Puzzle 63: One and one make two - From New Scientist #1114, 3rd August 1978 [link] “Never tell them more than you need”, as Professor Knowall has so often said. “And pay them the compliment...
Sunday, February 04, 2007
IF - Sprout
Watercolour and pencil of Potatoes Chitting - sorry the photo is a little off centre but it was hard to avoid reflections - this is one of the few pictures of mine that's framed - probably dates from the 1980s.
What week is it?
On Wednesday I got that the word for the week was "Turbulance" but not to post it. When there is turbulance its hard to know exactly where one is going... though if you've got enough momentum up before you hit it there's a good chance you'll still be travelling in the right direction....
Then yesterday I got an update and that the word was now "Quest".
All my dreams recently have been about my cards. I wake up having been shuffling them and looking at them all night long.
I've got rather a lot now... 78 are backed on card and another 70 or so printed out and ready to be backed. I was in a frenzy of making them until yesterday when suddenly I felt the pressure had stopped. Now it is time to look at them. And this morning I figured out what the quest was for... its for what my own essence is... the essential me... if I had to make a single card that represented me what it would be. So I'm looking at what I've got and trying to see where this leads me.
A card that was crucial in getting here was one I started off calling "Can't see the wood for the trees". I started off with a dense evergreen forest. I then added leaf after leaf until I'd covered it up and there was no forest showing. So now this card is called "Can't see the wood for the leaves". And yes I know that the number of cards I've made is excessive... but a tree has many leaves.
See the words for it on my card blog.
I'm currently reading S Is for Silence which is the last of the Kinsey Millhone books available - I've been really enjoying my re-read of the series and then the two that I'd not read before R and S. Maybe I'll need a bit of time off from fiction after this marathon!
I've ordered the most recent Julia Cameron book Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance and am planning on joining Leah et al in going through it starting in 2 weeks on Saturday February 17th.
Are you planning on joining in too?
Update: The place to go to join in is Finding Water