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At 5:47pm on June 17, 2014, Molly Lemon said…

Michael, I am a fine art uni student and was just going through my research to bind it and I see your work which I photocopied from a book earlier in the year.. I then see a IUOMA member sticker.. I'm recently a member here so didn't think anything of it before! I love your work so much, I am currently binding it into my research :) Anyway I would love to receive some mail art from you but no worries if not as I will send something to you anyway if you give me your address :) Thanks for inadvertently helping me with my degree! Molly

At 5:02am on March 21, 2014, Mail Art Martha said…

So Issuu here I come. I wish more of us would join.

At 7:35pm on March 18, 2014, Mail Art Martha said…

I agree with the sentiments in your rant, dear Sir, the post office is the enemy now. I am working on a bookie and one of the design considerations has to be not only weight but thickness, as anything thicker than a butterfly's wing is considered a packet, so they can up the postage outrageously. Ohhh, my stars!

At 5:14pm on March 2, 2014, Rebecca Guyver said…

Hey Michael, I realised I omitted two pages of your wonderful book, so have put it right! http://monosemikodachrome.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/from-michael-leigh-uk.html  I want lots of people to see it, if they haven't yet!

At 3:00am on February 18, 2014, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE said…

P.s. Did you know that I made a feature-length movie honoring my friendship w/ "Blaster" Al called "This Will Explain".  John M.Bennett has sd that he might issue it was a 'commercial' DVD.  really hope that happens.  I posted a link on IUOMA to a movie called "letter to Kem" that's related to "This Will Explain" & that's partially from the "Blasterthon!!!!!!" that was organized as a 2 wknd memorial for Ackerman in BalTimOre last June.

At 2:55am on February 18, 2014, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE said…

Hi Michael, Life continues to be interesting.  I, too, rarely send out snail mail - even post-cards are prohibitively expensive.  Nonetheless, a little outreach now & then keeps the social juices flowing.  These days, any correspondence w/ someone I knew from 20 or 30 yrs ago is my secret way of finding out whether they're immortal.  

At 9:16pm on January 5, 2014, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…

Invitation to participate:


At 11:40am on December 25, 2013, Mail Art Martha said…

Michael my contribution to Obrigado is on its way. You will be surprised to see one of our 'sent and resent' envelopes. this one is 11 years old.

Happy Crimble to you all!

At 10:52am on December 24, 2013, Mail Art Martha said…

Michael! so sorry, I had forgotten the Obrigado show. I shall put my opus in the post tomorrow. today is impossible. I  hope it arrives in time.

Happy times!

At 8:53pm on November 13, 2013, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…
At 10:36pm on October 5, 2013, Rod Summers / VEC said…

The back stroke?

At 2:37pm on October 4, 2013, Rod Summers / VEC said…

THAT'S A BRAVE LAD! Mummy must be so proud.  Me?  I'm still on the hard stuff... guess I have a tolueene tolerance, yeah we are martyrs to our art.

At 10:03am on October 4, 2013, Rod Summers / VEC said…

By the way your collage work is exceptional, how goes it with the glue addiction?

At 10:01am on October 4, 2013, Rod Summers / VEC said…

I remember the climax of the movie too well so I haven't been looking Michael! If I do happen to bump into LRRhood I'll don my body armour and scoot off in the opposite direction.

At 6:19pm on March 6, 2013, Rebecca Guyver said…
At 9:41pm on September 20, 2012, TIZIANA BARACCHI said…


Mailart project

Doingpoetry: Poetry, Art, Society

Free size, medium and technique

No fee, no jury, no sales, no returns

The show will be held in Pavia in 2012,    

 November 23-25

At Santa Maria Gualtieri during PAVIART POETRY Festival 2012

Organization by O.M.P. and Farepoesia

Documentation: all submissions will also be posted

on the web sites under costruction in http://www.farepoesia.it/mail-art.html  

info: daliobaracchi@hotmail.com

Artworks should be sent by snail mail

DEADLINE to be received

2012, October 30

send to:


Via Torino 37

I-27100 Pavia


At 4:51pm on September 14, 2012, CrackerJack Kid said…

Hey Michael,

Keith Bates mentioned that you had quite a bit of interaction with Pete Horobin

So I have a couple of questions regarding namesakes, forsaken names, pseudo names. Can you tell me if Peter Haining and Pete Horobin are one and the same person? And DJ at FOMT...that would be David (Johnson?) And what does FOMT connote?

Hi to Hazel.


PS Where did Eric Finlay's archive go? 

At 5:08am on September 4, 2012, CrackerJack Kid said…


Well, I couldn't contact you on this I.U.O.M.A. without befriending you again

and wanting to get your email, phone number and address so that my two daughters, Gwyn (18) and Lauryn (21) could contact you while they're in London.

Great kids, they're artists...what else would they be other than crackerjack's kids?

Anyway, they landed in Iceland just an hour ago, will stay there overnight and

leave for London around 4:00 PM Icelandic time, whatever that is? They'll be 4 days in London and then off to Woof it for three weeks on an organic farm in Wales, not far from relatives. They'll be in Europe for nine weeks! France and Italy are on their itinerary. They are independent and didn't want Dad to come along!

Not much notice here, I realize, but I couldn't send them without mentioning you

and Hazel. You see, there are stories that you know about....Correspondence Novels and whatnot, that is....how you and Hazel were part of the characters and plots. I would have mentioned they visit Jarvis and Nahpro and Mark, but its been years I was in touch with them. Not that I wouldn't want to be again. 

OK, be well. Love visiting your website. What work!



At 3:28pm on July 31, 2012, yves maraux said…

Perils with Paulin but here came

At 6:40pm on April 27, 2012, Mail Art Martha said…

another odd thing , the email was addressed to my old address which I do not use for mail art and you normally write to my nottwo.ma@yahoo.co.uk

I think?



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