I’m a little late to the party – I just got around to absorbing this piece from the NYT Magazine from earlier this month. An inside look at the process of making pencils, and some gorgeous photography.
What a cool project! I had the opportunity to watch so much glass blowing when I was in art school, and just watched a demo again last year at Corning Museum of Glass. It is mesmerizing.
GlassBarge will cruise up the Hudson River and along the Erie Canal, providing live glass-blowing demonstrations in port cities along the way.
Getting ready for a show is a great moment to pause and really look at something again. I painted this several months ago and I just love it. I love the motion, the texture, and the interplay of the colors. It’s one of those pieces I’m a little tempted to keep, but it’s my job to offer it up to where ever it needs to go in the world.
I’ve never really stopped painting, but painting moved into a private place in my life about 20 years ago. In fact for a while, I was almost downright secretive about it. I kept my studio door closed. Apparently I had some things to work out.
One of those quiet whispers, the kind that we so often brush off, led me to apply for the market this past spring. Eep! I got in. And now I find myself preparing for a show for the first time in two decades. Exfrightening is where it’s at.