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The Envelopes.

Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting much, I’ve kind of run-a-riot with my youtube channel and have had TONS of books to read for english (some of which I might review on here, they really are very good!). I’ve been asked a lot what one of the videos I have posted up there means.

I originally posted it as an insurance thing quickly, because I had to present it in my art class and I’m not OVERLY confident in my PC file transferring to the dirty Macs they have at the Art School. Anyway, I kind of left it up there after the class, and now, I guess I owe you an explanation!

BASICALLY, as a first year I have to do a tour of all the departments, each for 6 weeks or so, its compulsary. This term I’ve been taking a class called ISP (Interdisciplinary Studio Practice), a class where we are taught and encouraged to make our own modern art, or art without rules. (Huge debates are conducted in the common room about the integrity behind it all, but that is another story. I’m on the fence.). So yeah, I was looking at an artist most of you who took art with me last year know I have my reserves about; Duchamp. But, he comes as a handy means to an end ;) I’ve based my work on a piece he did (pictured above) who concealed a mysterious object in a ball of string and nailed it shut forever. There’s a good article on it here;

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2009/06/23/secret-kept-mystery-unsolved.

I based it also on a really cool artist who has written hundreds of letters to people she knows, and has colour coded them for all the world to see.

http://sleeptrip.com/300loveletters/2.html

My little mini piece involved me writing 19 letters, one for every year I have been alive, to 19 people in my life; some are really close to me, some I knew only for a short while at school or something, some are famous, some are dead. The concept is that beauty lies in the things that are unsaid, and grace lies in the things unseen. The design of an envelope means that the letters will never be read without evidence of them being so. Ask what is in them defeats the art. Its abit airy fairy and far out for me, but I really enjoyed making the video. Here it is;

p.s. If your on youtube yourself or just have a youtube account, I’d love to have you as a friend!;)

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Disclaimer; none of the following photographs were taken by me

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My House.

There will be tall houses, small houses,

Skinny houses, booty-big houses…

Houses of silver, houses of card

Houses with celery, houses with lard.

Houses with chimneys, just as they should

And carpets that are cleaned, just as you would –

Houses with mould, and some with Armani

Houses with Jill, Jack, Harry and Barney,

Houses with names, and numbers attached

Houses with pools, houses with thatch

Houses never lived in, always on the go –

Houses with nails for stubbing your toe

Houses with happiness, and just the right amount of kids

Houses that peak out from council bin-lids.

Houses unplugged, houses still charging

Houses with lamb, and beef for the carving

Houses with laughter, and a hole for a mouse –

All I know is that mine,

WILL BE THE MAD HOUSE.

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Being Away

So I guess not everyone can be inspired ALL of the time.

Hey everyone, sorry I’ve been a blog daudeler lately, I guess I haven’t had many words in my pen! I just thought I’d drop in and give some kind of explination as to why, and that I haven’t lost interest in justkissmyfrog. Infact, I’ve been busy being creative in all sorts of ways.

Making videos with my brother….

To see all of our indoor busking and an explanation of it all, go to my channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jsutkissmyfrog

Doing some print-making …

Oh, and also in the spirit of blogs, I have been working on another!

http://justkissmycardi.wordpress.com/

Basically abit more light hearted, shallow and girlie (emphasis on the girlie!) – I felt abit silly posting stuff like this on here cus I didn’t want justkissmyfrog to be about that, but I have so much fun being creative and silly with my clothes, etc, I’m really enjoying it. My friend Hattie is a blogger too (see the blog for a link) and we have lots of stupid girl fun planning outfits and taking pictures of each other. it probably isn’t all of your cup of tea, but I just wanted to keep you updated on what I’m doing!

Anyway, I have some poems in the pipeline that just need some tweeking, watch out, hope you enjoy them!

the stats always amaze me on here – thanks so much for taking the time out of more interesting things to keep peeking at my blog!

Lots of love Kathy

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Indignity

Children bring indignity.

Indignity brings a humbleness.

Humility brings hope for us all.

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