Monday 29 October 2012

Collages and Flea Market finds and Poems.

Ok.  That's not really the order I wanted to put things in.  The first thing I wanted to mention - because I'm frankly giddy over it - is that my poem "skin" has been accepted by Mythic Delirium.  

Mike Allen has posted the poems to appear in Issue 28, to be released Spring 2013:

  • Día de los Muertos F.J. Bergmann
  • The Beast Rachel Manija Brown
  • Mice Beth Cato
  • Maud Gonne, After Alicia Cole
  • The Serpent Explains the Nature of Tricksters to His Wife Ruthanna Emrys
  • The Princess Becomes a Prophet Jeannine Hall Gailey
  • Wheels Adele Gardner
  • The Last Siren Andrew Gilstrap
  • The Green Green Rain Neile Graham
  • skin Lynn Hardaker
  • Circe In Manhattan Wendy Howe
  • Gleaming Mari Ness
  • The Theatre Golems Dominik Parisien
  • Rare Annie Caitlyn Paxson
  • How to Bring Your Dead Lover Back K.L. Pereira
  • The Motor Prayer Donald Raymond
  • Doomcall Alistair Rennie
  • Persephone Set Free Sofia Samatar
  • Revising Horror (The Wrong Mouth) David Sandner
  • The Nostalgia of Roads Alexandra Seidel
  • The Ceremony of Innocence Sonya Taaffe

I'm thrilled, and looking forward to reading this issue. May sound corny, but it really is an honour to have one of my poems included.  Many thanks to Mike and Anita for including it.  

A couple of days ago, I went to an outdoor market in town.  They had stalls selling everything from fifty different types of brushes, to ones selling beautiful ceramics.  Some sold antiques.  I scrounged through these, looking for items for my collages.  Unfortunately, it was slim pickens.  No letters older than WWI, and most of the people in most of the old photos didn't speak to me.  Got some old keys and coins too.  

And - another of the new, smaller collages I've been working on.

(pressed leaf, painted papers, japanese & italian papers, 
fragment of an old letter, two small metal beads, 
15 x 15 cm.)

Heavens, Valerianna just reminded me of the storm - I'm a bit sheltered from news of it, I'm afraid.
Wishing everyone well who might be affected by it.


  1. Congratulations!! That's great... !!

    Hunkered down here.... storm is building, its dark and foreboding and the wind is beginning to blow in big gusts.

    1. Thank you, and take care during the storm! Frightening, indeed.

  2. Congratulations, good for you, you should be proud!!!!
    lovely collage!We have had no effect yet from Sandy but so many have, very scary! I love old keys, a whole lot!

    1. Thank you, Laurie!
      Glad to hear that you've been safe from the storm.

  3. I am so pleased for you Lynn. Congratulations! Mythic Delirium looks like an interesting publication. May this be a hint of all the great things to come for you! :D

    On the storm front here in the US, my sister and her family live in New Jersey. They lost power last night and there are rumors that it won't go back on until November 8th. Seems extreme but I know that there is a lot of weather coming, with many different things for emergency services to attend to. They are in good spirits, at least my sister was this morning when I finally got ahold of her.

    Like the keys, but I am not sure what I'd do with them. I like your newest collage art ... quite refined, and that is nice. :D

    1. Thanks so much, Jan.
      You must be worried. Good to hear that your sister and her family are alright.
      It must be horrible - not just for the people experiencing it directly, but for their loved ones who wait and hope.

  4. huge congrats. affirming to be published, indeed. storm had small impact here, not so downstate, and around here, but so far, all's well.

    1. Thank you, Velma. It's totally affirming.
      Good to hear that you - as well - haven't been affected by the storm. I rarely watch tv, and hadn't been reading any newspapers online for a while, so I was in a bit of an information vacuum. When I did hear about the storm and how damaging it was expected to be, I was shocked. So many people have been so horribly affected by this...overwhelming to think about.

  5. First, congrats on having a poem accepted to be published.. that is a wonderful accomplishment.. and your collage is welcoming the autumn colors.

    1. Thanks, Donna!

      My collage pallet seems definitely Autumnal. A contrast to my painting pallet which in the past couple of years has been tending toward blues and greys. I find it an ever fascinating topic - the colours which one chooses, or which chose one.

  6. Good news is always welcome.....congratulations Lynn! The keys are beautiful,they look elegant compared to chunkier versions.
    Might they end up in a collage?


    1. Thanks, Ruby!
      I'm hoping to add the keys to collages. I've actually been looking around for a while for some - not easy to come by anymore. (Must admit, I'm half tempted just to leave them in their bundle on my work table, and pretend they unlock secret rooms in my home...)

  7. lynn, thank you for your nice words at my place - and congratulations about your poem being accepted by mythic delirium!!



    1. Thank you so much, Lynne.
      Your new pieces are beautiful!