Happy Earth Day!
Cloth Paper Scissors!

Miscellaneous Mid-Week Post

The weather is finally looking less rainy and miserable.  Yay!  And my shows open in less than a week.  Eeek!  So, I'm feeling happy!  And here are some other random things going on:

(1) I got an e-mail about an interesting project: A Million Little Pictures.  From their website:

One thousand people from around the world will document their lives in 24 frames using a disposable camera. An exhibition will be held showing over 24,000 photographs.

I really love this idea.  But, I didn't sign up to participate.  They're charging $18 ($21 for internationals) to participate and you have to develop the film and send it to them (photos not returned and become the property of the project).  While I understand the logic behind all that, I just couldn't bring myself to agree to those terms.

(2) My husband and I have signed up to take a class together.  It's called "Modern in Five":

Learn the history of modern art in five classes through the in-depth study of five paradigmatic masterpieces in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art: Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel, Constantin Brancusi’s Bird in Space, Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31 and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Importantly, while each class is a close discussion of these iconic works, we will not focus solely upon them; we use them to embark on a greater discussion of the major artists, works, and themes of modernism that have been influenced by these works. Much of this discussion is also, expectedly, based in the galleries amidst MoMA’s unparalleled collection.

I'm looking forward to (1) learning some art history - a great void in my personal education and (2) taking the class with John - he often has a different perspective on things than I do and even though we went to college together, we never took a class together.

(3) I thought this was an interesting design team call by Collage Press.  It was a very short call, only posted on their blog and in their newsletter.  They asked only for a link to your gallery and stated very clearly that they would only be taking people on fewer than 2 design teams.  Despite the fact that I would love to be on the Collage Press design team, I can see their point.  So many designers are overcommited and a manufacturer wants your attention and focus and loyalty.  I wonder if this will become a trend or if it's simply a lone event?

(4) Um, amazing Easter eggs here.  Totally blew my mind!

(5) I took a few photos at the Portrait Bug charity crop for Milk Can.  We had a great time!


Thank you so much to everyone who came and donated to my favorite cause!

Thanks for stopping by!