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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
"What a fun SPLASH, ficus! And here are Blue Elephants... with ORANGE "N" from Dohn Stroud:"
12 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Oh, how much I love those 'mis-sent' stamps! Even though they take a lot of our patience. I collect them, too, as they are a sign of the mail's big travel adventure, and I already have one (mis-sent to Canada, on route from Spain to…"
yesterday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
"Bill Porter's beautiful trees In memory of Guido"
Dec 7
Heleen de Vaan commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
"'The Red Tall Horse Universe meets a Tree' is the title Guido gave to the picture shown."
Dec 7
Heleen de Vaan commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
"Your great envelope arrived, Bill, thanks a lot! I will add to it and forward to Norma"
Dec 7
Heleen de Vaan commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"Thank you for asking - if possible,  yes please, I'd love to add to it"
Dec 4
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"Might have been the picture of the plant (with the '7 finger leaves') which has caught someone's attention underways? In case some certain content is missing, we all should accept Royal Mail's invitation and write to the…"
Dec 4
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"Might have been the picture of the plant (with the '7 finger leaves') which has caught someone's attention underways?"
Dec 4
Heleen de Vaan commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"A beauty, BG!"
Dec 4
Alan Brignull commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"We're sorry, but it wasn't our fault. Don't blame us!"
Dec 4
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Bill Porter
"Thanks again, Bill, and also for the friendship request. Looking forward to seeing and adding to your mail!"
Dec 2
Heleen de Vaan left a comment for Bill Porter
"Thank you, Bill !"
Dec 1
Bill Porter left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"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"
Nov 30
Heleen de Vaan commented on Guido Vermeulen's group TREES
"I'd like to be in. I'm behind with a lot of work. But a Trees a&p I think a friority priority"
Nov 30
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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 28
Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"This was made by drawing with crayon on butcher paper atop a food-warming tray. An orange splat, it came crawling out frumunda the piling system during reddout of the ancient artifacts uncovered then repiled after the reflooration of strangulensis…"
Nov 24

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.
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 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!

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 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!

see:

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

 
 
 

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