Sunday, July 16, 2006


I have taken on a new job, a part time gig, which I start on Wednesday. I want to wait and blog about it after I have notified them that I would be doing so. I might do it as an anonymous thing (like not say what the org is), will have to think about it. I can tell you that it is a wonderful arts organization here in NYC, and I will be working with these two great and strong women who are doing some wonderful things to help artists succeed. (Why are there soooo many women in arts administration positions given the dearth of women artists making money and being shown?)

I have also been making some promises and sticking to them. One of the promises is a certain amount of studio time each week. I am currently dividing the time between the soma series of large scale drawings and the crystalline series (both working titles). The soma series is that large series of layered pieces I have been talking about for a while. Well I got three of them drawn and am on the first layer of the fourth drawing. I have also done a bunch of samples of paste ups (like 10 different mixtures) and finally found that the Plaid Mod Podge for paper works best. I will use the matte for the gluing, and then build up a multi layer external coat with the gloss. I really wanted to use the gel medium, but it eats away the graphite, and I can't stand the idea of having to spray an 8'x4' drawing of 3 layers with fixative in the tiny little studio space. I also sold the first of the crystalline series at the NurtureArt gala. Apparantly the buyer didn't want to share their information with me, which I think is, well, sad. So if you bought it, let me know! I am doing more, more, more of those!

Y'all may or may not be glad to hear that my new promises include blogging more! You are going to get to learn a lot more about what I am doing, and why (yikes!) over the next few weeks. So I won't spoil it by telling you too much just yet. Besides, I need to come up with some pictures to include since otherwise it will get kind of boring.

Okay, consider yourself warned.

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