Tuesday, October 28, 2008
after the madness of moving, the polaroid show, the weddings + constant travel of august+september--i have finally set up the studio to function as it was intended. i spent nearly 2 weeks sorting thorough all the collections of mixed media nonsense(..treasures or trash-depending on who you ask..) by color. i've gotten through 15 boxes and have only 3 left. the hope is to finish these paintings that you see here within the next week. they were started between 2004 and 2005--so it's really time for them to be done! the top 2 pics are the first painting of this series, i found that canvas in chelsea in the spring of '04--and after 15 hours of work on friday-it's really almost finally fucking finished. a new project is burgeoning, leaving the all encompassing flower power series behind. i'm sure i won't be able to let go of them entirely-as i have a whole box full of fleurs waiting for some kind of application. i will be uploading more painting bits more frequently (it's come to my attention that some of my blog readers didn't even know i was a painter).so stay tuned.
i can't imagine having my own child. i am so in love with this little guy and he's just my nephew. something about seeing your nose+toes replicated on a tiny person is really quite amazing.
we hosted quite a production at my mums out in princeton, this sunday, for the albertans new album cover and press fotos. we were a righteous team: xabi photographed, dustin styled, i did all sorts of p.a. work and assisting with clothes+booze+hoagies, the lovely tahina managed the band, clothes, + grand dad (a delight all around), + these kids looked spectacular (as always). after coming outside to watch the progress, my mom said that without me her word view would be a lot smaller (aww shucks, she's the cutest!)..thanks to ma for allowing us to take over the house and the backyard.