Friday, August 29, 2008

Long weekend

The past two weekends have involved traveling (Chicago and Pennsylvania) so I'm excited to be staring down a three day weekend, and my roommate left for Brazil for about 2 weeks which always means full first floor craft-X-plosion.

Also, I found my fabric printer for my gocco last monday which is exciting, cause I bought a bunch of blank kitchen now i'm scheming up idears for new towel designs!

Monday, August 25, 2008

These Owls currently at Pyramid Atlantic!

Originally uploaded by tigersscareme
I think...I know one of them (the smaller brown one in the lower left) sold as I was in the store...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Public Art can excite

Last week I went to Chicago and made it to Millennium park which has two really exciting pieces of public art. The Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa DSC01048 and Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate DSC01033 (Also called 'The Bean')
The Crown Fountain is two glass brick towers that face each other and features video of about 1000 different Chicago residents. There is also a spout where water pours out from the 'mouth' of the residents every once in a while. It's really entertaining to watch people interact with the towers and to see residents who may have been filmed check out the towers to see if they'll show up on the glass block screens.
Kapoor's Cloud Gate is perfectly placed to almost fully reflect the grand architecture of Michigan Avenue on one side and the park on the other.
There's a good article on the resurgance of public sculpture in the New York Times today. It also does a kind of drive-by review of the Koons show (also in Chicago).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Getting with the times

I have a new cord for my camera!
Pictures of Chicago and more owls to come!

Also, I bought myself a pro account on Flickr, so I'll get that going as well. Join me as I take baby steps to being an artist who is trying to be an OK business person as well, won't you?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm back!

Whew- Chicago is a heck of a town. I feel so comfortable there, I really do.
But now I'm back and I have to get to work!
I figure I want to have about 130-140 pieces for arts on foot which means I need to finish at least 6 things per day from now until the 12th or 13th or whenever it is.
Also, I was notified a few days ago that space opened up so I am a crafty bastard after all!!!!
So that's two huge shows in September plus one more secret thing that I don't want to talk about yet because i'm very freaked out about it.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

other camera things

THanks to Art who suggested I check out "the ebay" for a new camera cord.

He wins nothing, but my eternal gratitude.

This thursday I will be flying out to chicago to visit some friends, see other friends get all married and just generally have fun.

I love chicago a lot. If I could i would probably move there but I don't know if i want to be that far from my family. which is such a weird thing to say, but i'm pretty happy that I'm able to say that now.

So if you have any chicago tips/suggestions for things not to miss, leave them in the comments, won't you?
beth b.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Did you know?

If you lose your USB cord to your camera, you're kind of screwed?

I purchased a 'card reader' to replace lost cord, but the software is on a mini disk and the users guide to my Mac basically threatened to cut me if i tried to insert a minidisc into my computer.

so...I'm at an impass. Unless i can find a way to download the software or a replacement cable that is not a 50 dollar 9-headed beheamoth multi-culti replacement cable.