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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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What is the best way to share . . .

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

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Airmail themed cover exchange

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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?

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 20, 2020 at 3:23am

Yes Heide the photos can be sorted when all together but not the ones in an album. I have a link to an album from my and would like to see first the most recent photo.

Like your Jennifer, I would like a better ordered display.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 19, 2020 at 5:17pm

With sorting and ordering uploaded images, if you allocate them to an album, there doesn't seem to be a choice - they're all ordered with the oldest first. Am I right?

Comment by Heide Monster on January 19, 2020 at 1:35pm

On your page,  choose view all on the photos. There is a pull down menu on the right side  above the photos.  You can sort them by "latest", "random" or "most popular".

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on January 19, 2020 at 1:26pm

Martha - I struggle with sorting and ordering images uploaded, and getting them into the albums I want to sort them into! I can't answer your question but I hope others can.

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 19, 2020 at 9:07am

is there a way to reverse the photo albums so that the photos recently added are shown first? If not could we see that some time if possible, please?

Comment by Afritha Hasana on October 6, 2019 at 3:23pm
Hey thank you both for taking time to reply to i am very new I don't no what to send and how it works and how to contact others....if you can send mail and show in detail i will definitely reply it back
Comment by res nullius aka. "res" on October 6, 2019 at 1:54pm

Afritha, "Start Here at IUOMA" is a very good group to join. There is a list of mailart mentors -- by month -- that you can contact, and lots of advice. xo

Comment by Heide Monster on October 5, 2019 at 9:28pm

Hi Afritha,

Just send mail. 

     People send postcards, or decorated envelopes, or art inside envelopes, or miscellaneous objects. Often they send a note with the art, but not always.  It depends on what art you make, and your budget and your interests.  Look at the groups that interest you. 

     Its been my experience that the people that are currently  active on the IOUMA site will respond to your mail.  Even though there are thousands of members, not all are currently doing MAil Art.  Click on someone's name and on their page, half way down is their address. . 

     Heck, send me something.  I promise to send something in response.


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