30 December 2008

Upcoming Events

I am so thankful to Laurie Trok for inviting me to participate in an exhibit at Garfield Artworks.
The opening night reception is this coming Friday January 2, 2009, 7-10pm.
I hope it's the first of many exhibitions in Pittsburgh.
January 30, 2009 Laurie and I will be sharing a vendor table at the Girl's Night Out event at City Theatre.
I have been knitting scarves to sell like a mad woman and making other bits and peices.

11 December 2008

Isidro Blasco

Work by the freaking incredible photographer/sculptor Isidro Blasco.

I am the notebook

I just bought some new Moleskine notebooks today and decided to look at their website. What loveliness it is to peek into someone else's thoughts and images.

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)
Cahier No. 40
Approx. 1906 - 1907

71 pages of pencil and ink drawings.
Even the cover of a simple notebook becomes a space
for expression and statement – to identify with one’s own
cahier, to perceive oneself as a blank page, to merge with
one’s own sketches and notes: “I am the notebook” -
revolutionary poetics in just four words.
Printed front cover with handwriting:
Je Suis Le Cahier appartenant à Monsieur Picasso,
peintre, 12 Rue Ravignant, Paris XVIIIe.

Photo and caption: "Je Suis Le Cahier",
The Sketchbooks of Picasso,
The Atlantic Monthly Press New York, 1986.