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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 IUOMA membership Cards 2016-2017

Soon the new cards will be ready and will be sent out. The order went out just now. This blogposting is the only posting about the cards I will be doing, so eventually we will see what the sending out of the cards will bring.

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There is a long history about the membership cards for IUOMA. It started back in 1988 and not every year a card was produced. Also designs from others were used sometimes, and in a special group:

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

I even try others to make designs too, but not always succesfull. Anyhow….. A new card is in the making, and the cards are for 2016-2017 and will soon hit the network. Some will collect the cards for sure, and these will become historical time marks for the future of the IUOMA. Too much is going on digitally, but what will last is the hardcopies and lots of digital information scattered in the cloud.

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By the way; it will be funny when someone reacts for the first time about the English and Dutch variation of the word Ship and Schip.  The dutch word Schip means boat, and the cards are sailing into the world. Also the c filts well for the word CHIP, since we are doing so much online these days.

New Acrylic Painted Envelopes 2016

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The last decades I have been sending out lots of acrylic painted envelopes. The proces of making them goes in various stages. Each color is added as a batch to several envelopes where I constantly decide what there will be added to the envelope.

Once ready each envelope gets a date stamp with my initials JR and the year of production. So the new envelopes all get a 2016 behind my initials. Once ready they are selected for specific senders and specific projects.

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The theme on the envelopes has always connection to the networking proces. Mostly you will discover a sender and a receiver, or at least a transport system symbolized on the envelope

A in a Cube

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In 2 weeks I will be doing two workshops on the use of the 3D pen for two groups of teachers at a college. They will be guided into the possibilities of using the new tool in their education, but it could also be fun. I made the letter A with black PLA plastic, and the golden cage was made lateron as a cube surrounding the letter A.

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I used a MyRywell Expert pen which can use both PLA and ABS plastics. In the course I will use this pen as well for the teachers to use and test.

Fluxus Words / New words

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Four new Fluxus words were painted on envelopes. They are now sent out to some active mail/artists, so they will find the word quite soon. If they don´t know what to do with it, they could visit:

http://fluxuswords.blogspot.nl/

Because that is a blog I made to give people an overview of the Fluxus Words Score, and the results that it has brought so far.

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