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Incoming mail art from the U.K.

Posted by Carien van Hest on November 29, 2020 at 11:17am 0 Comments

Photo collage from Jennifer Wallace. Thank you!

The aroma of spray paint and art from Mindaugas

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 29, 2020 at 9:36am 0 Comments

Coming from Lithuania,

when one opens the envelope from Mindaugus, the world of lacquer spray paint fills the air.

And this contains two fabulous cards:…

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"Selvages" mail art from Patricia Landon

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 29, 2020 at 7:44am 0 Comments

Always enjoy seeing what can be do with "leftovers"

from the postage stamps and from stickers...all this nice "selvage" mail art!

Here is a super nice collaboration with  Stripygoose:…

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ATC from Judy Staroscik

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 29, 2020 at 7:42am 0 Comments

Nice envelope,

Perhaps an ornament ready for the Holidays:

and lovely ATC inside:…

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"Trumpeter" poem from David Stone

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 29, 2020 at 7:41am 0 Comments

Music and poetry coming from David...

a few stanzas, fine lines from the poem:…

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Incoming mail art from the States

Posted by Carien van Hest on November 29, 2020 at 12:23am 0 Comments

From Las Vegas, thank you, Marlies!

Thankful Everyday

Posted by Mah Nu on November 28, 2020 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

A new addition to my hand carved stamp collection. Feeling grateful for the workers today and every day♡

I'll make sure to include a few of these stickers to my outgoing mail frequently so we can all thank our mail workers, bringing us joy and necessary supplies to us everyday♡ Thank you Thank you Thank…

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Incoming mail art from the States

Posted by Carien van Hest on November 28, 2020 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

Thank you, Ingrid!

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

 

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Suggest smart methods to rectify Embarqmail email login issue

Started by John Smith in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carien van Hest Nov 21. 1 Reply

Embarqmail is one of the most admirable simplified and efficient emailing services. It is extensively used by millions of users on a daily basis. This email application is totally different from other email services. It has many amazing and unique…Continue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by annie Nov 8. 2 Replies

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Yvonne Kettner Oct 31. 14 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

Help!

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Oct 29. 10 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Carien van Hest Oct 27. 3 Replies

Is there a problem with the font size again?Continue

Glück

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Oct 17. 5 Replies

What Do you think of the poetry of Louise Elisabeth Glück?(Unfortunately, it is not in the Mail Art.)Continue

Does GENDER really matter? | OPEN CALL FOR MAIL ARTIST esposizione nella galleria Visioni Altre di Venezia

Started by Guenda Mai in Mail-Art Projects Oct 8. 0 Replies

Open Call for Artist dedicata alla DIFFERENZA DI GENERELa galleria VISIONI ALTRE di Venezia in collaborazione con il collettivo AE di Roma, invita gli artisti a riflettere sul tema contestualizzandolo nel proprio quadro socio-geografico.I temi della…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Oct 5. 6 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Convocatoria

Started by Francisco Salcedo García in Mail-Art Projects Oct 4. 0 Replies

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The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects Sep 23. 0 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

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