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It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian C Dengler Sep 27, 2014.

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TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists everwhere.For more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gü Jun 17, 2014.

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The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22, 2014.

New VINYL ART Group!
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Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 31, 2015.


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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"HOWEVER, AND WHICHEVER,WAY I LOOK AT THIS BORING POSTCARD .....Iook at the paintings on the wall, the clothese that the people are wearing, the way they are standing, but my eyes seem to be inevitably draw to the tiny display of cleavage of the lady…"
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Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Somewhere in Warsaw ......."
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"SIX MORE FROM MIM -- ANDD SIX LOTS OF THANKS TO MIM! 1.Arlington Cemetery, Washington DC, USA 2.Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC, USA "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is set…"
Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Lake Rożnowskie, Zalew Rożnowski - a dam reservoir in the Małopolskie Voivodeship, created by damming up the Dunajec River. It was built to even out the flow of the river and to reduce the flood wave , and consequently the Vistula River. The…"
May 17
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Lulu Flanagan 230512-2

"Un wine In vino veritas"
May 16
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
""I LOVE HOLLAND"  ....but not hot dogs.... FROM HELEEN Message from Heleen to Val: "OK. After thorough research I concluded this postcard is boring. If only the stroopwafels [the biscuits, bottom left] would have been real…"
May 16
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Thanks Heleen, I suggest you read my very first introductry comment to Boring Postcards on page 84 of this Group. When I find a box of postcards at a flea market, I flick through them quickly to see if there are any boring ones. It's a quick…"
May 12
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"TWO MORE NARBONNE MANHOLE COVERS FROM HAN FISCHER -- who says he is becling 'addicted' to Manhole Covers"
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This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.See More
May 10
Daniel de Culla commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Season's Greetings¡"
May 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"My 'problem' with boring cards is the fact that postcards, which at first sight I think boring, come to live when I put off my -2 glasses and see the nice details... While my reptile brain thinks 'boring', my human brain…"
May 10
Mim Golub Scalin commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"A few more boring cards are on their way to you today. Thanks for the reminder. Mim"
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Mail-Artist since:
1952 (when I sent a "Thankyou for my Birthday Present' to my Grandma, and illustrated it with a little drawing). Since then my Mail Art history has been, well, interesting
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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Well, it's like this, Doc. I've got this thing about the Postlady....
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1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France

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Extract from today's Sunday Times: Antarctica’s 23-year-old postmaster on sorting mail at the end of the Earth

Posted on March 26, 2023 at 10:30am 5 Comments

Clare Ballantyne grew up in Louth, Lincolnshire, and graduated from Oxford University with a master’s degree in Earth sciences in 2022. In June she and three others were selected from 4,000 applicants to travel to Port Lockroy on the remote Goudier Island in the Antarctic Peninsula. The UK’s most southerly public post office — known affectionately as the Penguin Post Office — is operated by the charity UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT). Ballantyne’s job…


The format of the new site is HORRIBLE!

Posted on March 3, 2023 at 8:30am 12 Comments

Please reset it in it's old and luch loved format.

Thank you.



Posted on March 1, 2023 at 4:28pm 2 Comments

"Dear (fill in name of person, organisation, association, local/regional/state/national government, etc),
I am writing to you because I know that you share my interests in Mail Art (fill in other actiivity, social cause, sport, cultural event, current affairs, etc), and I wonder if you would like to exchange some Mail Art with me?…

BEWARE!! "Mail Art" (not) spammer called 'Catherine O'Sullivan'

Posted on February 28, 2023 at 10:41am 12 Comments

Beware folks!

I was recently contacted by Catherine O'Sullivan who I had never heard of.

'I have seen your Mail Art, and would like to share some thoughts about Mail Art with you', she said.

'OK', 'I replied, 'What do you want to talk about?'

Then I got a follow-up saying she lived in the US (Denver, CO, I think) had been a nurse, was a religous person, was seriously ill, etc, and as I was a 'sensitive' person she would like to transfer some of her funds to me…


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At 11:55am on April 3, 2023, Jean-Philippe Gilliot said…

Hello Val,

Dont worry. The modified card was for you. I love to include something I do myself  ;-)

At 2:41am on March 10, 2023, Ana Kawajiri said…
At 8:23am on February 14, 2023, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 11:56am on November 29, 2022, Carien van Hest said…

Thanks for your card, Val.

At 10:20am on October 31, 2022, Heleen de Vaan said…

Thank you, Val! Loved your mail art!

(there isn’t yet an IUOMA group about bicycles, is it?)

At 8:42am on October 31, 2022, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Happy Halloween...

and belated October Birthday:

At 10:23pm on February 27, 2022, Crystal Kayh said…

Because I like your art and your scrabble tiles. :)

At 6:04pm on February 23, 2022, Jinny Pearce said…

Oh she sings alright!  we caterwaul like coyotes!

At 12:41pm on February 13, 2022, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Might the Valentines be arriving "on time" at least in Europe? Hope so, Val,

At 5:18pm on February 9, 2022, Zack said…

this just in: "I caught the crocodile by myself. I was asking for help from people here, but they were scared," said local resident Tili, 35, who like many Indonesians uses one name.

perhaps i should move to Indonesia... ];-)



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