January 2012 Blog Posts (226)

Fine - from Lesley Magwood Fraser

Lesley has been going through a rough patch for several weeks already and we miss her at IUOMA. In the middle of life's turmoil she took the time to make this beautiful card, with the word "fine", and this is very touching as well as reassuring. The layering is beautiful, as usual, it is Lesley as we know her. I hope things will get better very soon, Lesley,…


Added by Marie Wintzer on January 29, 2012 at 1:13am — 5 Comments

FAB envelope received from Rebecca Guyver and GAC Add and Pass

Added by Lilian Mariutti on January 28, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Some new mail

Received this from my son for my birthday some time ago. Fab to spread the mailart routine!  He knew the way to my heart. Below is a haiku from a swap bot.…


Added by Rebecca Guyver on January 28, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

12-12-12 End of the World

Simon Warren (UK) has been making some fascinating ink drawings on card stock. You can see all of them at the 12-12-12 blog (http://12-12-12theendoftheworldproject.blogspot.com/). Here's an example of just one of them:…


Added by liketelevisionsnow on January 27, 2012 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment




Added by viola may rollins on January 27, 2012 at 8:17pm — No Comments

The Ghosts of Utopia Parkway

Collagebook from vintage photos discovered by Stan Askew at the Pasadena Fleamarket.

Many thanks for Stan for the inspiration!…


Added by Susanna Lakner on January 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Tribute to Germany from Theresa

Wonderful ATC from Theresa Ann Williams, she called it "Tribute to Germany" - I love the old stamp and the asemic writing. Thanks a lot, Theresa, it's greatgreat...

Famous stamps on the envelope, super creatures!!

Blogged all of…


Added by Svenja Wahl on January 27, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

In the Weeds, Number Two

In The Weeds, Number Two

mail received from Stewart Charlebois, Jennie Hinchcliff, I'm a Superhero, "E", Guido Vermeulen, and Fleur Helsingor

Added by Sandra Lefever on January 27, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Aladdin Sane aka Dean Marks

I received this yesterday from Dean Marks, the King of Bar Code Art....Though at this point he's probably more like the Emperor or the High Priest or even the God of Bar Code Art. He has taken it beyond the beyond. Check it out.


Now I have to admit the first thing that I thought of was not bar code. I don't think the two dimensional scan can convey the tactile…


Added by David Stafford on January 27, 2012 at 2:34am — 7 Comments

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever"

Added by Alicia Starr on January 27, 2012 at 12:39am — 2 Comments

Faces of Mona Lisa

Even though this boekie has been posted it's not within my constraint ability to not post it again. Up close and personal the covers glisten and reflect light like a zillion stars. Always a pleasure Cheryl. And thanks for the inspiration.

Added by Alicia Starr on January 27, 2012 at 12:37am — 1 Comment

Mountains of Puerto Rico

Apologies for the quality of this photo. It's   It is beautiful in the hand. Roberto, thank you.

Added by Alicia Starr on January 27, 2012 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Latest Post

Received this amazing post form Cheryl Penn! 

Jennifer Jones sent me this some time ago and have been admiring it but failed to post it!

Received this from Yonatantsav today.  Another beautiful letter that helps me…


Added by Rebecca Guyver on January 26, 2012 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment


The back of Karen's piece.

Added by Alicia Starr on January 26, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Moment and Memory from Karen Champlin

This piece has a quiet power Karen. Thank you for putting it in my care. It is a treasure for sure.

The back simply says "My Father". Is he holding you? 

Added by Alicia Starr on January 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Susan McAllister's fiber art..

Thank you Susan for the beautiful fiber card - we love it! I apologize it's taken us to long to post and send any feedback. the card is so great, and it will be a great addition to our IUOMA collection of mail art. Hope to get something in the mail to you in the coming weeks. Thanks again and keep up the great work in…


Added by BarnArt on January 26, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

[More] new revelations from Grigori Antonin [updated]



I remember seeing Grigori's blog post about Ryosuke Cohen, and this real piece of Hollywood memorabilia making it to Brain Cell, and I found it absolutely brilliant. It is of course Grigori's hijack of the famous Daily News…


Added by Marie Wintzer on January 26, 2012 at 1:11pm — 32 Comments

lost mail: my collage of watercolours!

Added by Emmy Verschoor on January 26, 2012 at 10:38am — 2 Comments

A Year with Marie

I OFTEN quote The Waste Land – its one of my favorite poems by T S Eliot – and yip, I’m doing it again in light of the FAB work I received from Marie.  It’s the new year you see, and when Marie is not sending out dragons, she sends out mail like this. And here I have an extra  reason to use FAB too - even SCIENTISTS use FAB! 

Burial of the Dead.…


Added by cheryl penn on January 26, 2012 at 9:15am — 17 Comments

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