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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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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"My middle of the year resolution and it is orange"
yesterday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Sky above the bridge above us.  6 August, bridge over the Boven-Merwede river, the Netherlands."
Sunday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Sky above meadows along the A2, highway from Amsterdam to Utrecht. I've shown a bit of the land,  too, so you can see the Sun is shining!"
Sunday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"6 August 2017, sky above highways in the province Noord-Brabant, Netherlands"
Sunday
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
Aug 11
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE by the sea"
Aug 11
Rachel left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Hi Heleen! Bedankt voor de superleuke snailmail! Het was echt heel leuk om zulke post te krijgen! Nu moet ik mijn enveloppen gaan pimpen :-) "
Aug 10
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Rachel
"Superbedankt, wat een leuke verrassing. Rachel! (For the non-native  Dutch: super thank  you, what a pleasant surprise!) Ik heb 'm in de Zentangle groep gepost. Dank!! :-)"
Aug 9
Heleen de Vaan commented on Prairie Kittin's group Zentangle and Doodling
"Received this beautiful piece of zentangle mail art by / from Rachel. Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Rachel!"
Aug 9
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Orange sunset by Afroditi Karamanli, watercolor pencil drawing postcard size (detail)"
Aug 8
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
Aug 6
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE at sunset"
Aug 6
Norma Soulet commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Hi, I just joined this group ! If you would like to send me something Orange my address is on my page. Love Bold Colors!"
Aug 4
Profile IconNorma Soulet, PATRICIA LANDON and Minna Rexach 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
Aug 4
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ask Anything
"I totally understand when someone doesn't want to write his/her private address on the public internet, there are good reasons to do not. And besides providing it via email (I agree with Mim, I seldom email to ask for a snail mail address),…"
Aug 4
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ask Anything
"As far as I know, in the early years (let's say, the eighties) several mail artist used nicknames. I started joining the network around 2009 and still there are several mail artists whose real names I don't know. But at least we exchange…"
Aug 4

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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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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What or whom is she staring at?

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 5:49pm 117 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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At 5:33pm on August 10, 2017, Rachel said…

Hi Heleen! Bedankt voor de superleuke snailmail! Het was echt heel leuk om zulke post te krijgen! Nu moet ik mijn enveloppen gaan pimpen :-) 

At 10:08pm on May 9, 2017, stripygoose said…

Welcome to the migration Heleen!

At 5:30am on May 9, 2017, Terry Reid said…

Well, Heleen, my best to MomKat when best next you write.

At 12:43am on April 29, 2017, gin said…

dear Heleen! You remember well. :D I LOVE languages, especially Russian. THANK YOU for offering to send me cardboard language cutouts ~~~ whatever you find, you are welcome to send! Thank you so much. You're wonderful! Xx :) :) :) 

At 1:24pm on April 16, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

The Mystery of the ORANGE Creature!

(from the markers/stampers that you sent me)

maybe someone at Orange Lovers can tell us what it is?

At 10:24am on April 5, 2017, Moan Lisa said…

;)

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.

 
 
 

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