I found a delightful gift on my doorstep last night, besprinkled with liquid sunshine. Enjah had sent me a book about British petroglyphs, and I just finished it - short but excellent, and illustrated with lots of cups and rings and spirals and so on. Gorgeous rock drawings! They are probably some kind of map or calendar, but if I'd made them they'd be rocks I'd coat with pigment in order to transfer the designs to cloth. I also want to coat them with mud and take a copy of the map :-D (so the original might be backwards).
Anyway, thank you, Enjah. I'm not avoiding you, it's just that being weak is extremely time-consuming - yesterday it took me all day just to go to Frank's then come back.
posted by - 9:04 PM
I am so glad to hear the book printout got there. What wonderful ideas you have about the rock carvings! I had not thought of making rubbings etc. I just thought they were markers with information for nomadic people. I love petroglyphs and carvings. If I were a sculptor, but then again, no ... *sorry for the lapse into rock n roll lyrics* but seriously, rocks remain much longer than canvas, paper, or other forms of art. They change and erode, so these must have been carved VERY deeply!