Friday, May 17, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
--a peek at the artwork for Kristin LaTour's dgp chap, Agoraphobia.. It was actually a bit of collaboration with her ideas and my scissor skills but it turned out really awesome. I'm working on a couple other collage-ish pieces for some other upcoming chaps and I'll share those soon.
Posted by kristy bowen at 5:40 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2. I got a bit behind in my 365 Days Project due to batteries in my camera --or the lack thereof and the necessary funds to purchase said batteries (I keep having weird little things gobbling up my disposable cash--candy colored nail polish, ballet flats, purple cardigans.) But I am once again fully powered and posting daily pics. I'm finding that it has me looking for interesting and beautiful things, and more to the point, noticing such things at all.
3) Next Tuesday night, I'll be reading with some other fine poets (including a handful of dgp-ers) in Logan Square for Excalibur: A Suturing of Body and Mind. There are also a couple of other things
coming up in early June, including a stint at W4tB and and a feminist series at Uncharted Books, so stay tuned.
Posted by kristy bowen at 11:01 PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
it's really spring, or summer, or some ungodly warmth that finally did not require a coat or heavy knitwear or tights or any of the things that I have grown to hate so much. Today there are polkadot dresses, new buckle shoes, chinese takeout, and plenty of sunshine. There are extra studio hours and stacks of chapbooks far as the eye can see, and sewing copies of i cheated on Chanel No. 5 with the most exquisite red embroidery thread. My mood is tenuous, though, and I feel like it might just be tiny niggling little stresses that really don't amount to much, but are there at the edges nevertheless. this week is stretching extra long toward the weekend, and then the semester is over and summer begins and there is nothing but blue sky beyond...
Posted by kristy bowen at 6:57 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
I've talked a bit before about the chaos muppet/ order muppet dichotomy and I'm feeling a little bit of order muppet angst, ie shit's getting done, orders going out, books getting made, things getting laid out, but I'm also feeling a little stalled out creatively. I've written a whole bunch of nothing since I got back from Mississippi and nothing on the visual front, including a couple upcoming cover designs I've been waffling over. This month and last seem sort of jagged which makes it easy to breeze through things productively, but difficult to relax and settle into anything that involves concentration for any length of time.
Spring seems have slipped away again, and today it's gray and chilly and my patience with just about everything is waning. I am doomed to the library for another two days this weekend, so despite my love of having extra time in the studio, I am also feeling like I'm running a race with no where to sit down and take a breather along the way. But another week, and the semester will be under wraps and my weekends will once again be mine. Summer, and already there are readings and open studio plans. Plus a full dose of margarita and lakefront picnic plans and Italian ice plans and a variety of outings. It cannot get here soon enough...
Posted by kristy bowen at 1:48 PM