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Things have been going pretty well lately. Getting ready to install my solo show "Stories in Paper" tomorrow and then I'll work on prepping for my artist talk, etc. on Thursday. Then the following week I'm doing a demonstration/talk for a collage group and giving a lecture on blogging. So lots to do - all very exciting, yet it will still be nice once everything is done.
Work in the studio has been interesting. I really enjoy a lot of the visitors that pop in and have met quite a few lovely people. From emerging artists to art enthusiasts, I've thoroughly enjoyed the conversation I've had with others. However, you still get an oddball in the studio every once in a while - I suppose that's the charm of having the art center studios open to the public.
The other day, I was working away on my latest scapes collage for an upcoming show at NIH. An older woman came in and gradually made her way over to where I was working. She hovered for a while, watching me work. Then she piped in, "You must have done real good in kindergarten."
I glanced up at her, kind of shocked and mumbled something like, "Yeah, sure." After the English major within me cringed from her grammar, I was a little surprised by her comment. I do look pretty young but sorry lady, my kindergarten days are long, long gone. I initially felt insulted by this. Once I got over that initial response, I thought her comment was pretty hilarious. I suppose some people consider cutting and pasting paper to be pretty elementary. All I can do is smile and laugh about that. There's so much more to collage than just that.