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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…..


Word Rubberstamps in the TAM-Archive


I have these lovely sets of wordstamps in the TAM Rubberstamp Archive. Ocasionally I use them to play with on my outgoing mail-art. The stamps are cheap, and self-inkting. Each set has 3 words. They were on sale so I bought a few years ago. Still enjoy them every time I use them.


More details on the TAM Rubberstamp archive at:




A tree for Guido Vermeulen – Belgium


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:


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


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.

Memories for Robin Crozier – UK

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Robin C rozier did a project where he asked people from the network to share a memory of a specific day and return it to him. In return you would get the memory of someone else. I have tried to collect soms of the memories back, and have saved them in digital form (see above). Also I collect the originals, and have documented my collection on:


Some originals are in someone’s elses collection, and I only have a B&W xerox of it. The dates and memories are now scattered arround the globe. But it all fits together in a big large network that was active in the last decades when Robin Crozier was doing this project.