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  • The manager is in

    Do you know this old Andy Warhol quote? “When I think about what sort of person I would most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss.”…

  • Again, again

    When I was around 10, one Saturday I went to the county fair with one of my best friends and we had one of those completely magical days. I don’t mean just…

  • Attachment and Found #4

    I had to rethink a lot of things in the studio this week. For example, I have been secretly working on this project that involves knitting typewriter ribbon, but after a number…

  • The fire

    “…It’s about bringing the fire from wherever you found it to an art world that desperately needs it.” So ends Dave Hickey’s essay Nurturing Your Addictions from his most recent book, Pirates…

  • Perspective

    I am not a big fan of women’s fashion magazines or their pretending-to-be-better-for-you sister, women’s fitness magazines. We have all heard that women who are anxious tend to buy things to calm…

  • Animal

    A few emergencies came up today, so I will just briefly say that I loved using the premixed paint. And here are a couple of the brand new ones in very early…

  • Around the block

    Finally finished my sea of canvases today. Built, stretched, taped, primed, and primed again. They make the most beautiful sound, like a drum, if you hit them with a big paint brush…

  • Professional help

    In the spring of 1990, a close friend of mine underwent brain surgery. Initially unable to read, another friend of ours would visit her regularly and read aloud. I was a couple…

  • New tricks

    I can’t believe I never thought of it before, but I discovered this great new way to mix paint: on wax paper. The only downside is that I now feel a little…

  • Almost

    Three pieces are very close to being done, but making me crazy with their little tiny details that just have to be right. For example, I have probably put at least twenty…