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Archive for November, 2015

Jackson Browne Songs

My favorite has always been “Fountain of Sorrow,” which opens with this line: Looking through some photographs I found inside a drawer, I was taken by a photograph of you. I found the key image for this page, an uncanny photograph, in a discarded college literary magazine. Although I suspected it was too dark to work with, I gave it a shot.

If you are intrigued, enlarge the image by clicking on it. The detail doesn’t emerge at this scale.

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Magazine papers, including the key photograph; scrapbook paper (fireworks); gel pens (many of which did not seem to want to work on scrapbook paper – huh?). In the upper left is a photocopied leaf, digitally faded then manually colored with several yellow-gold markers.

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Stripes

This morning I felt like stripes.

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After I made the stripes, it seemed easier to sweep tiny scraps into the waste basket and to stack other strewn projects and their pieces into neater piles.

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From My Pen Pal

I have exchanged enough correspondence with Iryna in Belarus to call her a pen pal. I haven’t had a pen pal in a long time (except my mom, whose letters I miss a lot.)

Like me, Iryna likes crazy envelopes. And circles. I added the little blue dots to the images to make the edges of the envelopes stand out from the white background.

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If you enlarge the image, you can really appreciate the wonderful stamps she chose.

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