I spotted a 30 pound bag of vintage ephemera on Ebay that I DID NOT bid on. The itch that my 20th century self had for mid-century ephemera has been scratched. The 19th century self has also been satisfied. And soon, very soon, another giveaway is coming to a blog near you. Because It's only right to spread some of my newly acquired collage provisions around.
There is a subtle shift in the collage brain. I want everything to be snowy white, dirty white. Cream lying down next to dingey lined pages. It's interesting to imagine how new ideas insert themselves into the visual mind. Are they lying in there latent until something comes along to give a nudge?
I don't know, I'm just along for the ride. My heart skipped a beat when I discovered the sketchbook/journals of Jodi Green They remind me of topo maps.
My silky grey sky has turned blue again. Not before I collected about 50 gallons of rainwater. Having never done this before, I had no idea how fast the containers could fill up. With the right containers I could easily have collected hundreds of gallons! Most of my succulents are at their prime in the late fall and winter. Nearly everything comes out of dormancy and flourishes.
If you're in southern California; coastal zones bordering the Mediterranean Sea; coastal Western Australia and South Australia; Chilean coast; Cape Town region of South Africa, you'll have first-hand knowledge of this opposite growing season.