Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cabin Fever

Sorry I missed my Sunday post- I spent most of the week scared my MacKenzie has Lymphoma. She doesn't, but it still may be cancer. It overwhelmed the other lovely things from the week...

For now just some news about a one night show my work is in at Hallwalls. Its a fundraiser, free admission, cash bar and lots of great work for sale... so come by and support one of the most amazing galleries in WNY.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

a 41 degree heatwave

Almost a breath of fresh air today- I wanted to open the windows but didn't dare. The sunshine coming in the windows helped lift my mood a little- as did spending some time with some dear friends, and attending a reading by the lovely Lisa Forrest at The Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The days have an edge to them though. My littlest cat, MacKenzie is still not well and I don't know what's wrong with her. Her glands are swollen and her teeth are a mess. She goes back for more surgery on Tuesday. I'm at my wits end with this thing. Think good thoughts for her, okay? She's a very sweet kitty...

I've been distracting myself by researching the relationship of drawing to writing. My friend Edric asked me to be the guest lecturer in his literature class later this month. I'm going to give a talk on the various types of line and the uses of positive and negative space. I put drawing and writing into a search engine and came up with this site that had some interesting images on it.

I wanted some pieces to share with the students and then I'm leading them in a sort of workshop on introductory drawing. I think it'll be fun.

And since its Sunday, its time for another list of happy things.

1. a long talk with my dad
2. a potluck with friends
3. sunshine after so many gray days