my name is catherine
Almost a year since I actually did the drawings, I made my Curse Postcards into a little book.
While the book does not lend itself to such straightforward postal cursing as the postcards do, it’s cheaper & as such an ideal gift for anyone who has just lost their job & wants to rain misfortune upon their former employer.
10 pages, black & white
Published in Dublin by GoitrePress, 2014.
MAY THE CAT EAT YOU, AND THE DEVIL EAT THE CAT!
Egyptian blue — a bright blue crystalline substance — is believed to be the first unnatural pigment in human history. Ancient Egyptians used a rare mineral, cuprorivaite, as inspiration for the color. Cuprorivaite was so rare searching and mining for it was impossible. Instead, using advanced chemistry for the time, Egyptians manufactured the color. It was made by mixing calcium compound (typically calcium carbonate), a copper-containing compound (metal filings or malachite), silica sand and soda or potash as a flux, then heating to between 850-950 C.
Egyptian blue was widely used in ancient times as a pigment in painting, such as in wall paintings, tombs and mummies’ coffins, and as a ceramic glaze known as Egyptian faience. Its use spread throughout Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and the far reaches of the Roman Empire. It was often used as a substitute for lapis lazuli, an extremely expensive and rare mineral sourced in Afghanistan. After the decline of the Roman Empire, though, Egyptian Blue quickly disappeared from use.
No more physical appearence. No more style. No more gender. No more sexuality. An evolved state of nothingness.
I will draw a token to guide you through your problems and to guard you. Send me message in the “notes for seller” section of bigcartel or email me — firstname.lastname@example.org (after purchase) about what you want a drawing of, what needs guiding and I can help. It can be for yourself or a nice little gift for a friend in need. I will write a phrase / something encouraging and draw a symbol as well.
I’ll only be doing one or two of these per week, for the next few weeks. A short project!
CONSIDERING: how much chocolate milk i drink
YOU WUD THINK: my fingernails wud be in better shape