Deuel County, South Dakota, 1995
The barn cats have lives of their own, unencumbered by human bonds.
The farm dog knows to keep his distance.
Brightness in the air
And a sunny atmosphere
Even though its cold outside
The birds are singing
And the grass is getting green
I think I haven’t ever really stood
On a road that seems so really good
~Árstíðir, Pascal Pinon
First posted, May 2009
Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Rich Boy, 1925
Of all the girl-groups I saw at last year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival, the most vibrant was Gróa:
“Can Blue Men sing the Whites or are they hypocrites for singing woo-hoo… ”After 30 years I finally decided to put vinyl siding on my garage. It was shethed in painted plywood and. frankly, it was looking pretty shabby—the paint was flaking off and I wasn’t in the mood to scrape it all off and start over. A sale at the local “home improvement” center tipped the deal. My biggest beef with vinyl siding is that it looks so bad but some newer styles don’t show the seams like the old stuff. We’ll see if it can handle a hail storm.
Carraig-na-gcat is best suited for visual artists, as well as for writers, but all genres are welcome, the only criteria for applying being a true dedication to whatever you do. In order to benefit the most from their stay, participating artists must be open to let go of possible strategies of self-representation during their time at Carraig-na-gcat, and willing to live without Internet, while instead dwelling into the process of working, without knowing the outcome in advance.