Sunday, January 31, 2010

On the calling of art...

The calling of art is to extract us from our daily reality, to bring us to a hidden truth that’s difficult to access - to a level that’s not material but spiritual.

Abbas Kiarostami

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winding up SAC at SAS

Well, we're all home safe and sound and enjoying a quiet snowbound weekend (at least I am, I think Beth might be printing and Margaret is on the road doing her next thing...) I caught up on pics and blogging the Roadtrip site and did a progress report on my latest sound sculpture. And I'm already having ideas for another Shoestring adventure and the dust hasn't even settled on this one yet!

Next stop, I'll be sowing the seeds of creative chaos in the Shoestring Digital Collaboratory for a week this spring at Penland. Beth is coming to assist and we hope to get a good crowd of folks that want to raise a little ruckus and make some fun stuff. Who knows what madness might ensue??? Stay tuned for more info on that.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Huldra Notebooks

Our friend Marianne of Huldra Press has some sweet new little notebooks on her blog/etsy.
check em out.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Shoestring Public Works

I vote we absorb these guys into the Collective! Prime example of DIY, making something out of nothing AND making their immediate community a little bit better.

The Astoria Scum River Bridge

Jason Eppink and Posterchild making stuff for the common good of the neighborhood...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Getting Underway

Mr. Ford's old boats make great Circus Vessels. Agnes is out of mothballs and leaving port at sunup, docking and delivering the intrepid crew by sundown to St. Andrew's-Sewanee School for a week of exploring Other Possibilities.

Bon Voyage!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A most honorable endeavor...

This is quite beautiful, the kind of work I aspire to.

Takes my breath away.

Worthwhile reading here.

(re-blogged from JMS)

Friday, January 8, 2010


I just watched this. You should too. Neflix has it on streaming.

Trailer below, website here.

Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Shoestring Tamale Express

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Day two of the SAS show install
We drove. We stumbled onto awesome tamales. And oh yeah, we installed a show..

More info about it here.

I'm feeling a little awesome tonight...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

On the coldest day of the winter so far..

I've always had this dream of doing some sort of traveling/guerilla art/impromptu/tent revival/road show where you could roll into a town, do a thing and roll out, leaving behind splashes of color, snippets of sound, encouraging words, echoing laughter and fond memories.

I guess today is the beginning of sorts. We leave at first light for faraway places, and adventures to unfold..

Taking the Shoestring Artists Traveling Circus and Just Add Water Art Show and School of Other Possibilities on the road...

All systems go...

Bon voyage!