Postcard Collective – Summer 2013

Postcard Collective – Summer 2013

By some crazy alignment of planets, I actually managed to get all of my submissions for this season’s postcard exchange done AND done early. This may or may not be related to the fact that 90% of the process could be done while watching a movie….Or the fact that I’m basically outsourcing the other artists in the exchange to do my job for me.

pcc_Summer2013_1

Click on the image to see the rest of it…

In all truth, with this season’s exchange being ‘Exchange,” I wanted to create something that would facilitate a further and more personal exchange between the other artists and I. Originally I had thought of exchanging seeds (since it is that time of the year when I want to spend every minute sticking things in dirt and watching plantmagic), however a brief google search led me to the conclusion that doing so, outside the US was Not Okay. While thinking outloud about this problem, a very smart friend of mine suggested dirt and it was a total AHA moment.

I’ve been researching mourning, death rituals and funerals at work* and immediately my mind went to Antigone.What has always struck me as most poignant is the way destiny depends on what one woman does with dirt. It’s past my bedtime** so I’ll try not to wax too poetic here, but damn- what a great image; honor, divine justice, life, death, the very workings of fate itself all held in a handful of dust.
Just. Neat.

More images to come as people (hopefully) send their own sacrifices in.

Also, a sneak peek into my very fancy photo studio:

What? The light's best in there!

What? The light’s best in there!

*For real and it is awesome.
**10pm

Where the **** have you been Cat? (an update in ((mostly)) pictures)

Where the **** have you been Cat? (an update in ((mostly)) pictures)

Where?

Well mostly I’ve been here in Ohio.

Though I did take a brief escape to IN to soak in the magic-yness of my parents' garden

Though I did take a brief escape to IN to soak in the magic-yness of my parents’ garden

Doing what? The usual summer flurry of Calls For Entry: grants, shows, etc. (yawn).

But also,

attending to some LONG overdue art prompts.

attending to some LONG overdue art prompts,

(while also pondering the next Postcard Collective exchange…)

Embarking on new collaborative art adventures...

Embarking on new collaborative art adventures…

(with moral support from the cats, of course)

(with moral support from the cats, of course)

Making new friends...

Making new friends…

Preparing for new Adventures in the World of Gainful Employment.

And speaking of adventures;

Enjoying the weekly adventure of veggie surprises every week from our CSA from Rock Dove Farms

Enjoying the weekly adventure of veggie surprises every week from our CSA from Rock Dove Farms

which has led to some culinary adventuring for Boyfriend and I.

I’ve also thinking. A lot. About. Monsters, and things that go ‘bump’ in the night

while cataloging my own fears/anxieties in an 'Encyclopedia Apocalyptica

-while cataloging my own fears/anxieties in an ‘Encyclopedia Apocalyptica

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Have you heard? It’s summer.

which means, among other things, cheap movie nights, cold Oberon and plenty of sunshine (excluding the wonderful gloom hanging over today)

which means, among other things, cheap movie nights, cold Oberon, late night ice cream walks, reading whole books in one sitting and plenty of sunshine (excluding the wonderful gloom hanging over today)