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Double Ray Johnson

for the original, go to:

Added by Ruud Janssen on October 16, 2019 at 10:15am — No Comments

13th Annual "Anything Goes…Everything Shows!"

Added by Ruud Janssen on September 26, 2019 at 7:05am — 2 Comments

Happy new 2019!

Merry Christmas and a happy 2019!

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 15, 2018 at 6:38pm — 3 Comments

Another Backup made

All the data on this NING network are backuped

and a lot of data it is by the almost 5.000 members IUOMA has....

Added by Ruud Janssen on October 3, 2018 at 7:44am — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 25, 2017 at 7:35am — No Comments

19133 blogs

Including this one, on IUOMA network there are now 19.133 blog postings by the members. That is a fantastic archive and body of work by the members who wrote these since the beginning!

Added by Ruud Janssen on October 17, 2017 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment


Added by Ruud Janssen on October 8, 2017 at 3:27pm — No Comments


Misty Kimel, With Bubbly Memories Photography by Ashley Stephens and Jon Foster.

Added by Ruud Janssen on June 18, 2017 at 7:15pm — 13 Comments

mail from Heleen de Vaan - Netherlands

Have to fill this in to let Heleen know what I think of her latest sending.…


Added by Ruud Janssen on June 11, 2017 at 10:34am — 4 Comments

Mail to Ryosuke Cohen - June 2017

Latest mail to Ryosuke Cohen:

Just to keep the flow going and thank him for another Brain Cell I received.

He sent out #981 now, so in 19x10 = 190 days the expected #1000 might come out. It is June now, so end of this year we might see the historical issue of a very long-time project.…


Added by Ruud Janssen on June 10, 2017 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

10 milion pageviews

Some statistics for you.

So since IUOMA is online at NING we had 447,876 visitors who saw 10,102,150 pages on the site.

So quite some numbers......

Thank you all for that!…


Added by Ruud Janssen on May 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Incoming from Richard C - April 2017

Added by Ruud Janssen on April 22, 2017 at 5:28pm — 4 Comments

Reading mail from Miss Noma

Miss Noma sent a book for me to read:

and yet another book to explore too:…


Added by Ruud Janssen on April 1, 2017 at 6:17pm — 2 Comments

Outgoing envelopes

Some outgoing envelopes:

These go out today. Yes, I know I am not always able to answer all the mail-art I get in. I hope people understand this. First of all, I get in a lot, and second, I don't have the time nor the finances to answer all mail.

So this batch is a small correction in tha statistics.

Please remember: Mail-Art is a gift. You are sending out…


Added by Ruud Janssen on March 19, 2017 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

The Embassy

In the main-menu you can now easely find the several Embassy Groups in which artists from a specific country have joined. Mostly the group is run by a mail-artists from that country. Very easy when you want to inform your local network of mail-artist.

If the Embassy of your country doesn't exsist yet, consider starting a new group for this specific purpose.

Added by Ruud Janssen on February 5, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ben Banville (aka Zona or Xona) died...... RIP

Message from Steve Random:

Dear Ruud,

    With a leadened heart I must relay the passing of Ben Banville (aka Zona and later Xona), don't know if you corresponded with him in the Mail Art heydays of the 80's, but he was one of the best at art and just happened to be my best friend. I will put something on my page, but thought you might want to know and pass along.


see also:…


Added by Ruud Janssen on January 26, 2017 at 6:45pm — No Comments

from Borderline Grafix

thank you!

Added by Ruud Janssen on January 25, 2017 at 5:12pm — No Comments

1000 coming closer

the numbers increase....

Added by Ruud Janssen on January 19, 2017 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Harley died

For those who know him, just got the sad news that Harley, a long-time mail-artists specialised in artistamps and rubberstamps, died.

The original message I got from Jack Latteman:

This message received from Tristan Francis

Robbie. I am sad to tell you that Harley shuffled off this mortal coil this afternoon. This is a different planet now.
My best to Lady Dragonfly
Hugs, love and strength...

Added by Ruud Janssen on January 11, 2017 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Back-up of this network

End of the year the traditional backup of the IUOMA network on NING is made. takes some time to gather the about 200,000+ files from the network and safe them on an extrernal drive.....

Added by Ruud Janssen on December 30, 2016 at 8:20am — 2 Comments



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