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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.

Brain Cells 942 and 943 from Ryosuke Cohen – Japan

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Again two more brain cells from Ryosuke Cohen in Japan arrived in Breda, Netherlands. Number 942 (above) and 943 (below). The project continues since 1985 and 31 years later the 1000 th issue is coming in sight. With an issue each 10 days this still takes a long time…..  But we enjoy every new issue that brightens the world with all these icons from a mail-art network.

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A in a Cube

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In 2 weeks I will be doing two workshops on the use of the 3D pen for two groups of teachers at a college. They will be guided into the possibilities of using the new tool in their education, but it could also be fun. I made the letter A with black PLA plastic, and the golden cage was made lateron as a cube surrounding the letter A.

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I used a MyRywell Expert pen which can use both PLA and ABS plastics. In the course I will use this pen as well for the teachers to use and test.

New pens

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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 of the papers used for that (see below) I lateron used as writing paper for a letter to De Villo Sloan in USA…….

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On my new drawings you will see the results since they are used now in the new drawings I make on a weekly basis.

New VIP’s by Ruud Janssen – February 2016

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Whenever I get the chance I make some new VIP’s (Visual Impulse Poetry) just to catch the thought that was on my mind. It takes some time to dry for them since they are made with acrylic paint and indian ink. But I like the results…..

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If you watch long enough you will find the thought. Maybe you choose another word as I wrote down, but that is all part of these works.

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