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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

Tags: art, mail, activist, action, museum

 

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Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post August 1st HAPPY BIRTHDAY 70-WISHES! Erni celebrating in Hamburg
"The pedestrian speech act looks like visual poetry. Or it might be asemic writing. Or both.  :-)"
yesterday
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
May 16
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE stampings from Keith Chambers:"
May 16
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group What Happened to "E"?
"And a picture from that fb page:"
May 15
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group What Happened to "E"?
"The text from the message in the facebook group Ruud mentioned: (scroll down for English text) "E", Ambassadeur d'Utopia a disparu le 17 février 2017. Ses archives mail-art seront conservées par une association à…"
May 15
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"A new orange kitten named Woodstock here at the homestead. His brother Benny lurks behind. However, Benny is not orange, so don't look at him:"
May 15
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"There will arrive no Brain Cell life form without making me think of "E" - who is missed so deeply. As always, thank you so much, Ryosuke, for this wonderful great connection, the Brain Cell project is! And thank you, merci beaucoup, cher…"
May 11
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"And Orion Soup on the back of the address list, a sonnet:"
May 11
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell ~ 1016 arrived:"
May 11
Norma Soulet commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Orange Fish sent to Ficus S that he already received."
May 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"above Amsterdam, 9 May 2018 21.00h"
May 9
Heleen de Vaan joined TIZIANA BARACCHI's group
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TIZIANA BARACCHI (1952-2018)

This is the former TIZIANA BARACCHI Embassy Club. Tiziana Baracchi sent out plastocollage since the eighties. Friends of Tiziana and of Embassy of Venice join this group and if you have received plastocollage or other work from her in the years, please share it here. Om May 7th 2018 she suddenly died due to a heartattack. This group is turned into a remebering archive for Tiziana Baracchi. May she be remembered and rest in peace. See More
May 9
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Fikus, certainly tatoos by an octopus that run out of orange ink, unfortunately"
May 6
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"from Ruud :-)"
May 6
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE from our fearless leader:"
May 6
Norma Soulet commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Oh Fike..........I am still laughing at your comment! I think those are tattoos."
May 5

Profile Information

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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What or whom is she staring at?

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 1:21am 138 Comments

I've sent her to various colleague mail artists.

And great 'this is what she sees' returned home.

Of course new visions still are welcome.

Thank you very much, all of…

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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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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 5:30pm on April 1, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

HAPPY EASTER, to you and  the family, Heleen!

glad my goodies arrived on time!

At 8:36pm on February 28, 2018, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Heleen, thank you for the collab Banana Post you sent to Kat and she passed on to me! Minions, bananas, bananas, bananas! So much fun!

At 8:07am on February 18, 2018, Ti Ar Raden said…

Hartelijk dank Heleen. Your banana-shaped MailArt piece landed safely. http://tiarraden.blogspot.fr/2018/02/gwenn-ha-du-2018-ii-13-heleen.html

At 10:25am on February 11, 2018, K Rolina Artist said…

You are welcome Heleen!

At 10:10pm on February 9, 2018, Kevin Geronimo Brandtner said…

Thank you very much Heleen! I really love them!

At 2:40pm on February 7, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Happy Happy February! Thank you so much, Heleen!

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Happy February from Heleen!

At 12:54pm on January 27, 2018, Chorianopoulou Maria said…

Hi!It will be a real pleasure to receive your mail art for my Project THE POST!
https://resistmailartfestival.blogspot.gr/search/label/THE%20POST%202018
Maria from Greece!

At 6:49pm on December 28, 2017, Kevin Geronimo Brandtner said…

Hey Heleen! Thank you for your welcome :)

Great that you are interested in the bookmark heads project! I will send you some heads as soon as possible :)

All the Best Geronimo

At 8:10am on November 29, 2017, stripygoose said…
You're welcome - and as many people say to me - no rush!
Have a nice day :>)
At 8:49pm on November 23, 2017, jimmyconnors said…

hey, inhabitant of Postbus 581, your letter to the inhabitant of Postfach 100749 has arrived. I have to wait some time until I open  the original letter though because I like those Deutsche Post plastic covers so much.

 
 
 

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