I struggled– really, failed– with Shakespeare when I was first introduced in the American tradition through high school required reading. I think we read Hamlet and I had zero interest, but I always felt left out or somehow incapable since plenty of my peers seemed to have no issue and perhaps even enjoyed this reading.
Well, as promised, I am starting Winter Reading early! I hope you feel free to as well. This book came to me from fellow reader Gina who sent it as a Christmas gift that I carried along with me to Poland. This book is certainly not something I would have picked up on my own,
This short memoir came to me as an advance reader from the library. I enjoyed the fluctuation between letters from her mother and her prose throughout the story. This story partially takes place in Davis, which felt unusual– I haven’t read many books that mention Davis, California as a location. Eun Ji gives lots of
Yesterday I hosted an art show in the yard– rain or shine. It rained on and off throughout the day, which was better than what I had expected. I think about a dozen people came through and the afternoon turned to evening. I used my whiteboard to orient visitors and even gave one tour at
I finished this study in July and it now joins the sculpture garden. There are quite a few elements here and again, passersby are welcome to move things around or add to the green study. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t give you much access to the “behind bars” limes and other green things, but you get
After taking off for a week, Woodland decided to get pretty dang wet, so the outdoor studies are weathered. I am posting a few photos here of their progress. I’ll be doing some more work on them in the next few days.
On November 22nd, we held an open house for Francis Resta, our late co-host and fierce friend and comrade. I will miss Francis forever. His wife, Carol, joined us in the studio for the one hour special you can check out HERE. Hosting this hour of radio might have been one of the hardest things
I picked up this book from the library and gave it a quick read over the last few days. It is jarring and intense, and if you are a survivor of abuse, it is definitely triggering- so be warned. Eve’s father was sexually, physically and emotionally abusive to her from the age of 5. It
Drafting another sculpture as part of my study of the color brown. This one is called Where are you going? and the colonization of Mars seems fitting as far as current ventures to escape reality.
Here is a snapshot of a current work in progress that is part of my study of the color brown. This sculpture is installed beneath a hibiscus tree highly trafficked by hummingbirds in my backyard. I am working on additional sculptures that will be secured to the table as I continue.