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missing Elefantus!
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Today, 9th of January, he should have turned 66. Alas he passed away three years and two…Continue

Tags: ARTennius, Ennio, elephants, Elefantus

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

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

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

 

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Zorica Obradović liked Heleen de Vaan's photo
May 18
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post First: Fishing (or phishing?) from Heleen
"Thank you for your kind words, Katerina! And fun to see how the PostNL postmarking machine tried (and succeeded) to cancel all rabbit/hare stamps (and included the carrot) :-)"
Apr 26
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Third mail art from Heleen
"Thank you for posting, Katerina, glad to see all mail arrived well! And interesting to know they arrived on the same day, while they have been sent on different days! This Easter mail was sent on 29 March, the fish on 4 April and the…"
Apr 26
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell  # 1209 Orion soup: There's a tribute to Sasha Skochilenko, an artist who is imprisoned for replacing pricing labels in a supermarket with text tags:"
Apr 21
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"It is a fact! Happiness is orange and costs only £5!"
Apr 16
Heleen de Vaan commented on Rebekka Schmidt's group Comics in mailart
"Great! A few weeks ago I've received Dave and Martha's other collab, but please have a little more patience, I'm still puzzling about what to add, text and/or colour (your collab looks already rather complete!).."
Apr 14
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Heleen in the Netherlands
"Thank you for posting, Katerina, I'm glad to see the mail arrived well and that you like it!"
Apr 14
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"From Sabela in Spain: a cat on lovely ORANGE!"
Apr 14
Jason Bartlett joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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Orange lovers

When I was preparing this mail to send to two Orange lovers, I found out that there still is no IUOMA-group for Orange lovers.So here it is! If Orange is your favourite colour, and if you want to share Orange mail with the world: join!(by the way, my favourite colour is Turquoise...)BewarenSee More
Apr 13
Mail Art Martha left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Thank you Heleen for your mail. It is hanging on my dining room wall so I can enjoy your art everytime I go by.  It has been admired and found very amusing, not just by me!"
Apr 10
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Orange "jardin" from Antonia in Spain:"
Apr 7
Ruud Janssen commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Big Brother is watching us
Apr 6
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE Spring:"
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Heleen de Vaan liked Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blog Jam: Mail Art delivery x30!
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE from jimmy connors, too:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE sun from Dr, ZACK:"
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Profile Information

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. Love rubberstamps, coloured pencils, watercolour, black fineliners.
And how great to see other people's creative outbursts, creative additions to envelopes. Including those by the postal services (even a pen cancellation can have it's charms). I love the small pictures stamps show. And like to communicate via art works. And isn't it fascinating how snail mail works? We put a stamp and address on an envelope and a whole system of people and transportation means is bringing that single envelope to other places.
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 12:21am 141 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 12:30am 9 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 7:33pm 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 2:36pm 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 7:28pm on April 10, 2024, Mail Art Martha said…

Thank you Heleen for your mail. It is hanging on my dining room wall so I can enjoy your art everytime I go by.  It has been admired and found very amusing, not just by me!

At 4:09pm on March 2, 2024, M. Mouser DiGerlando said…

Good day Art Post Maker, I love that you are in the Orange Lovers Group!!! This means that I can send you one of the Vintage Orange Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Cards!

At 2:47pm on January 21, 2024, Mikel Untzilla said…

At 9:24am on January 21, 2024, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

At 4:38pm on December 18, 2023, Mail Art Martha said…

Thank you Heleen for your mail that arrived today. Ali is delighted, so happy with his portrait!

At 1:44pm on August 24, 2023, Kiki said…

Hello from Japan!

I already found someone to send the Add and Pass sheet but I would be happy to send you my mail art with hand-carved stamps. It would be great if we can exchange mail art :-)

At 12:54pm on July 23, 2023, Bonniediva said…

Hey Heleen,

Welcome to the ABC Book! You have letter A

To be clear: you create one page of anything starting with your letter. The size of your page doesn't matter. 

Then you send me your page and I add it to my ABC book.

Then I photograph/scan the page and post it online for all to enjoy.

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks so much! Bonnie

At 4:51pm on July 9, 2023, Mikel Untzilla said…

Thanks Heleen de Vaan

At 6:31am on June 12, 2023, Tomoe N said…

Hello. 
I was away from mail art but I started back from last month.

 I am organizing my old mail and found your mail. I like Kentridge’s works. Thank you. 
I will send you again when I am ready. 

At 1:13pm on January 18, 2023, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Thank you, thank you, Heleen!

see the blog:

 
 
 

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