so really not to much new is happening in the studio. Tomorrow is the last day to see Stanzas: Mixed Media Art Quilts at the Iroquois library branch. It is my intent to make it back over with the camera tomorrow. Those of you who are in a constant flux of exhibiting and preparing work to go out, I salute you! It took quite a lot of focus and energy to get the small exhibit at the library ready. I had to put aside every thing else to prepare the quilts for hanging/framing.
In all of the above doings, the studio had become a royal mess and I was feeling the emotional need for a complete overhaul, but after putting items back in place,throwing out some stuff, and giving away some stuff, I felt un-burdened again.
The last 2 days I've spent painting wood signs for sign posts that sit outside in the courtyard intended to let visitors know we're in our studios. I thought about blinging it out with some fabric but I went for "just get it done and move on". I hope to be finished with these on Thursday with final coats of poly-acryllic.
I'm reading more these days...my current list: Joplin's Ghost by Tananarive Due (Kindle for the PC); In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff; and The Artist Rule: Nuturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom. The last thing I do before falling asleep is to grab a poem from Mythium-The Journal of Contemporary Literature and Cultural Voices #3.