A group devoted to the art of trees: free medium. Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hug the earth, you hug yourself and your neighbors. Without trees, no love!

Without love, no trees.

A sequel to the mail art project SIGNS and STONES and TREES (of 1998).

Guido Vermeulen started this group. After his death the IUOMA members keep it alive with posting photos and drawings of TREES in memory of Guido.

Location: Worldwide, global
Members: 210
Latest Activity: May 10


Dear Guido,

I love trees!

Trees are so good to us, giving us oxygen to breathe, cleaning our water, providing shade in their life and shelter in their death.

They give us this paper, the pencil I write words with, and the envelope I painted.

Trees are magical, like all plants, magical little things that grow into magical big thins that are essential to so many of us other magical life forms in this amazing, magical universe.


When I am with trees, big and small, I wonder like a child.

I know the scientific explanations of their life cycles and the processes of their doings.

I have even listened to trees as recorded by a hydrophone as their cells thirsted for water.

Still, no amount of knowledge can evaporate the mist of awe and wonder I feel in the presence of trees.

Trees are our kindred.

They, too, are born to live. And born to die.

In between they are silent witnesses to the magic of the universe.

Happy Earth Day,

Sarah Jo Pender, USA

From the Indiana Women’s Prison

April 2012

Discussion Forum

Tree Collages

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Jan Hodgman May 16, 2019. 2 Replies



Started by Lisa M Perez Nov 27, 2017. 0 Replies

In park


Started by Lisa M Perez Nov 27, 2017. 0 Replies

In park


Started by Daniel de Culla Jan 23, 2012. 0 Replies

TETA * Mi barca que no es el Costa ConcordiaPero se le parece un montón¿A que sí?Navegaba  con asnífluo acentoAlrededor de las tiendasDel Carrefour en el primer pisoCuando de pronto  mirandoA través…Continue

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2019 at 6:14pm

from Ruggero Maggi:

Comment by Bill Porter on May 17, 2019 at 12:47pm

Hi Jan. To answer your question, sometimes before and sometimes after. :-)

Comment by Amy Irwen on May 16, 2019 at 7:22pm

Bill...your colors are wonderful *!*

Comment by Jan Hodgman on May 16, 2019 at 6:10pm

Sabrina, what wonderful traceries! Art, indeed!

Comment by Jan Hodgman on May 16, 2019 at 6:09pm

Oh, Bill these are really lovely. DO you put in the ink after the watercolor or before?

Comment by Bill Porter on May 16, 2019 at 1:49am

In my earlier post today, I realized that I haven't posted on of the paintings that I was able to do a couple of months ago. So, better late than never...

Part of a series... Watercolor and India ink.


Comment by Norma Soulet on May 15, 2019 at 3:38pm

Hi Bill,

Love it. Simple and lovely!

Comment by Bill Porter on May 15, 2019 at 3:34pm

I took a little time out for myself last evening, and brought out the paints...

India ink and watercolor. Getting ready to matte it now. Hope that y'all
enjoy it.

~Bill @ The Olathe Poste

Comment by Sabrina S on May 10, 2019 at 9:14pm

Art made by Finnish bugs

Comment by Norma Soulet on May 2, 2019 at 4:09pm

Love the photo, Heleen and the Red or Orange mailbox!



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