Thom Courcelle's Blog – December 2012 Archive (5)

Erni Comes to the Rescue -- Heroic Art

A NICE, big package arrived from Germany with some fanciful art from Erni.  One could say it raised the Bär for repurposed cardboard collage medium...

Following the instructions, one will want to keep this artwork not too cold, and not too hot.  Ah...temperance is always wisest.

Other observations:  

  • a crocheted monkey (2 count)...…
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Added by Thom Courcelle on December 3, 2012 at 2:28am — 4 Comments

Can You Make This Mail Art Into Yarn??

This might be the most trash-tastic, trash-poetic, horrific, scintilating piece of trashpo love ever received from the Trashpo Queen, Diane Keys,... ever.  Just sayin'...

First of all, Ms. Keys made sure that this envelope was going to be delivered hell-or-high-water.  The front of the envelope had a big BOLD--yet re-used--sticker that stated:…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on December 3, 2012 at 1:09am — 1 Comment

The Wayward Travelers

I had a nice extended vacation abroad in October, and I love traveling.  But I'm not the only one taking cultural excursions around the world.  Some friends have sent mailart documenting their recent travels:

Dean Marks decided to spend "for daze" in Strasbourg , "just to see what it is all about...  Maps included!!...…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on December 3, 2012 at 12:08am — 6 Comments

Some Souvenirs from AARPEX

There was an Artistamp Exhibition and Symposium in Seattle several weekends ago, and boy was it stupendous!

Some other IUOMA-ians have posted some great documentation of this event already... Jennie Hinchcliff--who came all the way up from the Bay area--posted some great photos…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on December 2, 2012 at 10:21pm — 7 Comments

The Beauty of Autumn and Residual All Saints' Day Delights

This wonderful card came from Debbie Dosanko in Japan.  Debbie notes, "This is an illustration and quote from my translation of an Ainu folktale published in the TOMO Anthology this spring."  Owls have somehow been prevalent this fall.  A barn owl swooped about an inch from my brother's head at our farm a couple weeks ago.  And a snowy owl was documented in the Capitol Hill…

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Added by Thom Courcelle on December 2, 2012 at 8:50pm — No Comments

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