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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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FinnBadger commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"Wow, Moan Lisa, that is spectacular."
12 hours ago
Moan Lisa commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
14 hours ago
Ruud Janssen commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"thanks for a few new cards. They will all get back to you for this fascinating project....!"
15 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan's blog post was featured

What or whom is she staring at?

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 you!See More
16 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Ευχαριστώ! see the blog: It's a Blob from Heleen"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on stripygoose's blog post Thank you Heleen, Tonipoet, Antonino, Lorella and Artist-in-Seine!
"Thank you for blogging, Stripygoose, happy to see my chicken arrived well! And oh, please don't apologize: I have a similar (or worse) problem of being long times / late in aknowledging.."
Mar 5
stripygoose left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"...and the stripy envelope!"
Mar 5
stripygoose left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Hi Heleen - thank you for the Happy Year of the Rooster card - it's beautiful. blogged here in a tiny pop-up gallery. I love your new project with the staring girl and am pondering it right now :>)"
Mar 5
Dimitra Papatheodorou left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Hello, I have not a deadline to altered book pages project but I can say 2 months from now is ok to give time to everyone to send back their pages. If pages are  back to me earlier I will take some photos from the collaborative art book . Thank…"
Mar 4
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post HELLenic Post saves goodies from Heleen
"That took some time! I've sent it 7 January :-) Curious to know what the Greek Post paper says (I just can't read the words they ticked the box of). And happy that you like it :-) The Greek yoghurt was yummy, it is yoghurt and honey, alas…"
Feb 25
Jeremy Gluck commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Barcode Mail Art
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Barcode Mail Art

Barcodes. They are everywhere, but surprisingly not used that often in mail art. When I received this piece of Barcode mail art (named 'Variation on a barcode Op. 99') thanks to Dean, Artist in Seine, I wanted to post it in the IUOMA Barcode Mail Art group. However... I couldn't find any Barcode group!..…See More
Feb 24
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"*phew* Found back again - two days after Banana Day, but in time for the Banana Bread day! Katerina, your positive words helped me out :-) And powered by Minons Happy every Banana Day to all! And thank you very much, Katerina!"
Feb 23
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Minneapolis Gnome
"Thank you very much, Minneapolis Gnome, for your great mail! I've posted it  there."
Feb 19
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"Thank you very much, Katerina, for your Banana mail art (to be opened within a few days :-) ) and for you mail art which I published on the Real Weird Animals blog! :-)"
Feb 18
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(52)  Bits, even bytes. Many! Watched by her. Great drawing/painting created and sent by Carina. Thank you very much, Carina, kiitos paljon!"
Feb 15

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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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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 97 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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Aquarel!

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Last week I happened to receive two 10x15cms Water Colour paintings ('aquarel' in Dutch) at the same day.

One created close to my home town and sent recently, the other created far away and sent a longer time ago.

I am happy to show them here:



From Amsterdam, the Netherlands:…

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At 9:29am on March 21, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Ευχαριστώ!

see the blog:

At 3:12pm on March 5, 2017, stripygoose said…

...and the stripy envelope!

At 3:07pm on March 5, 2017, stripygoose said…

Hi Heleen - thank you for the Happy Year of the Rooster card - it's beautiful. blogged here in a tiny pop-up gallery. I love your new project with the staring girl and am pondering it right now :>)

At 6:16pm on March 4, 2017, Dimitra Papatheodorou said…

Hello, I have not a deadline to altered book pages project but I can say 2 months from now is ok to give time to everyone to send back their pages. If pages are  back to me earlier I will take some photos from the collaborative art book . Thank you for your participation.

At 1:17pm on February 20, 2017, Ptrzia (TICTAC) said…

oh my...it looks like i missed your post! but for some unknown reason it's a year notification from the groups i belong to in iuoma go on and off. so if now and then i don't do a little tour around to check what's new i miss events, blogs etc.. "my punishment" for not being so active here :-)) anyways thank you for the cool post!! i was waiting and hoping you got mine to connect it with yours http://tac-tictac.blogspot.de/2016/05/blog-post_29.html

i really got angry at the post system...as the employee was reluctant to accept it and i thought they ditched it afterwards. 

!!good to know they didn't!!

At 10:34am on February 19, 2017, Ptrzia (TICTAC) said…

hi Heleen, so nice of you. thank you very much! i owe you mailart...since the last experiment gone wrong. i sent you a banana case anonimously like the one i received... ;-)

my side of the postal system seems to 'seriously' lack of sense of humour. sad.

hugs

At 3:49am on January 31, 2017, Karalie said…

Thanks for blogging!  Happy you noticed the bird theme with the stamps! :O)

At 4:22pm on January 3, 2017, Corgifeet said…

Hi Heleen! Thank you for the GREAT polar bear ATC and wonderfully decorated envie! I thought I had said something to you about it on instagram or something but maybe I dreamt it. It is so lovely. Thank you for the trade! XOXO

At 9:12am on December 17, 2016, Ti Ar Raden said…
At 9:37am on November 24, 2016, Keith S. Chambers said…

Hi Heleen, glad to know the envelope made it's way to you and that you are enjoying the contents. No worries about getting anything back at me in any pressed time . . . next week, next month, next year [we're almost there], or the next blue moon . . . I've no expectations, so only if you have the time and desire. Peace out . . . K.

 
 
 

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