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Half Penny Seahorse
sketchbook page (left-over from Carte Postale series)
ink and bleach on vintage postcard with hand-stitching
approx. 3.5 x 5 "
You can get dried seahorses at apothecary shops in Chinatown. They are ghostly white and very fragile. I have no idea what they are really used for (in a medicinal sense) but I find them very beautiful.
copyright Kate Castelli 2008
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05 July 2008
Long hair, cowboy boots, and a sketchbook.
I was in second grade (that's when I got the boots) and I am sitting on a rock at one of my favorite spots of childhood. It's a natural swimming hole we affectionately called "The Bathtubs" near my grandparents house in the Catskill Mountains.
01 July 2008
So my life has been a mess lately...but the universe ploughs on.
Congratulations to Ann Kirchner on a wonderful opening of her show "Portraits and Pages"at the Brookline Arts Center. Go check out Ann's exquisite pastels and sewn pages.
I spent a wonderful weekend with Amanda and explored a great used bookstore in Sudbury, MA called Bearly Read Books. The delightful pulp fiction novel seen above was found there. I can't keep a straight face or keep from laughing when reading the backs of those books. This particular gem involved rival doctors, a violet-eyed nurse and an atomic research project. What's not to love?
I am currently working on my pieces for the upcoming Glovebox 8x8 Show and the Enormous Tiny Art Show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH. I need to get back in the studio and get back into a creative rhythm. I've replenished some of my ephemera with some excellent vintage postcards and flea market finds. New work will be posted soon!
And finally, go see Disney/Pixar's Wall-E. You'll fall head over heels in love.