Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
March 9, 2014 - Carina Granlund has made this impressive entry in the MinXus-Lynxus Who Has The Best Hair Contest. The concept seems to be a hair…Continue
Borderline Grafix: traditional binding with recycled plastic thread. Interesting collages on heavy paper.…Continue
Today I received a lovely reward from Sweden:
more details you can find on: http://www.theshapethatchangedtheworld.com/#award
They write about the reason for the award:…
So good to see Erica again, been a long time! Now Time-to-PLAY!
Lovely mail art with dots and colors, beautifully textured!
Always good to see Erica's art!
Thank you, girl!…Continue
I have been 'monitoring' those IUOMA members whose Birthdays have appeared on the 'Birthdays Today' part of this site. I started this, because I did not recognise many of their names, and wondered if they were indeed active members of IUOMA?
This led me to try and define what an 'Active Member' was, and to see how many of those whose birthdays were listed are indeed active.
I found that about 1 in 5 of them…Continue
made this stamp to print on outgoing envelopes to remember Rain Rien:…Continue
received this wonderful mail today:
with inside some more surprises which I will pass on for sure!…Continue
Great stamped envelope and add-and-pass-on-printed-matter from Ruud!
I always wonder how Ruud succeeds in printing his stamps so well: you can see that all stamps are colouring completely!. While mine almost always leave some white (and when I try to solve it by using more ink, there appear extra spots :-) ) !
Thank you very much, hartelijk dank,…Continue
I am very pleased to report that the Museum of Modern Art, New York, currently has an on-line catalog of the "John Held, Jr. Collection of Mail Art Periodicals," an annotated inventory housed at the Museum of Modern Art Library.
Well, Erni Bär sent me a set of sponges, and I promissed to stamp with them. Here is how that goes.
First you need to prepare the sponges for the formats you want to stamp. These sponges are tough to cut, so I needed an industrial siccors to get that done. The first letters of Erni Bär to start with.…Continue
A small thank-you note is already sent. Also I am using the rubberstamp she sent (IUOMA since 1988) on all outgoing mail-art…Continue
Sad news from John Held Jr. today. He informed the network through Facebook that Shozo Shimamoto died 3 days ago. It was 3 days after Shoso turned 85 years old.
John Held is currently working on a Gutai exhibition in San Francisco and that will be a special event now for sure. I met Shozo Shimamoto in 1990 in Köln when he was doing the NetRun, and took this photo…Continue
BEST WISHES ON THE OTHER HAND
The long announced letter finally arrived on Dec. 5th.
Mijnheer Ruud Janssen has sent nice things and written nice words.…Continue
Because I got the question I had to do some digging in the archive, As it turns out I found the starting month back in one of my own publications that I wrote in 1990:
This booklet was published in 1990 to document my first 10 years in Mail-Art. I still have the originals here. In it I wrote about the start of the IUOMA. It turns out to be AUGUST 1988. Later in…Continue
Great mail from Erni Bär (Germany) last week. He sent me a typical envelope with his portrait on it and the envelope itself had a special size.......…Continue
The exhibition is finally up and running. I have done an on-line catalogue of HOPEFULLY (!!) every artists work I have received. The catalogue is available for free download:
After The stamps for inside the Netherlands, there are now also postagestamps for Europe and Worldwide. They will be used for the outgoing mail-art…Continue
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