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Through snits and fits, there is the work of naming and numbers and being tagged

Snits and fits

FYI, the last time I made pie crust, it sucked. With perfectly good, organic ingredients I mixed up a horrible, sticky, mess of a deal. I knew it was ruined within a few moments of allowing it to chill in the fridge. It sit there for days, torturing me with the reality of a failed attempt, and, of imposing a pie on the world when obviously one did not care to be brought forth. Another lesson learned, I hope, about feeling my way into action before properly intuitingvia the knowing that place and time were snugged into a compatible position, and the necessary alchemical energy of creation would womanifest. How to deal with this kind of NO?

From my pie-baking and art-farmin’ view, 2011 has been quite filled with these moments of surly, herky-jerkey year of starts and stops, snits and fits. Or misunderstood moments of the blessed YES of place and time, or time and place.

Naming

Even with being the so called gentle Year of the Rabbit, my observations have been such that along with my own adventures there are quite a bit of those snits and fits happening all around. As with the lesson of the wicked pie crust, I realized there was no forcing of the gentle rabbit in regards to my cranking out illustrations. And so, for my 10th, annual Mid-Western version of the Chinese New Year calendar: only a single, little cottontail drawing, sit around my studio for the entire year, like the bad-pie crust did in my fridge (for a few days), to remind me of that lesson again.


Sometimes, what refuses to be made or born speaks LOUDLY, and so I told myself and my few and much appreciated “Year of…” collectors that the rabbit had spoken to me, making a request for 2011 to be re-named the “Year of the Invisible Bunny”.

Numbers

What’s in a year? 2012….year of dragon….renamed in my mid-western mind as year of dragon flyers…focusing on story-myth of fierce elemental creatures of our own making ….and the true numbers of the arthopod class of species that outnumbers all others…..

Being Tagged