Thom Courcelle's Blog – November 2016 Archive (6)

Nancy Bell Scott is Keeper of the COB-tastic-ness

Some short time ago, Nancy Bell Scott posted her own picture of this lovely work she completed, and titled it "Finish Line." And I am the lucky recipient. But on the back of the piece she has written a new title: "The Road Between."

I'm not sure, but I think I like the latter title. "The Finish Line" seems so...final. Like we pushed…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on November 20, 2016 at 10:03pm — 6 Comments

A Halloween Treat from Mary Cartledge-Hayes

I couldn't have asked for a nicer surprise if I had gone trick-or-treating door-to-door!  So wonderful to hear from Mary, who has been a regular Halloween mail-art friend. This year, she sent a hand-stitched quilted piece on cardboard with plenty of Halloween themed characters—cats and bats and skeletons and ghosts... The soft, cozy fabric makes them all seem…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on November 20, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments

What Does One Serve at the Last Potluck Before the Rapture?

Just ask David Stafford!!!

Yes...but what KIND of casserole, God's chosen want to know... I mean, it's the Last Supper, after all. The reverse of the postcard goes into even greater detail...

If I didn't know better, and if the postcard weren't so stiff, I might've guessed that this piece was an old used paper napkin on which David…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on November 20, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

A Book of the Ages from Dean

I got quite a mail art surprise from Dean (that Artist in Seine). Completely unexpected and a thrill to gawk at and peruse through. As "boekie" mail art goes, this one's a star—a collection of all sorts of classic and antique images, papers, ephemera, textiles and even holograms (!) that make for une grande tournée d'art collage.

Wish that you all…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on November 20, 2016 at 8:38pm — 2 Comments

Amazing Grace...These Mail Art Pieces were Once Lost, But Now They're Found

The thing about Mail Art is... that they often work REALLY well as bookmarks. Especially really magnificent and beautiful pieces of Mail Art that I wanna keep near me so that I remember to blog about them.

But the OTHER thing about using Mail Art as bookmarks...is that if you read as much as I do and have a gazillion books around that you're using…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on November 20, 2016 at 7:33pm — 4 Comments

History Repeats Itself...Is There Anything Funnier Than a Duck on a Bicycle?

Boy, did I get  wonderful mailing from Melissa Wand.  I had sent her a Souvenir of the 2016 U.S. Election, and she sent me back this envelope with a couple of cute politically-themed postcards,a nice note, and several political cartoon clippings.

But I have to admit that the best part of Melissa's mailing was the envelope...because it IMMEDIATELY…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on November 20, 2016 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

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