Thursday, May 27, 2010

time and a brick wall

Time getting away from me since I'm home.  A few more pix from my Ithaca trip I haven't had a chance to post.  Aafke, my host, simply had to show me these antique implements before I left:
You can see what's in her left hand - a GIANT scissors that is at least a foot long.  Real.  We think these were tailor's tools once upon a time.  The item in her left hand --well, it can't be anything else but a rotary cutter.  There is nothing new under the sun.  These items must be 100 years old.
Then, en route home I couldn't resist taking this picture.
I spent a couple of hours Tues and again on Wed. in the studio. It was not enough time either day and I felt pressured and frustrated because everything I put up on the wall looked awful. Brick wall: I've hit it.  Last night, at home, I found some gelatin prints that have been sitting around for 6 or 7 years and put them up on the wall at home. Here's what they looked like last night; by this morning, half of them were on the floor.
After breakfast, out the door again to the studio to get a fresh start.


Approachable Art said...

Sounds like you could use a week on the beach with not a phone or laptop in sight. :D

elle said...

rotary cutter! For sure nothing new. I rather like those almost nine patches.

Mary Beth said...

probably originally designed for cutting leather.

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