Just in time for the end of the world, Darrick completed the Douglas Fir sideboard with tambour doors and Madrone drawers. Another triumph. A truly great piece. Now for a much needed holiday!
This past weekend I participated in Lost Coast Culture Machine's Holiday Maker Faire and Silent Auction. LCCM has a knack for corralling interesting makers of the Mendocino Coast. It was a great time and an impressive collaborative effort. Locals set up stations for origami, metalwork, screenprinting, leather animal ornament making, photos, paper-making and block printing. We were all a little disappointed that the Tarot card reader couldn't make it.
I walked away with some wonderful treasures, including a painting by an artist I've come to admire around here- Carolyn Schneider... as well as selling my own drawing that I donated to the auction (photos below).
|Observing Rabbit, 2010. Carolyn Schneider.|
|My donation piece. Goodbye Moon Chair drawing.|
I like many things artist Chuck Close has said. Similar to jokes, quotes don't really stick with me. For some reason I can remember some of Close's words. This is a CBS special where guests write a letter to their younger selves. Those of us who have nothing to complain about need a bit of perspective from quadraplegic painters sometimes. A couple pieces I like:
Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.
Quadraplegics don't envy the able bodied. We envy paraplegics.
Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don't apply to you.