mail and a snail

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I love it when there is something in my mailbox=

I recently received these:

one brown shoe

 

My husband and I took part on this project by Lenka Clayton, it is called “One brown shoe”.

I wonder if you could guess which shoe is made by my husband and which shoe is made by me?

To read more about this exciting project go here.

I also got the most amazing zine:

ons klyntji cover

letter from the editors

letter from the editors

Check out page 60!

page 60

and I love this quote on the front page:

front page ons klyntji

 

While on the subject of snail-mail: I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new pet:

Our pet snail

Our pet snail

We painted its shell, so that we can spot it easily.  we haven’t named it yet. Any suggestions?

 

 

Days of my life….

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I recently took part in a project called Mother’s days.  And as from yesterday my ‘day’ is up on Lenka Clayton’s page called Residency in Motherhood. 

011

You can read more about it here…..

It felt so strange to document every activity and keep track of all the minutes and how one spends it.

It also felt strange reading it again, I enjoyed documenting my day, but I can’t see myself doing that every day…..very exhausting.

A week or so ago I finished my ‘Woman, Wedlock and the World’ erasure project

where I post an erased page a day on twitter…..i got so addicted that I want to start a new one, so I decided to use the remains of the book: “What young wives ought to know”.  So as from tomorrow I will post an erased page – erased advice to young wives.  I don’t have the front part of the book anymore so have no idea when it was published, but from the words I gather it wasn’t recently:

erasure youngh woman

I don’t know where this is headed, but I am having fun.

I like to keep myself busy with little odd things to entertain myself ‘just for fun’. (I am a firm believer of fun-does fun add meaning to ones life or does it make the days shorter or more interesting?)  I started posting on Fridays a photo of myself where I painted my face with face paint I received as a present from a friend.  I call the album “face painting Fridays on facebook. It is challenging painting with facepaint – a strange medium, but I think that professional facepaint are probably more easily applicable.

gestreepte self

The other days in my life is spend on finishing work for 2 deadlines coming up early March and a project for the KKNK at the end of March (I will tell you more about that later)

I started working as awaitress (again-can you believe it!- I must have my head examined) 3 nights a week just to see if I can clear my credit card debt faster to get ahead financially.  I decided on waitressing because the hours are flexible.  The other days are filled with playtime with the kids and working on art…….

These are my current days of my life in a nutshell…..

I am secretly curious about what other peoples days look like………

A day in the life of a mother….

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A while ago I told you about Lenka and Michael’s project: Mysterious letters, which I really enjoyed. Yesterday I found an interesting post about the art of letter writing on the Brainpickings website (see here)

I prefer the mysterious letters, but at the above website I loved to read about the ‘rules’ of good letter writing.……

But perhaps most fascinating of all is a section on the etiquette and subtleties of paper and ink selection, itself a special kind of art that can communicate an extraordinary range of sentiments — something entirely lost to us in the age of digital type on sterile screens.

Shortly before that I received this insect related parcel via snail mail

letter

Which contained a book: “Even with insects- a novel” by Barbara Erasmus, and six plastic insects. Delighted!

And then by the end of last year I read on the Littleyellowbirds blog about Lenka’s latest project: A residency in motherhood!(to find out more go here), which is so awesome.

So on Wednesday I had the privilege to record a day in the life of me. I chose Wednesday because it was my first borne son’s birthday. So in a way it was a form of celebration.  I remember when he was still a baby how I recorded his routine to see if there is a method to the madness.  This time around I found it difficult at times to record my every move, but also enlightening to see what happens to those precious minutes in my day.

As soon as she has it up on her site I will let you know, but for now you can read all the other mother’s days here.