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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.

Mail from Heleen de Vaan – Netherlands

  Received in the vacation this lovely Tile from Heleen de Vaan in Netherlands. She made is through the services from PostNL, and wanted me to have it to hand in the TAM Archive or give it a special use. Especially after coming home from vacation the text fits perfectly: So I will find a good place for the tile. Heleen always writes small notes with her mailings, so here.. Read More

Evolution

EVOLUTION IN/BY MAIL-ART (c) 1997 by RUUD JANSSEN. Originally this text was written February 1994. Life is a process of changes, at least it is like that for me. When I look back I can see how gradually these changes come about, but also I can see the real turning-points in my life. Only after those things have happened you can realize the full importance of things in your life… Read More

Mail from Richard Canard – USA

“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…… 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.. Read More

The Millennium Statements – 2000

In the year 1999 I was writing several statements, and I bundled them in the small booklet “Millennium Statements”. The individuals statements were printed and sent out though the mail. Also small booklets were printed and distributed. Because I made the stetements in a digital form, I still have them that way to, so I will share the set with you here. Some statements are still valid….

New asemic works – July 2015

Today I have been working on some more asemic works. This time on green paper with Indian ink and on top of that white permanent ink. So that brings soms structures and gives a permanent structure. I made several works also because I might be experimenting with new layers on ut as well When I work with ink I always use permanent ink. I know that it creates structures as.. Read More

Card to Richard C. – USA

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……