I really am a one-trick pony. Things get lodged in the brain and like to stay awhile. The spokes of my burst of rays are stuck fast and I’m not planning to remove them. They are wedged in just in front of this great big fat 8. That’s been there since late 2002. I didn’t put it there. That’s just where it landed. The number blinking across my internal news crawl today though is 49. That’s because in 49 days I get to take a much needed break from school life. I’m really looking forward to my 42 day vacation. I’m a solitary person. I need A LOT of silence and uninterrupted days upon days to think, sit, dream, BE. Teaching is not conducive to solitude. I imagine days where I don’t have to hear another human voice asking a question or dispensing information ALL DAY LONG. mmmmmmm I can just picture that day in my mind. The clouds will be extra white, the sky extra blue. I will go camping. I will sit by campfires. I will sleep in the middle of cool redwoods under a dark blanket of stars. Alone.
There’s something about these rings and spokes and rays that my mind finds restful. So after school I tore off a fresh white page of bristol out of my pad and began to spray. This folder was on the table. It got sprayed too.
My ream of good paper arrived. I will sew in the pages of Visual Journal #9 any day now. The weekend has arrived. I will probably cut another stencil or two of my sister. Right at this second I am really really really grateful to Katie for putting the link to The Be Good Tanyas up on her blog. I need to send her a giant boquet of stargazer lilies to say Thank You. I am digging this CD more than I can say.
LISA sent me this box of treasure.
Who doesn’t want to get a box of treasure in the mail?
Some of the mailart I dispatched reached its destination safe and sound. This is what became of those stenciled book covers. I like it when those rascal steeds from the Pony Express find the right house.
Finally here is another shot of the earlier burst of rays. I like seeing them all laying next to each other.
I decided to take the Zen approach to my blog links. Every month I’ll be rotating out some of the old and adding in some new. A new one I listed the other day is Dear Ada . This is an exceptionally good blog. In my opinion she’s got some of the best referrals in the blogosphere. You will want to get over there the second you’re done reading this sentence. You can thank me later.
debra cooper says
The file folder is over the top gorgeous!! And LOVE the mailart–simply perfect! 😉
please, please can we do a mailart swap?
The layers of all this….expanding, yes!
I love new links!!! My approach is somewhat different, must keep adding links so I don’t forget these bits of wonderment.
oh oh oh
I am so much and totally
loving these Radiants
just received the
most deLIGHTful mail art
now to check that site
xox – eb.
Re: Dear Ada – THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!
I really do adore your stuff!! 🙂
Gwen Delmore says
Thanks are indeed due for the link to Dear Ada! What a great site, I bookmarked it for future reference, we’re leaving for a week of no connection to a computer.
Love all of your art, and your writing, too!
I just can’t keep up with your brain. I haven’t even done the rays yet, and now this. Geez! I would yell at you to stop ( you might even hear me!!) but then I wouldn’t have all of this wonderful eye candy to rot my corneas with. Happy weekend!!