Puzzle 44: Men-only Mews - From New Scientist #1095, 23rd March 1978 [link] At the time with which this story deals Alf, Bert, Charlie, Duggie and Ernie were living in separate hous...
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
This is the second page in my mixed media memoir. For other people's see:
Last week's first page went quite smoothly - this one has been a much rougher ride!
This is the second or third version of the page itself and having printed it out I then had lots of Painter IX crashes as I tried to get a jpeg to put on flickr - I ended up having to scan in the one I'd printed out! The previous versions hadn't incurred any crashes - I just hadn't been happy with them.
I put all the crashes down to having included a light bulb gremlin! ;-)
The top of the picture shows karmic stones from both before and within this life time. They may not have originally been mine but these are the ones I'm carrying now...
Rays from one stone are highlighting times in my life (as shown by the smoke) where I've repeatedly made the same mistake over and over. I used the train as a sort of pun on the idea of training... though I'm not sure what I am in training for.... but each moment in the past has led to now.
The light bulb gremlin does haunt me - I repeatedly blow light bulbs when my energy is roused... I first noticed it as a teenager - that bulbs would blow if I flicked the switch when angry.
Footprints in the snow is another way I view the past - there may still be visible traces but they will pass.