Ok, I've been looking all over this site (and enjoying myself), but still can't tell exactly how one is supposed to acknowledge a piece of mail-art received. I see where I can thank the person on my page, but what about photographing? Do photographs of mail-art go in the "photos" AND "blogs" sections, and are there other places I should know about posting them? Just a little confused about where photos of art we've received are usually put.
Also, do you scan and post every piece of mail-art you receive? Or just the ones that especially appeal to you?
Looking forward to your advice,
The standard way is to respond directly with your own mailart to the person who sent something to you.
Mailart was around long before the internet. Many Mailartists do not participate in forums like this one and limit their interactions with other Mailartists to just the postal process.
Scanning and posting anything or everything you receive is up to you.
Thank you, Oh Boy! Yes, mail-art has been around a long time, and I used to see it published in little-read magazines in the '70s and '80s after the earlier flurry involving well-known "founders." I do find participating in the communications on this IUOMA site exhilarating, even though in many other ways I'm a throwback, and think the opportunity to see more mail-art on this site is wonderful. So I probably will be posting what I receive in either photos or blogs, and just have to figure out which way to do it.
It is of course good to know one doesn't have to! and I mean that. Thanks again from Nancy