Hey everyone been locked away in the studio the last week I've been home. I have to try and get stuff done when I can. As of late I have been trying to work on my next book proposal. I have had some thoughts on this for a while and now trying to get something to my editor to make the pitch by the end of summer. I think I have a pretty good idea...at least I like it... Not going to give anything away yet, but here's a photo of a piece I recently finished for the proposal.
Sorry this is all I can show right now...as my buddy Jane Wynn would say "tee hee hee"
Thanks a bajillion for all the great responses I received from everyone about the book. It's still doing well...hooray. There are a few souls out there who are a bit surprised that it is not a traditional "how to" book, but it seems like most of the responses I have received view this to be its strong point. I was pondering this and I'm not sure I could write a traditional "how to". I just don't think that way...and I think there are many people in the same place. I don't read instructions...i just muddle around until something works. This is both restrictive and liberating all at once. Hey, it's not my fault I can't be that organized, it's my brains fault.
Last week spent some time in the Bay area. Taught a workshop in Danville at the Stampers Warehouse and then in Berkeley at Scrapbook territory. Great time at both places. In Danville I taught in the same shopping center that I worked at during high school. The video store (Take One Video) is no longer there. At the end of the hotwheels class we had the big race...ironically there was a big car show in the parking lot. Ferraris etc. Our cars were cooler.
In Berkeley, Dianne the own of Scrapbook Territory took me to the Albany Bulb. This is a stretch of beach/park across from S.F. that was at one time a dump. Now it is an amazing art park that perpetually evolves. Since it was once a dump, discarded objects such as car parts, scrap wood, etc. are used to create the most magnificent sculptures. I didn't have my camera with me but I've found some images off the net. Here you go.
this photo by jennconspiracy
Off to the Boston area tomorrow. First teaching at Stamp Act, then to Absolutely Everything. On Tuesday before class, meeting up with my friend Darryl and my friend Bernie and going to check out the Joseph Cornell exhibit at PEM in Salem. That should be great. Go here for more info
So yes off to another airport I go...I wonder if they have studio space on airplanes...I'd like to look into that. Maybe I'll just rent an aero-partment...that would make serious sense lately.