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Amusing cartoon sent by Richard

Posted by Ann Golden on November 26, 2020 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Amusing cartoon sent by Richard

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Richard Baudet mail

Posted by Ann Golden on November 26, 2020 at 9:21pm 1 Comment

.Another inimitable envelope by Richard,featuring a hand dripping??? like the one I admired in another collage.The whiteface figure brought back memories of Carnival  celebrations in Limoux

Mail art from Tim Collapse.

Posted by Ann Golden on November 26, 2020 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Received some fishy mail art from Tim who I cannot find in profiles,but I have sent a message to a possible artist.Not sure if sheet is intended as Add and Pass.…

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Collecting Dust

Posted by Michael Leigh on November 26, 2020 at 4:24pm 1 Comment

Besides collecting mail art and rubber stamps etc. we collect all manner of other things.  The truth is we find it hard to throw anything away so eventually these piles of detritus become little collections of things.  They say if you have just two things then it's become "a collection" . Focusing on just one of our interests - matchbox labels or to give it its proper name "phillumenism". Every years they have a wonderful Phillumenists Meet Up"  (not sure if thats the right name they give…

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outgoing mail

Posted by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on November 26, 2020 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

may she find someone to pass to

Posted by Mah Nu on November 26, 2020 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Sending this ATC to someone who returned some A&P's (her addition included) with an apology that she didn't have anyone to pass them along to :( 

I suggested she check out IUOMA for contacts, as well as included a couple address stickers a couple of you sent me to share. Hopefully she joins us on here and gains some collaborators!…

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it's been a meditative beginning

Posted by Mah Nu on November 25, 2020 at 9:04pm 3 Comments

I've been really enjoying the slow focus that carving stamps requires. This is my current collection of handmade stamps soon to continue growing! Preparing for a long correspondence art session I'm about to begin today, I wanted to lay out my stamps and supplies and reflect on my progress so far…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Embarqmail is one of the most admirable simplified and efficient emailing services. It is extensively used by millions of users on a daily basis. This email application is totally different from other email services. It has many amazing and unique…Continue

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Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by annie Nov 8. 2 Replies

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Yvonne Kettner Oct 31. 14 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

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Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Oct 29. 10 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue

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Glück

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Does GENDER really matter? | OPEN CALL FOR MAIL ARTIST esposizione nella galleria Visioni Altre di Venezia

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Open Call for Artist dedicata alla DIFFERENZA DI GENERELa galleria VISIONI ALTRE di Venezia in collaborazione con il collettivo AE di Roma, invita gli artisti a riflettere sul tema contestualizzandolo nel proprio quadro socio-geografico.I temi della…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Oct 5. 6 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Convocatoria

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The New Whizbang

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