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coasts that is.

tomorrow i leave for LA. i'm in a show with freddy chandra and jil weinstock that opens

THIS Saturday :: June 28th :: 6-8pm at Walter Maciel Gallery . if you are in town please come say hello. you can see a few doily toxin drawings and a new tank piece. freddy and jil are great artists - i think it will be interesting to see our respective takes on pattern, color and the domestic.

and.... on the other coast - tomorrow a show called small wonders opens at garson baker fine art . this is my first real show [besides art fairs] in new york, so i'm a bit excited. i wish i could go to see it, but seems that isn't in the cards. if anyone makes it to the show, will you let me know??? other doily toxin drawings will be on view. although i'm really sad that they won't be paired with their original partners .

this morning i had the pure pleasure of meeting andrea - and her two most perfect kids [and i waved to ward]. there are some people you just feel like you've known for a very very long time. she falls - actually glides - into that category. there was no picture snapping, but she is the physical embodiment of her photos . i don't really think i can find the words - so go look at her pictures. i can not wait until we meet again.

the other really nice thing about this weekend is that i get to see some good friends [including a new little one] AND celebrate my dad's birthday with him [and my mom and grandma]. my dad is a really unassuming, gentle soul. he doesn't like to call too much attention to himself [unless there's a camera on him - then he always makes a goofy face. wait. i do that too]. if you are in a room full of people and someone calls out - pick the guy who's dependable, trustworthy, and kind the room would point to him.

not sure if i'll be posting while in la-la land but... remember you can enter the little give away if you are so inclined.

happy rest of the week!

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um. i feel out of blog practice. my laptop came back [but now has a red random pixel on the screen. i have to take it back, but i'm not ready to give it up again so soon].... and then i got really really sick. flu sick. sick in some of the hottest weather we've had here.... there is something really not nice about being sick in sticky hot weather. it really feels like punishment.

on the other hand... i turned in my grades. so i'm officially done teaching. this has been one of the hardest years ever for me in terms of teaching and keeping it all together. so it feels good to have a summer of not teaching. i like what i'm going to teach in the fall [JUST 2 classes!] and so i really want to tweek the syllabi and come back refreshed.

anyway.... news? i do have some

contemporary textiles

i'm in this book! along with people like matthew barney and ghada amer [and a whole long list of others]. in a 100 years i never would have thought my work would be amongst pages that contained their work. it's very humbling.

amisha YOUR piece is the image they used !!!!

anyway - the book is on amazon.

and the FOUR? well... believe it or not.... june marks the fact that i've been blogging for four years. how did that happen?? and in honor of that i feel like i should have one of those leave a comment and you'll win something giveaways. i'm not sure exactly what you'll win but i'll throw in a funny wool pompom ring

pom pom ring

in colors of your choice. and maybe a tote or a T from underdog? so yeah. leave comment. random winner will be selected next monday July 1st.

thanks for reading. for being my friends. for your support and interest and to stop from just going all mushy i'll just say you guys are darn swell.....

more news this week. three shows are coming up quick!

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my laptop had to get sent into apple repair today. sigh. a strange pink band appeared on my screen. fun oh fun.

so i'll be a little MIA in internet land....

hope everyone is well!

in the middle

hi. i guess a week has passed. i don't want to complain. i feel so lucky and blessed. i'm just tired. and feel run down. but soon soon soon i will have some more time to myself and i think i'll be able to use my brain again. i hope so.

in the meantime... i was lucky - so lucky - enough to meet amy ross on friday for breakfast. her show at rare device should not be missed. we had one of those heart to heart talks about life, art, showing, hopes, blogs, regrets, dreams... i hope our paths cross again soon amy!

the above image is for martha's flickr group s t i l l . ahhh. brilliant idea [but of course - it's from martha!]

hope your monday is coming to a lovely close....

and one last happy birthday to shari...

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Name: lisa s
Location: oakland, CA, United States

hello and welcome to my blog. i'm a mixed media artist living in oakland, CA with my husband, 2 dogs, 1 cat and my baby daughter. i try to post once a week about things that inspire me, what's going on in my studio, and little tidbits of my life. thanks for visiting, reading and commenting!

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