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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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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Katerina! where do you get such orange oranges? Greece of course , silly me. Lucky Katerina. I woke up with very stiff legs. Obviously 'dribbling', that is the technical term for kicking a ball and walking at the same time I believe, for…"
4 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE! for the winter :-)"
17 hours ago
Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"I went for a walk round the block to exercise and found a ball. And it was orange! So I had to kick it around to bring it home and I found it was a very good exercise. Here it is, parked by my front door for tomorrow."
20 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"to buy a spoon :-) ORANGE!"
Jan 15
Heleen de Vaan commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's group Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!
"Beautiful Raven Woman, Kayenderes! And Martha, thank you very much for writing about the Tower Ravens. I had never heard about them before, and it is good to read that people are caring for these amazing and beautiful birds. Ravenmaster must be a…"
Jan 13
Mel Anie 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
Jan 8
Heleen de Vaan joined Carien van Hest's group
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Feel Mail

Mail that wants to be touched. Whether it is a soft fabric or a stimulating material, such as paper fiber or metal, whether it feels smooth or ribbed, anything goes as long it's inviting to your fingers!See More
Jan 8
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Orange Greek Winter"
Jan 6
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blog Jam: Last mail delivery of old 2020
"Great to see your received mail, a happy finish of a weird year! Good to see my mail arrived, too. But... did you put colour to the Pink Panther stamps an x-mas tree, or did the Mailman do so? (I have put them into the mailbox without colours :-) )"
Jan 3
Iver Zinaver 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 23, 2020
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"From Sabrina in Germany: "Mandarine ORANGE Winter""
Dec 22, 2020
Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"A Mouse :-)"
Dec 19, 2020
Mel Anie joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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Orange lovers

When I was preparing this mail to send to two Orange lovers, I found out that there still is no IUOMA-group for Orange lovers.So here it is! If Orange is your favourite colour, and if you want to share Orange mail with the world: join!(by the way, my favourite colour is Turquoise...)BewarenSee More
Dec 17, 2020
Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell ~ 1097 Orion Soup: Address list:"
Dec 13, 2020
Heleen de Vaan commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ask Anything
"I saw a question from Susan Weinberg about ATC, bit I cannot find where to answer. So I hope she/you will find it here :-) Q: what is atc? A: Artist Trading Card, a small handmade card, size 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch, which you can send to or swap with…"
Dec 8, 2020
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Stunning ORANGE, Fike! ...and oranges, here, too:"
Dec 7, 2020

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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