February 25, 2011

How to get lucky on Twitter [Art - Illustration]

Social network can be a beautiful thing. I have always been a fan of Twitter because unlike Facebook it allows you to discover great artists while being up to date with real-time news from all over the world.

A letter from Cory Basil
(For privacy reasons, my address is modified)

Two weeks ago, I stumbled upon Cory Basil’s Twitter, a polymath/artist/singster/poet (as he puts it) from Nashville, USA. I could not help but fall in love instantly with his illustrations and universe. Of course the similarity to Tim Burton comes to mind right away, but when Burton is dark and revives our childhood fears, Cory is poetic, delicate and recalls the paradox of our childhood, a period that can be both beautiful and hurtful.

The sealed letter

A great artist with a beautiful soul and spirit, he was kind enough to send me prints of his work for free (and three of them!!!) by mail this week. My package contained three prints, a few postcards from the place with the world's largest heartshaped dirigible (Corybasil Town) and my very first letter sealed with wax! So chic!

Love Struck
Love Struck ©Cory Basil

The Silent Poet
The Silent Poet ©Cory Basil

Angel of Blackmore
Angel of Blackmore ©Cory Basil

I strongly recommend you to visit his website, go on his Etsy to buy his prints (please, he's awesome and makes the cutest letters), listen to a free song of his on this website and of course follow him on Twitter. For those on Tumblr, he has one too!
Thanks again Cory,


Vera Poliakova said...

You have a very interesting blog :)

Marilyn said...

Thanks! I really love yours too, I'm gonna follow it closely :)

Flights to Windhoek said...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.

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