Ficus strangulensis
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  • Charleston, WV
  • United States

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Gyotaku anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2, 2020. 2 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

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jul 8. 18 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…Continue


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Alan Brignull.s Rambling Urchin 130

"As I learned from wikipedia after seeing this Urchin moquette is used as seat covers on London Transport and is a very durable fabric made of 85% wool and 15% nylon."
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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.See More
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Kathy Barnett's flying man

"Note articulation at three points wings at man's shoulders plus fishtail and wheel. I just saw the correct name is "Flying Machine" and it's dated 6.30.21"
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"I'm puzzled. There seems2B an xtra row of perforations just inside the leftmost vertical row. Is this intended?"
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MALOK O;llage 210715-01

"the date toward the lower left of the collage, 22 APril 1952 is the birth date of Marilyn Chambers. A search for that date with "monster" and "movie" turned up nothing notable."
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"I wonder if The Blaster [Al Ackerman] knew of this talent!"
Jul 14
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"Oooooooooh! Pretty pictures you made. I don't think I know how to combine two of my images, Please explain how you do it? Especially those faces in the clouds! I'll see if I can attach a picture I'm using for a batch of…"
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"hey! i've tested out this deep dream generator thing..  i'm not sure i quite understand it, but that's ok! i've been combining 2 of my photos together and it's pretty neat! i'm not sure this link will work.. but…"
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fairy feller DD-03

Find the little feller. Sincerely, Fike
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"glad you like them!"
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We love those postal additions!

Some times mail art gets lost in the mail, and other times the mail company is so kind to add something to our mail art. Dynamic art, I love that!In this group you can post the postal additions to the mail art that you´ve sent or received. Additions by the mail companies which made you smile, touched you or whatever. Additions which are, in fact, part of the Mail Art!See More
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Mail-Artist since:
My Website (without http://):
http://the 'blog' here at IUOMA
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like to see what people are doing as art and share what I am doing. I like to meet people and get to know them. [DISCLAIMER: tho I am called a mail "artist", I 'cannot' draw due to a lack of proper mindset.]
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
538 Hanson Hollow Rd.
Charleston, WV 25311-8025 usa

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At 9:12pm on July 5, 2021, dystatic said…

glad you like them!

At 10:26am on June 14, 2021, Erja Veldhuis said…

Hello Ficus!

That's super nice, thank you! I will send it to you this week!

At 12:13pm on June 13, 2021, Luís Filipe Gomes said…

The legend of the boto is a legend from the Northern Region of Brazil, usually told to justify the pregnancy of a single woman.

Porpoises are cetacean carnivores that live in Amazonian rivers. It is said that, during June parties, the pink dolphin appears transformed into a boy dressed elegantly in white and always with a hat to cover the large nostril that does not disappear from the top of his head with the transformation.

This young man seduces the unaccompanied girls, taking them to the bottom of the river and, in some cases, making them pregnant. For this reason, when an unknown young man shows up at a party wearing a hat, he is asked to take it off to make sure it's not a boto. Hence the custom of saying, when a woman has a child by an unknown father, that he is "son of the boto".

This drawing and others are on their way to meet you.

At 2:39pm on May 4, 2021, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

If you like monasteries, Fike, and rock climbing to get to them, a bit of eco-holy tourism in Greece, check out google for:

Meteora (on-the-rocks):


Mount Athos (by-the-sea):

At 6:12pm on April 20, 2021, Ifé Niklaus said…


At 12:07pm on April 17, 2021, i'm a superhero said…

My step-daughter-to-be wears a pair of Fike brand Nike knock-offs when she's not wearing the actual Nike's I bought for her last week. They always make me think of you.

At 5:29pm on March 24, 2021, Ifé Niklaus said…

Hi there Ficus  ! I've been doing art mail since I was 10 years old, but I found out about IUOMA last December. So happy and grateful about it !!!!! 

At 2:49pm on February 15, 2021, Mel Anie said…
Howdy, meye [new] ol' Bud; weiser I am now. I have received a package from you, today, 15 Feb 2021. The postmark is from last year! You may have received mail from me recently or you will imminently (or maybe in a few months time!). That envelope is not a reply to the mailing that I received today because, as far as I know right now, I am not a time traveller but time and other things may prove differently. I will reply to this one quite soon because I like it a lot and have much to say regarding it. Thank you. Mel Anie (PS. I still can't post or see images on here so you are just getting lots of words from me. Oh dear.)
At 7:05pm on January 31, 2021, Luís Filipe Gomes said…

Hello my Ficus Friend I've joined your group tsundoku I hope you like my participation. By the way I think some how I also have material for other groups.

At 12:22pm on January 20, 2021, Ifé Niklaus said…



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LIVE-ED alters fike image card based on DKA artistamp image of fike.

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:33pm 1 Comment

First [in my very porous memory] fikeCard altered by LIVE_ED Giecek

I have a blog???!

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

I guess I do. Or at least, that's wot the clicky-button said on the previous page. from which [by clicking] 'I' got 'here'. [virtually].

Currently [re]reading all of William Gibson, at least the novels and a wonderful read he is! Taking a break with Thomas M. Disch's "334" over these past few nites, charging up the ol' memory B4 lites out each eve. Richard Brautigan awaits also.

Soon we start ripping out the floor of the computer 'den' at strangulensis Manor.



quaint drawings

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 11:43pm 1 Comment

If you like to use old US postage on your mail art envelopes...

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

Karl Anderson's a good source who I've used for several orders over the past few years.

His current list and very detailed information on requirements for ordering from him are found at:

Currently, he is selling mint US 3-cent stamps from the 1940's-50's for very little over face value.

Y'r Ol' Bud,     Fike




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