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.

don't cry.

up to full and fade for finish.


  1. I love it! Except for "don't cry". I think we should cry sometimes, don't you? ;)

  2. Well, yes....if I'd written instructions for life, it wouldn't say this....but somehow that one found it's way in....probably best not to cry in some situations! Thanks for your comment L.


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