iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

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.

Incoming from Richard C – USA

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Received this card and 3 others from Richard Canard in July / August 2015. I was abroad when he sent them to me, and I decided to publish the complete collection since it is so interesting.  The first card (above) was torn by the postal system in The USA, so the put it into a plastic bag:

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The second card tells you what happens when you join the IUOMA. Richard has some views of what the IUOMA has brought to the network. It has become a central place to communicate in the mail-art network, but there is also a complete network besides that

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The last card is visually atractive because Richard writes white on a black card…….. Specially choosen for me, so I am honored….

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Bacause I enjoy seeing Richard C.’s card, I made a special group in the IUOMA network so others can publish their card there as well. Quite a collection there already:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/richard-c-fan-club

So have a look, and if you have received a card from Richard C. please include a digital copy in this growing archive!

 

Bewaren

Mail from Richard Canard – USA

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“I’m inclined to doubt there is a formula for creating a successful postcard… that sort of thing just happens”.  Another statement from Richard Canard. What else to do then say he is right. That way the observer should judge what kind of card this is……

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I made a ‘fan of Richard C.’ group on IUOMA at NING, where also others publish the card they receive from Richard C. Have a look yourself, of when you receive mail from him, please share it there:

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/richard-c-fan-club?xg_source=activity

 

Card to Richard C. – USA

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Card to Richard Canard (USA) as a reactio to his card. We are comparing the digital mail-art world and posting things in advance before the receiver even receives the mail.  his card just went in the P.O. Box, but Richard won’t get if for another week. What he can do is feel the structures I painted on the other side for him.The digital viewers have no idea of this structures……

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Postcard – incoming

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Lynn Radford (USA) sent me this postcard. Here IUOMA rubberstamp at first was a mirror view, and the second one is a mirror-view stamp so the text prints readable. The mixture of the two is fascinating, so I enjoy seeing this play:

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It is something which I enjoy in art. When you create something and you don’t get at first what you were looking for, you integrate it with the creating process to make it something completely different. This card is a beatiful sample of it. Love the result, so thank you Lynn!