Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mail Art, Ho!

I joined IUOMA a few days ago (International Union of Mail Artists) based on possible interest but more on general liking of Ruud Janssen and Litsa Spathi. I received email confirmation of having joined and with a few days an email from a fellow in Brazil who wants to exchange, and real live art mail items (an art photo card) from Douglas Galloway in Cherry Valley, CA and more notably a piece of work from Connie Jean in Titusville, FL rife with ink stamps and labels and whatnot. Titus was as you know the god of truth for the ancient Assyrians. the modern Assyrians worship the god of the French township, or ville. Thus, Titusville.

You can see I am trying. The onus is on me to produce, and produce I will. I got me some sharpies, plain small envelopes, and plain note cards. I will do a bit of doodle on a card and slip it into an envelope also upon doodled which, then off it goes to Connie Jean. And another to the Brazilian.

I will set up a folder of photos on Facebook entitled IUOMA - Coming and Going where I will post. I think this is right and proper. I didn't quite ask for this but I like the challenge of seeing what I can make of it, by way of fleshing things out. My first thought was to draw dinosaurs as conventional mail is tending toward dead, but now I have colors and shapes and my son's stamps to work with. Seems to me that there are worst places for a 53 year old white male to find himself then the crafts aisle of Walgreen's.

If you want something shoot me your mailing address. I understand it is somewhat incumbent upon the receiver to give, so it's on your head if you ask, to then provide. Me, I just work here.

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