Thursday, December 30, 2021

Inspired By a Joan Didion Quote

“I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be...”  Joan Didion

1987, 1994, 1998
1979, 2021, 1978
1971, 1976, 1980

I posted the above on Instagram, I thought I would go deeper into the images here.
Or at least pull away from the square crops.

There are some versions of me that I gladly leave behind (my married years especially).
Others, I want to keep in touch with the spunky young me.

In backwards order:
Next to four of my map weavings
Holly Jolly art reception, Roswell Space.

A place Severo and I stayed in Cambria.
We toured Hearst Castle that trip. So much fun!
Final day of a week long summer workshop with Rafael Ferrer at Bennington College.
Holding a self portrait.

Otis graduation, BFA in Fashion Design
Lisa on the left, Dad on the right.

Xmas at my parents, Hampden, MA.
What am I doing in that preppie sweater???

That time I was a bride.
Photo by Jamie Wolff.

At Alines apartment, her birthday?
Ex removed from photo.

Outside the art studio.
College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara.
I quit after my first quarter of Junior year to move to NYC with the ex,
as a 20 year old know it all does..

Freshman year at Emma Willard.
Music pod in the library.
Winter uniforms, mine is a micro mini version.

On to the new year and new adventures!
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Friday, December 10, 2021

Shining Brightly at the Old Broads Art Reception

Shelbee inspired me to create a blog post. Woohoo!
She and Nancy are hosting their monthly Good Buy, Good-bye series with the topic Sparkles for December.

I donned some sparkly accessories for a recent art reception.

I was thrilled to have a reason to get dressed up!
It's been eons since an outfit photo has occurred.
Garment/Pattern array. I got the metallic scarf from Ideeli
(anyone remember that online designer closeout site?)
Devil shoes! The Fluevog Maha

The exhibition:
Old Broads @RAM [Riverside Art Museum] is up until January 2, 2022

“In most human endeavors, experience is a highly valued attribute. Not too many people ask for the ‘new guy’ to perform a car repair and the demand for newly minted neurosurgeons surely does not outstrip supply. In the performing and written arts, the wunderkind who is worthy of an Oscar, Emmy, or Pulitzer is celebrated but recognized as a rarity. In the visual arts, however, this construct is turned on its head. Gallerists are routinely asked the age of the artists whose work they are promoting; in addition, print media abounds with articles lamenting the difficulty female artists face in getting their work shown.

“So, in a region where 20-somethings are botoxed and 30-somethings routinely get ‘a little work done,’ whose dominant industry is peddling our youth-obsessed, airbrushed culture to the rest of the world, what is a woman of a certain age to do? ‘Old Broads’ is a collective of 30 female/female-identifying visual artists over the age of 50, working in the greater Los Angeles area. The show seeks to showcase and celebrate artists who bring a lifetime of experience and experiences to their work. Our aim is to promote each other, poke fun at prevalent stereotypes, and have a damned good time doing it.”
—the Old Broads

At the reception:

With Marthe Aponte and our art

With Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja and our art

My art piece in the center includes gold brocade
My sparkly purse joined the fun
I got this at Pic N Save in 2000(?). $5.00. A keeper!

A bunch of us had dinner at Mario's Place afterwards. Outstanding!
As they say, "the Mission Inn is across from us".
Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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