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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. Since 1970 working with computers too, so you can acces large amounts of data....

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:

http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=19335

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…..

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Word Rubberstamps in the TAM-Archive

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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.

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More details on the TAM Rubberstamp archive at:

https://www.facebook.com/TamRubberstampArchive/

and

http://tamrubberstamparchive.blogspot.nl/

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:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/trees

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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Journal for Moan Lisa – USA

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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:

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and this:

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/memorandommemory/

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.