I had insomnia the other night. It is because I haven't turned on the air-conditioning yet and it is hot. I am still paying off the oil from this crazy winter and thought I could prolong paying an energy bill. Alas, we are all reliant on the gas. Back on topic, I decided my life is like a combination plate. I love to go out for mexican food, because mexican restaurants always have a combination plate. All that good food is heaped on your plate. All the varieties of taste and color, it is a party on a plate. You take the good with bad, often I am over-full or have indigestion. It is worth it, especially when you throw in the sopapillas! My life is crowded, loud, busy, messy and often over-full, but like that combination plate nothing is better. I had meaner thoughts - that someone around me chose to go with a side of tacos. Now, that is a foolish decision, because you sit there all evening wishing you had ordered the combo. Boring!!
I had an eventful day planned, but have spent it at home with a barfing Ned. He puked all over the bus, so I drove out and got him. I did paper work and thought I was getting organized. Instead, I shredded the wrong pile of papers, but didn't realize it until my bonus check was in tiny pieces. Nothing like making more work. I did clean out the refrigerator, a job I had definitely put off too long.
I have been interested in a project that I saw in the May/June issue of "Cloth, Paper, Scissors", it is called disCO - disintegration collaberation. The artist is Seth Apter and he is interested in "the effects of age and time on man-made objects." I made a hanging piece of "art " out in the yard. I will photograph it through the seasons, to see how it falls apart and looks in different weather. Ned is not feeling up to doing a project with me, he is on the couch. I will present Ellen and Ian with the idea when they get home. Here is a picture of my project. I want our pieces to hang and be visible from the house. Seth used a variety of papers and twine, I have millions of fabric scraps at my disposal. I love color, so mine is more cheesy.
I am going to put in a plug for "Cloth Paper Scissors" and "Quilting Arts". These are excellent magazines for a range of art ideas. I really enjoy my subscriptions!