I felt fairly productive last week, not as much as I could have, but still fairly productive. I wrote several poems, including some blackout poetry and one in particular was written for a specific market, but needs some more polishing first. I also posted a quick youtube video, after I found out that I now have over 100 subscribers. I got some more of my Germany stuff posted, too, but should really wrap it up soon.
On Saturday I went to the open studios art tour in Santa Cruz with my mom (after a giant greasy breakfast, of course). I was hungover, so I felt like I was floating the entire time I was there, but I really enjoyed seeing all the art work on display. Some of my favorites were:
- Robert Larson, who takes discarded cigarette and matchstick packages and turns them into art work.
- Nick Anderson, who does amazing fantasy and surreal paintings that just drip with eerie beauty
- Susan Vaghan, who creates elaborate, sculptural assemblage pieces out of a variety found objects
- Jennifer Pond, who’s paintings are playful and funny
There were many other amazing arists, of course, but these were the ones whose cards I managed to grab.
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To do in the coming week:
— finish posting photos and any write ups for Germany (some were done last week)
— write/edit 2-3 poems (already on my way, as I wrote one poem this morning and began another)
— submit something for publication
— post a youtube video
— draw anything
— get some words down on that blasted short story