I made valentines

February 13, 2012

Typically I make an annual edition of a valentine and distribute it to (a rather large) list of friends and dear hearts. This year I was traveling during the time when I would usually be manufacturing my valentines, so … instead I hosted a little valentine-making gathering, inviting people to come make use of my [...]

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A list is not a plan

January 2, 2012

I am a list maker. For many reasons, I make lists, and I could do the obvious here, and make a list of reasons why I make lists, but I will skip that, as it is too obvious, and it is not really what I am talking about right now. What’s important is that the [...]

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Fix it? Or Pitch it?

May 4, 2011

“Don’t throw it away. Mend it with Mendets: a patent patch. Mends all leaks instantly.” Yes, I am a the daughter of people who grew up during the Depression. Perhaps that explains why* I am keen on things such as Mendets, and other evidence of people who respect what they have, and don’t live a [...]

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With Some Air and Abrasive

March 21, 2011

Today my brother pulled out bundles of yellow and rust-brown airhose and a pneumatic die grinder, and chopped off the aluminum parts that I wanted gone from my Streamline trailer. I am thrilled with the difference this has made—opening up the front of the trailer to the back, and by “revealing” the window that was [...]

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The “Breathe Me” Collaboration

March 18, 2011

Sonia and I met again today to work on our art installation. Of course she is still in San Francisco and I am still in the middle-of-nowhere, Washington—which means we meet online. Today is the deadline for submitting our description for the festival’s catalog, so again we were working with words. This was a challenging [...]

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However, on the other hand

March 9, 2011

So yesterday I was all about how my photographic submissions to Seattle Erotic Art Festival were rejected. What I did not mention at that time was that I still had a proposal sitting on their desk, for an art installation. And today we heard that I am writing to say that we definitely want you [...]

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Oh Look! A squirrel. And other things I need to know about myself to not waste my entire day

March 5, 2011

I am a classic scatterbrain. I am the epitome of “Oh Look! A squirrel.” Take me out for a walk on a sunny day and one moment I am strolling along talking with you, then I am paused to study some lichen on a brick wall, then I am marveling at the pattern of shadows [...]

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Presentation Boxes

February 28, 2011

I’ve been short-listed! Another artist and I concocted an idea for an installation at the upcoming Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, and we submitted a proposal a few weeks ago. Today an email arrives: I am writing to you to tell you that your submission to SEAF has been put on the short list of works [...]

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The Afterward Project

February 23, 2011

Here we have the beginnings of a new project of mine. The first iteration of the Afterward Project is currently shipping to a conscripted beta tester; I can’t reveal too much about it until her test begins. However, I can tell you that the core of the Project begins with these tags that I am [...]

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Live on Etsy

December 2, 2010

After mumbling for years about my intentions to build a shop on Etsy, I’ve finally started really using the Etsy virtual storefront. And I’m loving it. As you might know, I have a lot of “Cool Stuff”. I have too much cool stuff, and a strong internal magnet for attracting even more. Just last week [...]

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