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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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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE cat from Snooky :-)"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Sky above the Amstelland, same day, 7 hours later"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Sky above Amersfoort, 18 June 2018, 12.10 (10 minutes pm). Sorry, had to protect my camera from a lot of rain.."
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Sky above the province Gelderland, 17 June 2018, 10.10 pm."
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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
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Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"This orange is a CARROT! Found  this on Pinterest, thought it2B clever so here4U-all it is. YOB-f"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Ruud with orange hair? That may be nice. Orange-ish apples, must do better."
Friday
Heleen de Vaan commented on TIZIANA BARACCHI's group TIZIANA BARACCHI (1952-2018)
"That is a beuatiful tribute, Mail Art Martha!"
Thursday
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE (art...not hair )from Ruud Janssen:"
Jun 14
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Sky above Schiphol Airport, 12 June 2018, 21:12 (= 9.12 pm)"
Jun 12
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"I have turned our garage into a clothes drying area 'cos my husband has finally accepted to leave the car outside as all our neighbours do. The reason was that the car would loose value, which it has anyway, it is worth a couple of hundred…"
Jun 12
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Not boring enough for this barely technology-wise throwback, I'm afraid, but thank you ..."
Jun 8
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Do you really want to know? it is quite boring. Any painting program will do it. I used Picsarts which is free on a Samsung tablet. I created a new  layer on top of the photo and draw the cat shape on it, then I painted the area with orange. I…"
Jun 4
Nancy Bell Scott commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Ack! Magic! If you'd told me this sooner, your past several years would've been even busier, Martha. I need your secret. Thought mine was orange, but there's no comparison. Can you send instrux via snail mail if not post them here?…"
Jun 3
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"As you see Nancy your wish is my command.  "
Jun 3

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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