I cannot believe 15 days have gone by since I started…so far so good. I am going to visit my Sister-in-law towards the end of November. She lives in a very small country town and she doesn’t have internet, nor her friends so I could run into some problems there, I might have to put things on hold till I get back.
This was really a ‘process’ piece in the true sense. Nothing was coming to me other than to cut some squares into the green me-teinte then the dark piece became the thread so to speak, to link through the squares. It looked rather dark and sombre so I tried outlining with a silver gel pen which didn’t do a lot. The silver hologram piece seem to want to stay as it was so it sat in the middle. This one just seemed to be a case of ‘balance’ – silver in the middle, the green squared piece with the dark links – one either side. Only chose one red dot for the moon/sun (the running theme) the little black piece definitely wanted to be a spirit or something. Again balance with the frottage down the bottom and corners of the dark piece. I think it was when I put the non-slip piece in the centre the words came:
Dark clouds over silver lining
Step – Step – Step.
Step – Step – Step.
That was it, nothing more. Looking at it now as I talk about it, still saying the same thing. Whilst it is simple in its look, it is interesting that the words themselves give it weight and meaning. What do you think?
This is another of Michael’s some pieces are mysteriously missing again. I just opened the packet, and the feather, little wooden piece and the dark purple piece with the bronze on it – gone to ? Never mind, it is fun when he wants to participate, I shall do without them.
I get so inspired by Niasunset’s photography http://photographyofnia.com/ so much that I just had to have a quick little try today, playing around with bits and pieces, not great, but a start maybe.
They are two tiny statues I have, well I cut one’s head off didn’t I…oops. Loaded it up and played a little then thought of the caption.
I love picking up a little book I have. It is called “The Word Museum” Author Jeffrey Kacirk – On the front of the book it says ‘The most remarkable English Words ever forgotten’. (I think I have spoken about this somewhere way back in my blog). If you love words it is a funny good book. Thank heavens we have lost some of the words and their meanings but I do like this one: I am quite busy tomorrow so I will be ‘frooncing’ –
Froonce: To go about in an active, bustling manner. – Yorshire (J.Wright).
Which of course brings me to the wonderful Lewis Carroll and his famous ‘Jabberwocky‘. Jeffrey quotes it in the beginning of his book saying that this book is dedicated to Lewis Carroll, who was inspired by antiquated English to imagine words.
‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Oh how the automatic ‘spell check’ on the computer has fun (or nightmare) with those words…red underline, red underline, red underline….LOL>