A few weeks ago I took a 3-day class from Gail Rieke called "Journal of Possibilities." On the first day we created a "collection book" that holds papers and envelopes that can collect anything from rubbings, journal-writings to ephemera found on our journey. On day 2, we decide what neighborhood to explore and spend the day collecting our experiences. People made rubbings of signs & manholes, took photos, wrote journals, drew pictures & maps, collected paper ephemera, etc. On day 3, we created the journal book from all of our experiences. Either "signatures" or unglued envelopes can be sewn on the book's spine.The length of the spine is determined by how many pieces one wants to include in the book. (Signatures are pieces of paper folded in half - may have many pages or just one sheet of folded paper). The sewing is a simple figure 8 stitch starting at the back and you can keep the strings uncut to attach danglies.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Took a break from a hectic day and went to Mission Pie. The ingredients for their pies are grown by urban children who volunteer on a farm as part of an after-school program just outside San Francisco. Even the flour for the pie is made from wheat harvested from the farm. Their coffee is the best in the city and the ever-changing seasonal pie selection is wonderful. I had a lemon pie today that included thinly sliced lemons (with peel). Quite an intense mix of sweet and tart.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I'm working with Mission Cultural Center on this joint exhibition between Women's Caucus and Mission Cultural Center artists. Opening reception is Feb. 15 from 7-19 PM on 2868 Mission St, San Francisco. Lots of interest in the war theme, lots of interesting submissions. Together with this show will be an exhibition of works by Yolanda Lopez, this year's WCA Lifetime Achievement Award.