The Birds

It was a little like Hitchcock’s The Birds today at my studio. A flock – is that right? – of crows cawing on the building next door. Weird but sorta cool? I’ve seen them usually in pairs but not this many at one time ever.

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Back in July

So at the end of July, I participated in a Mixed Media Mixer in my neighborhood. I brought something to work on – these abstracts that I thought were boring and needed to make more interesting. So I started drawing on them with ink. Doing this at the event I got ink on my nose and no one told me. So I went all day with an ink line on my nose talking to people and all that shit. I went to the bathroom eventually and wiped it off. The girl I had been talking to all afternoon – I was like bitch you didn’t tell me I had ink on my nose. She said she thought I had a staple in my nose and didn’t want to embarrass me. I’m like why would you not ask why somebody had a staple in their nose. Polite bitches in Berkeley – really?

 

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Baby Shoes

My mother is getting rid of some things and sent these to me. She’s held onto them 50 years now and is letting them go. Somehow I don’t quite know what to do with these. They were still in the original case, as well.

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An old Mercedes

I’ve been down lately but seeing this today got me going. I love old cars and the shapes they have. New ones just don’t do it for me – they all look the same. I chose black and white for these because it looks timeless and not from NOW. I love stumbling upon cool old cars in Berkeley.

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Deco Foiling

Started today pretty depressed but made it to the studio this evening to work on this. Foiling takes a while – cleaning each piece of glass and then copper foiling it. Once I’m done I can solder it and finally get it into the light. Felt like I got quite a bit accomplished in a few hours and got to see a nice sunset at the studio.

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Tuesdays for me

I’ve started volunteering for the Center for Sex and Culture. Yesterday I helped with archiving and posting to Tumblr. Then it’s off to my sketch group where it’s hanging out with the guys and drawing naked men. I screwed up a couple of the poses but got these three that I liked – it’s always fun to draw Patrick.

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Deco Panel – coming along

I’m nearing completion of cutting out over 130 shapes for this panel. I’m liking my glass choices. What looks black is actually rich color – raspberry/wine – dark green – cobalt blue. Some of the streaky glass is kinda opalescent in the light. Can’t wait to get this put together and see it in the light.

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