Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Still Untitled....A Found Text Set of Instructions for Life
This found text came from a children's book from the 1950's, I believe, that is filled with short stories and plays meant to be acted out. I found a series of commands that, when strung together, give a pretty good set of instructions for life....if taken with a grain of sand!!! See what you think! The found text is arranged on a 2-inch wide Japanese paper scroll adhered with teabags, still untitled and not quite finished. Should be ready to go and available in my etsy shop tomorrow. The entire text reads:
watch your thoughts.
write your name a thousand times.
wait there for instructions.
turn the bowl upside down.
stop rubbing your eyes.
get a box of creamy chocolates.
choose the best title.
mark your own script legibly and never trust to your memory for anything.
rehearse until there is little chance of a mistake.
whittle, whittle, whittle.
up to full and fade for finish.