The First Klediment: "quincelt" (qbdp # 42)
The opening of Roy Arenella's last letter to me convinced me to make a simple card for the beginning of the year. His message?
Usually I like the unfinished or more ephemeral appeal of things but I do like the year-end "complete package" feeeling of the last qbdp (#41) of 2004.
But I like just as well the simpler, more off-hand feeling of things like the ballpoint-drawn glyphs on plain cardboard stock. "Work with what you've got where you are" would be a good Visualist motto.
Somehow, this note reminded me of the existence of my never-published proto-fidgetglyphs, Klediments Grandma Quilted out of the Things of Her House, each klediment of which takes the word "quilt" and wraws another word into it. I wrote these back in the 1980s, and they never caught anyone's imagination (besides, apparently mine). So I bring them back now because I think my little mailart cards are often too simple, but Roy does not necessarily believe so.
The unsuspecting recipients of "quincelt" (qbdp # 42) are as follows:
1/10 Ruth and Marvin Sackner
2/10 Bob Grumman
3/10 Roy Arenella
5/10 Scott McDonald
6/10 Mick Boyle
8/10 Jassy Lupa
9/10 Bob Brueckl
For anyone missing out on this ancient fidgetglyph, have no fear. I'll probably release others into the world later this year. A klediment, after all, is a regional term for "something treasured."
un violon d'ingres