Once again, I didn't create my mailart postcard the night I was away from home (as is my tradition), but in the morning of the next day (while I was still away from home). The day was dreary, so I spent much more time than I might usually take to put together a huge edition for this qbdp (twelve!). I believe this has turned out the best of all my cards so far.
One of these cards is going off to a small mailart show in Massachusetts, my first submission to a mailart show in many years. The meaning of this fidgetglyph seems so malleable to me that it can mean almost anything. So my note to the library suggests that it refers to the process of going to a library, wending through the stacks in search of books, and wandering through individual books. But I told Roy Arenella that it reminded me of my trip through the foothills of the Adirondacks to my in-laws' camp (that is, "cabin"). I told the Sackners, it was about how a number of thoughts and considerations finally lead to insight. Of course, all of these might be true, but the fidgetglyph is primarily about itself.
These are the recipients of "A slit beside":
1/12 Ruth and Marvin Sackner
2/12 Bob Grumman
3/12 Roy Arenella
5/12 Matthew Shindell
6/12 Dees and Yuriko Stribling
7/12 Scott McDonald
9/12 Mark Lamoureux
10/12 "Your Library" Mail Art, Phillips Free Public Library, Literary Arts at Mill Pond, 275 Baldwinsville Road, Phillipston, MA 01331-9733 (small to medium postcards; deadline: August 31, 2004)
11/12 Ficus strangulensis
Geof Huth, "A slit beside" (8 Aug 2004)
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