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.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Exhibitionists & The Fine Art of Salvage

If you click on the word Exhibitionists (above), you will get to The Paper Studio, where you can see ALL of the canvases for the Gorey Detales. Each canvas is 11" x 14".

On another subject altogether, my brother Pete had a funky, old(ish) painted canvas at his place in New Mexico last year; the painting was in a ruinous state. I took it off his hands, removed the canvas from the stretcher base, passed that on to my friend Cat, and framed a fabulous section (10.5" square) of the original painting I was able to salvage. I call her Sofie: