A full circle


Got a very nice surprise by today’s post: An American flat rate envelope containing a heavy magazine: Handcrafted – The best of Stampington & Company. I didn’t order anything from Stampington recently, so I was really amazed.

However, Handcrafted is a special publication where the editors and team of Stampington represent their favourite articles and a gallery of readers´ art from previous magazines (Somerset Studio, Stampers´Sampler, Legacy, etc). and finally, when I turned to page 186 I realized this issue has been sent to me because a collage of mine was published in Legacy Spring 2003. It was so funny and strange to get this greeting from my past.

The collage I had made then was an image of my youngest daughter, Emilie, in a moment of deep contemplation, eating a watermelon somewhere in Greece. It was accompanied by a text about the experience of time you have when you’re a child and summer holiday seems equivalent to eternity.

Well, I think you can be lucky to experience the same feeling of beeing present; not in the past, not in the future but being present in the eternal now, but in glimpses only, when you’re a grown-up person. Actually, it’s a feeling I’m always longing for and today my own collage and words were send to me to remind me of this. Most interesting…

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About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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2 Responses to A full circle

  1. Ellen says:

    Oh, Hanne, this is exciting! I am sure I have that issue of Legacy, and I can’t wait to get it out and look at your published work! I think I also have Handcrafted! I just love getting surprises in the mail…..and this was a wonderful surprise for you! Awesome.

    PS: I reply to some of your emails and comments but don’t know if you receive them……do you think that’s possible? I also have two different email addresses for you and don’t know which one to use……..

  2. Hanne says:

    To Ellen – and whom else it might concern: You can use the adress you prefer; I always check both of them in the same procedure. Actually I have had a few messages bounced recently as my mailbox was too overfilled, but then I usually mail people and ask them to try again…

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