these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Dec 19, 2008

day off...

stayed up late last night drawing and crocheting, woke up late and when i opened my front door i found a package of home-made cookies from my mama! i love the postal system! i think the mail is one of the funnest, greatest things on earth. it's magical! :)

anyway, i'll finally have some new work to post here soon. i'm on an upswing- working hard and enjoying process. i finished a new territories piece last night (embroidery on paper) but didn't get it photographed today. i went on a hike with my dog instead and then spent a few hours at the bookstore. i got the new issue of Modern Painters and will curl up with it in bed soon, gotta keep up with theory and art stuff. and i was happy to see the art on the cover is a redacted document by Jenny Holzer - one of my all-time favorite artists and right up my alley!

i've put off christmas shopping yet again. it just seems silly this year and, lucky for me, my sweetie agrees. we've never really been big on forced expressions of anything. neither one of us enjoy the games that get played during the holidays. not to have too big of a bah-humbug moment but i really hate the feigned i-love-you's and all the lets-keep-in-touch stuff that comes along for the ride: sending cards to relatives you've not seen in years... what for? send cards and love to the people who you see on a routine basis and let them know how important they are. and with money being as tight as it is for everyone this holiday season, i am a huge supporter of a more DIY approach to gift-giving and get-togethers. i want to spend the day with the man i love, our dog, a few close friends, and drink hot chocolate. that's all i want for christmas. i want the day to feel good. i will definitely make sure i pick something up for my sweetheart just because i love him and there's a few things he's been wanting (mostly books) that for some reason he can't bring himself to go get and that i want him to have. other than that, family members and friends will be getting a piece of art in the mail. done. and what could be better than free art! i'd love to get some free art! in fact, if anyone wants to send me free art, please do! :) besides, in times like these when everyone's nervous about money and tense about the economy and unemployment, i think giving a handmade gift is definitely the way to go: from the heart and made with with love - that's christmas.

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