Thom Courcelle's Blog – June 2016 Archive (9)

All Aboard the Kalakala! It's the END OF THE CITY!!

I think this might be my first mail art piece received from Mike Dyar of San Francisco. Anyway, it was a little bit startling and wondrous to receive in my post box. It's very minimalist—a testament to what one can do with a simple shingle of corrugated cardboard—and yet...sort of holds significance for me.

That little blue…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 26, 2016 at 10:04pm — 5 Comments

Horsing Around with Carina's Horse Mail

Super cool self-made envelope arrived from Carina Granlund in Finland, filled with cute and humorous fare. She included two newspaper comic strips from a Scandinavian newspaper. They appear to be annotated with dates (1956 and 1957) so perhaps they are clippings from a more classic era of cartooning!…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 26, 2016 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

"New Luck Powder" Postcard is Over the Moon

This "anonymous" postcard arrived providing me with much delight. By the style and humor I'ma gonna say this is a David Stafford creation. Unfortunately, it looks like the postal machinery has once again altered a piece of mail art from the artist's original intention...whatever chaise or tuffet or…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 26, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ray Johnson Bunny Postcard...Almost "Fools" Me!

I got this TERRIFIC and very simplistic hand-painted Ray Johnson Bunny postcard from Nadia Aroca of Barcelona, Spain...

"Ooooo..." I exclaimed, imitating the single letter on the postcard. "What could that mean?" I wondered.

Well, I must confess, I've been doing some historical research for a writing project...which includes historical…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 10, 2016 at 11:16pm — 5 Comments

Two Postcards by Debra Mulnick from Boise

Very creative output by Debra. The swirl image at the far right of the "double cherries" postcard appears to be a self-carved rubber stamp image. Interesting how it mirrors the "question mark" on the other postcard! Here are close-ups of each post card along with their reverse sides, which were just as creative and which alo used some antique postage stamps both…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 10, 2016 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Ode to the Goose...Accolades to Stripygoose!

Yup... I received number 334 out of 365-and-a-half...and I'm super thrilled to have made the cut on Stripygoose's massive bird mailing. As Stripygoose's bird drawings go, this one's a champion! I love it and its feathery details!!!

Details about my particular bird were on the backside of the artwork...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 7, 2016 at 4:49am — 2 Comments

Tonipoet Sends "Red"

Toni Hanner sent this lovely collage in a crafty handmade envelope—very spring-like to suit the season...

A closer look at the collage work...

Terrific!  Thank you,…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 7, 2016 at 4:38am — 1 Comment

Viz-po and Lit-po...All in One Fab Envelope

Chris Well of Faint Press send me an amazing collage/painting as well as some poetry. Mmmmmm....great stuff.…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 7, 2016 at 4:01am — 4 Comments

Sarah Waldron Shows off Her Artistic Talents

Something arrived in a pretty amazing envelope. It was a large envelope completely covered in zentangle design. I couldn't tell if it was Sarah's work directly, or if it was a pre-printed design. But even if it was pre-printed, it took an artistic eye to turn it into a fancy envelope...full of even more delightful surprises...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on June 7, 2016 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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