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missing Elefantus!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jan 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Today, 9th of January, he should have turned 66. Alas he passed away three years and two…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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Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Another food for thought, thank you, Katerina!"
yesterday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"That seems to be true words... Food for thought at least!"
yesterday
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"On youtube there is a great documentary, an interview with Ryosuke Cohen. The interview is in Japanese, voice-over and subtitles in Spanish (so I guess some of you quickly shave to learn one of these languages). But even when you face a language…"
yesterday
marlies wilding commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"with just a touch of.. shoes!  love this!!"
Sunday
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Martlies you are so right! the shops are full of orange clothes, here in England at least. This is a TV presenter."
Sunday
marlies wilding commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"orange must be the new black!  my orange cards are going out soon!"
Saturday
Jan Hodgman commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"That does make sense, doesn't it? Orange or chartreuse or something way more noticeable than black!!"
Saturday
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"What d'ya know?! the famoous Black Box carried by planes is actually ORANGE!"
Saturday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art History
"(continued) The concept of 'The Eternal Network' also has been related to the French fluxus artist Robert Filliou, who, according to wikipedia, believed that making art was 'part of a permanent, universal and endless process deeply…"
Thursday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art History
"That is a good question. As I think people can define what is 'mail art' by/for themselves, I think also the definition of the 'Eternal Network' is up to anyone who wants to define it. A web article about Japanese mail artists…"
Jul 15
Mark Rossmiller 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
Jul 7
Jan Hodgman commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"One of a "Mysterious Marks" series, to Kathy Barnett:"
Jun 21
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Thanks Katerina! I cannot get that kitty up or four of Peter Muller's cards either. But my Ali Khat did upload, mystery. And thanks for posting my collage too."
Jun 18
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"And ORANGE from Mail At Martha, thank you muchly xxx"
Jun 17
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"It's the KAT's meow...ORANGE to Mail Art Martha:"
Jun 17

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 you!

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!

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 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 added-to-and-passed-on-and-returned-to-me sheets in this…

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At 8:06am on May 14, 2019, Lorella said…

Thanks for your help Heleen .

At 12:40pm on February 21, 2019, Bill Porter said…

Hi Heleen, thanks for letting me know about the A&P. To answer your question, send it on to whomever you like.  ~Bill@The Olathe Poste

At 9:49pm on February 7, 2019, Eduardo Cardoso said…

Hello Heleen. My profile is up to date. The address I have there is the current one. See you in the mail. :)

At 4:56pm on January 30, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Dear Heleen


Thank. Returning the collage to Moscow would have had meaning if there was still free space on the paper sheet. I could complete the collage and send it to Brazil.


Or do you fill in the sheet yourself with signs?

At 4:16pm on January 28, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi Heleen,

Yes, please send me the Add N' Pass.

Thanks,

Norma

At 3:37pm on January 7, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Hello Heleen


I send you a collage in the framework of the program ADD & PASS. Please add and send on.


With good wishes in the new year,
Ilya

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!

 
 
 

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