I am sewing, stuffing, embroidering and painting alot lately. I finally found the energy to post a few things on Etsy. I will get these three babies up later today - at least I photographed them...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The war cost ticker will be privately funded, and will be present for all to see on the outside of city hall.
The other item I enjoyed was a show tune called "Betting against the American Dream."
We're gonna bet against the American Dream. We're gonna be on the winning team. Purchase risky debt on a massive scale and then place a bet that the debt will fail!
Hundreds of millions from Magnetar, the economy collapsing like a dying star.
No one will know 'til it's on NPR
and who cares?!
It's time to hit the town!
This sucker could down!
The housing market's losing steam,
And all we gotta do... to make our dreams come true... is bet against the American Dream!
Record Archive is celebrating Record Store Day in the most stupendous way!
With Live music all day:
11:00 am Roger Kuhn
12:00 pm Boneyard
1:00 pm Bogs Visionary Orchestra
2:00 pm Sports
2:45 pm The Professor of Rap
3:00 pm Joe Henley
4:00 pm Miss Tess
6:00 Velveteen Fox
Also tons of limited edition exclusive music just for independent record stores!! Hurry in!
Food by Sticky Lips http://stickylipsbbq.com/stickylips/main.html
HTB PRINTING TSHIRTS ON DEMAND $5 http://www.htbkicksass.com/
I don't know what this is, but I am excited to find out!
HUGE $1 SIDEWALK
And the party continues on at
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I now have a studio outside of the house. My dear friend Sarah offered to share a lovely space that she is renting. Even though I am still getting settled, I am amazed how much I can achieve in a short time while I am there. I happened to have lost my cell phone, so I truly have no distractions when I am working in this wonderful studio. While there, I feel at peace, focused, able and strong. Above are pictured some paintings/collages that I am in the midst. I am excited, have a plan and feel like anything is possible!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
ARTISTS INTERPRET THE CHANDELIER
OPENING NIGHT SATURDAY APRIL 10,
Turned On!! is a unique exhibition that brings together sculptors, glass artists, painters, neon artists, graphic designers, ceramic artists and more who work in a range of materials including glass, metal, wood, neon, paper, clay and found objects. Twenty artists have been invited to interpret “the chandelier”. Opening night the studio will be lit up with fantastic fixtures that range from functional to funky!
Friday, April 9, 2010
I have been asked to participate in a panel discussion about balancing art and life.
I don't believe I balance anything very well, but I imagine (hope actually) that it will interesting for people to hear that... probably not - I guess I should come up with some fantastic fiction about how I am able to create, cook, clean, walk the dog, knit, market my work, shop, pick up, drop off, watch the birds and look gorgeous all while wagging my tail being a wonderful daughter, parent, wife, friend to those I love (not necessarily in that order).
I will be pretending to be perfect and discuss these art and life issues after the screening of the film "Who Does She Think She Is?" on Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery.
"Who Does She Think She Is?" is an 82-minute documentary by Pamela Tanner Boll and Nancy C. Kennedy about five women artists struggling to balance parenting and work, partnering and independence, economics and art.
After the screening, the audience is invited to join roundtable discussions moderated by Nora Bredes, Director of Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, and led by area artists Kaaren Anderson, Nancy Gong, Shelly Green Stoller, Sarah Rutherford and Nancy Topolski (me!). Admission is $5 (includes film, activities and Gallery admission).
Children ages 3 and up may participate in an art activity in the Creative Workshop during the screening and roundtable discussion. There is no extra charge for this art activity, but advance registration is required; please call 276.8959.
The program is funded by the New York Council for the Humanities with support from co-presenters the Memorial Art Gallery, UR's Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and UR's Art and Art History Department.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I have always been a dreamer. I remember so many dreams and more so, so many nightmares. I have very metaphoric dreams. There are two recurring ones that are so clearly about being disoriented in my searching for a life for myself and having a safe special place to live that life.
On Monday morning I woke up from a terribly disturbing dream in which I was lost in the corridors of a large hotel, the spaces I found myself were the parking garage, various restaurants and a connected shopping mall. At the end of all of my chasing around Gage became part of the dream and I had to get him back to our room. But I couldn’t. The elevators opened onto empty space or didn’t work at all, and then I lost him. This dream comes to me almost every night. I am often in the hotel like space, or it can be a castle or ancient space or even a resort town with wonderful waves in the ocean and I am running lost through streets and boardwalks. I always awake feeling misplaced, off-course, without direction.
So last night I promised myself as I fell asleep that I wouldn’t have that kind of dream. It sort of worked. I had the renovating the weird house dream instead.
This dream happens a lot and is sometimes very entertaining, as I really like the houses I dream up, but usually they are wrought with anxiety of problems that need to be solved or people coming over and everything isn’t quite right. But there are often undiscovered rooms that are found and are so needed for storage or guests. I have detailed memories of the houses from past dreams, one or two had pools, and one had two pools.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
- The most unequal countries have more homicide, more obesity, more mental illness, more teen pregnancy, more high-school dropouts, and more people in prison.
- The more equal the society, the longer its people live.
- The United States has the greatest inequality of income of any developed country except Singapore.