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.