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There are a lot of basic questions on Mail Art that are often asked and answered. This group might be the first place to look for answers. I will do my best to answer, but hope that other members can help out as well.

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Mail Art vs Correspondence Art

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How can I change the background of my homepage?

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How to respond to ATC Buddy Jam?

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Mail art call or Event?

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Starting a IUOMA mail art group

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instagram accounts

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How do I tag an artist?

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Archives that take donations?

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Postcard sizes

Started by Jeremy Ng. Last reply by William M Aug 4, 2019. 7 Replies

paper glues

Started by Heide Monster. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Aug 3, 2019. 16 Replies

What do you put in Envelope?

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Instagram linked to IUOMA?

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Images in Blog Posts

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What is the best way to share . . .

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What is the etiquette re altering other people's art pieces?

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jan 17, 2019. 10 Replies

Swaps?

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How to rotate a photo

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What do I do with unwanted messages and friend requests

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 26, 2020 at 8:29pm

I really think that letter post will disappear Jennifer, so we would not be able to send paper post at all. A sad day.

Digital art has its charm too but I love the texture of different papers and even the smell.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on March 26, 2020 at 8:11pm

Bruno - I can't get excited about making digital work or looking at lots online. You can see more online than we were ever able to see when we were limited to reproductions in books, but no reproduction's the same as things like paper, paint, ink, etc.

If postage costs go up a lot more I will still make work on paper, but I'll post less.

But I appreciate seeing a selection of people's work online (such as on this website and in blogs). It lets me learn more about the type of work they're making and are interested in. A type of artists statement?

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 26, 2020 at 7:56pm

I think we will finish there unfortunately.

Postal prices are increasing every year to pay for costs, they say.

More likely to make money for the shareholders, I say.

Soon we will only be able to send parcels through the post at considerable price, I think

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on March 26, 2020 at 2:11pm

I would like to ask, if you think that the Historic Mail Art, can converge today

totally on the web, abandoning the sent paper. I stopensando

time ago. n / p * (

Vorrei chiedere, se pensate che la Storica Mail Art, possa oggi confluire

totalmente nel web, abbandonando la carta spedita. io ci stopensando

da tempo.  n/*p(

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on March 14, 2020 at 1:50pm

hi Carien...BC is a long running project from Ryosuke Cohen, and anyone can participate to it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_Cell

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/brain-cell-ryosuke-cohen-compil...

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 14, 2020 at 1:06pm

What is a Brain Cell?

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on January 21, 2020 at 5:49pm
I sometimes post photos to iuoma here and in Facebook. Here when I can figure out where my photos are in my chrome book.
Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 21, 2020 at 5:28pm

Having seen Martha's door gallery and the shopping trolley - apart from the beard - how else do people show what they're receiving?

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 21, 2020 at 7:45am

Jennifer- it is possible to move de photos and rearrange them once they are inside the album but it is quite fiddly and I have not the patience, or the time.  So not for me.

As to the trolley first I wrapped it in canvas and pinned the work on. Not very good. So I got a piece of stiff clear plastic and stuck them there with blue tack but the trolley got too small for the volume of Mail Art and I had to change the display every few days.

The door, so far, lasts for six to eight weeks and it is in a small porch so it is protected from the rain.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 20, 2020 at 11:36am

Martha - Thanks for flagging up your blog ... I love your front door gallery - makes me wish I had that sort of front door. And the same with your shopping trolley! What did you do to your shopping trolley to achieve that?

 

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