Monday, July 7, 2008
A Very Brief Report about Deer Isle.
On my Summer Vacation, I took a freezing cold plunge in the Atlantic Ocean.
I can only say that the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts was amazing. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and I was fortunate to spend two weeks there. I learned a great deal, and I got to spend time with some wonderful people, like these misfit bookbinders:
Thank goodness for the timer on my Polaroid camera. This was a particularly glad evening.
It was bone-chillingly cold the majority of my two weeks in Maine. It was rainy and foggy, wet, and very moody. There were shades of green and grey I have never seen before, and so many different kinds of tiny growing things.
Descriptions are boring and difficult. Maybe you should just look at some more pictures....I have posted many images on my Flickr account. What? Didn’t know I have a Flickr account? Well, I don’t mention it too often, you know. Maybe because I'm still trying to figure out how to work Flickr. Take a look...here.
Anyway, It was a drag to return to LA....
There are new pieces for sale in my Etsy shop. I haven’t made work of this type in a while, and I’m really in love with these at the moment. These mixed-media drawings utilize appropriated imagery from my Mom’s Girlscout handbook from the 1950’s. I was never a Girlscout, and at one time in my youth I was sort of obsessed with my Mom's handbook.....Anyway, way back in 2003 I started using the kind of generic images of girls as points of departure for self portraits. I think that's what's going on here.
Please take a look. This is just one of the things that I’m doing right now.