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Heleen de Vaan's Discussions

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
"Woooopsie! That was 'carrots' from Dustin Cecil. Looks good enough to eat!"
Friday
Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Yum, yum, yum!"
Friday
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"from Frances Lamme in the Netherlands... ORANGES!"
Friday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's group Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!
"That is sad news and good news, thank you for sharing! I wanted to vote for the name ‘Martha’ but the name was not available. I think Branwen a great name (by the way, Winifred or Winfried happens to be a male name here in NL). Your…"
Wednesday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"A tired postcard... great term! And belated thank you for the snapshot of Mr Boots - the blue and bluest eye look wonderful! If that photo would have bern a postcard I would have bought one (as a…"
May 2
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Happy Easter, Katerina! And Happy Belated Easter to the Haptic Werewolf!"
May 2
Inkromancer 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
May 1
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"and an orange cheezy potato EGG for Greek Easter , Sunday, May 2:"
May 1
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"a potato...that is ORANGE? from Mel Anie :-)"
May 1
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Banana Mail Art from Heleen
"Thank you for posting, Katerina! These bananas I’ve sent to you before 21 April. I hope the banana sent on 21 April will arrive soon, too!  (if the banana didn’t flee away, that is...)"
Apr 28
Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Sweeten Your Springtime With Japan’s Fruit Sandwiches reported by Gastro Obscura, posted by Fike"
Apr 27
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"So please have a little patience - I hope it will arrive before (and be usable for) the next following Banana day :-)"
Apr 21
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Happy Banana Day! to everyone who celebrates, including the recipients of the bananas mail which I’m sending out today:  "
Apr 21
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"returned...postal code sticker crossing out AGAPI = Love"
Apr 21
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"Make mine PINK? NIXIE in today's mail delivery... sent Jan.15 to the USA for Valentine's Day, ha!"
Apr 21
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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
Apr 20

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 9 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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