03 October 2006
drawing a day ~ week 50
hello?? it's only been a bit over a week and somehow that seems like both an eternity and a blink of an eye. i'm going to have trouble keeping my thoughts organized, so i apologize in advance for the strange turns this post may take.
first... i can not properly express how important and wonderful and appreciated your comments and emails and continuing "check-ins" with me and the moe situation have been. your words and understanding and sympathy and poetry have been helpful in ways i can't possibly explain. thank you all from the bottom of my heart. i started catching up with your blogs this weekend, and i hope to get back to my regular reading and commenting this week. flickr is a whole nother matter. i don't know how i'm going to catch up there, but i'm letting it go.
second... above are the drawings from 2 weeks ago. i couldn't do them last week. i just couldn't. but it's sort of funny to look at these with fresh eyes. the first one is on some amazing grid paper that shari sent me a bit ago. she also sent some bingo papers [amongst other goodies] and my brain is spinning on how to use those.... i'm hoping that you still want to do a show and tell with those bingo pieces when they are finished? [she kept some for herself and sent some to another pal] yes shari yes?? other than that mostly i keep thinking about how this drawing a day is almost over and i'm tempted to go back and look at what i was drawing one year ago on this day.... and what - if anything - i should do with this years worth of drawings. should i try to show them all? what would that look like? should i curate the doilies out... or the floral ones... what other themes would i find in the midst of these stacks of papers with dangly threads?
third... also w/ shari in mind. i have the history of love in my hands. it's the new "book club" book. should we start next monday? for those of you that asked... the book club is this really loose idea. we all read a book at approximately the same time [and the pace isn't too fast since i don't have much time to read fiction anymore]. i will post quotes or thougths about the book as we go along. if you are reading feel free to do the same on your blog. it's a less organized, less structured version of a book club [although honestly i'd love to have a pot luck and get us all in the same room]. if you've already read the book and have something to contribute to the discussion at anytime... PLEASE do... we could try and have us all bringing up the book on the same day.... like fridays? or whatever.
so what else happened this past week? let's see.... i met the fantastic gwen .
she not only came to my bedford gallery opening with me - staying the ENTIRE time - she made incredibly astute comments. and carried knitting around with her [cute cute cute]. it's hard to describe what she's like other than she's MORE than what she is on her blog. because you can see her eyes moving in thought... and you can feel how caring she is [plus we talked about coats.... apparently she has a collection that might rival mine . she returns at the end of this week and i'm really looking forward to spending more time with her. on friday it will be a bloggy evening with my name twin [who's apartment was featured on apartment therapy! ] and shash [whose last post on being in-between really spoke to me]. above is gwen and myself getting ready to devour our gimlets. i KNEW we'd be fast friends as we debated what to order and settled on the gimlet...
what else happened? i turned a year older. [hands down the best card i got was from abee. other folks celebrating birthdays? tracy , karen, arc , and tomorrow.... eireann . yay for libras!! i got some nice crafty gifts from hubby. i got myself a zoom lens for the nikon [yeah swoon]... i got a few other nice things from nice folks.... i'll try and share soon.
what else?? natalie is back....design* sponge opened a shop [this is incase you've been under a rock - like the one i've been under]
...and i started teaching. i have a drawing class and a design class for this quarter, but learned today that i most likely won't have any classes for next quarter. due to budget restraints and low enrollment in the art departement they cut the classes to the bare bones. as an unentitled lowly lecturer i get the short end of that stick. time to pound the pavement i guess. i know that these things come at you for a reason - so maybe i'll find a great design gig for the winter - or maybe i'll sell some art... or?? i guess we'll have to see what life throws me....
i leave you with some sweet italian peppers from my yard.... [goodness it's almost time to do the big fall overhaul back there....]
i hope to be back to more regular posting again. thanks again for everything my friends! xo