Thom Courcelle's Blog – June 2012 Archive (5)

Recruiting Material Arrives from DKult Headquarters

Now I will have to put on my starched white shirt and dress slacks and go door-to-door to pass out my pamphlets and discuss the saving grace of DKult [art]...

All of this paraphernalia arrived stuffed in a Kane County Jury Commission envelope--repurposed and re-addressed to me. (I hope our DKult leader isn't shirking her civic duties by sending her jury summons…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 24, 2012 at 8:48pm — 7 Comments

Carina Granlund asks, "Are You Pretty?"

You better believe it!!!  But so, also, is Carina's amazing artwork sent to me!

This is definietly a mixed media piece. I think it is collage with quite a lot of tape-transfer technique imagery.  But there are some hand-penciled embellishments, too.  Overall a stunner!  Thanks bunches,…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 17, 2012 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Lesley Magwood Fraser Life Studies

This piece is a response from Lesley to a New Yorker article I read and sent to her about figure drawing.  (Lesley is always terrific at working on a theme or quotation that we happen to exchange back and forth--she is a great art conversationalist in that sense!) I suppose this piece of mail art could have been included in my post of recently received Book Form artworks, because it is an accordion-style piece. But it works as a single artwork when opened up as well.  It's hard for…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 17, 2012 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments

Art in Book Form: Sally Wassink; Katerina Nikoltsou, & Cheryl Penn

Several have been received of late.  The most miniature example of the collection was a brilliant one from Sally Wassink (California, USA) and arrived in its own minature envelope...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 17, 2012 at 8:01pm — 5 Comments

Sweet, Sweet Jam -- Blog Jam, that is...

Trying to catch-up and recognize some wonderful artists who've blessed my mailbox over the past couple weeks...

Sandra Pinon (France) send an amazing collage piece naked through the postal service:

Got my first trade with Vizma Bruns (Australia), and she was the sweetest sweety-pie to make it fiber-themed!  Notice the crocheted eyes and lips!  They are…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 2, 2012 at 6:44am — 5 Comments

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