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Bustled

It has been a time since my last post, I have been feeling confused, things seem to slip my mind;But I really do feel this is necessary for clarity of thought and insight. Thoughts get muddled and bustled and re-ordered into new and fully realized ideas, something Ruth told me once.

2011

I spent the weekend painting on the skirting board at my studio, it is a nice space, not cozy like a cave but still safe; it is difficult to breath there. I have made a list of all the work I should have done by the end of summer. Its encouraging to read through.

Songs to Play on a Date

A short list I have been thinking about The Rolling Stones - Play With Fire    2:14 The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)    7:47 Diana Ross and the Supreames - My World Is Empty Without You    2:55 LCD Sound System - I Can Change    5:55 Wildbirds and Peacedrums - There Is No Light    2:46 Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive    4:45 Queen/Bowie - Under Pressure    4:02 David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes    4:23 David Bowie - The Prettiest Star    3:09

Because you need to know what you are getting into.

movement

I don't want to segregate art making form the rest of my life; I don't want art to be confined to one room any more. I want to approach my life as I approach art. I want to approach art as I approach my life. Art is a result of movement, I like to think about my movements as I work. It is a part of the work, it is called the work. But movements that occur outside the studio are important, too.

Movements I enjoy -

- walking up a hil

- delicate, clumsy footfalls when descending down a loose path

- cutting small letters from a block of das

- gluing vegetable alphabet letters to paper

- drawing lines with felt tipped textas

- chopping veggies into cubes

I am planing to make a cube of multiple segments that will slot together. I made the mold for it today out of MDF. When it is done it will fit between two hands.

blue

I just noticed all the books on my desk are blue. Blue is my favorite colour, but only some blues. The books on my desk are a good blue, they are also more or less matching which is nice.

Seven reasons to live in Chicago -The word Illinois is good to say and write; it is pronounced with a silent s -The Windy City -Chicago is inland -It borders on Lake Michigan -There is a good public radio station, sometimes I listen to the podcast -In Illinois there is a town called Metropolis, and in the town there is a big statue of Superman -Everyone is always having a good time.