Tin Town January 2016

   Tin Town, just done. Scroll down for in-progress pix, and more details The globe rotates. Little doors are on hinges. The base is a 10-lb wt sandwiched between 2 rounds of wood and inserted/sewed!/glued/soldered in. and a couple of the many sketches I made, and the place I made them in...

My island

Suppose I am cast off on a desert island, with reams and reams of paper and a garbage can full of pens. Do you think I would write or draw? How badly do I really need other people? I think maybe I would invent them. I would befriend whatever animals lived there. The iguanas, chickadees, dolphins. Maybe an ocelot or monkey? I would definitely not be miserable like Tom Hanks in Castaway. What the heck. This is a fantasy. Lets make it perfect. Why imagine problems when its optional? On my island, for instance, no wrenching out of aching teeth. I am perfectly healthy in all ways until a sudden surprising moment. I look up from my drawing or writing. I frown? I smile? I exhale. I do not inhale. That’s that. In 50 years, a hundred years, they will find my skeleton. Still sitting under the big tree on the edge of the water, pen in my bony fingers, my last words long since washed away by the rain. My skull is...

Glimpses!

   “Learning to fly” ht about 25″ $300   “How do I love thee?” about 14″ $200   Night World  (20″ ht, $450)   about 10″tall $175 “You are what you read”...

animals update

I mean this to be some animal friends going on a nice vacation together (You probably can’t see this but the driver is a cat). Maybe its about animals being rescued?? I have a feeling, belatedly, that this is going to seem like an Ark, if Noah could have gotten hold of a vw bug. But that wasn’t what I had in mind. Oh well animal planet…. pet-walker. I think there might be teeny giraffes walking around in the woods here. I hope...

Animal update

Animal update…. animal planet $350, about 20x20x12″ accidentally, this seems to reference Noah and the Ark… I was thinking it was about animal friends going on a vacation together…. The driver is a cat by the way. I dont really want it to be an ark. But everybody is going to think it is one. Maybe it is somehow about animal rescue, so that is maybe ark-ish… this one is a pet walker. I wonder if there are any teeny giraffes in the woods around here. I hope so....

windowsill tour

My house is all studio except here and there. Like windowsills. With little displays of things I like, lit by the sun in the mornings. ghost doll, (above) plus a doll Ive had since I was about 8, used to be my aunt’s, but she doesn’t remember it. Also a clay sculpture I did about 15 yrs ago, a bird with a worm. Below is the Mary from the creche we had when I was a kid. Also a little filigree chair my aunt (Patsy) brought me back from Spain when I was 9   Below: ghost dogs…. (from a little  toy Ann gave me last year)   .     This (below) is a doll I got from (another) aunt’s estate when she died. I loved this little doll when I was a kid. I still remember licking the little plastic feet (which you can’t see) The horses are more recent.       My sister thinks this bird pitcher is creepy. Why? This last one is actually the window of a dry-cleaning place in San Leandro. I was visiting Patti and Moose and this was about a block...