today i received a parcel
which was so pretty
it was hard to cut open
the butterflies are part of the sticky tape
the contents are magical
wrapped in tissue paper
and tied up with seablue waxed bookbinding thread
they are sea-coloured
the big one has bubbles
like an incoming wave.
they have been made by Norwegian artist Kari Mølstad
when i offered to trade a cashmere shawl
for a handmade gin glass that looked as if it came from the sea
and Kari kindly agreed
i never dreamed that she would send me two of them!
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it's one of the things about being a student at Haystack
you find yourself in a class surrounded by remarkable company
you make friendly connections.
here's a link to her website