iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active. Since 1970 working with computers too, so you can acces large amounts of data....

New Acrylic Painted Envelopes 2016

The last decades I have been sending out lots of acrylic painted envelopes. The proces of making them goes in various stages. Each color is added as a batch to several envelopes where I constantly decide what there will be added to the envelope. Once ready each envelope gets a date stamp with my initials JR and the year of production. So the new envelopes all get a 2016 behind.. Read More

Fluxus Words / New words

Four new Fluxus words were painted on envelopes. They are now sent out to some active mail/artists, so they will find the word quite soon. If they don´t know what to do with it, they could visit: http://fluxuswords.blogspot.nl/ Because that is a blog I made to give people an overview of the Fluxus Words Score, and the results that it has brought so far.

New pens

Just bought a set of new pens, Rotring 2000 isograph, with several types of nibs. It means I can work faster with indian ink and have more control on the broadness of the lines I use in my work.  I normaly use the traditional nibs, since that works the best, but for design, these pens are very good indeed.  Teset days I worked on cleaning them and testing them. One.. Read More

The OLD IUOMA website

For people doing research, please notice that the old IUOMA website is still available. I started the website in 1996 when the HTTP protocols first were used to make the WWW websites.  It grew from there and was completely typed by hand. Because maintaining that old structure because too time consuming and also I didn’t wantbto throw away the old building, it is still there through: http://www.iuoma.org/index.html Just try it….. .. Read More