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Mailed Received this week from: Katerina, Bill Porter and Carolyn Cline.

Posted by Norma Soulet on November 16, 2018 at 10:28pm 1 Comment

From Katerina- a Halloween/Thanksgiving card with a laminated real leaf and a happy pumpkin.

From Bill Porter" The Olathe Poste" - Three lovely scenic Colorado postcards

From Bill Porter - A Ray…


Vintage and beauty from XX Jones

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 16, 2018 at 2:20pm 2 Comments

Another lovely envelope and print arrived from Austria,

from Madame XX Jones :-)…


Debra Mulnick sent mail art fun

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 16, 2018 at 2:19pm 1 Comment

A Gorilla! Just electrifying:

Very nice comic face, too...and BLUE:…


Donna Stroud sent many mail art goodies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 16, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

A full packet of mail art items,

in a "winter-already" BLUE envelope!…


info IUOMA

Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are over 4900 members....


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carl baker commented on carl baker's photo


"DVS, yes go ahead put it up."
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Fleur Helsingor's group Seasonal Mail Art
""It's about time" for autumn, another seasonal greeting card from Katerina."
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xx Jones commented on Carolyn Cline's photo

Outgoing “Bright Colors” Deco

"no, i don't know what decos are. :-) i just liked the dottiness."
1 hour ago
RUTH GILES left a comment for Anna
"Thank you for the beautiful mail art. The envelope is exquisite."
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De Villo Sloan commented on carl baker's photo


"This would look good at Asemic Front 2."
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De Villo Sloan posted photos
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"AF2 collab by Matthew Stolte (Wisconsin, USA) & me (DVS). https://asemicfront2.blogspot.com/2018/11/asemic-front-2-collab-by-matthew-stolte.html"
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Jessica joined MISS NOMA's group


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carl baker posted photos
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Emily Von Woolf updated their profile
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Carolyn Cline commented on Carolyn Cline's photo

Outgoing “Bright Colors” Deco

"XX Jones I saw your comment, thought you were in the Decos group and might be working on a page in it!"
5 hours ago
Heide Monster left a comment for Emily Von Woolf
"Great you have joined us!  Welcome!"
5 hours ago
Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group SOLO MAIL ART - only MAIL ART
"Ecco altre buste dipinte: vorrei ora poterle inviare con un contenuto minimale, o a volte quasi inesistente, in modo che l'opera diventi la busta: contaminata, e direi persino poco estetizzante. un abbraccio , bHere are other painted envelopes:…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Jessica
"See you in the mail soon :-)"
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Sabela Baña left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
" Katerina: Yes, ;mail art received Bill Porter is pretty.I like very much. "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Vintage and beauty from XX Jones
"'luv the textures of the monoprint, thanks,XX, for sending! Meow...MomKat likes your cat stamping :-)"
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Jessica left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"Hi Richard,Of course, I would love to trade with you! "
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Heide Monster posted photos
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Emily Von Woolf left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"Hello! I would love to swap art with you! Thank you for welcoming me to IUOMA :D"
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Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by xx Jones on Thursday. 16 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers Oct 26. 8 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information Oct 15. 0 Replies

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jayne Barket Lyons Oct 14. 1 Reply

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11. 43 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

création de timbres

Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 1. 0 Replies

bonsoir, qui pourrez m'expliquer la technique pour créer des timbres ? de faux timbres Continue

What is protocol here for weird spam?

Started by Cookiefish in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 25. 7 Replies

I received a weird friend request....if you can call it that? Here's the screen shot...…Continue

Hello from projetM@ MottattoM, Geneva

Started by Uta Richter in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Headguy Aug 15. 1 Reply

https://projetm.blogspot.com/2018/06/exposition-international-de-mail-art.htmlHello!Our International Mail Art Exhibition is up and running, please have a…Continue

A case of mistaken identity.

Started by Headguy in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Headguy Aug 14. 6 Replies

NEWB ALERT.I'm new here to IUOMA.  So, hello :)When I first started The Head Project back in 2002 I didn't know much about "mail art."  If I recall, there were a few mail art…Continue





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