dawdling & due diligence

May 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

it could be said I’m dawdling or lollygagging with due diligence, not that I haven’t reset the jabberWock

IMG_0986which I have, and not that I haven’t proofread it more than twice, and not that even when it was pronounced fit yet another error wasn’t found, all that said, I have not yet reset the bio and I like to print the outer side first, and twice now I’ve gone into the shop to do just that, and twice I’ve been hi-jacked by hi-jinx, first the vandercook was acting up and yesterday, driving in to the shop I was captured by an idea for yet another card, as if I shouldn’t instead be writing an artist statement for the upcoming bibliophoria show,

oh well, I will

but meanwhile I’m dawdling and lollygagging with due diligence exalting chickens and making yet another card

but, the paper is cut! everything in its own time, turn turn




May 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

the fox 
more interested in the bird
than us

had seen
our kind before


about face & typos

May 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

facing about

well, I, [mistress of wabi sabi, touter of que sera, head shitbucket redecorator, and stalwart guardian of gratuitous apology] have been hoisted on my own petard but

I am also old enough to have internalized the hard earned wisdom about decision-making handed down by the best of them—

✓you’ve got to be able to sleep at night;

✓you’ve got to know when to hold them, and when to fold them;

✓you’ve got to be able to find your way back;

✓the skirmish takes place at the line;

✓never waste a good mistake;

✓by the time one gets to the 4th internal monologue on a given tack it is a call to action

✓if you can do something about it, do it; if not, quit your damn whining

the foreshortened version boils down to, a week later the mistakes in the print run of Jabberwocky were still gnawing at me, I was not sleeping and rather than give into the regret&apology laying in wait on my lips I wasn’t giving the edition as joyous gift, and like some damn rejection the great IT started fermenting, started having a life of its own,  so
I, [mistress of wabi wabi, touter of que sera, & head shitbucket redecorator, and stalwart guardian of gratuitous apology] with simple about face decided with alacrity and without ceremony to reset and reprint Jabberwocky putting all of us out of my misery.

And I will make paper, and with a fair bit of pomp and hoorah add borogroves and jabberock to The Shop’s list of ‘typos’



&. bibliophoria III

May 7, 2014 § 1 Comment

June 12 – July 18, 2014

Juror: Mary Austin, Co-Founder SF Center for the Book
Coordinator: Barbara Briggs-Letson

Artwork related to “the book”; any medium, any method, any subject celebrating the bookform.
We see the book as a point of departure and encourage innovative approaches.
• handmade artist’s books, using traditional bookmaking methods
• unconventional structures, sculptural, or monumental
• book-like objects in which the primary interest or emphasis, is visual rather than textual.
• altered books
• homage to the book

 My book, &, will be in the show.


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