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August 31, 2011. This is the last day of August, and I shall begin Sept.1 with the correct number: #275, so I had to double up here. The window and "ESCAPE" is for a mail art project in Pisa, Italy, whose title is loosely translated as: "To escape is not ordinary"...or "Elopement is never very easy"? My exotic bird is about to "escape"...ΦΥΓΕ"
August 29, 2011. This is sent to Chicago for a "Visual Poetry" exhibit that will be held in the Fall, Keith Buchholz is curator. It is one piece with "pages" (a+b) that unfold, and "asemic" use of cut Greek words.
August 26-27, 2011. Oh, here I did add the olive pits, they have arrived but a few fell off. 'Guess it is not to good to have natural materials in-the-mail. Well, a few "finger prints" on these cards added for color and sandpo strips, too!
30 August 2011 Quick and Easy PC: Summer Reads swap. I had to choose a book I've read this summer that was my "favorite" and tell my partner what it was and why. Well since June 21 until today, I have read 24 books and have several that I enjoyed. This book was a fast 4 hour read from 10pm on a Friday night until 2:00am on Saturday morning. I didn't want to wait to find out what happened next long enough to go to sleep. There are 5 factions in the "dystopian" society and you must choose which one to live in permanently at the age of 16. You are given an evaluation to see which one you are most compatible with but can choose any of them. The main character Beatrice is considered a "divergent" because she tested compatible with 3 factions. She is told by a sympathetic test administrator that divergents are dangerous to the society and she must not reveal her result to anyone.
The drawing behind the diverge definition is my poor attempt at the book cover art which to me looks like a flaming eye and is the symbol for the dauntless faction. Many of the dauntless get tattoos of different things including this symbol.
I had a Saturday supplement magazine from a week ago which I saved from the journey to Scotland and then I found a different magazine left on the train by somebody on the journey back so I've been snipping pieces out of both and combined to make this wishlist! at ten to two!
While I was busy drawing the mug flowers from yesterday, Hannah was busy making this piece out of various leaflets we'd been handed at The Fringe in Edinburgh - you could get enough material from there to make mailart for a good few months and all of it for free! :)
I did these flowers while I was up in Scotland on holiday (I'm now back) and sitting in my parents' house I noticed some mugs which I bought for Mum's birthday last year. They had flowers on them like this so I took my inspiration from them and have made some "mug flowers" of my own!