Saturday, August 28, 2010

Amazingly wonderful

3year old recites the poem from Poet Billy Collins


You are the bread and the knife,
The crystal goblet and the wine...
-Jacques Crickillon

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general's head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.
And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.
I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman's tea cup.
But don't worry, I'm not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and--somehow--the wine.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The First Buzz.....

Cherry on the cupcake!

For my upcoming solo show I started sending out press releases last week. Not only was it a great exercise on how these documents were written, but it allowed me to focus on what the show was saying.

As my show is about my/our infertility, I sent a few press releases to some of the blogs that I read.
When we found out that we were facing a childless life 5+ years ago, I went searching on the Internet for a family, a community of people like me. I came up blank...blogs were new, the search engines were not as powerful as they are today and so I found myself alone in the vast sea of overwhelming information from the clinic.

Today thankfully I am not as alone in my personal journey. There are many women and couples dealing with infertility and coping with it in many different ways. I found my tribe.

Today Life Without Baby has mentioned my upcoming show!
Lisa Manterfield has created a wonderful community and a safe place to express what it is like to be childless either by choice or circumstance. A big round of applause to her and the many members!
We are all still learning but we are all brave and strong in our journeys.
Thank you Lisa, for including me and helping me spread the word.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

In the middle of sending out press releases...will be back to blogging on a more normal basis soon!
I promise...there is lots to talk about.

© Monica Wiesblott

© Monica Wiesblott

© Monica Wiesblott

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Whilst my mind is busy with work for my upcoming is this weeks wordless Wednesday tribute to AMBER!



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Out and about

A futile try at getting Silversun tickets...I should have taken this as a sign

I am totally absorbed with preparations for my upcoming show and haven't really taken a breath of anything other then work. I am pretty stressed and lost at times in the details involved with the upcoming shows.
I have to remember to take care of myself...
So when a friend called on Friday and suggested I break away for a little bit...I jumped at it.

We visited our friend Lynn LeTourneau at her studio in the Bell Arts Factory
She is making wonderful new paintings!

 by Paul & Leighton Roux

Note green sculpture in the corner is a REAL person and scared me a little.
Ok a lot

We checked out the work on display in the
community gallery at the WAV

No fun night out would be complete without a little craziness!
We ended the night at the CANDY SHOP smelling sweet sugar and buying silly treats.

Saturday was a bike ride to the beach
The ocean marine layer was thick all day and made my newly shorn hair extra crazy curly!

My nephew showing me how to nap like a champ!

So today I am still grinding away, finished another linocut for the September group show and working on some new details for my show in October.

The weeks are passing quickly and time is ticking fast...I am trying to enjoy the ride as I take antiacids and eat a bland diet for 14 days....another example of why you need to take care of yourself.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I need to say something on this wordless wednesday:
I was walking thru the mall and saw this girl holding a Holga Camera, I thought cool...then I saw what the GAP window was advertising.

Children should not be a market for "SKINNY JEANS"


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