Monday, March 10, 2008

In the Process...making art and doing business!

This past weekend was gloriously spent in my studio working on Decisions, my installation. I've attached an old faucet, another rusted pipe vent, more framed keys, lots of unframed keys, and hundred of nails....in one section they remind me of decorative French knots because I placed them as if stitching. That likely sounds strange, but the approach was the same for me! (I'll have to take a photo later!) I did stitch on the doors....in order to attach several large, rusted washers. I drilled holes and zigzagged right through the door!

I'd post photos...but....I bought a new digital camera! I'm still reading some of the instructions (I rarely finish them though). Steve now has the older camera. He's leaving tomorrow for England where he'll see Mathias in his first principal role as Benno in Birmingham Royal's Swan Lake. The performance will be in Sunderland. Thus, Steve will be flying in and out of Edinburgh and taking the train. He'll be visiting castles and all sorts of places with the old camera.

In the meantime, I've just traded the last of the 163 postcards at CYBER FYBER! I'm preparing for a big meeting this coming Wednesday with all sorts of "heads" of things...with the head of the local Cultural Council, the head of Downtown Columbia Development, and the heads of some corporations and/or businesses that might sponsor CYBER FYBER with funds or in-kind services. I've been working on my budget, creating a packet of material about the exhibition, and created a list of the twenty-one countries and 36 states involved!

I am thinking about doing another round of CYBER FYBER trades in May...with those who haven't traded yet. (Let me know if you think this is a good idea.) I have two more older pieces that can go under the rotary cutter. I'll post photos of them soon...before cutting...as soon as I figure out the new camera.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Congratulations on trading the last of the postcards Susan. Sounds like a huge day on Wednesday. I hope it goes well for you.

Jacquelines blog said...

How great that you traded them all, what a succes!!!!

Karen said...

Cant wait for the photos of the doors, the wrapped nails must be fantastic! Big congrats for Mathias! How exciting! It sure didnt take long for all those postcards to be traded! You have been whirlwind busy,Lady!!

Doreen G said...

I can't wait to see the door photos either Susan...
Will contact you soon I promise.

verobirdie said...

Good that the swap was such a success! Hope everything will continue to run as smoothly.

Wanda said...

I think you should certainly have another trade in May. It took less than 2 months to trade the original 163. This is a great project. And lets try for all 50 states!!!!