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Take that, deadline.

I live with a collection of chronic health challenges, the most debilitating of which is Chronic Fatigue. But once in a while I’m able to focus and motivate myself for longer than usual. Today was one of those days!

I forgot half my breakfast in the toaster. Took some pictures. Made a couple of things. Forgot to eat lunch. Edited. Wrote a little. Did remember to walk Marigold Dog. Pushed and pushed and pushed to hit the project deadline. Which I did!

Then promptly collapsed. Like I do.

Which means it included leftover gluten-free dairy-free pizza and no beer, just water.

Tomorrow will probably be extra hard. Luckily, all I have to do is facilitate a two hour conversation about death.

Boston Museum Tries New System for Protecting Artwork: A Dog’s Nose

This is a picture of 12 week old Riley. I am continuously amazed at what dogs can be trained to identify. In this case moths and other pests that can potentially damage artwork.

“No technology is as powerful at detecting scents as the nostrils of dogs, which have long been trained to use their
superior schnozzes to sniff out explosives, cadavers, bed bugs, ants and cancer, among other things.”

 

Source: Boston Museum Tries New System for Protecting Artwork: A Dog’s Nose

Coming to New York in 2018: A Floating Glass Museum | Mental Floss

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.

Source: Coming to New York in 2018: A Floating Glass Museum | Mental Floss

Pause

Untitled. Acrylic paint on wood panel. 2017. 12″ x 12″

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.