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  • Sara Norquay
    I m making felt. See my blog: http://www.slnorquay.blogspot.com/Sara ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      I'm making felt. See my blog: http://www.slnorquay.blogspot.com/Sara

      > To: bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com
      > From: jill@...
      > Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 01:20:36 -0700
      > Subject: [bookartsconnection] Re: I like this journal making book
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      > To answer Jeanette's question about where I could read parts of "How to be
      > an Explorer of the World": look under the picture of the book on Amazon
      > where it says "search this book". They have put up long sections - just
      > scroll down.
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      > What I am doing this summer is making paper for shrouds - my next political
      > piece. Paper. Life size. Haven't figured it all out but I am working on a
      > long project about Descent. I have done a lot of things since I was showing
      > "Death and Other Lives" and I kept thinking I didn't want to go back to the
      > theme of death. I don't want to be the Doyenne of Death. But nothing else
      > speaks so loudly to me. Every time I see a picture in the paper of a person
      > in a shroud or a coffin I think about what a reckless, endless war this is
      > and how much suffering it has caused. So I am putting that into sculpture.
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      > I am also going to Korea to the International Hand Papermaking conference:
      > showing my work and giving a talk. I've never been to the Pacific Rim so I
      > am excited. I am especially pleased to be going to a country where I can't
      > read the signage. Something about being surrounded by lettering in
      > characters I can't decipher makes me giddy with curiosity. I guess once you
      > fall in love with letters you fall in love with all the graphic
      > representations: not being able to "read" the words I will have to use other
      > senses, like de-coding, to make sense of what I am seeing. Or I will just
      > hang out in the splendor of being in the middle of signs. Can't say I felt
      > that way in Las Vegas recently: I went with my husband because he was
      > nominated for an Emmy for "All My Children". What a sorry mess it is. I
      > remember loving the cacophony of it all, the visual circus. But I can't
      > find that any more: it is just corporate logo land, like any theme park. A
      > wasteful desert in a desert.
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      > What are other people doing? I've been curious forever about our silent
      > group - who is out there and what are you doing?
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      > Jill
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