Yesterday a package came in the mail from a special corespondent. It has everything we like in it. A bit of somthin-somthin to excite Arrow. I was so immersed in the gifts and gewgaws that I forgot the package came with a bunch of Cat Nip. I started ripping a label off a salvaged piece of silk, sent as wrapping, and Arrow kept jumping up on the table and hunting for his gift. It took three times of my picking him up and placing him on the floor for me to realize what Arrow wanted! Thankfully Arrow is tenacious and focused and knows how to make me listen.
A copy of this catalog is the focal point of this gift. Mottainai: The Fabric of Life published by Gallery Kei and Sri is a gorgeous, photographic story of Japanese textiles. The subtitle says it all, Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan. I am so happy to have a copy of this book, so glad that it was published, I think you should order a copy too! Let's buy them out and suggest they make more!! This title seems like the first in a series, (if you ask me).
Jeannie (my special correspondent) included a few shisha mirrors, buttons, silk wrapping, a sari ribbon. A special gift, indeed.
I began removing the label straight away. Somehow labels have become important in the Rockstar project. But I fell in love with the 'wrong' side of this one. I think it is because my eyes have been dazzled by the color pink and this label uses shiny pink thread. On the reverse side of the label the words look abstracted and the color becomes its own design.
The Chicken Footed Fairie has been hanging out with me in studio. A month or so back we changed the apartment around. The Nest became David's studio and much of the art was taken off the walls. I made this doll 7 or 8 years ago. Last night I started to imagine how I might create a new set of wings for her.