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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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Norma Soulet commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Hi Judy Staroscik, Thank you for the cute "Golden Dog on an Orange background" ATC that just arrived. Happy Holidays to You !"
8 hours ago
TIZIANA BARACCHI commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Season's Greetings with CHECKPOINT! Do you want to participate in CHECKPOINTSend to my address 3 equal original works in A4, standard paper of 80g /m2. Theme: your poetics.1st exhibition: The Birthday of Art 2018, January 17th.Leave 2 cm free…"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"Thank you Heleen for publishing my stuff. It is a super interesting project and I particularly found Colin's take very original. It is one of those that make me think: 'Why didn't I think of it?' "
Dec 7
Bruno Cassaglia commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
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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
Dec 7
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(77) On this scanned picture it is hard to see, but in real the area around the question mark is a mirror. Not so strange if you consider that this staring woman reminded a great mail artist of Alice (and Sophie).  Created by Mail Art Martha,…"
Dec 6
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"This envelope arrived ages ago with a beautiful and humorous card inside from Heleen, which can be seen here:  mailartmartha.blogspot.com I could not upload it earlier because Kevin, my postman, borrowed it to show his mates at work. He was so…"
Dec 3
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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
Nov 29
stripygoose left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"You're welcome - and as many people say to me - no rush! Have a nice day :>)"
Nov 29
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"An other one arrived - thank you so much, Katerina!! Blogged there: http://realweirdanimals.blogspot.nl/2017/11/katerina-nikoltsou-32.html"
Nov 29
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Yoko Ono artistamps from C. Merhl Bennett
"If the Beatles wouldn't have splitted up, no solo carreers would have started and no 'Imagine' would have been sung and heard in December. (And Y. Ono is a mail artist, too.) Maybe that is one of the reasons why?"
Nov 29
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell ~ 999 Orion Soup:  Address list: Thank you very much, Ryosuke, and all mail artists who contributed!"
Nov 29
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post jimmyconnors is returned AGAIN :-(
"Mine arrived! Addressed to 'der Empfänger/ the inhabitant of Postfach...' You could try this way, too!?! :-)"
Nov 28
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Oh! that will be lovely but do not hurry. This time of the year is far too busy to go looking for encrypted hamsters. Hope you find it though."
Nov 27
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"It is a hamster indeed. Maybe I've one hamster in the crypts of my home for you, Martha! (I've send some to orange lovers at the start of this group, so maybe, maybe...) Please remind me to search for the hamster in case you don't…"
Nov 26
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"That orange rodent is beautiful, I would love to adopt it. I guess it is a hamster; no tail to be seen."
Nov 26

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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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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 126 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 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.

At 8:56am on November 23, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Wow...thanks for blogging, Heleen, 'tis a great blog you have!

i always try to add an animal somewhere on the mail art/envelope 

when i send to you :-) 'Love all the critters you create too:

At 9:36pm on November 19, 2017, copor said…

.Mail Art Project
Theme: what's wrong with my city
Deadline : February 1th, 2018.
Free technique.
Dimension: free (maksimum size 8,5×11 inches or 22 x 28cm)
No fees. No jury.
No return.
All works will be documented online. Link will be available after exhibition. Please, include your email so we can send you the link later.
Exhibition: Febrary 24th, 2018, Knjigozemska, Zadar
All works (limit 3) must be sent by post.
Send to : „Knjigozemska“ c/o Roberto Vodanović Čopor
Franka lisice 4
23000 Zadar
Croatia

At 9:16pm on November 14, 2017, jimmyconnors said…

Hey, the address is now officially fine. Unfortunately, at least one of the postal workers deliberately refused to place things addressed to Jimmy Connors (pictured); she was even able to make the connection between the P.O. Box number and the name (almost at least) when asked. Well, according to the contract she had every right to act that way as Jimmy Connors was no offical user of the P.O. Box. Why some of the letters that were addressed to Jimmy Connors c/o F. Schneider were also returned and others have been delivered even when addressed to some other completely different names I can only speculate. I'll post what I have received before and after mentioning the addressee - when I'll find the time.

At 11:09am on October 26, 2017, Mail Art Martha said…

This is Kevin our regular postman and honorary Mail Artist. He takes a keen interest in what he delivers. And yes I agree Clowns were frightening when I was  a kid and now I do not find them funny at all. Slapstick humour is not my thing. The idea was Jack's and I do anything for a laugh so I agreed. It was a great experience of mail art collaboration and I enjoyed it very much. 

Here is Kevin. I made a stamp 

At 3:54pm on September 15, 2017, Kayenderes said…

Called World Womens Book Fair

At 3:53pm on September 15, 2017, Kayenderes said…

I would like to swap some mail with you.  Can you accept me and also let me know.  I was at Women Congress back in Amsterdam a few years back.  thank you

At 8:19pm on September 8, 2017, FinnBadger said…

Glad both items made it to you. :)

At 3:49pm on September 4, 2017, Ti Ar Raden said…
 
 
 

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