mostly unseen work…

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing–and keeping the unknown always beyond you.

—Georgia O’Keeffe

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. —Coco Chanel

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
―Stella Adler

You can’t use up creativity.

The more you use, the more you have. —Maya Angelou

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
―Henry David Thoreau

fetch the bolt cutters,

I’ve been in here too long

—Fiona Apple

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  • cardboard layers missing South Dakota
  • fashion magazine paintings
  • your voice counts-Harvard Review I believe
  • Oakledge Park early morning with a friend after snow
  • I recreated this poster for Jeff’s Christmas gift. He was at this show on his birthday, 1981 I believe. I couldn’t find an original.
  • winter light with lights, the field behind my childhood home
  • fetch the bolt cutters, a Fiona Apple song I love-applicable for COVID life

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame/Cleveland Rocks

I finally got the chance on my road trip West to spend some time at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland with my friend of 25 years, Jen.  We quickly split up to move through the museum as we each saw fit.  I hate walking through museums with other people. I’m NOT terribly patient about being on other people’s viewing schedules. So, it was an amazing solo four hours of looking at all of this stuff that was a part of the history of American Rock & Roll.

We all have our personal connections to music so my solo time heightened those moments for me.  One of my favorite memories was walking through this hall that has a bunch of signatures and overhearing a woman say to her husband, “I hate Rush, I’ve never even understood why people do”. I inserted myself into their conversation and said that I too loathe Rush.  Sorry Rush fans.  She gave me a thumbs up and kept walking down the hallway.

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  1. Michael Jackson and The Glove
  2. Hank Williams’ suit
  3. Herb Ritts’ quote and photos of David Bowie & Madonna
  4. Joe Strummer’s Guitar of The Clash
  5. Sly Stone’s vest
  6. Phish’s Flying Hot Dog by John Soeder
  7. AC/DC with lyrics to my high school rebel yell, “Highway to Hell”. Sorry Mom.
  8. Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” installation.
  9. http://www.rockhall.com/