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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 Mail Art Martha's group Smiles & Smirks
"So Kevin is not only your postman but also your secretary :-) (and one of our favourite postmen :-) )"
Thursday
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Manhole cover in the city of Groningen, capital of the province of Groningen, showing the Martini Tower:"
Jan 29
Dimitra Papatheodorou 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
Jan 26
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"Thank you, thank you, Heleen! see the blog: Heleen sends TWO mail art envelopes full of goodies"
Jan 18
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE little patches from Heleen, too:"
Jan 18
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE with critters on Heleen's envelope:"
Jan 18
Heleen de Vaan commented on Mail Art Martha's group Smiles & Smirks
"Thank you, Katerina, Martha, Carien, for providing all this food-for-smiles!"
Jan 18
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Great to see, thank you for sharing, Erni and Katerina! Here in the Nederlands PostNL deliverers with bikes are frequently seen, too :-)"
Jan 14
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"But there must be something (a hole?) hidden under this covering object?!? Great photo anyway :-)"
Jan 5
greg diaz 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
Dec 9, 2022
Lars Schumacher 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
Dec 8, 2022
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Mark Johnson's really ORANGE calendar for 2023... to the gods!"
Dec 7, 2022
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Yes, the owl is BLUE but I spy an ORANGE little snail from Heleen:"
Nov 29, 2022
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Fabulous ORANGE from Mim...circles too:"
Nov 29, 2022
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Heleen de Vaan
"'Love the OWL you sent, Heleen, many thanks xxx"
Nov 28, 2022
Heleen de Vaan replied to Juan Petry's discussion DADA COW 2023 - YOUR individual rubber stamp gift for Christmas in the group Mail-Art Cow group
"I like the additions by the roller! :-) It reminds me of the USPS x-mas postmarks who contain a lot of ink (but in contrary to the USPS postmarks which make the postage stamps invisible, on blanco paper it looks nice, to my opinion. Also it reminds…"
Nov 11, 2022

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 141 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 2:13pm on January 18, 2023, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

Thank you, thank you, Heleen!

see the blog:

At 10:15am on November 28, 2022, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

'Love the OWL you sent, Heleen,

many thanks xxx

At 3:42pm on October 31, 2022, Valentine Mark Herman said…

Hi! There are too many Groups already! Why just one on bicycles, and not others on tandems, trycycles, ligfiels, omafiets, opafiets, red bikes, orange bikes, school bikes, etc? The tendency is to have more and more specialised themed Groups. And I for one, think that is not what Mail Art should be all about: 'Mail me something, anything; and I'll ùail you something back'. By post, of course-- and not the internet

At 7:31pm on January 1, 2022, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Thank you and best wishes to you too, happy 2022!

At 7:13pm on October 19, 2021, Ptrzia (TICTAC) said…

hi Heleen...so nice to have mail from you!! Beautiful! Thank you!

https://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/from-heleen-de-vaan-1

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 .

 
 
 

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