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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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Triangles

Welcome to the TRIANGLES group. No circles here, but three sides. Outside your envelope, inside your envelope, or even triangle postcards.See More
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Coco Muchmore commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Sil DuBois loves orange, too!!!!!"
Monday
Amy Irwen commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Love all degrees of orange (especially with royal blue)...."
Nov 23
Amy Irwen 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
Nov 23
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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
Nov 15
Richard BAUDET commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"last summer ....here is  my watercolor !"
Nov 15
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"and more:Apricot Orange, Candlelight Orange, Macaroni and Cheese Orange,Pumpkin Orange, Goldfish Orange, Monarch Orange, Tangerine Orange, Basketball Orange!"
Nov 15
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Shades of ORANGE from Kathy Barnett: Sunrise Orange, Amber Orange,Orangutan Orange, Sherbert Orange, Ginger Orange, Carrott Orange, PapayaOrange, Creamsicle Orange!"
Nov 15
Ruud Janssen commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"outgoing"
Nov 13
Bradford commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Be careful with fungi that make you see colors that don't exist."
Nov 12
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"orange mushroom...poison?"
Nov 12
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"So good to see that Autumn ORANGE arrived in Brazil, Ana! Here is ORANGE-on-the-tree, but not oranges :-) persimmons!"
Nov 12
Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Ooh, it is so hard to consider all boring postcard boring… Katerina’s Utah card I think sooo interesting… Which (giant?) creaturen would walk these natural formed (?) steps, and what causes (and does mean) the cloud or smoky mist…"
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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested…See More
Nov 8
Heleen de Vaan commented on Luís Filipe Gomes's group At least I know one word in Portuguese. Pelo menos conheço uma palavra em Português.
"Cidadão do Mundo Quote inspired by the song ‘Janela para o mundo’ by Milton Nascimento."
Nov 5

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 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 6:56pm on July 28, 2021, Luís Filipe Gomes said…

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Heleen de Vaan wave.

-Dear Heleen it arrived today, I hope the water level is lower, and everything getting better and safer. I accept your staring challenge.

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?

 
 
 

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