Wednesday, January 26, 2011

296. Glow in the Dark

 
296.  Glow in the Dark.  Sent to Jennifer Pitzer Brown.  The thread glows in the dark.
From the It's Only a Book project in which I'm deconstructing my 2003 book, Grace: A Memoir, and turning it into art.

11 comments:

Lisa Creech Bledsoe said...

It's possible that I work too hard to connect all the weirdly compelling elements in these marvelous arts. But I really do see connections! Theological nightmares, Phantom, glow-in-the-dark thread. I can even work New Holland in. Cool.

Mary said...

That's why I love you: for your brain that can make the same leaping connections I can make. And also for your joy and your spirit and your boys. Also you cats.

Jennifer P. Brown said...

Got it Friday. Thank you.

We should note the flip side is from a cereal box and it has a cartoon postage stamp. So much to connect -- bran, raisins, nuts, Calvin, Hobbes, God (or is that god), glowing thread, Phantom and nightmares.

You should know that I have dreams that are so intense and real, they scare the beJesus about of me. Sometimes I wake up and think I'm still dreaming. And sometimes I am dreaming but think I am awake.

So your mailart makes a great deal of sense. Good work.

Mary said...

Whereas last night I dreamt that I was on holiday with Mary, my aunt. I don't know if we were here, in England, or at my cousin's house in Italy, but we were having a wonderful time. If I'd known about your dreams, I might have sent you a sweeter card.

Jennifer P. Brown said...

No, I didn't need a sweeter card. I enjoy the power of my dreams.
And the Champlin collage is wonderful. Bath drive in and Princess theater. We have a princess theater in Hoptown. The woman's portrait in the bottom corner reminds me of a classic photo of Zora Neale Hurston.

Mary said...

Yeah, I probably knew that. Is the thread on your card glowing in the dark?

Jennifer P. Brown said...

Yes. IT glows.

Mary said...

I'm very happy to hear that.

Mary said...

I should send you more mail art. I like your expansive reviews.

Jennifer P. Brown said...

How did you get started in this, and how many pieces of mail art do you have in your home that others have sent you?

Mary said...

I started doing mail art about the same time I got the notion to rip up some copies of Grace. I've done 290 plus probably another 50 that didn't get posted. I've received -- I don't know. 200 or 250. Or 300. A whole big bunch.