Defect Notion (wordplay)

Words

Searching this concept of “progression”
a benign veil disguise of inherited obsession,
the professional possession to find human perfection.

As we go in that direction
are we missing the lesson? That maybe,
without confession, without dissection of our methods, we risk:
self-assassination,
annihilation,
devastation,
not to mention humiliation;
sacrificing evolution in the name of
systems and weapons.

Does anyone get this?
Where does it end? The need to defend
the ways in which we have condemned
too many brothers, sisters, strangers and friends
so that we can all pretend our lives are something more
than merely a means to an end.

We got caught up.
Distractions; reactions to sums, fractions
and those irregular subtractions.
We lost all the facts but somehow found all the actions,
solutions and answers
to everyone else’s problems,
but when they try to help themselves, we always try to stop them.

What questions could we answer?
Homelessness? Displacement? Cancer?
Take a glance at their reality and see that
there is no reprieve
from realities like these.

See that as we dance upon the graves of chance,
we steam towards our destiny
(whatever that might be).

Breathe.
Feel peace.
Turn off the mind and be free.

An archive of perspectives can tell us everything,
like that hating brings more hate in:
a state of disgrace for the human being;
a self-imposed mind-fuck to keep the hate
feeding, and breeding.
With each generation re-seeding the seething,
expanding with oppression demanding,
riding itself to the end of the line
starting again only to redefine
the maligned cycle that keeps it standing.

And I’ve digressed; this didn’t start as a confession
to frustration,
or lack of elation for the human condition.
Not even as a hot wind of my own depression;
but as a note on the defect notion
of progression.

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Wedding Art: Easy Paint Spatter Invitations

Arts, Projects

Handmade wedding invitations can get daunting if you care to the point of obsession about what other people think.

I made these, and each one only took a few minutes to make. I had accepted that probably most of the people we invited would think they looked cheap and tacky. Cool!

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I downloaded the font (DK Oranjerie), you can find it here. I then typed up the invitations in MS Word, and printed them on my home printer, 2 to a page, on 160gsm printing paper. Sliced ’em to make A5 invitations and then went to work spattering the invitations, and the envelopes, with 4 contrasting colours of watered down acrylic paint.

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We made 2 types of invitations: one for people invited to the more formal part of the day (the wedding), and one for people invited to the New Year’s Eve party later that night. I also decorated envelopes with the spattering process, and a rubber stamp.

Easy and fun to make; I loved visiting people and seeing these on their fridge; it turned out most of our friends and family loved them.

R.