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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.

Drawing A Drawing

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In the series “Analog humans Digital Computers, I made a new drawing today that deals with the digital making of drawings. I work with the traditional indian ink and Peterburg water colours, and yet use a scanner to publish the drawings on Internet. Why not go digital all the way?

Well, I must confess I just lake paper, and working with that ink and paint. Also I like it that the indian ink leaces a structure on the paper and that it glances when the lighht shines on it. That vanishes when I scan it and place it on internet. Bits and Bytes are not the same as the analog stuff.

New VIP’s by Ruud Janssen – February 2016

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Whenever I get the chance I make some new VIP’s (Visual Impulse Poetry) just to catch the thought that was on my mind. It takes some time to dry for them since they are made with acrylic paint and indian ink. But I like the results…..

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If you watch long enough you will find the thought. Maybe you choose another word as I wrote down, but that is all part of these works.

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New drawings by Ruud Janssen – Feb 2016

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And suddenly there is the time to make a series of new drawings that fit in the theme digital Humans and analog machines. Where the human race is building all these digital connections but forget that we are analog beings.

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You can click on the individual drawings and see a larger sample of the drawing. They are all made on thick paper, size A4 (european standard). I use indian ink (from Talens) and russian watercolours (Petersburg), which mix very well together.

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I also have a digital portfolio of my works where you can get a broader overview of my work:

www.ArtWanted.com/iuoma

As you can see I am very focussed on the digital connetions and what humans want to do. I feel I am in the middle. I work with the traditional tools in writing and drawing, and for a living I train students to implement the newest digital possibilities and make a living out of that.

 

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Hope you enjoy the drawing.

Multimedia in progress

In 2 months I will be doing two workshops for teachers that work at a college. I will sow them the ways to use a 3D pen and also let them think on how to use it with their students. For the occasion I will have access to lots of 3D pens, so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

For my art I am testing a few things. This afternoon I made some letters with the 3D pen that have become objects. I placed them on a scanner to make an color-copy of the letters. On that result I put again the original letters and took a digital photo of that on my working table. Next step is to put that image on some places online, like Facebook, IUOMA Network and some ‘pataphiscal platforms, and now also on this www.iuoma.org website.

So from idea to plastic to a color-copy into a digital photo and now going into that digital worlds. Multimedia for sure.

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At the workshops I will probably let the teachers first make a letter of their choice to let them test the 3D pens and to see if they get the idea.  We will collect the letters and will try to make a word of it that guides them into the next assignment. It will be an interactive workshop for sure.

Maybe they should make a cup to to put the letters in:

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Mail to Heleen de Vaan – Netherlands

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Mail-Art that is on its way to Amstelveen to Heleen de Vaan, Netherlands. Also a thank you for the lovely rubberstamp “You’ve got Mail” which she sent me as a Christmas present. Somehow there is an error in the address label. Mjust have printed the extra R sometimes, and now  it reads not Heleen, but Herleen. maybe next time it is Hermelijn, en it will change into an imagenairy animal since she collects them,

see: http://realweirdanimals.blogspot.nl/