I'm having fun..trying to squeeze as much out of the days as I can before the season who will not be mentioned sets in. The last five or so days I've been marinating in the memory of spending time with artist Penny Sisto in her home and studio up in the knobs over in Indiana. Its gorgeous there this time of year and her home is a meditation all to itself...and when you add in her fun and beautiful spirit it was a retreat and vacation from the concrete and wires and metal of a city steeped in commerce that I call home.
While there Penny showed me how she paints on fabric with wild abandonment and then looks into the fabric to see what emerges...very similiar to what Mystele calls "Gut Art". The piece below is what came for me and I fell in love with it and trying to discover just who this was going to be. I had a general idea but it wasn't quite affirmed. On the ride home I kept looking at it but then decided to fold it up in the weathered "teepee" fabric she had given me for a possible background. Well, beloveds, when I arrived hom and unfolded the fabric, she was gone. I've looked all throughout my car and around it...she is gone! I'll employ the Saint Anthony prayer (been using it for nearly 25 years and I know it works...if its not found after I employ Saint Anthony...IT AIN"T TO BE FOUND! I have about a dozen small bags to riffle through and I'm hoping she will be in one of them...but as it stands now she has danced off into the aether!
Another big girl fun time was attending the grand-opening of Earthworks at the Carnegie in New Albany, Inidia...Congratulations to Valerie White,Pat DaRif, and Joanne Weiss (doesn't have an online presence) on a well put together exhibit that also heightens awareness to our MotherEarth and her struggles which are really our struggles. November 7 and December 3 the artists will give a Gallery Talk. This opening drew some of the art heavy weights out too, sculptorEd Hamilton, scuptor William Duffy, and scholar/artist Bob Douglass. You have until December 30th to see Earthworks...get there!