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yorukamome [userpic]

ok, ok…I know it’s hardly “legible” and bad done – but for once I’m asking you all to give your advice about my “most important folio of the year”: time has come to get ready for London exhibition, and I must say I had no idea at all of what to do this time…I was walking on the seashore this early afternoon, and – I can’t say why nor how – a sudden thought stroke my mind, that all our ”Words deeply felt, well said, accurately measured, truly saying our love and heart, our richness and poorness are the most precious gift we could ever get from and offer to the Persons we love most in our life”…so I ran back home and made this layout: now, "out of the teeth", what do you think about it?


…obviously, still don’t know the final size: I just can say that the two WISHING WELL / INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE "edge" lines will be written in a navy-blue/turquoised deep colour, the inner I Ching’s text for the well in a very lighter gray-blue, the background text in a deep night-blue, simple quasi-childish “hand”…and that I want to gild with pure 24 kt. gold the hexagram, the 2points in cadence along the two main script lines and the well’s arch - all this on a Cowley's "manuscript finest" vellum, possibly (but I have never tried to craft that) lightestly dyed in some heavenly cilestrian/green, or a breathlike light turquoise …oh, too many words as always!, here you are the text:

first of all put three pure silver coins in a blue velvet bag & keep it under your pillow till the third night of full moon: then wear pure white clothes & climb the hill facing the sea to the well in the deep middle of the pinewood : walk thrice clockwise around the well praising aloud the mother moon to make your wish come true & throw into one coin at each turn:  then step down to the seashore to wash your hands & your face with pure seawater & ask again the moon thrice : you’ll know then if your heart is true : for if your wish has been fulfilled you’ll see your words arise from the well far on the hill & fly like a silver rainbow to the light waves by your feet : so that you can respectfully & carefully harvest them: pour now the silvery words into the velvet bag & bring them to the persons you love the best : no wish can be worthier than being heard & valued & fulfilled  for the simple reason of love:

the related inner text that frames the well's image comes from the hyperknown and IMMENSE wiseness of the I CHING...it was probably the first "mental step" of all this, down that beach - so I will post here again for all those who know and love THE BOOK, as well as for all those who might become "neophites" after this poor introduction:

hexagram 48

▄▄▄▄▄     ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄     ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄      ▄▄▄▄▄

 the town may be changed but the well cannot be changed: it neither decreases nor increases: they come and go and draw from the well: if one gets down almost to the water and the rope won't  go all the way or the jug breaks this brings misfortune: perseverance furthers:

I’d also love lots to be able and get an idea to “present” the folio within the image of a real full moony night with sea and shore and pinetrees…well, here’s also a proposition, a first attempt – I've just checked around my personal “image bank” about…anyway, as I said below to a friend, the photo (both the previous one and this latter attempt) is not such a meaningful addition, I just was meant to better RENDER the idea of such a magic...


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E' assolutamente stupendo... e l'aggiunta dell'I-Ching lo impreziosisce ulteriormente: non è la prima volta che vedo tra i tuoi lavori un fecondo incontro tra Est e Ovest (ricordo ad esempio un tuo precedente dove due geishe mi pare, erano contornate da caratteri gotici... non ricordo bene...)

beh, Andy - sai quanto me che siamo QUI proprio perchè
è il luogo deputato a tutte quelle "relazioni preziose"
di cui facciamo tesoro, e che altrove avrebbero forse
vita troppo breve o troppo difficile per sopravvivere...
crerdo di non star facendo altro che questo, con il mio
ABOVE POST: ri-dire a tutti voi la stessa cosa - e il mio
più sincero GRAZIE.

Magnifico...mi hai lasciato senza fiato.La descrizione di come sarà il pezzo finito è un sogno, magico ed etereo.

ma che complimentONE, ancora una volta...grazie,
ma almeno aspetta di vederne l'esito: le chiacchiere
saranno anche belle, allettanti quanto vuoi (nate da
un "diciamo" discreto affabulatore) ma restano pur
sempre chiacchiere...

Edited at 2009-01-11 09:15 pm (UTC)

Oh, I love it dearly! Very fond of that hexagram, your colour scheme sounds great (I'd probably go for light turquoise rather than green background) - and I simply adore the whole wishing well concept and description, so magickal! Now, in this image you have included the word 'reach' in lines 7-8, with an error: the 'a' left out. (I am a professional proof reader and copy editor, lol.) But in your transcript you don't have that word at all, which I think is much better. 'Fill now with the silvery words the velvet bag' is a slightly awkward construction in English, even though it has a lovely cadence; you might prefer something like, 'Now fill the velvet bag with the silvery words' or, 'Now pour the silvery words into the velvet bag', or some such.

Apart from these minor points, I wouldn't change a thing! I'm crazy about it! I hope you post a picture of the finished work when it is done.

Oh, PS -

Not sure about the photo. It's very beautiful in its own right, and does illustrate some of your words, but I would like to see the hill and the trees too.

per me questo e' proprio fichissimo! un'idea talmente FRESCA! bravo!

grazie, fifi...mi veniva in mente la tua bella
relazione con il friuli e le montagne, ne!

Lots of good ideas. Try them and see how it works in practise and then adjust. With things so complex there may be no other way but to try something and see where it will lead you.

About this line: "the rope does go all the way." I think there should be "not" after "does"? That is: "the rope does not go all the way."

Another translations has it as follows: "but, before the rope has quite reached the water, the bucket is broken, this is evil."

Best of luck!

truly kindest of you, TBT!....I should know that you were an
ADDICTED to I CHING like me, ne! (^_^) anyway, thanks for
noticing my mistake: I've changed to "THE ROPE WON'T GO"
because of the well's "design measures...hope it's ok now!

Edited at 2009-01-12 07:59 am (UTC)

(no subject) - (Anonymous)

GRUNT, you're right, it's CLIMB!...it's because of our BILLIONS
steps, you know! and I know how all the so-called "experts" do
not come to an agreement about the sense of CHING - as for the
pic, I'm not sure I will COMBINE the piece like that, now that
I've cut the beautiful silk-like folio of vellum, in a lightly
longer, more narrow and different way than the layout above...so
the work itself gets a far different and more "mysterious" air,
and I like to think that the final will be very good, although
some distant from this one - thanks for the compliments, my fair
Dame Aux Beaux Yeux!

Edited at 2009-01-13 12:02 am (UTC)

I really like the hook in this work, it gives a 3D effect.

you mean the metal bow over the well? if yes, I'd say
that the 3D effect should be increased lots when in
the end it will be gilded...and I was just mumbleing
about the option of silver, both because of having
it mentioned many times along the text, and for it
suits perfectly the blue/cilestrian tones of script:
what do you think about that?

btw: I accept your HYPERLONG self-USA-defense aimed
to me and my previous speech on Doc's pages...but I'd
also like to have a chance to reply: unfortunately
you posted all that stuff inaccessibly LOCKED...

Edited at 2009-01-13 11:57 pm (UTC)


My HYPERlong defensive entry? hehehe

For starters, I did not wish to get in between Doc and your dialogue. I find that to be utterly rude.

Secondly, the US is not perfect. In my honest opinion I have always loved this country until George Bush/Cheny were reigned in. It was an eight-year nightmare for me, for my hubby and our mutual friends. I am happy now because we have the opportunity to renew our image around the world with our new President, Obama.

US spies on Russia and Russia spies on the US. They are two mirrors reflecting each other.

I DID not support the WAR, nor did I vote for the Bush/Cheney ticket.

Re: hyperlong...

oh c'mon, wic - don't take it all that "personally"! I will certainly apologize
with you, dearest, because of what you have called my UTTER RUDENESS (and,
sincerely, it is the first time I am said "rude" in my whole life) if any offensive
words had unnoticedly filtered through my speech to Doc...but believe it wasn't
absolutely meant to be any unkind at all - more than all to good friends! so I can't
see any need to "explain" nor "justify" nor mention one's personal choices and beliefs:
we are free to do whatever we think and be responsible after what we do, NE?...

...as for the THING itself - well, would you mind if I asked you to please consider that,
like a simple man happens to, also a nation is continuously under the eyes of other people?
...therefore, please, realize that as an european I AM one of those "EYES FROM OUTSIDE",
watching and valueing history - and how this history lead my life to be carried on like -
and getting from my watch my own conclusions - maybe wrong, OK, but never false by MY OWN SIDE.

Edited at 2009-01-14 04:35 pm (UTC)

Yes. The metal bow. It stands out of the page. Great visual effect!

I HOPE SO!...till now I'm only getting upset 'cause
all my sketches are NOT what I want, which makes
me even more nervous...oooh, every year like that!


So when are you taking off to London?

GRUNT...the exhibition is on april the 25th, and the expiring date to
submit the work by march the 13th...so very close, GRUUUUNT!

Edited at 2009-01-14 08:04 pm (UTC)

So, get on your ARSE and start working!!! LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! If I had a phone card now, I would do that. Just leave you a message ...


DAMN', even my landline is out of use since 5 days,
I'm continuously quarrelling with those SOBs of our
Telecom technical service to see them here the soonest...
must keep mobile turned on the wholeday&night, GRUMPHT!

We don't have that problem in the USA. ROFLMAO!!!

LOL!...you have so MANY other probs there
than adding also the bad phones would be
a real meanness...no meant to TORTURE you,

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring! Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong...Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring
YOUR alarm bell rings The Church Bells gong...YOU have to wake up and go to work and I DO NOT!

ohmegoodnessgracious. gotcha!~




YOU see I am the odd ball out of this whole group. While everyone else is trying to be poets, painters, writers, I want to be a comedian and I don't have much company.

YUP!...if you can be satisfied with such
a CLOWN like I am as a theatral mate, I'm
ready to jump on your TESPI/CONESTOGA...


("odd ball"?!'...hee heee heeee!)

Edited at 2009-01-15 04:50 pm (UTC)

Oh. One more thing. Will you be taking or purchasing a white rose while in London for HER? Take a picture I would love to see that one.


gosh...as soon as no KNOWN english/british Lady comes to my mind
among our common LJ relationships, I must suppose by your "HER"
that you mean HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THE IInd...am I right?
if so, I'm very sorry to disappoint your wish, but I'm afraid that my/your
white rose won't reach Her Gracious Hands leaving my MR. NOBODY's ones...


Edited at 2009-01-15 04:59 pm (UTC)

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