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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 drawings in 2017

Making drawings in 2017 seems to continue. In the first week I have some time for myself and in that I already started to work on several new ones. Also finished some old ones and published them on the artists portfolio I have online:


Also the first drawing started and finished in this month January is now there for you to see:

Like usual you can see many faces in my drawings, and they are all connected…..


Journal for Moan Lisa – USA


On the IUOMA network (see: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/journal)

Moan Lisa (USA) asked for handwritten contributions for a digital Journal. My contribution started wityh a simple page, but I knew I would alter it and would add some colour and structures. So the next fases went like thi”s:


and this:


All made with indian ink, watercolours on 120 g/m2 paper.

Working on some drawings – October 2016

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When I work on drawings, I always work on several ones. THis gives you an overview of the ones I am currently working on.They will get ready one by one when I finish the small details. When ready, I normally scan them and sometimes publish them on a blog or on other placed. Then they are archives in portfolio’s to keep them dry and dark and safe for the future. Maybe an exhibition one of these days?

a FaceBook Dicussion – drawing by Ruud Janssen


A FaceBook Discussion is a drawing i made in July 2010 when I was working in Athens. The theme has to do with several discussions on facebook where people sometimes crossed the lines and some friendships were broken. When not talking Face to Face but sitting behind a computer some people tend to overdo it with their words and emotions. When respect is lost, the friendships are lost too.