Wednesday, January 23, 2008

swamps and turtles

"swamp"
paper collage on heavy cardboard
gregory a. milinovich
i have been going through piles and piles of old collages the last few days. it seems i've made a couple hundred collages in the last eight years, and i never really kept track of them, so i've been trying to just get their information down so i at least know how many i have, etc. now that i've sold a few here and have had to say goodbye to them, i feel like i need this.
in the process i have found many collages that i had forgotten about, some that i would be embarassed for anyone to see (i made that?), and many that just sort of show how i've grown as an artist. you can bet that i will be sharing them here from time to time. the one above is one that uses color, line and pattern more than juxtaposition, and so is a bit of a departure for me. maybe that's why it sticks out a bit for me. i am drawn to it.
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other random items for today:
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-my parents come to visit tonight until saturday. we are looking forward to it.
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-when i think of a swamp i often think of the dead marshes from lotr.
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-shannon and i watched a trailor for "lost" tonight, and we are excited for the two-hour show next thursday.
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-i just opened the phone book and this is the first name i saw: ertle, t.
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-that's turtle to you, mister.
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- i am currently listening to alison krauss
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-eating flaxseed and drinking metamucil makes you very regular.
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-remember that new djembe i got for christmas? i played it in church on sunday with a swahili anthem that our choir sang. it was awesome to get to use it in that way.
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-for those who have been wondering, my ordination interview is in less than 3 weeks.
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-turtles are remarkable animals, aren't they? what if you had to carry around a shell on your back everywhere you went to protect you from harm?
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-or are you doing that anyway?
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-i hate buying regular stamps. when i go to the post office to buy stamps, i never buy regular stamps. the other day i got superhero stamps, yoda stamps, polar light stamps and lighthouse stamps. so much more interesting.
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-i think turtles live in swamps. sometimes. so there you go. i've tied it all together and put a stamp on it. not a boring stamp, mind you, but an 'incredible hulk' stamp. all 41 cents of it.
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peace.
greg.

5 comments:

Emoly said...

flaxseed is also very good for psoriasis... which is what Bill has. how are you taking it? We are eating a flax seed bread, but Bill has talked about taking it by itself. I was just wondering if you take a pill, or take it in some other form??? any flaxseed advice would be greatly appreciated (and helpful) :)

greg. said...

i eat awesome flaxseed bread that shannon makes me. i also eat flaxseed powder, which is just ground flaxseed. i put it on my oatmeal or on top of other foods. it really doesn't have much of a taste. you can get it at a nutrition store or the supplement aisle at walmart.
greg.

Emoly said...

thanks. I'll have to buy it so Bill can try it. Now if I can only get him to eat oatmeal...

Mary said...

today i was reading a story with a child and its about a turtle who is sad because he can't jump like a frog. the frog is a punk...because he laughs at the turtle and called him a "toenail" because of his shell.

thats cruel man. later though, the turtle acts like the bigger "toenail" by saving the frog from Flame the Snake.

good story huh. i cant wait to hear how it all turns out tomorrow.

Crafty P said...

I love random list posts. They remind me of days-gone-by.
sigh