open taste is
strange odors mingle with
fresh laundering ears tender with
It’s been awhile since I’ve answered the call of the wonderful Claudia McGill with my own junk mail response.
Is anybody listening?
The poem uses the secret keeper’s words this week:
OPEN | STRANGE | TASTE | FRESH | TENDER
In the words of John Lennon…
Writer’s Quote Wednesday asked us to think about rebirth. And what more appropriate symbol than the moon?
the full moon called
large, muscular lips,
Once again, I’ve been inspired by Claudia McGill to respond to her artwork and words. (You may note, Claudia, that my junk mail piece was monoprinted before it was collaged. I plan to explore this method further.)
You can see all the call and response collaborations with Claudia here.
Any regular reader of our blog knows that Nina and I are constantly inspired by Claudia McGill. I’ve been threatening to reply to her talking postcards for awhile, and finally I’ve fashioned my first response.
Her art always has something to say, so I’m sure there will be more.
I’ve probably got 20 long-term projects in my office in varying stages of completion. Some I’ve been working on for years.
One resolution I’ve made for 2015 is to finish some of them–one at a time–by working, at least a little, each day until it’s done.
#1 is cheating a bit, as I have hardly even started on it beyond the thinking stage. But Nina and I have been talking about it for a few months already, and I think that counts.
We were inspired by “A Group Gathering”, British artists who do collaborative textile projects. Their current task involves making art from gloves; each member was sent one glove, with the various pairs to be brought together and exhibited in 2015. Nina and I decided to do our own shared pair.
I know Nina is already working on hers, and we plan to post them in early February…so…I better get to work!
PS: This does NOT mean I won’t start anything new!! I have too many ideas….