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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
"Happy Birthday! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!"
Saturday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"And an other extra bar code, this time over the address and not so easily removable.. And in exchange, the Post tore off a little part of the artistamp.. Thank you, Cascadia Artpost for this very interesting mail!"
Thursday
FinnBadger commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"@Heleen - the black barcode looks like it was applied here in the US. I have no idea if any postal services can read the codes from another country. Glad the added one could be easily removed, just like the USPS ones."
Thursday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"Even though the address is correct and there is already an other bar code, PostNL often likes to add an other bar code. Over the stamps, this time... I was very relieved when I found out that the code was easily removable! Thank you, FinnBadger,…"
Wednesday
Ana Kawajiri joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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YAH! Artistamp Heroes!

Group to share the artistamps which you've received from... Your Artistamp Hero(es)! In the past years I've received wonderful artistamps (also known as cinderella stamps). Recently I was surprised by some more beautiful self-created stamps. I will publish the awesome beautiful artistamps by…See More
Jul 28
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Nice photos! I hardly recognize Erni because there is lack of his famous smile!.. And that must be you, Katerina! A wonderful photo - and how coincidental that the two of you were there, then!"
Jul 27
Emma Graney joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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We love those postal additions!

Some times mail art gets lost in the mail, and other times the mail company is so kind to add something to our mail art. Dynamic art, I love that!In this group you can post the postal additions to the mail art that you´ve sent or received. Additions by the mail companies which made you smile, touched you or whatever. Additions which are, in fact, part of the Mail Art!See More
Jul 22
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Not boring postcards at all! How interesting and fascinating Nature is! Because the one Ellen sent looks like a pond, with reed. I almost can hear the frog and the karekiet singing! A 4D card! You might/should start a new group for these not-boring…"
Jul 21
Raelene Tooker joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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We love those postal additions!

Some times mail art gets lost in the mail, and other times the mail company is so kind to add something to our mail art. Dynamic art, I love that!In this group you can post the postal additions to the mail art that you´ve sent or received. Additions by the mail companies which made you smile, touched you or whatever. Additions which are, in fact, part of the Mail Art!See More
Jul 18
James Chester commented on Heleen de Vaan's photo
Jul 13
Heleen de Vaan posted a photo

In: the famous Martha in Cascadia!

I received a wonderful ‘Diorama Diaries’ magazine, with news from the Cascadia Diorama: the new central Post Office opened! And to my surprise - well, not really surprising - famous mail artist Martha with her mail art trolley is one of the first…
Jul 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Rubber Stamps
"In reply to the question of Amanda (I cannot find her/your original question here at IUOMA anymore): there are several great shops all-over the world. Speking for myself, I have ordered nice stamps at Blade Rubber Stamps (UK) which you know already.…"
Jul 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ask Anything
"In my mailbox I saw a question from Amanda - sent from this group 'Ask anything' - about rubberstamps. I wanted to reply but I cannot find the original question!.. Amanda, please see also the group about rubber stamps (one of the groups,…"
Jul 10
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"I think W. Reginald Bray a great mail artist. John Tingey’s book ‘The Englishman who posted himself’ (he did!) gives a wonderful overview of his postal investigations. Thank you for sharing those great pictures, also the older…"
Jul 8
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell ~1084"
Jul 1
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell ~1083"
Jul 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 142 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 10:41am on June 18, 2020, Mark Rossmiller, Ph.D. said…

Can you direct me to the guinea pigs?

At 4:40pm on June 4, 2020, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Bananas...on Onion Rings are blogged :-)

Thank you, Heleen xxx

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

 
 
 

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