I hope you enjoyed the holiday. Our family went off to the Turning Stone Casino for the big buffet. We all had a good time and over ate a bit I am sure. I really liked this ice sculpture turkey.
I went off to visit with Regina Tuesday and we had a good time talking and sharing ideas. We always get so excited that very little work gets done- the the ideas really flow. She kindly gave me a Christmas present in the form of a dozen Christmas blocks that I will enjoy putting together into a season piece. She does wonderful machine work. The more I know about that process the more I respect folks who do it. It requires a different set of skills than I possess.
I am working away preparing for a Trunk Show at the Schweinfurth Art Center on Sunday at 2:00. Going through old work is exciting and stressful. I am also seeing patterns in my subject choices and I will use that idea to pull the talk together. I did sort out a whole pile of stuff to pass on while I was pulling work for the talk. Now to organize it in a meaningful arrangement.
It I cut a stencil for the word ” it” as I thought I could add it to the ZAP work. I made a bunch yesterday and they are drying now. I hope to cut them out and add them too the Zap top. This is a true visual decision that can only be made visually.
Trickster Card I was thinking about how the Native Americans often use the coyote as a trickster in their stories. Folks really identify with a smaller clever animal in their fight for shrivel against powerful odds.