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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 Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(96) ”A wonderful party with a monkey as DJ and partying people on the holy grail of music.” Thank you very much, Armin deV/Z, superbedankt voor deze verrassing! :-)"
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Extreme Mail-Art

Explain what your most Extreme Mail-Art piece looked of looks like. can be something you sent out or something you received.
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Really ORANGE envelope from Toni Hanner:"
May 21
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"ORANGE from Prairie Kitten:"
May 21
Jenn Miltenberger 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 19
Ficus strangulensis commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Lin Tarczynski's original "Carrot Poem"."
May 16
Heleen de Vaan replied to Thomas Burns's discussion Envelope materials in the group Envelopes
"I knit some envelopes, although the addresses I started to see too large, so an extra envelope was needed. See these photos."
May 14
Heleen de Vaan replied to allison anne's discussion instagram accounts in the group Ask Anything
May 13
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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 11
res nullius aka. "res" commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"One of the sorting machines at the Processing & Distribution Center cut a dynamic gash on the surface of this David Stafford collage postcard. Stafford protected the vintage stamps with Scotch tape on the first and last edges (the sides that…"
May 10
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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
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(95) Beautiful artistamps by Carien van Hest. Thank you very much, hartelijk dank, Carien!"
May 6
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"(94) Colourful circles by Johannes Gross. Thank you very much, herzlichen Dank, Johannes!"
May 6
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's blog post What or whom is she staring at?
"After a break, a broken scanner and meanwhile building up a backlog, in all of which 11 pieces of received ‘what or who is she staring at?’-mail art succeeded in hiding somewhere in my piles and files, I am back to blog! Starting at nr…"
May 6
res nullius aka. "res" commented on Heleen de Vaan's group We love those postal additions!
"My first paper (and polystyrene film window) USPS envelope, w/ damaged piece inside. The back reads "We Care." Oh, the irony -- but I'm happy to receive it, nevertheless! Currently in quarantine."
May 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 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 4 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 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

At 1:08pm on November 30, 2018, Bill Porter said…

Heleen,  Glad that you'd like to work on a "trees" A&P, it will be on it's way to you shortly. Thank you!  ~Bill @ The Olathe Poste

At 5:29pm on November 21, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

What a nice friendly owl!

'love it! Many thanks xxx

 
 
 

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