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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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How can I change the background of my homepage?

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Yvonne Kettner Sep 18. 3 Replies

How to respond to ATC Buddy Jam?

Started by Melanie Reed. Last reply by William M Jul 3. 1 Reply

Mail art call or Event?

Started by Edamameg. Last reply by Edamameg Jun 8. 4 Replies

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed. Last reply by Linda Rogers May 29. 4 Replies

instagram accounts

Started by allison anne. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 22. 2 Replies

How do I tag an artist?

Started by Edamameg. Last reply by Edamameg May 21. 4 Replies

Archives that take donations?

Started by Cynthia Sillitoe. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Sep 29, 2019. 4 Replies

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?

Started by Lynne Larkin. Last reply by Vel Crowe Aug 2, 2019. 11 Replies

Instagram linked to IUOMA?

Started by Jennie Hinchcliff. Last reply by Erin Morse Jul 9, 2019. 4 Replies

Images in Blog Posts

Started by Marina Schiemenz. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jun 27, 2019. 11 Replies

What is the best way to share . . .

Started by Allison Ruby. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Feb 15, 2019. 1 Reply

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?

Started by Helga Deb. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Jan 1, 2019. 1 Reply

How to rotate a photo

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

What do I do with unwanted messages and friend requests

Started by Wendi Powell. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

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Comment by Jennifer Wallace on October 17, 2020 at 12:05pm

Carl's asked why some people join this website but after a short period drop out.

I think that's partly simply because that's all too easy. Some online groups ask you all sorts of questions to decide whether they let people in, but as that goes against the basic ethos of mail art, it doesn't happen here and I can't see anyone wanting that to change.

But when I was introduced to mail art just over a year ago, I didn't know much about what I was getting into. For me, the year's experiences have been mostly good, but I've been disappointed about some things and I can understand someone having second thoughts about being part of all this. This group just doesn't work for everyone, for all sorts of reasons, including life suddenly heading off in unexpected other directions. Plus there are other places to tap into the networks.

Comment by Maxima Strange on August 4, 2020 at 11:10pm

How do I connect to Twitter? When I click on "connect to Twitter," it sends me to a page that has a number. It says go back to Ning and input the number to "complete the process." But where do you input the number? 

Comment by carl baker on August 4, 2020 at 8:41pm

possers, why don't people stay with mail-art? i see ppl on here for 3 wks and they disappear,focus, try to focus!, ppl are so scattered anymore, any serious mail-arters left?

Comment by Amanda on July 29, 2020 at 2:04am

Hi everyone a friend of mine sent me some stamps of energyman 1. silly by michael lamb. I just wanted to get some more information on him if anyone knows of him? thank you for any help, really like the stamp and just wanted to know abit more if possible. 

Comment by Amanda on July 10, 2020 at 7:26pm

Thanks Heleen, I have found the group and have now joined the rubber stamps group, I am also looking up your suggestions I really appropriate it.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 10, 2020 at 6:51pm

In my mailbox I saw a question from Amanda - sent from this group 'Ask anything' - about rubberstamps. I wanted to reply but I cannot find the original question!..

Amanda, please see also the group about rubber stamps (one of the groups, as there is also a group about hand carving your own rubberstamps!)

Comment by Melanie Reed on July 3, 2020 at 4:18am

How do I respond correctly to the "ATC Buddy Jam" note I got? I recently received a mail art packet that included a card with a picture on the front and a two-entry name and address list on the back, with only the first entry filled in. Do I add something to the picture, and then send it to the first person's address, and then add one of my own mail art friends' addresses to the second entry slot?

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on March 27, 2020 at 12:26pm

I'm more optimistic about the survival of mailing systems. Online shopping has added to the need for them, for example.

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?

 

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