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missing Elefantus!

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

Today, 9th of January, he should have turned 66. Alas he passed away three years and two…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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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Mary Anne... I like the idea to think of me like Ariadne... To be honest I had a grandmother from Krete and a grandfather from Naxos...!!! As I and my partner in life, we both like wine, now I see a relationship with Dionysos too... You are…"
yesterday
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Another glimpse of the work in progress - I am planning a little photo book of images of the finished boxes.  This is to be the title page . . ."
yesterday
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"dear birthday boxers.  Here are a couple of snaps of the inside of my 'work in progress' box.  Not much quite finished but gives an idea . . . inside empty and . . . inside full "
yesterday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Happy Banana Appreciation Day! And congratulations to the long distance (and Bananesque) runner! Wow, good effort!I received your mail art last Friday, Katerina, and sent bananatoucana mail in return to you om the same day (so it is traveling…"
Monday
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Greetings Birthday Boxers. I am still beavering away.  Made a start (at last) on prettifying my box and sorting out the contents. I am still planning on mailing out a list of participants though it may not get done until after…"
Monday
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I shall have to think of you as Ariadne from now on . . . "
Sunday
Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Dear Mary Anne, I'm just thinking... My plans for June 2020 till September 2021 is to move to the Island of Naxos...Maybe I will stay there for the rest of my life, maybe not...I do not know what are the possibilities to make a mail art…"
Sunday
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Dear Maria, the Birthday box was done in such a wild rush - it would have been even better if we had given ourselves more time to send out invitations, spread the word, drum up enthusiasm in the furthest corners of the Eternal Network . . .  An…"
Sunday
Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"P.S.Correction Susan Gold from Canada Maria"
Sunday
Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Hello dear Hannahers! This week I received works from Horvath Piroska from Austria and Susan Gold from US... It is amazing how beautiful my box turns... I started thinking for an exhibition... I promised to myshelf I will not organize an exhibition…"
Sunday
Jennifer Wallace commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Rosalie - Thanks for posting the link to the video, "The Strange Beings from Hannah HÖch’s Ethnographic Museum”. I'd just seen one from that series in an exhibition (in Scotland), stood talking about it with another…"
Friday
Judith Dagan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"The more I look at it and think about it, I think it is Hannah. Max Ernst( or another Dadaist ) may have been the bridge between them. Also, that hairstyle is Exclusively Hannah's.  As for the elongation of the face, that is due to the…"
Friday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"* shape, I mean :-)  This is the complete picture:"
Friday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"*shape Btw here is the complete collage:"
Friday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I am not sure either. I think the length of the faces might be similar, as does the hair, but I see differences in the dhape of the mouth. This collage comes from the book 'Lebensbild', subtitle 'a collaged autobiography'. We…"
Friday
Charlotte Geister commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Hey Judi, I don't think that it is Hannahs face, because it is too long. She had a rather round face when you look at her from the front.Your collage photo reminds me of a sequence of the surrealistic film " the andalusian dog" by…"
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Mail-Artist since:
2009 (and not aware being mailarting since 1979)
My Website (without http://):
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 you!

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!

The stamps were added to an enormous box which had succeeded  to enter my p.o.box. Too big for the scanner, so I show it thanks to 'real…

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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 added-to-and-passed-on-and-returned-to-me sheets in this…

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At 11:30pm on September 24, 2019, Mary Anne said…

an envelope for Hannah's Birthday Box posted to Heleen today but it was severely 'labelled' by the P.O. clerk so heaven knows when it will arrive . . .

At 8:06am on May 14, 2019, Lorella said…

Thanks for your help Heleen .

At 12:40pm on February 21, 2019, Bill Porter said…

Hi Heleen, thanks for letting me know about the A&P. To answer your question, send it on to whomever you like.  ~Bill@The Olathe Poste

At 9:49pm on February 7, 2019, Eduardo Cardoso said…

Hello Heleen. My profile is up to date. The address I have there is the current one. See you in the mail. :)

At 4:56pm on January 30, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Dear Heleen


Thank. Returning the collage to Moscow would have had meaning if there was still free space on the paper sheet. I could complete the collage and send it to Brazil.


Or do you fill in the sheet yourself with signs?

At 4:16pm on January 28, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi Heleen,

Yes, please send me the Add N' Pass.

Thanks,

Norma

At 3:37pm on January 7, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Hello Heleen


I send you a collage in the framework of the program ADD & PASS. Please add and send on.


With good wishes in the new year,
Ilya

At 1:08pm on November 30, 2018, Bill Porter said…

Heleen,  Glad that you'd like to work on a "trees" A&P, it will be on it's way to you shortly. Thank you!  ~Bill @ The Olathe Poste

At 5:29pm on November 21, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

What a nice friendly owl!

'love it! Many thanks xxx

At 9:50pm on November 4, 2018, xx Jones said…

Hi Helen, thank you, I am glad you got my mail and liked it! 

Oh, it would be great to get a cow sometime, but no rush ...

I've been very slow myself!

 
 
 

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