Friday, September 25, 2009
Last Sunday, and the Future.
I had a weird, wonderful Sunday last weekend, and I want to tell the world all about it.
It started at 3:00AM. I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. I tried til about 4, and then got up and started my day...
Around dawn I left my home and headed to the Hollywood Farmers Market, on Ivar & Selma Avenues, right between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards for my non-California friends. That's part of why I like this farmers market I think: its in such a touristy, awful place, but at 7 AM its quiet and lovely, and I can walk-on-the-walk-of-fame with my colorful radishes and appreciate how Los Angeles indeed has its moments....
I also stopped by the new Los Feliz Farmers Market, which happens behind the Dresden. And I had a decadent breakfast at Figaro. It was early enough that the hipsters weren't cluttering up my neighborhood yet, so the place was nice and quiet. I sat outside and enjoyed life, and read, and wrote things down.
The rest of the day was spent drawing and binding books, so that ain't bad either.
So as to 'the future'...well, I was going to write about some of my forthcoming Michelle-things, but I've got a busy day before me, and I better get away from this damn computer....but in brief:
My students are starting the "Cal State Northridge Printmaking Society."
My students are having a show!
I'm teaching another bookbinding workshop at Surface Gallery in Bakersfield in November.
I'm applying to be a vendor at a couple of upcoming handmade sale/marketplace events.
I'm making books. Lots of books.
I'm making a halloween costume this year! That's really all I want to work on this weekend. sigh.
So all these happenings are well-and-good, but what I'm really obsessing about is my adventure to PENLAND (yep, going back for more, folks) in late October/early November. It's just about one month away.