Can you fricken believe that I am STILL sick?? I can’t either. I am going absolutely insane. Every time I think I’m getting better, it’s like it’s two steps backward. Overall, however, I AM getting better. If I compare it to how I was doing weeks ago, I am better for sure. I just don’t have the energy I want to have. I’m tried and run down. I am still coughing a bit, but nothing like I was. So I guess really, I should shut up and stop complaining.
I guess you can say I have been making a lot of plans, but not creating anything physical. I am on the computer here and there, doing a bit of sketching in the ole moleskin sketchbook, but nothing very substantial. Those etching plates are sitting in my garage just waiting to be scraped into. The hard ground was applied on one of my good days. I don’t think I can deal with the ferric chloride dip until I’m 100% healthy. So that artists’ book is on hold.
Something nifty though is that Bottle of Smoke Press produced these really cool bookmarks for me, which will now come free in my artists books. I am also offering a small edition of them that will be signed and numbered (just 30 of them) for 4 bucks, and that includes shipping!
Also, in addition to winning the logo contest for the National Arts and Disability Center, I just so happen to be awarded a small grant from them to help fund my contribution to The Fiction Project for the Brooklyn Museum’s library. My book is called Inside/Outside and i will be creating it in Joshua Tree National Park from this house. This is a fusion of text and visual art that will be available online and also be traveling in exhibition across the USA.
Tomorrow, artist Arzu Arda Kosar is coming to pick out work for a group show she is curating at 18th Street in May. It includes three artists from Los Angeles and three from Turkey. She is curating this show from another artist who helped curate the Istanbul Biennial. I am very excited to be in this show.
Then Saturday I get to see my good friends from Chance Press, Jordan and Justine Hurder, who are coming down from El Cerrito in Northern Cali. It’s always wonderful to see them.
So I am keeping somewhat busy, even though I am “taking it easy.”