February 7th, 2005
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many layers


found postcard, circa WW2, (type added)
“I think I am always collecting in a way–walking down a street with my eyes open, looking through a magazine, viewing a movie, visiting a museum or grocery store. Some of the things I collect are tangible and mount into piles of many layers, and when the time comes to use these saved images, I dig like an archeologist and sometimes find what I want and sometimes don’t.” –Corita Kent
I have become obsessed with the idea of collecting of late, the journal being the receptacle for the things collected. I particularly like the idea of collecting something random for a week, something as a texture. Like price stickers, or type samples cut out of magazines. How about the letter “a”? Reminder: carry gluestick at all times.
Book proposal #2 is done. How did I ever complete two in one month? I did not think it was possible. My brain is still in creation mode, so many ideas flooding in all at once. Different things. I am evolving. I like the idea that you might not know what to expect next. An artist should never be pinned down to one specific format. I want to always be experimenting. Pushing my own limits. I want to surprise myself. Everything I do adds up and goes into each new project, (layers again). The trick is in not resisting the change.
I added the type to the postcard as a reminder to myself to not take myself too seriously. Plus I just liked the absurdity of the photo. What are these strange men doing? The back of the card implies it is some form of gymnastics.
some things I am enjoying…
…a colorful new necklace by Jessica.
clarendon. It’s my new signature font.
…the films garden state. and grey gardens (hmmm is there a theme here? not really.)

 
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