Wednesday, June 10, 2009

an early night?

Another full day, but not nearly as interesting or creative as yesterday. I paid my mother's bills, went to the bank and post office, then picked up a pound of dark chocolate almond bark and some dark-choc covered pretzels, hit the studio for 10 minutes and delivered the chocolate to my mother. Her 92nd b.d. is on Friday; I will be in California. At the post office, I mailed out commissioned t-shirt and also a scarf to Cathy Arnett after her post on yesterday's blog, asking if the blue one was for sale.( It was). Cathy's getting ready to launch her annual Fabrications Retreat in a new location -- Kalamazoo, MI -- and it looks like a star-studded lineup! Kerr Grabowski and Laura Cater-Woods, who always have waiting lists, will be teaching there - along with Lesley Riley, Susan Sorrell, and Lyric Kinard. Classes are starting to fill, so if you want to get into any of the classes before the waiting lists get started, you should probably send in your deposit soon. The end of August will be here in about 5 minutes, or so it seems. When I went to my studio this afternoon to pick up my Reduran, my studio mate and I laughed about how we make "to do" lists and then lose the paper we wrote on. Does this mean that if my list is in my mind, I am bound to lose that, too? While I was in the studio today, I looked again at this piece of cloth which I had printed and then cut in half. Now I think it should be back together unless I can do something very clever with the two pieces. Well, it will have to wait till I come home. It looks industrial to me. Can't seem to get away from it. That's what happens when you live in NJ. Speaking of living in NJ, I don't watch tv but if you watch that program, Real Housewives of NJ, one of those women (the skinny one who is not related) lives up the road from my daughter Hilary. Hil says watching the program is like watching a car wreck: it's terrible but you can't take your eyes off of it. Of course, all this does is reinforce the Sopranos reputation of NJ - but these people are REAL. Enough digression and nonsense. I meant it about the early night. Tomorrow morning I will finish packing. Fortunately, I'm not leaving for the airport till 10:am.

5 comments:

Eva said...

The split cloth -- I'm thinking about what could be in the gap? Something/-one constricted between building sites or heaps of steel beams...

Beverly said...

Have a safe trip to my old hometown, and enjoy a good meal at Rutabegorz- walking distance from where you are teaching! (Did my first year of college at Fullerton, did high school across the street!)

Rayna said...

Oh, right, Beverly - I am glad you reminded me. Rutabegorz. I'll mention it to my hostess.

Judy said...

Have a great trip Rayna!
I love that piece....it really has depth!

Connie Rose said...

Welcome to California, Rayna! Wish I could be in one of your classes. Have a great trip!

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