Saturday, April 23, 2011

I'll do the stupid thing first...

...then you shy people can follow.
(my favorite Frank Zappa quotation)

My graduation party -- at OFFCenter, great food and the most fun you could have without drinking or breaking the law. At least, I don't think any laws were broken. Unless you count amateur belly dance as a misdemeanor.

UPDATE: Oh, I totally forgot to mention, the dancing was led by Flo and Lila of The Rogue Bindis!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Little Fire to Warm the Soul

I know, I know, it's fire season here and the wind has been horrendous. But here in our little Old Town backyard, sheltered by tall, tall cottonwoods, it was very quiet last night. I asked Junie if he'd build a fire -- and at first he declined. We were all feeling pretty lazy. A little while later, the MOTH said "I smell smoke!" He ran to the back door, but I just smiled. Junie had built the absolutely most perfect fire I've ever seen. We sat around it until it was just coals, and then we doused the coals. I don't know about Junie and the MOTH but I came inside peaceful and transformed, and ready for sleep.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Woman Made Gallery's Latest Calls for Entries

Woman Made Gallery, in Chicago, is calling for entries to 3 upcoming exhibits:

Seriously Funny
Open to women artists from the international community whose work is expressed in cartoon-style format. Open to all themes.

Open to women, transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people from the international community who make self-published zines, comics, and chapbooks, as well as print, graphic, and comic art in all media. This exhibition will include both a pop-up library of zines, comics, and other self-published works, and a show of installed artworks in all media.

The Project
Open to all women artists, "The Project" calls for art in any media that involves persons outside the typical gallery sphere in its creation and/or its exhibition--work that is interactive, interdisciplinary, and/or collaborative.