Thursday, 21 February 2013

lending a paw [and west coast whispers]

 
today Mrs Poo [formerly known as Willow] is helping me with my work


by drinking the last of the milk i am using as mordant
painting x's on a waterbag
for the muddy waters exhibition

why x's? i hear you mutter
because 
i've been thinking about that tomb in New Orleans
believed to contain the earthly remains of Marie Laveau

where it's said that if you mark three x's
and leave a gift
your wish will come true.


waiting for the milk to dry
i have tweaked my website
and
now the details of this year's West coast Wandering
are up


[sorry to be tedious but if you click on the 'up'
and then scroll down
you'll get there....]


20 comments:

  1. India...is there still hope you might get a bit closer to PA or New England??? Is there someone else around here that I could get together with to coax you out this way???!!!
    Tina

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    1. absolutely there is hope [while there is breath...]
      it's just that i am waiting on April 15th to find out whether i have been accepted into my class of choice at Haystack
      in which case
      i could teach a class in early summer on the way to/from Maine

      and if there are 12 of you keen then i could be coaxed :o)

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    2. I could totally come to a class this way. Count me in.

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  2. XXX = 30
    XXX = WRONG WRONG WRONG
    XXX = THREE SAINT ANDREWS
    XXX = KISS KISS KISS


    X
    A svmbol of inversion (q.v.) : 'Every true Analogy must be applied inversely’ As the Roman number ten ii takes on the perfection and completion of that number and, as the crux decussata, or .cross saltire, it is in itself the perfect figure of .completion and balance. The Romans used it as a boundary cross, hence it can svmbolize a barrier. In Christianity it is the cross of St Andrew. It also shares the entire symbolism of the cross (q-v.).

    From: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
    J. C. Cooper

    ISBN 10: 0500271259 / 0-500-27125-9
    ISBN 13: 9780500271254
    Publisher: Thames & Hudson
    Publication Date: 1987

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  3. And this ✖ becomes this ✚ becomes ✖...

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  4. ow, I love this post! I use the xxx always to end my sms's to home and husband when away for "the art stuff" and it's in my LOGO too (Sweet and Simple STuff XXX)
    Did you receive alrady a copy from magazine from the Netherlands India?
    xxx
    Marijke

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  5. x marks the spot. place of heart's desire maybe. what a tomb site.

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  6. This is lovely and powerful at once......and gosh, checking my calendar, Michelle H (from Shakerag) & I will be at a workshop on Whidbey Island the same time you are in Washington.....so close!

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  7. oh, and...

    XXX = -..- -..- -..- in morse code

    :-)

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    1. morse code opens up a whole new bucket of oysters in terms of marks for stitching...

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  8. three strikes and your out ? .....

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    1. you're out maybe ?

      [ well that's one ]

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  9. I had not heard that belief that if you mark 3 x's in a row your wish will come true.. but I like it.

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    1. increase your chances by turning around three times
      whispering a blessing
      tossing a pinch of salt over your left shoulder
      being kind to black cats who cross [pun intended] your path
      and
      always making sure you have a pocket into which someone can slip you a love letter...

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