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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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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Hi MI, about your problem with not having postage, I am also not going to the Post Office to buy stamps as I did BC, but I can have them delivery by post. I live in England, may be you can so the same over there."
2 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"And maybe Ilya also!?"
11 hours ago
M.L. Stephens commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"who wants orange-themed postcard(s)??? USA only, don't have other postage, sorry."
12 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Already on mail art being sent:"
yesterday
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Lots of FAB ORANGE from Ann Golden:"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Thank you for sharing the MAM SGT video, Dean, great! I am preparing banana mail art for the five of you (plus one for Cascadia Artpost), but I will send it out on the 21st of April, on the day itself.."
yesterday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Luís Filipe Gomes's group aqua, água, l'eau, water, wasser, Νερό, вода, 水
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Heleen de Vaan joined Luís Filipe Gomes's group
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aqua, água, l'eau, water, wasser, Νερό, вода, 水

Drinking water, potable water, is a good of humanity. Everyone must have access to water. The water must be protected and preserved. Fresh water is not a commodity, it is a right.See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"High ORANGE Fashion created by David Stafford: ...using one of my ORANGE Greek Fruits cards, Orange is a big CIRCLE, too :-)"
Apr 5
Bradford commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"Not funny, but rather incompetent at best. Keep in mind that postal history collectors will pay for these envelopes if they're left intact.  Just remove the contents for resending and you can sell the original cover as is."
Apr 1
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"Not a funny April's Fool! more return-to-sender in the mail delivery today :-( sigh The arrow? the rubber stamping on the back? all the mail art sent to USA in October is being returned. New Mail Art is being sent in clean white envelopes now.…"
Apr 1
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blue and White on Greek Holiday!25th of March
"Happy to see my mail arrived well, and that also the snail kept smiling despite of the long journey inside an envelope :-) Thank you for posting, Katerina!"
Mar 25
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"What to do when the USPS gives you mellow LEMON yellow? Make Mail Art "lemonade" collage cards :-) Who wants one of these???"
Mar 23
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"fFve more just came today,returned from the States... USPS had some double stickers on these: yep, along the back, too:"
Mar 23
Predrag Petrovic 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
Mar 13
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"I agree, perhaps the arrow is misleading, though i have used it on hundreds of other mailings. I am thinking that the postal machine didn't "flip" the envelopes to the address side, and instead it read the rubber stampings as…"
Mar 13

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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