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swamps and turtles

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.
other random items for today:
-my parents come to visit tonight until saturday. we are looking forward to it.
-when i think of a swamp i often think of the dead marshes from lotr.
-shannon and i watched a trailor for "lost" tonight, and we are excited for the two-hour show next thursday.
-i just opened the phone book and this is the first name i saw: ertle, t.
-that's turtle to you, mister.
- i am currently listening to alison krauss
-eating flaxseed and drinking metamucil makes you very regular.
-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.
-for those who have been wondering, my ordination interview is in less than 3 weeks.
-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?
-or are you doing that anyway?
-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.
-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.


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.
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.

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