"...go get the planet ready", another beauty from Marie Wintzer

A hand-stitched note, with finely knotted threads is a detail in a beautiful 4-fold boekie by Marie that arrived in Greece this past week. It was sent in a simple brown envelope in the hope of arriving safely, as another mail art by Marie has been lost ;-( But luckily, this one arrived and it is amazing!

Subtle tones, overlays, and prints abound...very intriguing as only Marie can create.

It begins with four pages, warm tones and depth, merging one into the other:

bordered with fabric trim, a delight to the touch!

Fingers from a hand print...white over browns and beige...pointing the way?

Staples cut in, or hold together?

Musical score paper from 1937 and paper clips add to the mystery of meaning!

And then we open the pages completely and a full hand print is revealed:

And within, the message:

and a pensive figure print...

Absolutely elegant! Thank you sooooo much, Marie!xx


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Comment by Marie Wintzer on July 12, 2011 at 10:58am

Hello everyone on Planet Katerina!. Thank you for this great blog, Kat!!

I think it is the only book I have read several times (there are too many great books out there and so little time). Last year I got the alsacian edition!! Priceless...

OK, I'll hop on the next asteroid, see you there my friends...

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 11, 2011 at 4:18pm
"You become responsible..." golden words for me, too. What a masterpiece in writing! Me thinks a Little Prince boekie might be  in order... about planets, plants, and other important meanings ;-)
Comment by cheryl penn on July 9, 2011 at 11:47am
My favorite lines - the crux of the book - lines which the fox utters to the little prince "One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye." And  again -   "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 9, 2011 at 10:03am
Grew up WITH this book in English, 'twas born the same year I was born :-) And in Greek, when my son was born and growing up. 'Know the book, but didn't know the link to Cherry Blossom. I love her gaps and silences, too, Sloan! It is an amazing work, as are all her art pieces!
Comment by cheryl penn on July 9, 2011 at 9:29am

The Little Prince (FrenchLe Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's most famous novella. It has been translated into more than 190 languages and sold more than 80 million copies[1][2] making it one of the best-selling books ever.

An earlier memoir by the author recounts his aviation experiences in the Saharan desert. He is thought to have drawn on these same experiences for use as plot elements in The Little Prince. Saint-Exupéry's novella has been adapted to various media over the decades, including stage, screen and operatic works.[3][4]

From Wiki - I thought everyone grew up on this book? Like The Water Babies? :-) X
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 9, 2011 at 12:12am

WHERE is the Little Prince, Cheryl? You know some clues and info that will guide us to the true meaning of this work of art? Marie is off to Prague, so you'll have to do some explaining ;-)

It is a beauty! Love the details... like this musical clip with Japanese notation:1937!!!!!!!

Comment by cheryl penn on July 8, 2011 at 9:53am
The Wall and The Little Prince - WONDERFUL combo :-) - great blog Momkat :=) X



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