October 3rd, 2003

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immersed and refreshed

This afternoon Anna, Knut, Janet and I are going to Matchstick Men...before that I want to finish a draft of my article on urban networks: and the mail art network. So today I will search for the best mail art sites on the web to verify my list. I found another drawing teacher job at Baylor that looks good for me. At flatbed press yesterday I met an artist named Jerry who gave me a tour of the presses, the prints, and the facilities then gave me a lagniappe, part of a reject print that he rescues, cuts up and mounts. I gave him a lagniappe too - one of my new series of Artists' Trading Cards. He picked one and said he really liked it even if it was in color. He's a black & white kind of artist - he did a cut out collage called Jackie at the OK corral. What an unexpected pleasure to suddenly immerse in the art world after an hour at the Texas Workforce offices where their automated system was matching me up with jobs like 10 key data entry because I have a lot of personal computer experience. Finally the counsellor said the database really didn't have jobs for Ph.D.s and that my search on the Chronicle of Higher Education and HigherEdJobs.com was the right strategy for me. So I got my unemployment check, the rent is paid, and I have too many creative ideas to realize.
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    creative creative
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cubists in curlers

ok i admit it, i'm having too much fun. I found a great multi-tiered clear plexi holder for business cards that just fits as a display for artist trading cards. I'm painting ATCs at an almost alarming rate. Today I bought 200 more sleeves for them. I'm going to display a set at the women's chamber next friday. Lucky ladies will be able to pick them up for free since they also serve as my "business" cards. The newest groups of ATCs are
1) a black & white self-portrait series of mail artist at work in india ink and some black watercolor and maybe a dash of silver oil pastel and just a touch of glitter glue and
2) a series of a W model in front of a painting of circles which inspired me to render her as a cubist in curlers and that's really fun. The curlers are day glow orange with contrasting centers. I never did cubist drawing before. I'm still not a true cubist but I'm three ATC's closer than I was yesterday.
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    cubist