Sunday, July 26, 2015

chloroform wicket prospect

There is a right physical size for every idea. -- Henry Moore

Oh oh.  Today the little family is coming over to see us and hopefully get into some place for brunch!  You cannot imagine wht a mess we are in here in the former casa... certainly a place that a 20 month old will drive everyone crazy trying to keep him out of the piles!

My foray into life-as-it-used-to-be yesterday gave me 2 or 3 hours to myself at the Apple store, and I met Rashad who fixed the adware and issues on my laptop.  It didn't take too long and he sent me on my way but when I got to looking the whole system is full and I had already added extra memory when I bought it.  Just like my house-  too full even thought it as big when I got it!  I spent several hours deleting things and emptying trash  and it seems better now but still I need to figure out why some things are happening that shouldn't AND dump some more.First to go are all those 2004 teaching records, and early photos I scanned from slides going back to the beginning of quilt making.  Thousands of 'em.  And too many family pictures that were over-photographed. It will be a good distraction from this hideous mess. The movers don't come until TUESDAY now, then we have to go live in a hotel.  With bad coffee, I'm sure.


 Walter Van Beirendonck, Y-3.  Looks like clown suits to me.  Discuss...

Feel like reading more?  I've copied the commencement speech John Waters gave at the RISD 2015 graduation- Fabulous!

“Today may be the last day of your juvenile delinquency, but it should also be the first day of your new adult disobedience,” John Waters recently told the 2015 graduating class of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in his commencement speech. Waters, the audacious artist, actor, director, and stand-up comedian, alternatively nicknamed the “Prince of Puke” and the “People’s Pervert,” described Hairspray as “a Trojan horse: It snuck into middle America and never got caught,” and added, “You can do the same thing.” Throughout his hilarious and wise speech, Waters encouraged students to pursue daring projects while working their way from the inside — “you need to prepare sneak attacks on society.”
Though Waters says that in “the fine arts play is work” — adding, “what other field allows you to deduct as business expenses from your taxes gangsta rap, … even vintage porn, as long as you use it for research?” — he also doesn’t undermine the importance of persevering. For years he’s been waking up every day at 6am to come up with his “insane” ideas. “Contemporary art’s job is to wreck what came before,” he said, but to succeed in your disobedience also takes a lot of work.
There's more that I will post another time-  I know how much you guys get bored with lotsa words.

1 comment :

Max said...

Sandy, get yourself an external hard drive for your old files . . . I've got a seagate and I love the fact that I can dredge up stuff from four computers ago!