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

New Acrylic Painted Envelopes 2016

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.. Read More

New VIP’s by Ruud Janssen – February 2016

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

Who is MISS NOMA?

This drawing is lying to dry now. Tomorrow it will be ready to be scanned and it is finished. The drawing deals with “Who is MISS NOMA”.  Mail from Liverpool, and obviously connections to the USA correspondence network. This drawing is part of the VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry), but I’ll make sure that Miss Noma gets a copy for sure. This text can be read clearly, and you will notice.. Read More

VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry)

VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry) is what I call this.  On coloured paper I have made a structure of acrylic layers. When I start to write I act on the impuls of the letters that form the sentence that is in my mind. It normally costs only a few minutes to write the letters down, and then the indian ink needs to dry. I sign and date. The letters get larger.. Read More