Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

It's time to stop writing this blog.

I started it just over a year ago, and with the "blogiversary" a couple of weeks back, I'd hoped to end this one by launching my NEW blog, which I'm working on still. In the meantime, however, I was diagnosed with this autoimmune anemia, have turned a pronounced shade of yellow, and been put on medication that makes me feel, well, "unglued".

As I'm not feeling well enough to work in the studio, and would rather not bore you all with my medical details, I am officially putting an end to this particular blog, as of this week. If you'd like to find the new blog, check back here in a couple of weeks. I'll leave a "stub post" with a link to the new url.

Or, you can add your name to my mailing list. Most of you are on my mailing list already, and will receive an email when the new blog is up and running, like me. I hope it's soon.

Thanks so much for reading this blog. I've loved writing it, and really appreciated having your support. I'll be back soon...

In the meantime, I'm working on the name for my new blog... something more upbeat this time?

Monday, March 17, 2008

health update

This "autoimmune hemolytic anemia" is really kicking my butt... I don't have the energy to work OR write. And I think the medication they gave me is adding to the wierdness.

I didn't realize it would be like this.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Nevada Home features my work this month

Note to self: Never watch "Macbeth" (even if it does feature James McAvoy) and start taking insomnia-inducing medication on the same day...
I've been awake since 2 am.

But I did want to let you know that by clicking here, you can see my work in Nevada Home magazine! (scroll down the page) This came as a surprise.

Another surprise that I received yesterday was that ClayNichols, the store that features the aforementioned work, is going out of business at the end of this month. Starting March 20th, they're having a sale, so if you'd like to catch some great deals on some beautiful home decor, head on over. See link in sidebar for store hours and Reno location.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I love you, Oprah, BUT...

A sick artist is not a happy artist. It's not like we get to miss "work", or get to take sick days... happy to sit on the couch and watch Oprah. To me, it feels more like a huge roadblock to getting back to our lives... our lives are our work, and to be deprived of that creates frustration, and probably a lot less healing. I plan to be in the studio every day, even if it's only for the hour or so that I can manage right now.

The work I was doing when, SURPRISE! I found out I was turning yellow was also going to be a surprise, but I'll tell you now:

I'm working on a short video... and here's a close-up of a the piece that I'm working on for it. Can you guess what it is?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

No Passing Out in the Glue

The film fest is over, and now I've got to bring up that matter of the health issues I'm dealing with...
Or maybe you'd prefer a film about red blood cells?
Hmmm... probably not.

Well, it seems that I'm experiencing an auto-immune hemeolytic anemia (shh... everyone will want one). This means I'm very anemic and very tired... and jaundiced. (see creepy photo of my jaundiced eyeball.)

It's my intention to keep working and to keep blogging throughout the process of healing. I know that when I don't show up in the studio regularly, I feel like something is missing in my life. Creating grounds me. And I need to feel grounded now. I'll do short sessions, and I'll stop when I feel dizzy. No sense passing out in the glue.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Yet More Art on Film

I had planned to move on by now, but I'm still working out some health issues, and have been a bit distracted lately. So, if you can stand to watch yet another film clip, the one below is good for a laugh.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Art Film Fest, day 4

I wanted to find something really cool for you to watch for this final day of the Film Fest...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Art Film Fest, day 3

After you watch this clip, run right out and rent "Rivers and Tides", the full-length documentary about Andy Goldsworthy's work.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Art Film Fest, day 2

A friend of mine in Europe sent us still photos of Julian Beever's amazing sidewalk art a while back. Here's some video of him working on a piece for the Transformers movie.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Art on Film

We're having a Film Fest at my house this week, since I'm still dealing with some health issues and am very tired. I decided to have a Film Fest on the blog this week too. Here's your first one:

Monday, March 3, 2008

Happy Blogiversary

Is this a word? I don't know, but I saw it on somebody else's blog. And it is. It's my One Year Blogiversary of "Unglued". (Technically, it was March 2nd.)

I have to thank my artist friend Kristen, who, last March, unwittingly set into motion a chain of events that led me to blog obsessively by uttering these words (or something similar): "I'm going to try blogging four times this week".

To a normal person, this meant: she was going to try blogging four times that week. But to moi, that meant, "I must also try blogging four times this week. I must blog alot. I must blog more than her."

And I did. I blogged alot, and I learned alot. As a result, "Unglued" has undergone many changes. And here we are, a year later, and I've got something new in the works... I wanted to be able to unveil it today, but I haven't been feeling well. So, more details soon!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Proud to be a New Yorker

Here's something you don't see every day:


Even though I've been gone for 20 years, I'm proud to be from New York. Where else does it get this weird?