To be honest, it makes me so stressed to post a scan or photo of the art that you all send me. This does not in any way indicate that I don't appreciate the art. Because I love it. So much. This community makes me so happy, and I adore being a part of it. However, in the future I think I'll cherish the art en seule and that way have more time to create and less time spent on trying to keep up with the amount of art I've been sent. Hopefully, everyone is alright with this. If anyone has a problem please let me know, and we can work it out. 

Again, I appreciate you all so much and your art is beautiful. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your lives and sharing yourselves with me. 


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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 29, 2016 at 3:22pm

The rule in mail art is: there are no rules!

So you have no obligation to scan or blog or post or whatever.

Mail art received is a gift to you, and you can

- enjoy it,

- share it,

- exhibit it,

- thank the person who sent it,

- send a mail art reply,

- recycle it

- throw it away

all or none of the above.

No stress , no worry, no obligation.

Now, then, I blog (oh boy, do i blog) but that is my choice,

first because I have time , and second, I do enjoy it, also I have no facebook or cloud,

or blogspot or blogging here at IUOMA.ning is my digital archives.

There is always mail art...with / or without the internet as Ruud also says:

Comment by Minneapolis Gnome on February 29, 2016 at 2:51pm

I wholeheartedly Agree with Toni - don't feel obligated to blog or post a photo of received art, it isn't required at all in my opinion.  I imagine the vast majority of mail art exchanged is never posted online anywhere or blogged about.  The basis of mail art is mail, so in my opinion all we need to do is respond to each other by postal mail, no internet required.

Comment by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 27, 2016 at 11:07pm
LIGMA dear friend, I believe each one of us should make and share mail art in our own way, on our own terms. I love receiving mail art from you and sharing mine with you and I don't want anything about it to stress you out or give you one nano-second of unhappiness. I've been told a number of times that there are no rules to this adventure of mail-art and I believe that. Make and share in your own wonderful way.


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