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Wonderful Mailart to be thankful - from Charlotte Geister, Celestial Scribe, Amy Candiotti, Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by Yayoi S.W. on November 22, 2017 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

very special mailart from Charlotte, painted, collaged, and partially sewn. Lovely mix of nature, and vibrant colors and the sun is uplifting in the dark rainy days!

From Celestial Scribe: when you view his mailart you are transferred to his own world :) …

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Carina and Nadia and Stan and Jay and Richard and Jon and The Keys Family Media Group featuring Lord Phlegm

Posted by David Stafford on November 22, 2017 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

There's an old Buddhist saying: When a person gives you a dog don't thank them until they give you a second dog. Probably a poor translation but I think the meaning is quite clear: I now have the two dogs. It's time to thank. Above: Dog one. We like to keep him on a lead otherwise he gets carried…

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Can't have too many eagles...from Ed Giecek!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 22, 2017 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Ed sends this fabulous block print, on the envelope, both sides:…

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Rip/Tear collage from Bonniediva

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 19, 2017 at 4:55pm 2 Comments

...with CIRCLES! very nice indeed,

Even the envelope was a bit torn :-)

but with rabbit and lovely…

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Bees and butterflies from Kathleen Higgins

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Fantastic First Day issue for bees and butterflies!

Vatican city stamping is great, too!

Thank you,…

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Intricate botanical Postcard from Irina!

Posted by Minneapolis Gnome on November 18, 2017 at 10:42pm 1 Comment

You love it!  Admit it, you ALL love it like _I_ love it, yes? 

If my job would let me change the screensaver on my work computer, this postcard from Irina in Saint Petersburg, Russia would already be my new screensaver.  I'll be hanging it on my wall so I can still get my fill of this eye candy on a…

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IT is BLUE from enchanting David Stafford

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 18, 2017 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

But what is "IT"? What can this be that he is struggling with?

It's BLUE ...and on the envelope, coming from…

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It's RED from Jokie Wilson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 18, 2017 at 3:29pm 3 Comments

...and there should be no going back!

...not for this guy,…

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jimmyconnors is returned AGAIN :-(

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 18, 2017 at 3:28pm 13 Comments

There is something missing in this address?

It is in a plain envelope so as not to upset any 

German postal clerk...but it stil was returned.

Perhaps we have to have the street address of the 

Post Office?

we're singin' "NIXIE"!…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are over 4700 members....

 

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"Sorry I spell name wrong.   Little bit beside myself these days and trying hard to keep in touch.    thank you so Ruth"
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Yayoi S.W. left a comment for Richard BAUDET
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Yayoi S.W. left a comment for Charlotte Geister
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TREES

A group devoted to the art of trees: free medium. Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hug the earth, you hug yourself and your neighbors. Without trees, no…See More
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Wonderful Mailart to be thankful - from Charlotte Geister, Celestial Scribe, Amy Candiotti, Katerina Nikoltsou

very special mailart from Charlotte, painted, collaged, and partially sewn. Lovely mix of nature, and vibrant colors and the sun is uplifting in the dark rainy days!…See More
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's group Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!
"I love all those animal sounds in various languages, too!  Here the crows say 'kra, kra' (and in Dutch the crow therefore is named 'kraai'). The dogs here say 'waf' or 'woef'. A funny thing concerning…"
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View From the Couch

I have been neglecting mail art in favor of paintings. One of my latest acrylic puzzles.
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kiyotei commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Can't have too many eagles...from Ed Giecek!
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Mail Art Martha commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's group Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!
"Thanks Jan. I find very  interesting how the sounds animals make are written and pronounced in different languages. For instance dogs say bow wow in English, I believe, guao guao in Spanish and the tiny dog belonging to Obelix says Haaarf! in…"
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western variation

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Locandina your world

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Mail Art Martha replied to Mail Art Martha's discussion What is, actually, Bad Art? in the group IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)
"Has the Donald expressed his views on art? Probably the only subject he has ignored. Sad.  Well Ficus, I practise BA on a regular basis and my eyes don't hurt. Although I must say I am much better at Bad Poetry. You do not want to hear it.…"
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Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Nov 15. 2 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by vales Nov 7. 495 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

CALL FOR COLLABORATION: 'TAOPOLIS'

Started by Jeremy Gluck in Mail-Art Projects Oct 30. 0 Replies

Hello I am seeking collaboration on the theme of "TAOPOLIS", dealing with Tokyo and Japan. If anyone wants to join me in exploring this please let me know. I require audio, video, stills, text, mail art, etc. I'm especially interested in Japanese…Continue

Tags: stills, text, audio, video, Japan

Artposto's "wee books"

Started by Chris Dodge in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Michael Leigh Oct 28. 4 Replies

Hello, all.I wonder if anyone here knows the whereabouts of the artists' book collection of Artoposto (Dorothy Harris). I understand that she died in 2005. In the eighties I had the pleasure of visiting Dorothy in Atlanta and seeing (and holding and…Continue

Image focus

Started by michael thompson in PROBLEMS. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Sep 29. 2 Replies

Why are so many images out of focus. I started deleting a few figuring it was an import issue, but realized it was something else, but what?Continue

Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Sep 25. 4 Replies

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by MoriceMarcuse Sep 6. 4 Replies

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid the subject of this discussion its a important matter, special during art exhibits or art call .Many event are very explicit about Political or racist or…Continue

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Swap 10 x 15 cm or 4"x6" Art with Morice Marcuse Address List

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Projects Aug 31. 0 Replies

Hello,to any one wold like to swap art in Format 10x15 cm or 4"x6" can leave your address here and send me your works  i will send my artworks ASAP for Swap with yours.I waiting your Replay Morice MarcuseC/OMenconi TizianoVia Venezia 2 Scala…Continue

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SALERNO / MARCEL DUCHAMP 1887 – Area di Confine Porta Duchamp

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 25. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION  LAUTANIA  VIRTUAL  VALLEY  / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters & Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI  POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente”  a cura di  Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due…Continue

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Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by maha Aug 23. 11 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

Tags: documentation, blogging

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