OK I know it is NOT fall yet, but I am busy cleaning the house to get ready for back to school when my life will once again become insane. I can’t believe how quickly the summer has passed. Chelsea will be home from NYC on Friday, 8 weeks has flown by! I have to admit that the cleaning began because of Paula and a comment about dusting… its a long story, but it guilt-ed me into doing some (dusting), which snowballed into a crazy house cleaning extravaganza! Today I am cleaning out my closets and heading out to the second chances store with a donation, try not to faint but I have even purged my bookshelves!!
On Monday I went to the Audubon Sanctuary with a group of individuals from Aspire. The great artist who works there, Sara and I took them on a bug’s view walk using kaleidoscopes and them we made nature related collages in the style of Jacob Hashimoto but in a much simpler way. It was a great morning, full of laughter, nature and art, what more could you ask for??
Also I have been busy reading, I just finished Scrapbook by Roland Penrose. I had never heard of him, but he was great friends with artists like Man Ray and Picasso. What attracted me was the title of the book, and the idea that this great artist kept a scrapbook of ephemera and photographs during his life, which was a fascinating one. If you are interested in that period in art history it is well worth the read. It certainly filled in some gaps in my education!
Things have been quiet in the studio, but I am doing the Miller’s Park Art Fair at Chautauqua this weekend, so I’ll be puttering around up there later. Also I am starting a big new project, which I’ll post more about soon, a book to go to an exhibition, “Library of Mirrors” at the Bookartbookshop in London in September. The idea is to “copy” a book that inspires you, can you guess what I’ll be making? If I tell you it is called preservation will that help? Stay tuned for answers!!!