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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.

New object with 3D pen – November 2016

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This weekend I worked on another object with the MyRiwell 3D pen. The objects are becoming larger and are fit for a future exhibition. I have developed the technique now to make the larger objects and that works out just fine. Slowly a set of objects is created. The skelet is made of ABS plastics and the structures onto the body are like layers of paint that form a tight structure. That way the objects are light and yet very stable and you can hold them without breaking.

I have made a few more photos for you so you can see more sides of the object. The rears are large, and the figure is wearing a green cap. Have to think of the title yet, and will soon decide on wether the object is finished or not. Because these objects take a lot of time and materials I already ordered a few more kilo’s of ABS plastics. This time a different colourset, so that will bring some more surprises for future objects. Please feel free in commenting what you think of the results.

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Bewaren

And suddenly he has an ear….

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The latest object I made with a 3D pen was tittled ‘Don’t loose your head’. One more addition in finishing this artwork was adding an ear. For now it is the largest object I made with a 3d PEN so far. I have put in beside the last one on one photo and I see the ew object is more then 40 cm high.

So, an object fit for an exhibition one of these days. Will let you know when that happens. I have discoverd nos a technique that works quite well with this specific 3D pen from Myriwell, and the ABS plastic (filiament) becomes strong enough to form larger objects that can be touched without breaking.

So drawing with a 3D pen and making a 3D object with it has become reality. You only need a lot of practice and patience. The object you see here took two days of work, and about 8 hours working time. You can’t concentrate the whole time, so you need a break now and then. But as you see, you can make it work, and the forms are what you want them to be.

Beside the larger object you also see the previous one and some of the IUOMA logo’s I created.

Ruud Janssen, November 21st 2016

A tree for Guido Vermeulen – Belgium

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This morning I took this photo of a tree I pass nearly every day. The leaves are now almost gone as novembver has started. A photo to remember Guido Vermeulen in Belgium and I will post the photo there too:

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A group started by Guido Vermeulen himself, and after his death the IUOMA-members keep publishing trees there to keep his memories alive.

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The new IUOMA blog

This new IUOMA blog is now one year old.  It isn’t like the other blogs that I keep. This one is hosted on the IUOMA.ORG domain itself and it the linking-pin to all the other informations. When you see the menu, you can access lots of other websites too, and also I have published all mail-interviews on this blog as well. That way this is the fastest growing Blog I keep now and actually the basis for the TAM-Archive and other collections.

When you are looking for specific things, there is a SEARCH button in the menu, where you can look for the specific articles. Als because this blog is a main DNS name, it is indexed quite well, and through Google and other search engines you can find the details easily. I watch the statistics through Google Analytics, and the new part of the website is found quite well now.

Ruud Janssen, June  1st 2016.

Go to Main Menu: http://iuoma.org/blog_new_2015/

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