Kyle Durrie over at Power & Light Press in Portland has devised a genius plan.
This is an excerpt from her website, and you can pledge on her Kickstarter page here! Please support this lovely artist, educator, and BBH alumnus! xo
My plan is to build a mobile print shop in the back of an old delivery truck. Within these tight quarters, I’ll create an efficient and fully functional shop, with a small table top press for printing smaller work, and a larger proof press, capable of printing larger posters.
And then I’ll take this rig on the road! I plan on visiting schools, art spaces, city parks, music festivals, craft shows, parties, and anywhere else that might have an interest in learning about printing.
Find out more, donate or just help spread the word via Kickstarter. Thanks!
I’m distracted. I’m in a hotel room. I have work to do while I’m away on a different work trip (real job vs. imaginary job, they’ve got to duke it out some time, right?) in Raleigh. I mean I brought my freakin’ desktop and my laptop, just so I could be working in some form every moment that I’m not sleeping, working, eating, or walking with Ginger. Oh yeah, Ging’s here with me too. On the fifth floor of this Holiday Inn in a town that I have no love in any more. Not that I ever really did.. but that said, just because the Triangle doesn’t have any love for me, I have love for the Triangle.
Today I sent off my current portfolio to the WNC On the Verge: Regional Emerging Visual Artist Competition.
Today I had a kind of lousy day.
at the same time, my lousy days have not been as lousy as usual lately.
I began a new piece yesterday afternoon, after a late breakfast of ultimate omelettes, after a grocery store trip, nearing the end of a fabulous weekend. I went to the studio then, realizing that I had spilled quite a bit of acrylic molding paste in the trunk of my car on the way. I worked on gobbler’s family more, I think it’s going to be a diptych, and began a wash of blue, peach, and cadmium on one of the new panels Gabe built me. It might be the beginning of a beautiful new series utilizing natural elements (specifically money tree leaves) and acrylic with resin on panel. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to work on such IDEAL surfaces and I’m really exited about it, I am very inspired.
mischka- bring a man down
built to spill – the plan
patsy cline – walking after midnight
architecture in helsinki – vanishing
how many spaces have i tried to leave my mark on? in the past, i always was concerned with the availability of my work to other people, the accessibility of my images. now, i am back on the internet and trying to leave my mark again. in a more visible manner, perhaps?
it’s time for me to regain my voice. my vision. am i really trying to do this for the rest of my life? wheedle my way into the millions of photo-bloggers in the world and actually make a difference? or maybe just get noticed.. we’ll see i suppose. i have been a restaurant manager, medical answering service operator, bartender, bath product slinger, college night watch assistant, musician, photographer, artist..
i live in asheville and am ready to move on. i live in my head and am ready to wake the fuck up.