Thom Courcelle's Blog – August 2012 Archive (7)

from M. Nidham of Oman

A souvenir of the World Stamp Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia (with added ephemera):

...even with an image close to my cobtastic heart!...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 26, 2012 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

Des Produits du Manoir aux Visions

Ohhh..a big red envelope arrived from Japan with delectibles that could only have come from the artisticly devious mind of Marie Wintzer...  MULITPLE interesting pieces, many of them in leaflet or booklet form.  First  to catch my eye was an instructional booklet on some altered sheet music...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 26, 2012 at 9:12pm — 20 Comments

Two-fer from Nadine Wendell-Mojica

Many famous painters through history were so prolific in their practice that they used their canvases over and over so as not to waste their resources. Nadine, too, is always exercising her portraiture talent depicting the people she encounters, and she often paints on BOTH sides of her canvas-medium, doubling the usefulness of her materials.  It's like getting a bonus in the mail!  Take this paint on board piece she recently sent my way...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 4, 2012 at 7:51am — 3 Comments

Do These Bar Codes Make Me Look Fat?

Stripes can be slimming--if worn in the right direction. But Dean Marks sent me a BIG mail art piece with stripes in every which direction!  Hey wait... that's one of his famous bar code masterpieces!

I thought there might be a secret message hidden in the jumble, so I brought this piece to the grocery store and asked the check-out girl to scan it for me.…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 4, 2012 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

NBS's Leftovers Re-Assemble into Memorable Mailart!

Nancy Bell Scott's been at it again--turning ephemera, art-fragments, and clippings into mailart treasure. Several pages and views of this flip-book-style work are here presented for your viewing enjoyment (some commentary by the recipient included, as he was unable to restrain himself...)

Though the main artwork is diverse and enthralling, one of the…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 4, 2012 at 5:49am — 3 Comments

Trashpo confuses Post Office; Post Office Apologizes for Condition of Mailart

Uh oh!...

UH OH!!!....

Oh... never mind.  It's fine...

It's just Trashpo from…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 4, 2012 at 4:42am — 9 Comments

Red Dolphins, Talking Scrolls, and Omniscient Beings in Overalls

Creative genius from David Stafford...

The depicted sacred scroll (possibly inspired by School House Rock's "I'm just a bill, up on Capitol Hill..."???):

The envelope in it's complete view:…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 4, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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