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.

Nov 18, 2010

glowing and motivated

things are busy and wonderful and i'm just rolling along with it, feeling so satisfied and happy and encouraged. more than i've felt in a long time. i really can't stress enough how absolutely wonderful it feels to work with people who trust the ins and outs of my practice, who want me to do what feels right and just be myself. it's amazing and i am absolutely grateful for this experience. and we've been reviewed twice more! DANG! and DOUBLE DANG! ha! covered it the other day. scroll down til you find Slingshot. and Content at Fecal Face too! beautiful photographs! and tons of them! and i'm in one of them! see if you can spot me. i'm wearing a black shirt that says THE END in big white letters but the END is blocked by someones arm so it just says THE. :) but YAY!!!!! i'm blown away the opening got so much attention! it's so exciting! and we're already working working working on the december show which could prove to be our last exhibition in the space (we're only guaranteed our spot until january).

i'll be sitting the gallery again today. please do come down and say hi. 890 valencia @ 20th. i'll be there from noon - 5pm. maybe even a bit later today. people seemed to be really streaming in around 4:30 last week so i might keep the space open a bit later today if it ends up being the same.

in other news, i've finished the admissions paperwork for my local JC so that i can learn a new language in the new year. :) it's been on my TO-DO list for a very long time and, as i thought about new year's resolutions, i decided it was time to take a run at it. i can't enroll until the middle of next month but the first step has been taken and i am looking forward to wandering around on a college campus again. i love college. i always have. i highly recommend it. :) and also, if i take a second class (which i definitely will. probably something like screen printing or ceramics. fun classes!), it defers my student loan which is awesome. two birds, one stone. survival at its finest. :)


Hannah Stephenson said...

You sound so charged up, deservedly. How awesome!! You go!

Wish I could see your space in person. Sounds wonderful!

angela simione said...

hannah, i just dragged myself in the door! so sorry for the late reponse! but yes! totally charged up! or i was this morning. now i am dead tired. ;) but delighted all the same. i wish you could see the space too. it's gorgeous! it'll be sad to give it back but i'm just so thankful to be a part of this amazing experience. :)

Radish King said...

Everytime I have a peek at the stuff in your gallery I think hmmm the hmmm then that guy has trouble with color just like me! then hmmm cereal bags then hmmm sheep then OH MY FUCKING GOD! and that's your stuff.

angela simione said...

YOU MAKE ME BLUSH!!!!! :D oh, i'd love to sit in the gallery with you! you would have loved it yesterday. an easy, greyish san francisco afternoon with brownies in the middle of a whole bunch of artwork.