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missing Elefantus!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jan 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Today, 9th of…Continue

Tags: ARTennius, Ennio, elephants, Elefantus

Help asked: Mail art to keep the Museum Jan Cunen alive!?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Aug 19, 2013. 12 Replies

Dear all!I wanted to ask you for a favour, or better said, ask all of you for Help!Recently I got the sad news that the Museum Jan Cunen in the Dutch city of Oss is threatened with shutting…Continue

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Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post jimmyconnors is returned AGAIN :-(
"Maybe, in case you make a complaint, you can ask for free stamps (which you can use yourself because they're German stamps which we cannot use). In this complaint you can tell them that all senders have to re-send, which costs a large amount of…"
2 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Happy Banana Day! And thank you, KAterina, for this Banana! Here an other Banana Split, one from under a letter, received in September from Anna :-)"
2 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(76) Finally it is today! Today is the day we're waiting for since 364 days: 18 November is Banana Appreciation Day!  So I am happy to finally be able to post today's answer from Katerina to the question: ' What or whom is she…"
7 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post jimmyconnors is returned AGAIN :-(
"p.s.  See also Jimmy's comment on my page."
7 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post jimmyconnors is returned AGAIN :-(
"Same here, I got my mail to him returned, the pink form saying 'addressee unknown'.  I am puzzling on how to name the addressee now ('to: the owner of the Postfach', or, 'to the Postfach' itself (Postfach =…"
7 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
""Poplars and Fence at Sunset", created by Jan Hodgman. Thank you very much, Jan!"
Wednesday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(75)  Lots of apples and onions (good for health), and some dinosaurs! How nice that she chose to dress herself using matching colours :-)  Sent by Katerina Nikoltsou. And, this mail art came along with an other envelope. Curious to know…"
Wednesday
jimmyconnors left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Hey, the address is now officially fine. Unfortunately, at least one of the postal workers deliberately refused to place things addressed to Jimmy Connors (pictured); she was even able to make the connection between the P.O. Box number and the name…"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(74)  Coincidentally I got into contact with Dutch mail artist Marc de Hay. Someone from the USA had send mail to him, but accidentally addressed it to my p.o.box in Amstelveen instead of Marc's in neigbouring city of Amsterdam. Via the…"
Monday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post ORANGE from Heleen for Halloween :-)
"Thank you for posting, glad my snail mail arrived well :-) And the spider is not eww but aww, and of course has been added to prevent you from being stinged by mosquitos :-)"
Nov 10
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Of course, ORANGE from Heleen! even the postage:"
Nov 9
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Very ORANGE postage from jimmy connors:"
Nov 9
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Ok...here comes ORANGE in the mail, Dinosaur from William M. from jimmyconnors: from Mike Parsons:"
Nov 9
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group 2018 : IUOMA 30 years old
"Hulp nodig? If you need help (and/or an other article*), please let me know :-) (*and maybe I have to update my article which I sent a few years ago)"
Nov 5
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
Nov 4
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Heleen sent ORANGE birdies, too:"
Nov 4

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Mail-Artist since:
2009 (and not aware being mailarting since 1979)
My Website:
http://heleendevaan.blogspot.com
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Making illustrations is my life.
Furthermore: I like to see other people's creative outbursts, love to see creative additions to envelopes. I like stamps, like to communicate via art works, I'm fascinated by how snail mail works: put a stamp and address on an envelope and a whole system of people and transportation means is bringing that single envelope to wherever you want.
Count up all previous words and see: Mail Art is inevitable.

P.S. If you want to create and send me mail art about your favourite (weird or common) animal I will be most happy; I'll like to post it on my http://realweirdanimals.blogspot.com blog.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
Postbus 581
1180 AN Amstelveen
Nederland

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Diorama from Dean

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 1:30am 4 Comments

Stamps which are almost loose but still in their place... Mail from Paris... 

That must be Dean's!…

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Recycled (tissue box) Art by Dean

Posted on August 7, 2016 at 8:33pm 5 Comments

Dean, Artist in Seine, is a master of 3D and recycling Art. This time I found this piece of teared mail art in my mailbox. 

The other side showed that part of this piece must has been a tissue box, according to the fresh clean tissues:…

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What or whom is she staring at?

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 5:49pm 124 Comments

I've sent her to various colleague mail artists.

Already some great 'this is what she sees' returned home.

I'll post them one by one in the coming weeks.

Thank you very much, all of…

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The Soccer Field AAP's

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 3:36pm 4 Comments

For some unknown reason I got a note-pad full of soccer field sheets. First I wanted to draw my favourite soccer team in it, but that appeared  too much work regarding the little time I have.

Fortunately some colleague mail artists are willing to help to complete the sheets.

I'll post the…

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At 9:16pm on November 14, 2017, jimmyconnors said…

Hey, the address is now officially fine. Unfortunately, at least one of the postal workers deliberately refused to place things addressed to Jimmy Connors (pictured); she was even able to make the connection between the P.O. Box number and the name (almost at least) when asked. Well, according to the contract she had every right to act that way as Jimmy Connors was no offical user of the P.O. Box. Why some of the letters that were addressed to Jimmy Connors c/o F. Schneider were also returned and others have been delivered even when addressed to some other completely different names I can only speculate. I'll post what I have received before and after mentioning the addressee - when I'll find the time.

At 11:09am on October 26, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

This is Kevin our regular postman and honorary Mail Artist. He takes a keen interest in what he delivers. And yes I agree Clowns were frightening when I was  a kid and now I do not find them funny at all. Slapstick humour is not my thing. The idea was Jack's and I do anything for a laugh so I agreed. It was a great experience of mail art collaboration and I enjoyed it very much. 

Here is Kevin. I made a stamp 

At 3:54pm on September 15, 2017, Kayenderes said…

Called World Womens Book Fair

At 3:53pm on September 15, 2017, Kayenderes said…

I would like to swap some mail with you.  Can you accept me and also let me know.  I was at Women Congress back in Amsterdam a few years back.  thank you

At 8:19pm on September 8, 2017, FinnBadger said…

Glad both items made it to you. :)

At 3:49pm on September 4, 2017, Ti Ar Raden said…
At 5:33pm on August 10, 2017, Rachel said…

Hi Heleen! Bedankt voor de superleuke snailmail! Het was echt heel leuk om zulke post te krijgen! Nu moet ik mijn enveloppen gaan pimpen :-) 

At 10:08pm on May 9, 2017, stripygoose said…

Welcome to the migration Heleen!

At 5:30am on May 9, 2017, Terry Reid said…

Well, Heleen, my best to MomKat when best next you write.

At 1:24pm on April 16, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

The Mystery of the ORANGE Creature!

(from the markers/stampers that you sent me)

maybe someone at Orange Lovers can tell us what it is?

 
 
 

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