Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Day 296- Don't Throw Out That Rusty Pail



'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, and after one hour more twill be eleven. And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe, and then from hour to hour we rot and rot. And thereby hangs a tale.

.........William Shakespeare

That tale is really why I love everything old. A story in every scratch, an event in a distressed corner, poetry in the peeling paint.  Still, as far as I am concerned, there are few better storytellers than Rust, the Shakespeare of Nature. 

In a tragedy, Rust is the territorial murderer, unpredictable and dangerous. In a romance, Rust is your watercolour artist, painting landscapes in hues of heaven. Then there is the time when Rust plays a trick and a bottom falls out and we laugh. The Comedy of Rust 


So if you see a pail with its trusty companion, don't throw it out. Just turn it to where the story suits you,


furnish it with a bouquet if you must and if the stories become unbearable, place it under a table so that they are barely visible. Believe me, there really is beauty when rust envelops and conjures and draws. 

Pre-rust ordinary bottle cap

 See what I mean? 

32 comments:

Drora's minimundo said...

An alchemist and a poet! What a great combination!
Hugs

The Old Maid said...

I think you've already achived a master degree in artistic rusty things, dear Sans! It is just a perfect pail now!!

BiWuBär said...

I think it's highest time for thinking about a poetry collection... we had the "Ode to a ladder" and now "The Tale of rust" and never to forget the thing that is always here when I read your posts "The magic of Sans!"

Hugs
Birgit

carmen said...

que increíble eres....gracias!

Piikko said...

I also love to read
"The magic of Sans" stories!:)
The bottle cap's new...oh, I mean old life ofcourse...looks so great!!!
Hugs, piikko

Daydreamer said...

OH! You are INCREDIBLE!!! I Could NEVER have imagined that plastic cap becoming the BEAUTIFUL Rusty Bucket!!
Wonderful! Just Plain WONDERFUL! And to tie it all in with Shakespeare...! THAT is Genius! Poetry, Beauty, Life, all in a Humble, RUSTY (Plastic!) Cup!!!!
Oh! I am (Almost!) SPEECHLESS!!!!

Margriet said...

I never thought I would...but I do...I now love rust ;-)

Sans! said...

What a sweet compliment to receive just before bedtime, Drora, Better than the best marzipan chocolates in the world :). Thank you!

Sans! said...

Ewa, I want a PhD in rusting! :):).

Sans! said...

Now why didn't I think of that? "The Tale of Rust" is so much better than "Don't Throw Away That Rusty Pail"! Birgit, Birgit, wherefore art thou? When I was titling this post?

Will you be my editor?

Sans! said...

Que debe ser el darle las gracias, Carmen!

Sans! said...

Piiko :). The stories in this post are all Rust's. :):) Thank you for thinking they are mine :)

Sans! said...

Betsy, I wish I could paint pretty birds and roses on my pail but alas, that talent eludes me. If only I have 1/2 of what you have...

So instead of medieval manuscripts, I have resorted to quoting a medieval bard. Although I believe fervently in the beauty of rust, I doubt very much that Shakespeare thought the same OR appreciated being likened to Rust. teehee

I am glad you enjoyed this though :).

Kikka said...

Wow, Sans: You did the Miracle again! You really know how to make the things look different, like the way you want! You are a Magician!
Hugs
Kikka

Sans! said...

Margriet, rust is very lovable actually until you get some on your hands. :)

Sans! said...

Kikka , you really know how to make me feel good :).

Plushpussycat said...

The colors and textures are gorgeous, Sans! Thanks for sharing this fun post! :-) Jennifer

AGNIESZKA - NIUŃKA said...

Jest piękne! Uwielbiam niebieski.

rosanna said...

I agree with Betsy. I am speechless and even more. You are incredible, I truly thought it was a true pail what you were showing us till I saw the plastic cup! Bewildering !

Craftland said...

It looks very rusty. Beautiful.
Hugs from Craftland

Maria Ireland said...

Wow I can hardly believe its ( was ) a plastic cap. You have magic fingers and a poets heart. Now i also love rust :D
Hugs Maria

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

You did magic again LOL.
I actually think rust is beautiful. You did a fantastic job of turning the cap into a work of art ;)

Hugs,
Victoria

Rosamargarita said...

Oh! la música deliciosa acompaña...
Un cubo precioso!
Lleno de edad.
Yo fui joven:(
Muchos besos

Sans! said...

Thank you Jen, for enjoying what I enjoy doing :)

Eliana said...

I think it's lovely work of the worn and aged!
Everything seems so true. It's the real consequences of the time.
Great work as always!
Kisses

CWPoppets said...

You did this with the plastic cap ? Wow! I should send you my table to beautify it. You have such an eye (and talent) for things like this ;-)
Christine

Ascension said...

Doy fe de que eres una gran alquimista....la mejor en las miniaturas.
De parte de tu fan nª 1 jejeje
besitos ascension

Cindy Teh said...

having had a coupla tetanus shots in my lifetime....uhn.....well AT LEAST IT'S PRETTY TO LOOK AT! :P

(and turqoise (sp?)is one of the odd colours that i actually enjoy wearing :P )

Amy said...

Ah, Sans Magic! I love your powers of transformation, pure alchemy. Or, in this case, the beautiful opposite of alchemy. I love rust, I love when things get mossy, fuzzy, patina-ed, altered by time. The ultimate symbiosis, the inevitable, the unavoidable. Time painting on things. You make it lovely.

Norma said...

Transformative magic :)

AyamontinoMaria said...

¡Increible, Sans! Un beso

Sans! said...

Hola AyamontinoMaria!! Muchas gracias :). besos

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