In reference to the act of blogging, quoting plein air watercolorist and blogger Barbara, whose work I adore “I resolve neither to do it more frequently nor give it up altogether.” exactly!
That said, let me introduce you to the editor’s refuge. Under the shadow of a Time Warner Cable tower, kitty corner to Troy’s Donuts and Burgers, south of the Monrovia train depot and a stones throw from the Live Oak Memorial Park Cemetery. It’s where the fire gods live, and the magic or heart ache takes place.
That’s Twyla standing guard over the other studio.
The editor has been reworking older designs. Perfecting them by increasing their 3-dimenionality and placing greater attention on detail and craftsmanship. A more thought out design, a longer drying time, testing of glazes, picking the instructors brain, loading and unloading the kiiln, forging friendships etc. Why not, now that the editors a ‘shaman in training’ and with mesa in hand (bag of rocks) she’s been fortifying her ‘luminous field’ from negative energy. Working out pretty good. Results have been stellar. She’d show them to you, but not until they’re registered under a US copywrite.
The editor is excited over the recent introduction to this super sweet facility in Poormona (thanks P). Much cheaper, larger and less uptight then that one in the Dennas (not naming names). This full time facility offers a variety of firings. See those light colored bricks in one of the linked photos? thats for a future salt kiiln. All this fits well with plans to enter the realm of small sculpture. The editor wants to create at a place where she doesn’t have to schlep her work around. Frequent firing is another plus. The editor is aiming for an artist in residence program that she thinks she’s right for – using multiple media such as egg tempera and wood block print. Also in the back of her mind is a foundation related gallery Ms P knows the curator of – pllleeeeeaaaassseee introduce me.
And here’s a peek at some of the editors interfaith Mezuzahs. She’s been making these for a looong time. But now she’s got them down to a ‘fine art.’ Beautiful and signed. Her hope, using an old connection, is to get them into a museum gift shop in a neighboring state (and maybe one closer to home.) After one of the jewish ladies from the coffee klatch became contemptuous of her Mezuzahs, which pissed her off (so she tied some more knots to her death arrow oak branch; a symbolic depository for releasing all those things, people, issues and situations that no longer serve her) friend Rachel suggested the editor rename them ‘Buzuzahs; Budah plus Mezuzah = Buzuzah.
Interchanging symbols include the Christian fish, turtle, (personal totem) and birds nest. They occupy space with a Buda head and a pine comb, both caste; the pine comb from a cuckoo clock weight. A little something for the panentheist, polytheist, animist, totemist, shamanist and paganist set. Everybody’s covered.