A quick blogland 'hello' this evening as I have emerged from my dank, cold dungeon...oops, I meant to type my well-lit, cozy studio (in my mind it is this way...my hands and feet will tell a different story), to make myself a mug of hot chocolate. Working during the daylight hours has become a challenge. I have reluctantly shifted to night working. As much as I hate to work at night, I found two bonuses to this new arrangement. I get to take a nap during the day to fire up for the graveyard shift and I can drink COFFEE in the afternoon! Hooray for me! If I could only get my frigid extremities to agree. Oh, the pic above are my little bobble head animals on the windowsill by the kitchen sink. A random happy shot.
Above is an Alexander Calder piece. I believe it was a gift to either his wife or a daughter. A group of mini mobiles with cigar box storage. I dig Calder's lust and energy for balancing whimsy and function. In my opinion, he was one of the greatest 20th century sculptors. I would give my left arm (gladly if my fingers don't start thawing soon) to hang out with him in his studio/workshop, making functional objects that mask as sculptures.
Off to work I go. In parting here's 5 things I can't live without:
1. Wool socks, preferably Smart Wool.
2. My scribe/ burnisher from Germany.
3. Coffee in the morning (how I DID live without it when I was pregnant is a mystery).
4. A hair dryer and hair gel...I'm not vain. I have fine, straight hair.
5. My Canon A530