Friday, March 30, 2007

My new iPod case. Lucky for me my stepdad is a tool guy. He cut the holes for me. Thanks for the tin, Trish!

I bought a sheet of craft foam and cut it to fit the inside. I cut a couple of pieces for each side of the iPod so it wouldn't slide around. I need to cut a piece of foam for the top to keep it from flipping around inside when it's closed.

Well, I guess a lot has happened since Pi Day. I had been thinking about it for a while but I finally gave my notice at work. I go through phases where I'm really excited about it and think it's the best thing I could have done and other times when I wonder what was I thinking?

You can see all my justifications and ruminations about it here.

Right now I'm in an excited phase.

Oddly enough, as soon as I gave my notice, I got really busy at work. Go figure. Next week will be my last week. I'm staying an extra week to help them make sure my position gets posted and to help out with an event - one of my bosses is coordinating a guest artist lecture next week with Lauren Greenfield, photographer and director of Thin, an HBO documentary about eating disorders. I brought a copy of the DVD home to watch this weekend. I'm afraid it's going to be hard to watch...

I was going to have a garage sale tomorrow but it's raining like cats and dogs right now and it's supposed to rain in the morning, too. Maybe next weekend...

I'm going to go with Trish to Fort Worth for her friend Bill's birthday party tomorrow. Then we're going to hit a few galleries for spring gallery night. Yay!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I've been spending way too much time playing in the ORG lately. Ze Frank's last show is this week. Kind of sad. Check out this episode - combines two great things - Ze and Jonathan Coulton. If you haven't been watching The Show for the past year, it might not make any sense... If you join the ORG, be sure to quack at me. I'm enchiladaplate, of course.

Jenna came over on Saturday night and I stir-fried some shrimp in my wok. It was edible! Jenna brought some of the new Ben and Jerry's flavor - Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream. It was very yummy. The "sweet taste of liberty in your mouth." Indeed.

Speaking of which... it's almost time for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report...

Monday, March 05, 2007

Krispen (on the left) with an admirer.

I had a great art weekend! The reception on Friday night was good - got to see some people I hadn't seen in a while.

I worked in my studio for a few hours on Saturday, working on my new stuff. You can see it here.

Then I headed out for Lawton. It took about 2 and a half hours to get there from Sanger. It was a nice drive, though. It's weird how it goes from super flat around Gainesville to really pretty and hilly all of a sudden. When I was approaching Lawton I could even see what looked like small mountains (or big hills) in the distance.

The gallery there was super nice. I was surprised that the place was totally packed. Krispen sold 2 paintings right away and 4 more at the end of the night. Pretty good.

This is a piece by one of the other artists showing there at the same time, Steve Hilton. This is called Tea for 48.

I headed back and got home around midnight.

Then yesterday I headed to Fort Worth and met Susan and Kathy at the Modern. We had brunch - awesome food - I had the mediterranean frittata. Yum.

We totally lucked out because the first Sunday of every month is free, so we didn't have to pay to get in. Bonus. We saw a show called Pretty Baby. It was different artist's views and interpretations on childhood. Most of the work was really creepy and dark. Kathy asserted that if you do work about children and you want it in a museum these days, it has to be dark. Probably true.

We walked around in the permanent collection a little bit. I had to worship at the Rothko altar for a minute...

Then we went to Starbucks for a snack and to get a little fresh air since it was so nice outside.

Sam's at scouts right now. Since it was so nice tonight, I decided to walk around the neighborhood rather than go to the gym.

I'm looking forward to the time change so it'll stay light later. And also the clock in my car will be right again. I've managed to change it before, but this time I just couldn't remember how to change it. I'm surprised I'm not an hour early to everything...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

A ceramic snail - by Sam.

It's art weekend for me. I went to a reception in Dallas last night - a couple of my friends and fellow former grad-students were in a group show.

Today I'm going to go to my studio and work on my new stuff. And then tonight I'm going to drive to Lawton, Oklahoma to see Krispen's show. I'm supposed to have a show at this gallery next year, so I'm also going to check it out.

Then tomorrow I'm going to meet some friends at the Modern in Fort Worth for brunch and art-looking. We might venture over to the Kimball, too.

Yay, art!

Sam's eye is much better. He complains about it hurting every now and then, but it's only when he doesn't want to do something. Weird how that happens. I took some pictures of it but I'll have to get his permission before I post them.

He said that he told his friends to call him, "Scarface."