Thom Courcelle's Blog – March 2017 Archive (8)

SMTMA: Carina Granlund's Animal Anarchy

Hedgehogs and sea lions and cat burglar kitties, OH MY!!!

Carina keeps in touch with late-winter greetings...and animals that the groundhog would only see if he hadn't seen his shadow on Feb. 2nd. But indeed he did, meaning six more weeks of winter weather. In fact...there's a snow storm expected to roll in here tomorrow dumping another 6 inches…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 30, 2017 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

SMTMA: Falling in Love with Fiorentina

As soon as Fiorentina Giannotta came onto the scene of IUOMA, I knew I needed to make supplication for her mail art. I LOVE her portraits...so much color, so much detail, so much whimsy, so many layers of texture... look how she fills the space of her canvas in the piece to the right. And the historical vestments and hair wigs, etcetera, all add to a sense of…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 30, 2017 at 5:38pm — 2 Comments

SMTMA: Debra Mulnick's Bicycling Kangaroo

This blog is continuing a series of posts describing received correspondence that is "Something More Than Mail Art"—(SMTMA)—mail art that exceeds the standards of anticipation. (For a fuller description, see my previous blog post: …

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 26, 2017 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Something More Than Mail Art (SMTMA): Minneapolis Gnome

Sometimes we get something in the mail that exceeds expectations and excels beyond requirements of the medium of mail art. So this is a new "category" or "genus" or "subspecies" of blog post that I am creating for my documenting reviews: "Something…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 26, 2017 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

Mail Art in the Era of the Trump Regime...No Wavering from the Rebellion

Perhaps these artistamps by Jack of Cascadia Artpost say it best... We are indeed in a stormy season. But a stormy political front always means there will be some inspired art from the politically oppressed. And if you're an artist who DOESN'T feel politically oppressed...you're not paying attention. With the National Endowment for the Arts and the National…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 21, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

FLUXUS Seasonal Mail Art...Because My Seasons Are in Flux...

Solstice and News Years wishes received from friends near and far... clockwise from upper right:

"New Years Rooster 2017" by Angie Cope (USA)

"New Years Wishes" arrived in an amazing FABRIC ENVELOPE from Ouis (France)...bonus for the safety pin making it through the mail and a great safety pin artistamp.

"Have an…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 21, 2017 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Envelopes Recently Received ("Recently" is Still a Relative Term...)

New Friend, Sa Mue sends this nifty print-and-collage with a wonderful note about her former travels to my hometown in Vermont...

Melissa Wand sent this thrilling envelope with treasures inside: a collage with a…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 21, 2017 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Postcards Recently Received ("Recently" is a Relative Term...)

Clockwise from Upper Right:

"Resist the Norm; Rebuke the Expected; Refute Conformity" by Amalgamated Confusion (USA)

"King Kong Audition" by David Stafford (USA)

"Remembrance of Harley" montage of the mail artist and his work by Cascadia Artpost (USA)

"Assembly in Orbit" by William Mellott…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on March 21, 2017 at 7:34pm — No Comments

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