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Things to Remember 03



This was a particularly special one for me. It's also the first handkerchief so far.

Things to Remember 03

The sentence comes from a close friend of mine who I've been having lots of discussions with of late, some of them philosophical in nature. Originally I had planned to give this to him as a gift which is why I chose the more masculine colours and the handkerchief. When talking about it to him though, he told me that I should hold onto it. The message is meant for me after all. He suggested that if I wanted to make something for him, I should come up with a message that -I- thought -he- should be reminded of.
This made me think of a comment S told me; saying that if I wanted to play around with her handwriting that I should let her know of a phrase to write out for me. I -think- if I'm going to go in that direction, I'd rather have her come up with something herself. Maybe something she'd like me to remember. Maybe something she'd like herself to remember.

Things to Remember 03

This is still all new to me, and I don't know what I'm going to do with these, but I -really- like making them, and I'm getting excited as these thoughts are starting to be developed... we'll see how far this takes me!

Magpie
On a related note, only because this guy showed up during the photographing of the hankie... I have to admit that Magpies don't really do much for me. I don't mind their song which is very unique, but I dunno, they've always seemed a little bit sinister to me like most of the corvidae tree. I also happen to get a particularly annoying Australian song from my youth in my head whenever I hear them:

I love to hear the magpies, talking in my garden.
Sit by the window, and have a cup of tea.


They're starting to grow on me, mostly since there's so many of them around my house of late. They're very bold and greedy little buggers. Whenever I go outside at least one will fly up nearby with the desperate hope that I'll have some food for them, even though I never do.

So maybe they're not so sinister... they're certainly trying to convince me they're friendly. This guy says "Hi!"
Magpie Says Hello!

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synnabar
Aug. 27th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
I love your work, and the message, too. :D

Also: Hi to the magpie! :D
kanawinkie
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks so much! I feel the exact same way about your work too!!

:D
eselgeist
Aug. 27th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
This is so true! Particularly the "work out" part, huff huff.
I also recently came across this one: Often, the only benefit to taking the easy option is that it's easy.
kanawinkie
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Which is an interesting contrast to one I've written down here: "Sometimes, it can really be just that simple."
That stood out to me because of my tendency to over think and over complicate things. I find often the harder you make something the more difficult it becomes.

Is that: (Often, the only benefit to taking the easy option is that it's easy) something you remind yourself of often? A reminder to be brave and take on new challenges even if they seem hard?
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