Thom Courcelle's Blog – August 2016 Archive (7)

Late Summer Hoard of Magnificent Mail Art

Here is a gallery of some of the wonderful, amazing mail art that has hit my mailbox recently...

Jack of Cascadia Artpost has been generous to me this summer. This is the second in a series that I have received from Jack titled "Commodity Civilization," with some pretty astonishing collage work, and some of the most genius artistamps I've…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 29, 2016 at 3:36am — 1 Comment

Ga-ga for Gü's Great Shakespearean Greeting

I'm a bit tardy adding my shower of applause that is deserved of Gina Ulgen for her magnificent Shakespearean mailing. What was it that Shakespeare said about lateness?

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

Oh...wait. That doesn't really describe me. I'm definitely a minute (or more) late with my…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 29, 2016 at 2:33am — 1 Comment

Dorina Harangus's Redacted Asemic Rorschach Tests

I saw these beauties in the photo gallery when Dorina has posted them, and was verily impressed with them. And sweetness that she is, she gifted them to me through the mail. They are just as astonishing and lovely in person.

I had not realized, however, that they were REVERSIBLE! And on the flip side of each piece was a complete other…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 29, 2016 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

Welcome Surprise from James Chester

A wonderful and fancy piece of mail art arrived in the post from James Chester. He has sent me the deed and title to a series of properties along the Boardwalk, and included a landscape drawing of the property I've  apparently inherited. Look at those rent prices! I certainly wouldn't mind renting a house for $200 ! Why haven't I moved to Boardwalk…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 8, 2016 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Athena in Pink

Latest correspondence from MomKat. I actually LOVE that Athena rubber stamp...perfect for Kat in her Grecian haven/heaven.  Great wide-size wash tape, too...it's always good to spread a little "L-O-V-E" around!

This piece also includes some selvage/selvege...a new vocabulary word for me that Kat recently helped decipher and add to my noggin's…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 6, 2016 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

In Awe of Jay Block's Latest Mail Art Endeavors...

Well, I admit it... I was completely jealous of a piece of mail art that friend Carina Granlund received recently. But there wasn't any need to be jealous...because I was lucky enough to get my very…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 6, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Amy Irwen's Mini Art Quilt

Hmmm... There's a theme here between the wash tape on Amy's envelope and her fabulous quilted piece inside. I had to double check my calendar to make sure it wasn't time for Halloween greetings!

But, no... the motif of bones and skulls were a pervasive theme in a historical context. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance were full of recurrent…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on August 6, 2016 at 2:08am — 3 Comments

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