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Conspiring things that make art or take art

#Letter365 No292 gets posted through the Arts Centre "art" doors
No292 gets posted through the Arts Centre “art” doors

It’s all a bit of a long tale but to cut it short I planned to do my artwork for the day and take it to Bridport Arts Centre personally as I was taking down my #Collage365 show this afternoon. I had created the envelope, including a message that it was to be delivered by hand, but left it at home. By the time I had finished the piece there wasn’t the time to go back home before I had to be at the Arts Centre. Because I had already created the envelope I sort of felt bound to deliver by hand. I considered making a new envelope or crossing out the message but decided to do it properly. I’m pleased I did because, as you can see in the photograph, I discovered the “art doors” of the Arts Centre. The shadow of the Christmas lights appears to say “art” across the doors, which I think is pretty cool! The art work inside the envelope (which I didn’t just leave outside) is pretty cool too, a bit odd and unusual, but cool! The envelope has another quote from Joni Mitchell’s “River”: the nearest I get to liking a Christmas song!

Oh and I have just realised that I will reach No300 on 31st December!

Well I really wasn’t expecting that!

Shaggy shadow on #Letter365 No291 as it goes in the box
Posting No291, windswept and a bit blurred like me

I have no idea where the idea for today’s piece just popped up from, the thing I had in mind didn’t get a look in – well there is a passing allusion to what was in my head. I just let it have its head and it worked out well. It’s quite an unusual piece for me and the treatment and choice of subject are very different from other works in this genre.

If you can’t see it in the photo there is a quote from Joni Mitchell’s Christmas song on the envelope, “And she loved me so naughty, Made me weak in the knees”. (I changed the sex to suit my preference.)