Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November Full Moon #1

November Altar Project
My November Altar project goes to Nancy!
While working on cleaning out the Bellevue house I found lots of little “treasures”….. or at least I thought they were at some point in time.  Opening containers I found old letters, beads, and others were little bits off stuff.  It made me start to think of time capsules and messages in bottles.  I thought it would be fun to start a project were we all sent a message out in a bottle to see where it ended up – anyone interested??





So my project for this month, simple as it is, was to send Nancy a message in a bottle.  The message is a take-off on a poem that I have always loved called “How to be an Artist”.  I added a few things to the poem and changed it around a little but I still think it is a good message…basically – try something new!  But one of the thoughts was especially appropriate…Take a bath in the moonlight!  So as our full moon for November is upon us…maybe you will be taking a bath in the moonlight tonight!!









A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

Kathy

6 comments:

  1. Very cool idea. I would love to see the whole poem and look forward to reading it in January at the group function! Not sure if it is legal to send a message in a bottle or if it is considered litter but if it's legal I'm game....=)
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. I'll try and post it on my blog, Lynn. It's pretty delicate to get in and out of the bottle.

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  2. Aw, how sweet and perfectly and mooningly aligned, Kathy!!

    Your idea about messages in bottles reminds me of this post Happy Projects (http://kellyraeroberts.com/happy-projects) and more specifically the "sending out love to mom's on the first day of school" Kindness Mission (http://kellyraeroberts.blogspot.com/search/label/kindness%20missions#.T-oo6PHeb8B) where kindness angels (anyone who desires) puts joyful and uplifting sentiments on cars the first day of school. I wonder if we could do something like that, not necessarily exactly, to tie into your bottle idea.

    Or, we could all choose a theme (say moons) and abandon art with messages on them on a particular day.

    You're always so inspiring!

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  3. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Kathy, I always looked for a message in a bottle at the beach when I was a little kid! Always looking, never found :-( Thankfully, I can say I do get to bath in the moonlight almost every night in our hottub. It's one of the ways I keep track of when to send out my next altar piece! Happy Holidays to you and Peter..... Hugs, Beth

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  4. This is GREAT, Kathy! What a great idea! Thank you, I can use all the inspiration and guidance I can get :)! I received my box today, and opened the bottle to read the poem. At some point, I'll unfold the card backing as well, which looks like it has a history and chronology of messages in a bottle.
    I hope to post a scan of the poem on my blog in the next few days, so everyone can share in the inspiration. Thanks!

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  5. oooh what fun a message in a bottle and a good one at that! Cheers, Cyn

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