Entries Categorized as 'art'

Symptoms of Recovery

November 21, 2011

Trusting our creativity is new behavior for many of us. It may feel quite threatening initially, not only to us but also to our intimates. We may feel–and look–erratic. This erraticism is a normal part of getting unstuck, pulling free from the muck that has blocked us. It is important to remember that at first […]

Sew, yeah… I am becoming my mother

June 16, 2011

Tonight I’m taking a sewing class at a local sewing shop called Home Ec. Studio in South Park. This is all part of my trying to be more creative thing. Have you been to South Park lately? It’s really become such a cool place to hang out. Lots of new shops– one of my new […]

Summer Trips

May 19, 2011

I have just one more day of giving final exams– next Wednesday– and then my summer begins. Summer, for me, equals: finishing current draft of novel (updates to come) reading (my book list to come) movies (what’s a summer without movies?) making stuff (did I mention I’m going to take a class on how to […]

Sal Mineo

April 11, 2011

I’ve been wanting to post more about my recent fascination with Zines and about how I’d like to produce some in the near future. Here’s a cool Zine I found online a couple of months ago and then it took me a while to order it and now it’s finally come! The publisher is Elk […]

Liz Taylor Says Goodbye

March 24, 2011

With all of the incredible tributes pouring in for Liz Taylor I thought I’d share mine: I bought this original snapshot for about six dollars in a Chelsea antique store when I lived in NYC in about 2001. It’s perfect. The eyes closed, lids heavy with lavender eye shadow. The Burton diamond on her hand, […]

Gold Everywhere

March 22, 2011

Here are some quick updates of this past week. Finished Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. I loved the information about Egypt and Cleo and Mark Antony, but I was missing dialogue (the book is serious nonfiction). Still, Schiff impressed me with her knowledge and Cleo impressed me with her sheer tenacity. My office at home is […]

Happy New Year! (can I get a woot woot for 2011?)

December 31, 2010

I was thinking that putting a picture from The Poseidon Adventure on my New Year’s blog entry might be too foreboding but what the hell! I love the movie– you know, massive tidal wave flips over a cruise ship and survivors, including Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, and Pamela Sue Martin, have to climb their way […]

Creativity

December 22, 2010

I’m off for about three and a half weeks, which means writing and reading and being creative. I’m almost finished reading the book I spoke about in my previous post (The Prince, The Showgirl, and Me) and I’m eying a stack of books by my bed. Which one next? The Pure Lover by David Plante? […]

Sneak Peek

October 5, 2010

This is from a new project I’ve been working on– will be seen in a Queer Zine that’s coming out at the end of the month or early in November. I’m also going to get out more postcards– yes, I know, I still owe some of you your postcard, i’m sorry it’s so late! I’m […]

Idle Hands

August 28, 2010

Finished my first week back teaching after a far-t00-idle summer. Four classes and a fifth starts in October. I need to be busy again. Busy-ness makes me feel better. Having things to do, having places to be and responsibilities. I’d like to think it pushes me creatively, too. This summer was just a wash–too much […]