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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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Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ATCFrom Private World [igh]."
Mar 25
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"The British Isolation  is a bit, well, British. We are allowed to go out as long as we are only from the same household and do not get near anybody else. Here I am with my orange coat very far from the photographer."
Mar 25
Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"The long awaited souvenir and commemorative postcards for the Hannah Hoch Birthday Box project from Mary Anne have arrived. I know that Mary Anne worked very hard on these and I am gobsmacked to add these to my birthday box. Thank you, Mary Anne!"
Mar 20
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group YAH! Artistamp Heroes!
"Cascadia Artpost also in the news in Retailia!  I received the following from Jack, an artistamp hero of note. It shows my envelope to him with a stamp he has created from a collage I sent to him for his series about tickets. The artistamp has…"
Mar 17
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group YAH! Artistamp Heroes!
"Thanks to Cascadia Artpost a new Cascadia Coffee Clutch Edition has been issued. I am a lucky receiver, and not only the news paper (Coffee Clutch) is worth reading, but also the envelope is great, not in the least because of this artistamp: (and…"
Mar 16
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Who?Who?"
Mar 10
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE peachy keen envelope from Denise Souray:"
Mar 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Denise Souray's photo
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Sent out to Heleen de Vaan

"Thank you so very much!"
Mar 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Denise Souray's photo
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Sent out to Heleen de Vaan

"Your great mail arrived in NL! Thank you very much, Denise!"
Mar 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on ion's group friends of Guido
"Thaise are a beautiful tribute, Katerina! Guido and his art live on in our hearts <3"
Mar 8
Bruno Cassaglia commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
Mar 8
Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Here's a collage I did with a nod to Hannah Hoch about the primary election in the USA... "A Woman's Place is ???""
Mar 6
Bruno Cassaglia commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
Mar 6
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Thank you, Mary Anne for such a nice collaboration and for sending the nice listing, a fun project it was!"
Mar 5
Heleen de Vaan joined MoriceMarcuse's group
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Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group

Helping to Start a Permanent exhibition on the Island most Far and isolated on  the planet TRISTAN DA CUNHA Please send one of your Art Work to : Post Office & Philatelic Bureau Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ South Atlantic OceanSee More
Mar 1
Heleen de Vaan commented on Erin Young's group The Gashlycrumb Tinies Theme
"Sent out some months ago, hope my letter N meanwhile has arrived in your place, Erin?"
Mar 1

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 6:05pm on February 11, 2020, Carien van Hest said…

Dank je wel, Heleen! 

At 11:30pm on September 24, 2019, Mary Anne said…

an envelope for Hannah's Birthday Box posted to Heleen today but it was severely 'labelled' by the P.O. clerk so heaven knows when it will arrive . . .

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-Basin 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-Basin 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

 
 
 

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