09 October 2006
drawing a day ~ week 51
ONE WEEK. holy cow. a year. big changes and little changes. one thing is for sure... time marches on. this week felt very concise. what you see is what you get. next week is black.
i got to spend the whole day friday with miss gwen . we started our day at the de young checking out the gee's bend quilts. they are just stunning in person. i was so glad gwen was there to try and peek at the backsides with me.... and we discovered our favorite quilter was loretta pettway. there were MANY pettway's in the show - and they had great names.... but loretta has an innate sense of composition that got me EVERY TIME [and she said she hated sewing]. i could not get over the wonky edges and the use of materials and the stains and the love that these quilts embodied.... oh and from gwen's grub i learned that the de young as a bulding is BRUTALIST ! [which in a nutshell means you have a hard time determining a sense of scale]
we then went around town thifting.... she has a fantastic eye. i wish she lived out here so we could go shopping together all the time [although it could be very dangerous....]. heck i wish she lived out here period.
we ended our day at lisa's ... where shash stopped by... it is so so exhilertating to be in a room with these women [not to leave you out grub - you are fantastic too!]. they have style, they have grace, they have taste.... and they are FUNNY!!
gwen also made me a bag for my birthday. um yeah wow. pink w/ a hippo. and i have to say - this year was pretty swell in the gift department. if you haven't peeked - check out some gifts on flickr .
trying to gear up for the opening of "geographic premonitions" at the richmond art center on saturday. it's a really long one.... and i also agreed to be on a panel discussing art on thurs. the 19th there. yes i might be crazy.
i'm also trying to organize and photograph new t-shirt and stationary designs for underdog ink . stay tuned.... i'm dreaming of having an intern.... or a robot.... or a stunt double. yes i need a stunt double....
and if you didn't know already stephanie moved her blog - it's like a step over a crack.... go reset your bloglines or goggle reader or whatever, K?