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 you!

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 26, 2017 at 12:42am


Nicole Eippers is my favourite Pig collector and a great collage maker. I have send several pieces of piggy mail art to her, while she created beautiful non-piggy animal collages to send to me.

These facts made me very  much surprised when I opened the envelope: this time no collage but  a  wonderful drawing. Of course Nicole is right: what else can the lady see than  lovely piggies?!

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Nicole!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 23, 2017 at 1:06am


While she is holding a flower and both she and Salvador Dalí are watching more flowers/succulents, two unknown people are watching us...

Great collage, created by Fleur Helsingor. On the back pretty stamps - an other succulent! - and pigeon artistamps:

Thank you very much, Fleur!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 21, 2017 at 2:11am


I always thought that she is only staring. But thanks to Colin I learned that she is contemplating, too. While sitting and staring, a lot appears to be going on in her mind.

And in addition to the postal stamp on the back of this card, some state prison added a stamp, in front even, too, boasting that the mail art has been generated by this state prison. But it really has been Colin Scholl who generated / created and sent this mail from the USA to me.

Thank you very  much, Colin!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 21, 2017 at 2:01am


Always a good thing to watch: the flag of the nature-friendly country Cascadia!

On the back side of this card you can see artistamps showing one of the many wonderful Cascadian landscapes.

Sent by Cascadia Artpost. Thank you very much!!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on May 4, 2017 at 11:48am


I received an other great one, created by Ruud. An asemic themed one!
Alas my computer is broke again, and I apparently cannot upload from my phone. Hopefully my pc will be working again soon, and I'll be able to upload it - or otherwise maybe you, Ruud, can post it here?
Anyway, thank you very much, veel dank, Ruud!


Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 15, 2017 at 10:47pm


Received right before the Easter weekend, this mixed media work by Ruud Janssen. I like the combination of collage, ink and water colour  paint.

On the back Bunnies and a key to IUOMA! :-)

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Ruud!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 15, 2017 at 5:44pm


And here's the other Owl. 
There is also an Owl - Katerina's famous stamped one - on the envelope these pieces of mail art came in. I've posted it today in the Real Weird Animals online gallery

Thank you very much, Katerina!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 15, 2017 at 5:41pm


Owl mail art!
Of course Owls remind us of the wise Greek goddess Athena. And from Greece Katerina Nikoltsou sent me this version.
And another one, see next post!

What or who the flying orange creatures are (and the one who has landed on her hand) is a mystery to me. Does any of you know what or who they are?

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 13, 2017 at 11:50pm


Here they finally are: Dinosaurs!
Ruud's contribution to what she is seeing. And overthinking - food for thought: 'Looking back in history... Brings lovely thoughts... Could we talk to them and learn?'

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Ruud!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 9, 2017 at 1:29am


While wearing a colourful dress, a colourful Bird brings another colourful flower.

Beautiful drawing by Stripygoose. 

Also posted there.

Thank you veyr much, Stripygoose!



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