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Polly M. Law

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Happy 2014 from The Word Project!

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Hi everyone-

To start 2014 off right, I have been doing a rather thorough cleaning/decluttering of my workroom and in the process I came across a distressingly thick folder of rejection notices from publishers regarding "The Word Project." I also had the fulfillment list for "Publishing the Word Project" in the same folder. I really appreciated how the rejections no longer stung thanks to the support for "The Word Project" from you wonderful folks. Thank you all, again, from the bottom of my heart.

Here is a piece from my "Esopus Mystics" series I completed recently to be part of my first solo exhibit in NYC coming up this March. (!!!!!!!) I added the quote for a New Year's greeting. May your year be full of joy, gratitude & abundance.

Cheers,

Polly

"Esopus Mystics: The Ophan Comes to the West," bricolage w/ feathers & porcupine quills, 2013
"Esopus Mystics: The Ophan Comes to the West," bricolage w/ feathers & porcupine quills, 2013

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Hi everyone-

There are quite a few of you whom I have never had the pleasure to meet. Here is an article with a video done recently about my work: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/11/09/life/doc509c1c1765006635096434.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Pleased to meet you!

Polly

Boo!

Hi everyone!

I am nearing the end of my day-job season and looking forward to having more time to work on art. Winters are rather lean but I have several projects in the works that will keep me busy.

I have 2 solo shows in 2013 (Provincetown, MA and Kingston, NY) so I will be working on new pieces for those. I hope to be able to get a good chunk of work done on Volume 2 of The Word Project. I'll post new words as they are finished. And finally, I am developing an animation project, a short, with an artist/animator I met through the New York Foundation For The Arts.

I hope any and all of you on the east coast of the US survived Sandy and are okay.

Happy Hallowe'en from the entire staff here at Word Project World Headquarters!

(l-r: Leaf-Face, The Great Googly-Moogly, Puss-Eyes & Checkenstein)

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New exhibits: Beyond the Word Project

Hi everyone-

Wanted to let you know that my bricolage (but not word-related) works are part of 2 shows.

1. "Ritual Gestures Performed at the Appointed Hour," a solo exhibit of new works in 3 series: "What the Tide Brings," "Esopus Mystics," & "When I Talk About Love.

June 16-July 9; Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16th, 4-6pm

Artists Talk & Demo: Sunday, July 9, 2pm

2. "Three Visions: Scheele, Nelson & Law in Provincetown"

May 18-September 30; The Anchor Inn- in conjunction with the Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Artists' Reception: July 28, 6-9pm

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Happy Spring!

Hi everyone-

A new piece has been added to The Word Project and will be part of Volume 2 which is slowly taking form. Pteridomania: the craze to collect, display or embellish with ferns.

Also, these words are still available to go to new homes right now, today, they are all standing by the door with their bags packed and their sack-lunches in hand.

Airgonaut

Amaranthine/Ianthine/Gridelin

Aporia

Assoil

Bajulate/Ventripotent

Bedeguar

Blepharon/ Knevel/ Whiskerando

Brumal

Burbles/Murfles

Cark

Clancular

Crotchet

Cruciverbalist

Cuncator

Delitescent

Deracinate

Dragoman

Duende

Empennage

Eudemonia

Faineant

Fantod

Fardel

Fastuous

Feretory

Fetor

Fogram

Frampold

Furphy

Gapesnest

Gawmless

Giglet

Gumifiate

Habroneme

Hystercine

Incalescent

Junters

Koumpounophobia

Lissotrichus

Lypemania

Medioxumate

Melanochalcographer

Mooncalf

Muliebrity

Murklins

Napiform

Niggle

Nimimy-piminy

Nitid

Nubivagant

Nurgling

Obrumpent

Orihon

Osculate

Oxter

Pomarious

Pollex

Pudency

Rebarbative

Saltant

Slimikin

Smaregdine

Strepitant

Strigiform/Struthiform

Throttlebottom

Thrums

Unked

Welkin

Welmish

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