Happy May Day

muguet 2016


It looks like we will have to wait for the lilies of the valley this year.



pen shopping

I went into an office supply store to look at pens.  I may use some tangling techniques this summer and don’t want to run out of ink in the middle of something for a contest.  It was a lot of fun in October (inktober) using ink with pen and nib but sometimes it was awkward.  The Bleu de Prusse ink was especially a bother, it seems to be a bit thick but I don’t know if it is a good idea to water down the whole bottle.  I wondered if there was something like a cartridge pen that one can fill with bottled ink.  I saw nothing like that in the store I went into the other day, but since then have seen via Internet that such a thing does exist.  Would that leak in a purse or pocket?

I fell for this cute little turquoise pen and bought refills for it, but even though it says “turquoise” in two (or maybe four) of the languages on the box, the box is printed in turquoise and the pen itself is turquoise right down to the underside of the tip, it does not write in turquoise. Bummer.

not turquoise ink

Some Other Artwork

Embrouillé libre 10" square pigment liner

Embrouillé libre 10″ square
pigment liner

This was inspired by Ina’s blog and facebook group.  I threw a piece of yarn onto the paper, traced around it to get the beginning, and then filled in with various designs.


variations of 1 motif on an A4 sheet cartridge pen with blue ink

variations of 1 motif
on an A4 sheet
cartridge pen with blue ink

This one was an experiment with using one motif while varying the density and angles.  The base was given in the fb group.



Moon Cookies

I read a book called « Hidden Kitchens » by Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson.  This is from the inner front jacket flap: “As part of the Hidden Kitchens project, The Kitchen Sisters opened up an NPR hotline and asked listeners, ‘What food traditions are disappearing from your life? Who glues your community together through food? What should be captured and documented before it disappears or changes beyond recognition?’ ”


I enjoyed reading the book and decided to try one of the recipes given called Czechoslovakian Moon Cookies.  I realized that even the place they are named after no longer exists since all those countries have split up.

moon cookies


I am glad the recipe has been saved as they were fun to make and they are good to eat. :-)



Something Odd

There were two socks hanging on the line for which I could find no mate.  I checked in sleeves and pant legs, not there.  Nowhere on the ground, in the basket nor in the machine.  How can this be?  Ruminating, I come to wonder, is it possible that I wore not-a-pair of socks?  Checking my […]

The Democratic Lie

Following is a comment and the reply to it from this post:



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To govern is to make believe said Machiavelli.

To make believe for several centuries that placing a yes or a no in a ballot box and then going home and continuing as usual while waiting for things to change seems to me to be a “democratic lie”.




Nothing is truer, my brother Luigi.  Thank you for your comment.  To govern is to make believe and to make believe is to lie.

No voter is duped by the democratic lie in which he participates because, as you say, nothing really changes and we are passively heading towards a catastrophe the nature of which we ignore for the time being, but it will occur.

The Father sent The Revelation of Arès in order to warn mankind of this catastrophe but it has been received as one more lie midst the world drowning in lies.


Translated by djd

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