13 August 2005

eye on the prize


prizes from wendy Originally uploaded by dressform.

i finally made it to the studio where this very cute box from wendy was waiting for me... yummy yummy sweets and adored embroidery hoops! (i can never have enough of those!) indside the red box was this:

prize - sushi candy

fake sushi! (who thinks of this stuff?? how cute is this?!? it's called kooki sushi if you must know.) you are lucky i managed to take a picture before i gobbled the white chocolate ebi nigiri... thanks wendy!!

i (we actually) are taking a break from cleaning the house. it is in a sorry sorry state of disarry and just downright filthy. anyone have a magic wand i could borrow? i hate cleaning. i wish i could shape shift into my mom who is like one of the cleanest people on the planet.... or hire a cleaning person. (this is sort of a secret wish of mine - to someday be able to afford to hire someone to clean.... on the one hand i feel very strange about that notion, but then my lazy side just yells: YOU WON'T HAVE TO MOP THE FLOOR! so maybe someday...) there are many reasons as to why we let it slide for so long... one of which was that i just got so tired from the intense daily teaching schedule....

which is now done... and i'm sad.... i still hate the last day of class...

go students go!

here are a couple of them installing their one day final show.... i will soon post photos of their work on my website... promise.... i love the fact that some of them seem so pleased about the class (nice ego boost)... i know there are a few i will stay in touch with - but it's so strange to be so intimate and then poof - it's gone.... this bunch was particularly interested in thinking outside of the box and conceptually... there was a lot of experimentation with materials and subject matters... i was impressed!

i have finally decided to upload the photos of all my grandpa's signs/labels... the set is here . i haven't really been able to look at them since i took them... but now they are making me smile.... i got to take the "king sol" sign that hung above his computer home with me... i love it. the last few weeks have been so nuts... in a way i have felt so busy that nothing has really really sunk in. strangely, i think have learned a lot about other people by this who experinece. you really learn who your friends are.... and who is comfortable (or incredibly not so) with sadness and personal information. there are people who just know to call.... who don't expect responses and yet still call again.... there are those who look away and say something like - well at least he had a long life.... there are those who just kind of ignore the whole situation.... i can't blame them - there is enough difficulty in everyone's world... why take on someone elses? but i hope that i never disengage with people in that way. i hope that i don't say the common catch phrase in response (to anything - not just death or sadness) anyway - thanks again to all of you who have expressed such genuine concern and commented so sweetly. it has meant SO much to me that this community is so accepting, interested, and caring....

back to cleaning!

5 comments:

maria said...

i'm so glad you did this. what a wonderful tribute!! my favorite was the shot of the computer keys with LARGE letters & numbers. your grandpap was a very interesting guy and he seems very loved ... i'm so glad you were able to creatively show us something about him! thank you, i feel lucky! mav

wendy said...

Thanks for showing us those pictures. I love all of his signs and notes. They have such matter-of-factness to them.
I am also glad that you had such a great class. Gives you that little extra something that makes it wasier to teach again.

wendy said...

easier not wasier. maybe I was trying to say way easier?

joy madison said...

I love it! that is just a great set of photos....I had a miscarriage 2 years ago, and I was so hard for people to know what to say. Time IS the great healer.

David said...

I love those signs. He did this because his eyesight was poor? So, cool. Thank you for sharing.