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, March 21, 2008

Through Urban Eyes

From the New York Times Urban Eye Weekend:

Glue You Too!

For a decade, the artist Paul Butler, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has been holding collage parties, allowing artists, friends and strangers alike to cut and paste their way to creativity. (His own collages are “handsome, like the geometric work of Josef Albers,” as William Zimmer wrote in a review several years ago.) On Saturday, to celebrate the publication of a book of his work, the Printed Matter bookstore and gallery will hold its own collage party. Anyone can participate, as long as you know your way around a glue stick.


When Angela's and my new book is released next spring, I want to have a "Collage Party", too.