Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happiness is Sundays off and...

1. Unexpected gorgeous shadows.

I took these pictures with my phone and was really delighted with their turnout. It is from the permanant sculpture outside of the Blanton Museum here in Austin. We frolicked through the long rubber tubing hanging down in a 10ft square curtain.

2. Sunday brunch with lovely friends at Olivia.

I highly recommend the yummy brioche french toast with pears and the smoked German ham & gruyere cheese omlette!

3. Blanton Museum visit to see opening day of "Birth of the Cool" inspired by Miles Davis' album of the same name.

4. Pictures taken from phone turning out nicely.

5. Being impressed with the set design of tonights Oscars. Nice job guys.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Eat My Shorts: Appropriated from Carrie, who stole it from Devon

You know, I'm such a slow writer, and I long to blog more often but don't, as it gets a tad burdensome for me. My friend Carrie Elkin makes a list of her top five highlights of the day (or every few days), a "Sweet List of Goodness" she calls it. I think I will follow her and the unsuspecting Devon's lead and create my own weetle wist.

So, now introducing....a list I haven't named yet...

1. Jurying my first art event EVER (high school). Even though I find it hard to "judge" art, the point was to give the kids positive feedback and to encourage them to further explore their creative endeavors. It was an experience I hope to have again. I interviewed a couple dozen kids, met some cool peeps and then went on to help determine state qualifiers. Thanks to my new friend, Cristina for the awesome opportunity!

2. Attending retiring prof. Neal Wilson's retrospective art exhibit at TX State Univ. Gallery. I never had him as an fact, I never took a painting class...but he is of the generation of profs that I love so much and I wanted to support that. It was completely enjoyable.

3. Chatting & catching up with Michel Conroy (my old cermics prof) & getting a studio tour.

4. Seeing my dears...Derrick, Brandon, Kat, Bunny, Michael, not Robyn, and Red10 studio.

5. My view in the restroom at Red10:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hello Again...

WOW. It has been entirely too long since my last posting. Frankly, it's hard to say anything has really been going on, so you haven't missed much.

This year's resolution has been to simplify as much as possible, so I made the horribly hard decision to sell my trailer to a new loving owner. This conclusion was based on several realities and believe it or not, the trailer might just end up in it's first home on S.1st Street where my shop was. I have been working extra hard in between sickness & nursing the sick and the trailer is almost ready for presentation to possible buyers. Admittedly, I've been obsessing over details and perfections so it is just right for the new owner and it is impressive how nice it's looking. It is bittersweet, but I still feel confident about the decision. I felt for so long that there would be disappointment among my friends who have helped and supported me on the project, however I feel they would ultimately want me to be happy, unburdened and free to create in a space that is conducive to my groove. Thank you!