26 February 2006

pile and piles


katherine spence Originally uploaded by dressform.

the above is by katherine spence [fellow mills grad!]. i LOVE her work.... you can see more at the stephen wirtz gallery . the thing to know is that this is MINI! only 6 1/4 inches tall by 4" wide and 4" deep.... gotta LOVE that....

i pick this image b/c i think if i were only 5" tall i have about double this amount of laundry to do. it's shameful. my hamper is not only overflowing it is monopolizing practically an entire corner of my room... sigh.... and it leads a trail to.... the stack of grading and dare i say it... the "T" word [shhhh taxes]....

if only i were a jeanie, or i could wiggle my nose and have everything in order and all ready to go....

i'm actually really excited to get back to the drawings this week. i'm sad not to have any to post for in my monday routine.... i'm on a super super super dark gray. really close to black. here we go!

i also cleaned the studio on friday [despite of the list of other things to attend to]. that was so exciting i can't even tell you. even though i was exhausted afterward i actually had more energy than i had for weeks. something about new possibilities maybe??

the crit yesterday was really sweet. 1st year undergrads.... so cute... wide-eyed... we also had to jury work into a big show and when we'd tell them we picked a piece of theirs they'd grin from ear to ear and their eyes would sparkle. that is a GREAT feeling!

i want to post about my latest bonanza box, but it is SO dark and rainey today that the photos look like crap... so hopfeully tomorrow... and.....hope everyone is ready for the upcoming "work week!"

10 comments:

Mod Dots said...

oh, i love small things. thanks for the link :)

poppy said...

that's an awesome piece! i can so relate! what is a bonanza box?

wendy said...

I love this tiny chair. Oh so cute.

good luck with all the laundry. One of the things I love about ny - I can just drop off my clothes and then pick them up all clean and neatly folded.

is you thread and paper dark, or just the paper?

dani said...

i loved the piece when i 1st saw it but knowing it's so tiny makes me love it even more. and ditto about the laundry - it never ends.

anke said...

...i just looked to my right (I'm still in the bedroom) and there are three (!!!) piles (so much for the new ironing board cover)...I like washing but loathe folding and ironing...good thing I'm not alone on this one. That's probably why that cute little chair appeals so much to all of us! :) I checked the gallery and also liked her paper towel drawings.

Decluttering is a big thing in Feng Shui so maybe that's why you feel so energetic after cleaning your studio! :)

Very exited about the new drawings and the Bonanza box (no idea what it is though...but we had bonanza bikes here in the 70ies).

anke said...

Are my comments too long? You can tell me...honestly! :))))

abby said...

Ah..miniatures! That is really neat. Glad to hear the crit was good :) I went homesick from work this morning and laundry is on my agenda, too. I am excited to see the dark stuff-I loved Natalie's darker images-I am so curious to see yours! Have a good one...abby

lisa said...

mini things are so nice. my sister used to be obsessed with them when she was little.

lisa s said...

laurie.... katherine has other small things... i hope you found them!

jan... isn't it?? the bonanza box... revealed next post!

wendy.... yeah... that is a NY bonus... so far it's just the thread that is dark, but hmm....

dani... there is something magical about smallness, huh?

anke... i'm with you - folding, ironing and putting away [that's what i'm the WORST at]. aren't those paper towel drawings stunning? i would have so loved to do those!!

good to know about the feng shui thing... hmmm and YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT TOO LONG! i LOVE them

hi abby.... thanks... the dark makes it feel more like drawing - does that make any sense?

lisa bird... mini things are nice... i'm still obsessed!

andrea said...

you're singing my song! currently drowning in laundry (and have such a bad habit of letting it pile up). I'm looking at a thigh high pile that needs to be folded. haven't even thought about my taxes yet. blecchhhh.

but your image, your words-- they always lighten the load, my friend... :)