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found human beings whole green catalog

 

I’m going to do a blackout technique on the Whole Green Catalog (ed. by Michael Robbins) to uncover found haiku and possibly other short forms. they’ll be posted here with the tags #found and #whole green.

 

whole green catalog found

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    1. angie werren says:

      thanks, rick — I think this is going to be fun. I’m using a catalog (it’s really a book) I got free somehow, and blacking out the words with a sharpie. 😀 then scanning it. I love my scanner!!

      I’m rolling around ideas about using different colors and patterns, and maybe paint. do I remember you doing something along these lines? painting on book pages?

      yeah, the haiku today thing. I couldn’t find it. I even went back to the 24th, but it was too much information for me. hah. brain overload… I need a nap. 😉

      1. oh. scanner’s are a lot of fun. see how deep you can scan with your scanner. some will scan only flat flat things. others up to a .25 or .5 of an inch or more. i try to get those that scan with as much depth as i can afford (Epson makes some—or did). then you can scan things like leaves and nails and shells, sticks, bird nests, flowers etc. i have piles of things i can pull from to scan when ever i want, burlap, textured paper, cloth, clothes, leather, pebbles, screws and found bits from the street, cards, seeds, stamps, ribbons, lace, pencils, crayons, candles, pens, my hand, and other body parts, clothes pins, feathers, insects, baskets, toys, maps, music sheets—yeah, check for copyrights—a lot of stuff now has a copyright on it, i avoid that stuff but used bookstores may have old books and old music sheets that are not copyrighted or are past the copyright time—which you can look up on line. old books are great material, the fonts and pages etc.—yeah, the list goes on. . . . scanning will still work on the flat flat kind of scanner too you’d just get a little more clarity with the depth.

        oh, i learned the hard way not to tell bookstores what i do with these things if i’m going to alter or scan them in for re-use purposes. i found a great old book with hand written notes and no copyright for a couple of dollars. i was so excited explaining to one of the clerks i didnt notice the other one tearing out those pages of the book which she then handed back to the clerk that was ringing me up, minus the really cool hand written pages and the book literally fell apart in my hand when i got home. i knew what she’d done instantly because she’d asked me to see it while i was talking with the other clerk and she turned away to “look” down low. bwahahahahaha. so i keep mum about that now in some situations.

        yes, i do play with “scanner photography” at times. there is a great article from several years ago on it in the Smithsonian. you might search for “scanner photography” on my blog or in Bing/Google images too for more ideas. a lot more ideas.

        yeah, play and play with your scanner. way fun.

        yes, i’ve posted a few of my “altered book pages” on the blog. you can probably find them by doing a search on the blog with “altered book” or “altered book pages”. but also do that search in Bing or Google and go to Images. you’ll see an amazing variety of what has and is being done along these lines. you named some of the things people do and use but there is a lot more. going though some of the images will give you ideas. fun ideas.

        Altered books are dynamic.

        you are doing another thing which is often explored as well. “found haiku” and variations on that. exactly what you are doing to create “new work”. not just in books but any written material – flyers, spam, advertisements, postcards, bills, forms, maps, schedules and so on. and there are a lot of ways to mark the words you select too.

        you can of course cut and paste as well, both with digital material and real paper—for that ransom note look. you can also scan your page (from your book) in to your computer before you blackout on the page. then black out (or other options) on the digital page. you can draw/paint on both the digital version and the real page too. and. . . . after you do some paint on the real page, scan that and alter it more in the digital version etc. . . .

        just some ideas to click the wheels going. . . .

        have fun with it. i know how you think and see and i gotta think you’re going to have fun with this. way fun. aloha.

        1. angie werren says:

          I did get a feather scanned; it worked pretty well. I do want to try paint… sounds fun. I won’t tell the bookshop people if you don’t.

          so many things to play with — now I just need some time!!
          😀

            1. yeah. that worked in the zone of awesome. way cool. yeah, time. i get that. pick and roam, pick and roam. and fun on too.

              if the scanning process is a sequence and a challenge, i’d suggest that you scan at least one (or two) thing(s) a day until the pattern becomes so automatic that you can do it easy-peasy at any time.

              i also have dozens of scanned images on my computer that i have not used. yet.

              maybe one of those should become a KOT subject as well. . . . thanks for the ideas. aloha.

  1. bobraxton says:

    in addition to any written, I also do this with Sounds I overhear. My work is at the level of syllables. Many turn out to be actual words, some are made up, some do not have to be “words” at all.

chirp

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