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September 14th, 2006

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08:39 am
first, the fun stuff -another image from the shoot with river

and now, the life-stuff:

i've been working pretty hard on the dammasch show in november. i'm making huge image files for the new printer, and on tuesday, i had a get together in my back yard to stuff a bunch of little sewn forms i made out of the curtains gathered from dammasch. i had a great time with those who came and also really appreciated the help. i will probably have another "come and help me stuff it" party in october; i hope it's as much fun as this one was.

i woke up today and knew i was going to cancel my april show if i don't get the grant. i see it this way:

1. i spent 10 years busting my ass making installations, have received maybe 5 good sized reviews (not a ton, but enough) and a whole bunch of silly one-paragraph deals. meaning: i have a proven track record of doing well, following through, etc.

2. i have never made a penny on any of my installations.

3. i'm 50. meaning: i'm tool old to be PAYING TO WORK.

4. the dammasch project scheduled for april will cost a butt-load and NOT BE MARKETABLE. it is intellectual property/sociopolitical commentary, as opposed to being "beautiful" artwork fitting for display behind someone's couch.

5. i just got another show in may at guardino gallery. THAT will also cost both time and money and promises some return. i will be showing with a glass artist named andy paiko. look how kewl his stuff is:

this is a "spine jar". kinda works with my images as i have bones in a number of them. he's also created functional measuring devices, all out of glass. a seismograph, for example, and a balance.

anyhoo...thoughts before beginning work...
Current Mood: busybusy

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Date:September 14th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
1. me too
2. me too
3. I'm a 40 yr. old single mom
4. I'm editing the documentation of the womens spiritual retreat that i captured with 2 shitty cameras for free today - for free...cause I volunteered and it could lead to work that pays - really it could
5. i can so relate to all of this
and hope we bith learn to ask for money for our work more often than not.
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Date:September 14th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
i'm askin'! i'm askin'!
just waiting for the regional arts and culture council to see that my work has value and should be funded.
the other stuff sells...sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. it's all good.

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