Thom Courcelle's Blog – September 2011 Archive (6)

LIAM TRA LIVES

I must say that I am humbled by the enthusiasm behind LIAM TRA—whoever thought that one’s mistakes and folly could ever be celebrated and embraced to such an extent?  I am not sorry for it, because it has inspired some folks to send me their own LIAM TRA in solidarity and mirth!!!  Long live LIAM TRA!

 

Svenja Wahl sent this GREAT, AWESOME, FABULOUS mail to me…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on September 19, 2011 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

Read This… HOW ART CONNECTS US

Always GLOWING in her enthusiasm, profluent creativity, and supportiveness of fellow IUOMA friends, AMY IRWEN sent a touching piece that was not only great art to admire, but made a connection with me that she couldn't have known about.  This piece is collage, but incorporating fiber and textiles, and very succinct references to globally-personal experiences pertaining…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on September 18, 2011 at 1:02am — 4 Comments

Etiam luctus lectus eget Extreme

BIFIDUS JONES has also been extremely GENEROUS to me.  Bifidus has got the art of collage DOWN!  What elements make Bifidus’s art so appealing?  The COLORS, definitely… The vintage-style images, curious images.  Interesting images paired against vintage typeface and handwriting.  This particular beauty has stamp images and characters, INCREDIBLE old U.S. postage stamps…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on September 18, 2011 at 12:25am — 3 Comments

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE [of BRILLIANCE]

David Stafford (I think) reminisces about the loss of childhood and the Sears store…

Diane Keys sends me one supa-dupa TRASHPO Art Fortune!  Well,…actually it’s just half of a fortune, but anyone who gets a Trashpo piece from Diane is FORTUNARTE!!!…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on September 17, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Newer IUOMA Members Produce!

This blog features newer IUOMA members and new friends who have recently sent me amazing samples of their artwork:

Abigail LaLonde sent me one of her zentangle envelopes that I had admired.  Seeing it live, face-to-face was no less impressive than seeing its picture on IUOMA. Thinking about the time involved in this repetitive style is a little intimidating to my mind. …

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Added by Thom Courcelle on September 17, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Beaux Livres

 The book form has featured prevalently it seems among our artwork.  I’ve tried writing to a few of you about the appeal of the book form… why it attracts us so much.  Most recently in the Trashpo Group, there have been several of us who have explored that medium.  I’m still a little hard pressed to explain fully the draw, but I am an admitted bibliophile… something about the familiarity of books, of how knowledge is contained in them… and even in that phrase—“contained knowledge”—there is…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on September 17, 2011 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

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