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!

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 15, 2017 at 11:34pm


Lots of apples and onions (good for health), and some dinosaurs! How nice that she chose to dress herself using matching colours :-) 

Sent by Katerina Nikoltsou. And, this mail art came along with an other envelope. Curious to know what else she's staring at? I will share it here not before 18th November!

Thank you very much, Katerina, ευχαριστώ πολύ!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 13, 2017 at 8:43pm


Coincidentally I got into contact with Dutch mail artist Marc de Hay. Someone from the USA had send mail to him, but accidentally addressed it to my p.o.box in Amstelveen instead of Marc's in neigbouring city of Amsterdam. Via the internet I found the correct address, so I forwarded the mail, accompanied by her. Marc was so kind to add what she is staring at - a beautiful painting by Marc himself - and returned it to me. 

Marc is publisher of the Stardust Memories Zine, which appears at irregular base. I couldn't find a website, but if you search the web I'm sure you'll find some more info.

Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Marc!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on October 30, 2017 at 11:02pm


Orange, the colour, and oranges/portokáli, the fruits, of course catch her eyes!

Created and sent by Katerina Nikoltsou from Greece.

Thank you very  much, ευχαριστώ πολύ, Katerina!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on October 16, 2017 at 4:49pm


'She is looking at the finish line'. 

Great addition by Anna Banana from Canada. She wrote she'll be traveling to the Netherlands (today!). Wishing a safe and joyful travel. Hopefully we'll be able to meet.

Thank you very much, Anna!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on October 16, 2017 at 4:40pm


They turned 85, the two of them, earlier this month. I received this mail one month before. So this has been added by my dad at the age of 84, supported by my mom who was 84 at that time, too.

Thank you very much, dankjulliewel!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 25, 2017 at 11:42pm


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 12:06am


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 1:11am


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 1:01am


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 10:48am


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!



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