There was a point on this one where I thought is was ruined… but I pushed through and like the end result.”Sale” originals and books listed on etsy today!
I’m travelling to Seattle this week for a quick trip to do the I Heart Indie Holidays show at Seattle Center Pavilion on Saturday from 11-6 pm. If any of you live nearby, please come and visit! I’ll have prints, original blocks, originals on paper, some pendants, toothfairy pillows, fabric transfers, and (if I can get some made in time) journals.
I’ll be sharing booth #22 with Cindy of Elegant Relics — my funny, fabulous friend (with jewelry to match).
Needing to get ready now. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
After my dad died 10 years ago, I remember talking to my stepmother at their home. We were in the garage, where my dad had (I think) hundreds of boxes of stuff (receipts, phone books, who knows what else). Laura said to me: “I loved your dad. I didn’t like his nesting habits, but I loved him.”
My house and studio are starting to resemble my dad’s garage. So many things I’m clinging to…
I’m feeling the need to simplify. But I need an assignment, or a gimmick to help me through this letting go process. So, for the months of January, February and March 2008, I’m going to get rid of 10 things a day that are cluttering my life. (90 days x 10 things = 900 things that I will NEVER have to think about or shuffle around again!)
Do you want to join me?
The rules are simple: on good emotional days, a stack of collage fodder counts as one thing. On harder days, each piece of paper can count as one thing. Clear?
Since I’m planning the “exodus o’ stuff” for after the holidays, I figure I will have more time/space to tackle this project. But here are the things I got rid of today in a fit of energy:
— 4 empty cans of fixative (I kept the 3 that had a tiny bit left in them, plus the two new ones)
— a pillowcase
— a small envelope of collage stuff (if any of you want this, e-mail me with your address)
— an empty scrapbook
— 3 books
This is a Photoshop-modified elephant originally drawn by Kamal Jeet from India, age 11 or so. This is going into the India Artist’s Book I’m working on…
This is Lucy, a “laboradoodle”, who just visited my bedside — I’m staying with Steve’s aunt and uncle and their three dogs… Lucy, her daughter “Libby”, and Abby (a tiny little Yorkie who jumps about three feet straight in the air… adorable).
The show this weekend went really well… I even met some of YOU! A big thank you to Laurie, Raine and Leau for dinner tonight (and especially Laurie, who helped me tear down my booth.) So nice to meet everyone!
Here is one of the best blogs ever (click on the book titles to get the full posts).