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Triptych (+More!) by Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2019 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Cristina 3.20.2019 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany)

 

March 20, 2019 - I was thrilled to receive an envelope from old & dear mail art friend Cristina Blank in Germany. Both Cristina and her partner Jurgen Oliver Blank are wonderfully inventive & talented artists. They always lift the spirits & challenge the mind. Cristina Blank made some wonderful Trashpo and DKult-related pieces that I will not soon forget.

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Thank you, Olathe Post

Posted by Carolyn Cline on March 20, 2019 at 11:42pm 0 Comments

Received big ol’ envelope from Bill. Ain’t it purty? Watercolored ink drawing, artistamp, and a spiffy sticker. Inside,  a stash of watercolored artistamps made by Mr. Olathe himself and a page of perforated collages.…

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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Posted by Mail Art Martha on March 20, 2019 at 5:19pm 5 Comments

MARCH

Katerina Nicoltsou…

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Beetle Brain Bowler

Posted by FinnBadger on March 20, 2019 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

Stunning print sent by Amalgamated Confusion last year. 





Thanks again,…
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Finnish Art

Posted by Sabrina S on March 20, 2019 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Of Halonen Paavo, found in Korundi museum, Rovaniemi

Made with traditional basket of brich wood and different kinds of birds native to Finland, like goldfinch, sparrow, etc.

Mail from Bruno Chiarlone from Italy

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on March 20, 2019 at 10:42am 2 Comments

Mail from Bruno Chiarlone from Italy.

Artistic postage stamps + the sheet of ‘Add & pass’.

Thanks to Bruno Chiarlone!…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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CIRCLES

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StampZine No. 18

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Triptych (+More!) by Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany)

Mail art by IUOMA member Cristina Blank (Worthsee, Germany) March 20, 2019 - I was thrilled to receive an envelope from old & dear mail art friend Cristina Blank in Germany. Both Cristina and her partner Jurgen Oliver Blank are wonderfully…See More
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Bonniediva's "Bon-Zine" (First Edition!) (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)
"Clearly Bonniediva will join us in the Great Landfill with Ray when the Trashpocalypse arrives."
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Amy Irwen commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"No biggy.....and can't wait for my surprise! Haha *!*"
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Correspondence Art by Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)
"LOL!! I like the kulter abduction case angle. Shall I present myself as a current brainwashed individual, or a recent deprogrammed person?? Yes, the section on you would certainly be LONG! As far as me writing about how kind you've been and…"
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Bonniediva's "Bon-Zine" (First Edition!) (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)
"DVS - Your posts are always so informative! I appreciate that you don't just slap a few photos up, and call it a day.  Bonniediva is a favorite here in the Lyons' Den! I received a Bon-Zine, and I was in awe.  I love the vintage…"
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Amy Irwen commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Hi guys.... Jean-Charles asked to be next after Carolyn Cline....he is in IUOMA for address .. JJalltheway I will ask Jean--Charles to send it your way..... So...Mim will send to Carolyn... Carolyn will send to Jean-Charles ... Jean-Charles will…"
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Mail art Gelli prints from Norma

"Hi Julie, So happy my mail arrived and you like all the prints. Until next time! See you in the mail, Norma"
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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam Chatfield on Saturday. 45 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

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott Mar 14. 6 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kathy Barnett Mar 14. 16 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Portuguesse

Started by Tri Maliny in Mail-Art Discussions Feb 21. 0 Replies

Bom dia, falas portugues?Hello, I'd like to praktice more my portuguesse. I am beginner and I'd like to improove in it. I can offer czech or english in exchange. If you want to write artsy letters with me, send me your adress via email:)…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Raj Verdi Feb 17. 510 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

2019 VALENTINES EXCHANGE

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bonniediva Feb 15. 3 Replies

THIS IS THE PLACE, MY FRIENDS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Valentine's! Who wants some? Who sends them? I want them, I send them!Post here to receive a deluge of love this February.Send more Valentine's this year. Send more love this year.Continue

Tags: day, valentine's, valentines, valentine

A History of Love Stamps

Started by josh berger in Mail-Art Projects Feb 15. 0 Replies

Infographic poster by Chief Perforation Officer Niko Courtelis. Read more and download a high resolution version of the…Continue

Tags: stamp, history, PortlandStampCo, infographic, stamps

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions Feb 12. 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Keri Alley Feb 11. 19 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

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Mail art exhibition in Brazil

Started by Gisela Pizzatto in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 14. 3 Replies

Hello, I'll be heading an postcard exhibition in Brazil, and I would like to know if here's is any way you can spread the word for me!!! Thank you all

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