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Hi hi hi,

I am DEEP in Open Studio preparations, which have included: making a necklace-hanging wood strip, painting furniture, sending texts and emails to people that I like, and collecting all my caftans. You see, this whole endeavor is terrifying. I'm thoroughly overwhelmed. BUT what makes it all the better is the idea that I might see a few people I really like. Also there's something about having all my disparate work up under once roof and throwing a party with it. Please consider this your formal invitation. (<---details reside in that link)

Yours in pushing comfortable boundaries, avw 

Now playing....


Brittany Howard, lead singer of Alabama Shakes, is out with a solo album and it’s great. You get the sense she sings from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. She's got one hand holding that of her past self and the other with her future self. It’s a deeply affirming piece of creativity. Maybe you’ll like it too.

This super-sweet music video with Terry Crews is a good start.

 

Two fun art things: 


S.F. artist and illustrator Lindsay Stripling teaches at the stellar art goods/paint purveyor Case for Making. Now she's got a new class, Concept Sketchbook: A Daily Practice, on CreativeBug too. Can't wait for a moment to breath and join the fun. Lord knows my sketchbooking can always use new energy.

I recently laid down for my 4th tattoo*, inked by @meggsaladsandwich_ aka Meg Tuey. I'm stoked for Meg's upcoming show at Berkeley's Oxtail Gallery with a kickoff party on October 19th, 6-9pm. Simple Folks are original works on paper for under $200. (Above art by @meggsaladsandwich_)


* first impromptu!

Come to my upcoming events:

I don't like hotel accent pillows either. 


The internet has a way of serving things up to curious minds which is sometimes great, sometimes terrible. Thankfully, I happened upon comedian Gina Yashere tightly edited reviews of hotel rooms. They’re a delight. Please, enjoy. 
 
Your feet are on the earth right now. Can you feel it?

Invite yr bud. Feel free to forward.

Thank you, fellow human!
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