ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Everybody's doing it. . .

Well, can one ever have too many books chock-full of eye candy & inspiration? Kinda rhetorical question! I can't wait to see this one, due out in December. My friend Suz, editor of the swellest ART zine in the annals of Zinedom, ARTitude, is the mastermind behind Kaleidoscope: ideas + projects to SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY (Northlights). I am so diggin' on the brilliant colors of the covers to her freshest offering, imagining what lies between. For you who have seen my calendar pages (made for small, self-published calendars with a dear friend, Jean McBride), you will recognize the altered image of the two little boys leap-frogging it from a January "New York Minute" piece I did for one of those calendars a couple of years ago.
While we're on the subject of books, am truly looking forward to the arrival of the lovely Ms. Bernadette Berlin's Artist Trading Cards Workshop: Create. Collect. Swap.
It's also coming to a bookseller nearby everyone this December!
For scrapbookers, Scrapbooking for the Time-Impaired by Kerry Arquette and Andrea Zocchi (Cantata, March 2007) and The Adventurous Scrapbooker by Katherine Aimone (Lark, Dec. 2006) both address old dilemmas with new artistry.
Time to clear a spot on the bedside table - or in my case, sans table, the book-strewn bedside floor.

Friday, September 01, 2006

As Carole King sang it, "Anticipation. . .". . .

Angela's and my book is still several months away from being in bookstores EVERYWHERE, but as I am getting out of Dodge for a few days (and yes, by Dodge, I DO mean Fort Collins!)
and have yet to get any real art flying out of here again, I thought you could have a peek at my bio portrait - we figure the publisher will probably cut out most of the actual art surrounding, to zoom in on us, so this may be your one & only chance to see this little 6" x 6" version of myself.
Back next week, y'all take care of yourselves and each other.