rare" Postal Stamps

Making your own postal stamps is as fun as it can possibly get. This one was my first attempt. I took a fake photo booth picture of myself on La PhotoCabine and turned it into a vintage stamp with a "Specimen Rare" label on it.

It took me a while to figure out how to cut them out to actually make them look like stamps. Not so easy, but I think they look quite decent.…





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Added by Marie Wintzer on August 27, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

Trip to Jimbocho

The other day I came back from the "second hand books district" of Tokyo with a stack of vintage books and magazines for less than 20$. I could easily have spend my day in the shops. Of course not all the books were as cheep as those I have bought (and that are going to be teared apart for mail). Some of them are collectables that I can't afford and would never give a cut with scissors. But, oh my, what a gorgeous place it was!…









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Added by Marie Wintzer on August 27, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

Received from Hell courtesy of Lex, USA--fun PR stuff--thanks

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 27, 2010 at 2:15am — No Comments

Tea

Lovely Etegami art from Deborah in Japan

I am so very honored to receive this piece of work! And just love a good cup of tea :]

thank you deborah =D

Added by ainssomeone on August 25, 2010 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

collage for mail art

collage 8_25_10…

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Added by Tomoe N on August 25, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

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Biography and ilustrations

Added by Victor Femenìas von Willigmann on August 24, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Received MA - Karen Champlin (Illinois) - Art is Long, Life is Short



Hand stamped and decorated package from KC - complete with Latin Quote for "Art is Long, Life is Short." Admirable work. The enclosure (on corrugated cardboard) is a wrapped stake of sorts - evoking a…

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Added by Julian Grant on August 24, 2010 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Received: Mailart drawing from Kiera Pannell (UK and Quebec, Canada)



August 23, 2010 - Kiera Pannell is producing a series of post-card size drawings at a rate of at least one per day. Many if not all of these concentrate on heads and faces viewed from various perspectives. Perplexed by the identity of these characters I was seeing appear in diverse places, I emailed her and she kindly responded from Prague (she's…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 24, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Received from Angie Cope, USA: Can o' Maps--gracias mon amie

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 23, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Rosa Gravino received from Katerina Nikoltsou

It´s precious!

bicycle is very very good idea!

thanks…

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Added by Rosa Gravino on August 22, 2010 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Received: Mailart from Julian Grant of the Chicago School - Division of the Surreal (USA)

August 21, 2010 - Julian Grant's mailart arrived in New York this week. This is another item I have been eagerly anticipating this summer, and it was worth the wait. Julian is one of many mailartists I have met for the first time through the IUOMA. His blogging to share work he has received with us and his extraordinary talent have provided me…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Received from Marie, USA--thanks!

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 20, 2010 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Report on Ohio USA Skylab Mailart Show and Vispo Conference

Visual poet Geof Huth is providing detailed coverage of the events in Ohio on his blog. Many members of the IUOMA are in the mailart show, doing performances, or leading discussions:

http://dbqp.blogspot.com/

Thanks Geof!

Added by De Villo Sloan on August 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Sent: Grigori Antonin "Big Brother" poster, Antonism cult kit, uncensored Grigster interview

August 19, 2010: After the unprecedented failure of "jade ar" followed by the unmitigated disaster of "decadence of jade ar," I am shamelessly exploiting the Ray Johnson is not dead (and he might be Grigori Antonin, Librarian on the Loose, or Richard Canard) mangled urban legend:

Is…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 20, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Received MA - Node Pajomo (Washington, USA) Thanks



Unique grafitti style (plus translation) is the perfect Dadaist statement. I can decipher neither. Hand written and typed card with embellishments. Cinderella stamp and hand drawn illustrtion complete.…

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Added by Julian Grant on August 19, 2010 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Received MA - Art Tower (Germany) - Danke



Collaged Mannequin head with spoons. Giclee print, I believe? Wonderful collection of IUOMA stamps on back. Nice Cinderella as well of a child's drawing w/ furnace and fire embellishments. Art Tower is…

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Added by Julian Grant on August 19, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Received Outstanding MA - Anne Seltzer, Claremeont, CA (USA)



Received a beautiful hand painted piece from AS in California. Watercolor, ink and pencil complete this painting folded to large envelope size. When I opened my mailbox and saw this, I was oversome…

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Added by Julian Grant on August 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Received MA - Elke Grundmann (Germany) - Danke!





Hand Stamped (?)/ Printed - "Life - It's a tattoo machine" in English by one of my favourite MA artists.Printed on cardboard and complete with Artist ID stamp and a colorful collection of German postage. Loved the bruised colored ink in this and the repetition. Beautiful work,… Continue

Added by Julian Grant on August 19, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Received from Stan Askew, USA--thanks, Mr. Askew

Added by Bifidus Jones on August 19, 2010 at 3:09am — No Comments

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