Wednesday, October 31, 2007

inhale. exhale. repeat.

whoa. well, yeah, whoa.

it's been a busy couple weeks. i am just starting to recover and even that is temporary. i am definitely thankful for the work and the excitement, but man, when it rains, it POURS.

we just finished up the soft sculpture fence for Southern Exposure at 9am last friday. like, we were there all night. around 6am i thought lacey and i would either strangle each other or collapse in a pile and cry. it was taxing. but on hindsight i don't even care; it's funny how quick i am to forget how bad something might have felt once it's over. i get a little sleep, a little home cooked food in my belly, and then -next!- you know, let's keep it going. i can't stand still these days for the life of me, and i'm starting to wonder if i ever could.

so blah blah, after we left SoEx on friday morning i slept for 2 1/2 hours and then started installing Ruth and Jason's work for the show opening that night for the spare room project. despite the moderate delirium, the show looked beautiful, the work went swimmingly together, the artists were happy and people came to the opening! our first opening! it's was exactly what i was hoping for and i'm really proud of how it turned out. the show comes down nov.9 and then the next show, curated by my good old friend, jason kalogiros, goes up the following week. everything's just rolling along and it's so exciting to be doing something outside of myself after i feel like i've been all folded up and hiding out for the last year or so. I guess finishing grad school and having no idea what to do with your life will do that to a person.

so i'm moving right along, finally finishing up some furniture refurbishing that i started for someone months ago and doing a little carpentry and sewing for Femina Potens, another great (and feminist!)SF art organization/gallery. i'll get my act together and post pics of the SoEx fence and the art show asap. i promise, and i mean it. no more disappearing acts this time. breathe breathe breathe.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

fresh start

i'm daydreaming about fall today. about giving up old habits and starting fresh, about waking up and getting going.
it seems like there's a lot to do right now, right this second and i just need to hunker down and do it, and i like that feeling. the house is ready for living, the studio is ready for making, the spare room is ready for creative inhabitants. there is progress and electricity in the air, and it has started to rain, and i am ready for all of it.

we're getting ready for our first show in -the spare room project- and i'm glad to have something that seemed like it would never happen verging on actually happening. i will have more to update soon when all the artists are confirmed, as of now we're just patching holes and painting and such. you can check out our website in progress at

i'm also working on a collaborative commissioned piece for Southern Exposure, which is a new and nerve-racking experience. we're building what is essentially a security fence to seperate their office from the galleries, although we're building it out of recycled sheets that have wire cable embedded in them. it's a very tight deadline for someone who likes to leave ample time for failure in all their projects, so there's been a lot of finger crossing on my end.

and last but not least i'm finally working on getting my etsy store up and running. for whatever reason it has taken me months to get even close to actually putting stuff up on there, but i think i'm finally.. almost.. there. it could be another week or two, but i at least have a few things that are made and ready, albeit a definite mish-mash. you gotta start somewhere though, right?

yes. so there you go. it is supposed to rain all day friday, and i am happy because i've been very lazy about watering the garden and i still want to eat my last few tomatoes. and i have a date with erin tonight to drink hot toddies on top of bernal hill and if that isn't fall in san francisco, i don't know what is.