Valentine Mark Herman's Blog – December 2013 Archive (6)

MAIL ART BILL's CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS -- PLEASE SUPPORT THIS & ERNI!!

I originally wrote this a couple of years ago.

It seems very relevant today -- especially given the terrible situtaTion in which Erni has been placed -- and I have no heisttaion in bringing it to your attention again.

Please add your name to this Blog if you support your, Erni's, mine, and all Mail Artists' freedoms.

Thankyou

Val (aka Mail Art Bill)…

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Added by Valentine Mark Herman on December 28, 2013 at 5:30am — 27 Comments

BIRTHDAYS TODAY AND EVERYDAY 22 DECEMBER, 2013 TO 21 JANUARY 2014 . IUOMA's 'REAL' MEMBERSHIP

I have been 'monitoring' those IUOMA members whose Birthdays have appeared on the 'Birthdays Today' part of this site. I started this, because I did not recognise many of their names, and wondered if they were indeed active members of IUOMA?

This led me to try and define what an 'Active Member' was, and to see how many of those whose birthdays were listed are indeed active.

I found that about 1 in 5 of them…

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Added by Valentine Mark Herman on December 22, 2013 at 6:30am — 55 Comments

A TRIPLE GREEK MAIL ART DISASTER FROM KATERINA....BUT RATTLE ON, FOLKS

This morning I received a package from Katerina. 'It rattles', said the PostLady; 'Perhaps it's got broken.' This what the package looked like:

'DO NOT SMASH' it says on the front of the envelope. And what's on the back?

Oh Katerina! (And how did…

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Added by Valentine Mark Herman on December 18, 2013 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH WHAT ERNI'S SENT ME -- EAT IT? SMOKE IT?

The package from His Ernisness looked innocent enough (rather like Erni, you might think):

A bit crazy (rather like Erni, you might think), and so I flipped it over:

And there was Muttri and Flanby, going head to head -- with a Spanish orange, I…

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Added by Valentine Mark Herman on December 17, 2013 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

NEARLY LOST IN THE POST...OR 62 YEARS LATER AN EMPTY ENVELOPE ARRIVES

The following article appeared in the UK press last weekend: I know what was in it -- MAIL ART!

Letter arrives 62 years late, and empty”…

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Added by Valentine Mark Herman on December 17, 2013 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS........

....some REAL Christmas cards/messages/envelopes, etc, mailed to me -- me, personally -- through the post, with a stamp, with my address on, etc. These I will value. To me they represent the spirit of Christmas.

What I do NOT, definitely do NOT, want are impersonal and mass electronic circular Christmas messages sent to me and a Hundred and One other people (and their dalmations) at the same time. These I do not…

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Added by Valentine Mark Herman on December 4, 2013 at 5:29am — 11 Comments

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