Tuesday, February 7, 2012

i think edgar might have given me a cold. is that possible? he seemed under the weather over the weekend. and his nose was running. and now my throat is getting sore and scratchy and i'm coughing and just feel like one of those crappy colds is invading. i have a bowl of organic kiwi.....i'll eat those and maybe the punch of vitamin c will make a difference.
i've been in the paper lately.....my paper room has a strange sense of organization, that is really anti-order. i find precious little scraps that i've saved my entire life. and it is a random joy to find them. there is no spot for me to find them next time. they will just work their way to me when it's their time. and i won't know when i'll see them again. yesterday i found a lovely little slip of a paper that was my entrance ticket to a zagreb museum in 1987, and i found the tiny tattered box that held my grandmother's little tin of tiger balm from the 50s or 60s. an ink drawing of a torso that i did 15 years ago surfaced yesterday as well. and a long and detailed letter i wrote in 2003 but didn't mail. and then the images that i've cut and saved for a decade or more. each one i recognize like a friend until i finally choose it to glue into an image. and then it's energy changes entirely. then it has been chosen and it loses it's individual identity and becomes part of the piece. it's fascinating.
i've been organizing the paper room to make it function better for me. spreading it over two rooms is what i needed. so there is a room to make a mess digging through the piles and cutting and letting paper fly everywhere. and there is a room for gluing and doing the detail work. it seems to be working. a wonderful little collection of collage was born yesterday and i feel there will be more today.
this sunday, february 12th, the studio will be open from 10 until 4. come visit us at the little white house at 55 mowat ave in portsmouth village, to find lovely affordable gifts for your valentine. tracy's son, sam will have a photography exhibit of hearts found in nature. and to make it more of a gift....he's donating a portion of the proceeds to an animal charity (i'm not sure which one...) we are looking forward to a lovely day.


  1. I'm so sorry to here that you are feeling under the weather. Whenever I start to feel a cold coming on, I take EmergenC. I take four packets a day for as long as it takes me to start to feel better. It has 1000 mg of Vitamin C and it really seems to help me a lot.

    I love to find bits and pieces of items I've kept over the years. Just the other day, I was going through my cigar box and found my old Passport and business cards from restaurants we visited in France along with a Taxi cab business card from England, a map of Paris and an odd lot of little scraps that I've kept over the years. I've been meaning to put them into a shadow box or some other type of glass box in some sort of collage but have yet to do it.

    1. thank you for the emergen-c reminder. i'll take one right now.
      i like just keeping the little scraps hidden instead of framed. because then when you see them, you're really excited again. but i'm sure your collage will be lovely!!!

  2. I love the thought of you in the paper room finding bits and pieces of your life and reliving the memories as you create. I hope you are feeling better soon.