Friday, May 23, 2014
Just received my first post card from a mail artist Vizma Bruns who belongs to a group I found on the website of The International Union of Mail Art (IUOMA) which I joined just a few days ago. I have always been a bit of a fan of mail art which I was involved with for a while in the 70's. I just love the old snail mail and the anticipation of something arriving in the mail. I have been sending my friends post cards and zines for a while but needed a more steady flow of mail to keep the postie busy.
I was surprised that this old genre of art activity is still alive and well and spread all over the world. However with postage rates being what they are, it is better to send over a few things than just a post card (same price up to 50gm internationally) so my zines are also flying further afield. Every day now, like an excited little boy, I eagerly await the postman and get very disappointed when it's only a bill although we seem to do most of that online too.