Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Activities With Childhood Art
One Sunday last month after church the sun was bright. I cleaned off paintings I did mostly in junior high and high school and dried them in the sun. Remarks from kind residents about this were what motivated me to call for an art studio in the residents' activity room. Last Friday, after another hardware store effort to solve the mystery of how to hang some of the paintings, I came across some on-sale open frames at an outdoor tent clearance sale at a craft shop. I had to take the bus back to where I lived for a list of the paintings and their dimensions. However, back at the craft shop three of the frames did match paintings I had cleaned. Today I put three paintings up, in open frames that were 5, 4, and 1 dollar at the clearance sale.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Some Awkward Objects - Read At Open Mike in July
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Some Awkward Objects – Diary In A Jar, Relief Map, Art Tittled “Scenes From A Remodel”
My video about a jar with a partly reuined diary insdie it featured the University of Washington Tyee from 1968 and books of poems I had from my first year at the U of Washington.
In 1968 I impulsively set the diary on fire, perhaps to recreate the burning of a torn on a junior high school relief map. The town had a river, a castle on a promontory, trees, and more. The fire was a solution to its decay on top of the ping pong table in our garage.
I saw I did not want to do this to the diary, so I put the fire out and saved the pages in a mason jar. My idea about old papers, old letters, is to save them. When they dried, some of the entries could be partly read, mostly about 1961 to 1963 in Junior High School. (My oild paint set was a birthday gift not a Chirstmas present.)
I had brought the diary out again to write about a May, 1966 trip to Ellensburg with history classmates for the Model United Nations. The Model United Nations trip by bus with classmates was in 1966, fifty years ago in May.
During many months at the building I live in, residents have become more portable tenants to prepare for remodel plans, everyone has boxed things up. As July came near, I found the building’s gathering area cleared of things, only to await redecoration. Others joined in with me to also seize the day and use the space as an art studio. However their other plans took priority. The Fourth of July Art Show that materialized was small. It included “Ruth and Pat Save the Plants”: which were stills from a video, “Blue House on G Street” 35-millimeter print scanned and printed on a computer, and of course, “Scenes From A Remodel.”
By the fifth of July, work had begun near the art wall, although the maintainance man said it might not be possible to take that wall out because of the inside wiring. The manager took the art down and put it on the table. The 4th of July Art Show was over. I saved the photos from “Scenes From A Remodel” and put the cardboard box with holes in it into the dumpster on the alley.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Fourth of July Art Show
Hall lights were out this noontime, although the maintainance man said it might not be possible to take that wall out because of the inside wiring, the manager took the art down and put it on the table. The 4th of July Art Show might be over. But yesterday, it was:
During many months at the building I live in, residents have become more portable tenants to prepare for building remodel plans, and everyone has boxed things up. As July came near, I found the building’s gathering area cleared of things, only to awsait redecoration for a time. Others joined in with me to also seize the day and use the space as an art studio. Although their other plans took priority, the small Fourth of July Art Show materialized. So, yesterday I set up the Art Show ahead of the festivity of its opening morning today.
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