*How did I find this artist?
Memorial Day has come and passed. I don’t remember a life before, or without, military influence. Father, step-father, uncles, grandfather’s, cousins… if they aren’t military they married military. Marine Corps pilots, the Airforce, it is all there… and even though, somehow I never learned to make a paper airplane! It actually boggles my mind, now that I’m thinking about it. Surely at some point someone had to at least have shown me. Even if they did, it obviously didn’t make much of an impression on my young mind. I had already seen and flown in planes and helicopters. Paper airplanes aren’t that impressive when compared to the real thing. But I still feel like I missed out on something. So I tried to fold this airplane, but I won’t lie, I had my significant other fold it for me, it only took him all of a minute. Then I flew it… yeah it went about a foot and instantly began its decent into a crash landing about three feet away. Now I know why this is a contest! Crafting paper airplanes that fly the distance is no easy task. I can’t say when the next time will be, that I ~
One of my weaknesses, since I was a child…. office supplies. I enjoy writing and holding new pencils, the smell and weight of new notebooks, the colorful and whimsical visions of paperclips, post-it notes, page markers, staples, and so on. They are just so inventive, useful, and nowadays fancy. I gather these things like a squirrel who works during the day as an eclectic secretary! There has been many a day where I have pondered alternative uses for my collections. So imagine the joy when I read the words ~
I chose the perfume Cocoon by Yves Rocher Neonatura, which is a mix of chocolate, vanilla, and patchouli. It is my favorite. This bit of creative play reminded me of how smell is often linked to memory’s vision. While you can’t smell the smell I chose to infuse, it inspired the tie-dye treatment. I accomplished this effect by using spray-on alcohol inks. I then applied the perfume and used a tissue to pull some of the ink back off the page. Expanding the sense of smell with the visual.