DYM products & by products
MIRIAM DYM
6-3-12
Sunday
Began to learn how to spin yarn, by hand, in the interests of better future understanding of and planning for industrial processes. I'm supposed to practice 15 minutes a day for several days...I'm writing this 3 days later and I haven't done it yet.
6-1-12
Friday
Removed stain LRS style from a skirt of R"C"C's, plus added a heart to a t-shirt for Romeo (for the R&Juliet TC is directing).
 
5-?-12
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Added new felt soles to a pair of U's pyjamas. Printed Walker outline on gray bamboo copy of M"L"S dress in hopes it'll make it more wearable. Mended M family camp stool using a swatch of DYMproducts digitally printed denim (ca. 2005).
5-14-12
Monday
Am officially accepted as a presenter at MEND*RS, they'll help me get there, too!
4-27-12
Friday
Made an "L" shirt for client for whom "L" is significant. Really belongs on LRS blog. Nothing doing until I get off E.
4-22-12
Sunday
Sent in proposal for MEND*RS Symposium in the UK.
 
4-14-12
Saturday
Made a lamp "shade" using yellow and white wire twists then immediately put together a standing lamp using wheeled chair base and bolted structure assembled by assistant in 2009, pure and abject.
04-07-12
Saturday
Visited alpaca farm to meet KB, learn about what waste they have, see fiber processed. Alpacas are cute, no way around it.
12-14-11
Wednesday
Sewed down pleat on MMD pants. Resewed parts of right felt bootie, cut pieces for left felt bootie.
12-13-11
Tuesday
Took apart the decrepit leather bootie from Berlin, used it to make a pattern, sewed right slipper from industrial felt. Not art, as I will use it.
12-09-11
Friday
Edited MMD's xmas plaid pants by inserting a strip of another plaid (from a wool skirt NL had sent in early 2010).
12-08-11
Thursday
Took the time to shrink all my number 6 plastics. A small cardboard boxfull had been taking up floor space in my pantry for what, 2 years? So I shrunk them. Now I have to figure out if there's anything I want to make...a lampshade maybe?
10-??-11
Sometime
Copied navy Stokx skirt pattern, cut 2 copies from stretch canvas from G.o.C., the parts with drawing on them. Dye painted one skirt with loud pseudo plaid (orange, blue, red with yellow sides) and another skirt with the text (front) ONCE YOU SAID, I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT (back) HOW I WISH YOU‘D TOLD ME WHAT THAT WAS. The plaid skirt fits on the first try, the text skirt needed much trimming and is still not finished. Dye painted old underwear (ugly briefs, from target, pretty worn out) (front) NOW IT‘S (back) CLEAR. Took photos of them by themselves and with me in them.
09-??-11
Sometime
Cut pattern for Stokx shawl collar jacket. Painted pattern pieces, all edges dark brown, wide horizontal yellow stripes. Cured for a few days then laboriously rinsed. I used the wrong kind of dyes but they seem to work anyway.
08-05-11
Friday
MW cut rest of shapes-forms from 1in ply, 2.5 hours including clean up. I cut pattern for felt hanger covers, cut OUT PUT and PUT OUT, one on each side. Painted edges on all save 3 of the newly cut out forms, glued two forms that were coming apart. Organized loose notes, put graphic novel material in a bag to take home. Labelled dishrags #267-280, haven't made any since my return from Watermill since my sewing machine is still home. And why bring it when I'm moving out of studio by month's end?
07-25-11
Monday
Switching gears. Drew 2 single-panel graphic novel pages, conversations between M and W. Drew surroundings from life, studio, drew studio tabletop from observation. Feel sick to my stomach at number of incomplete projects. Will it work to hire someone to finish? Made plans for wrap skirt with the text: Once you said, I know what you want. I wish you'd tell me what I want but I think you've forgotten. Needs editing.
07-12-11
Tuesday
Flipped SOFT AWKARD around (with EH's help), now ready for ALWAYS SO FAR AWAY. Updated log on website through April. Left early to go to class so I could leave bike at N. Berkeley.
07-09-11
Saturday
Continued entering scenes for graphic novel in document on computer. Carried boxes of A's stuff to basement for storage.
07-07-11
Thursday
Sorted, stacked and trimmed with jigsaw many of the forms or shapes from inside screen holes (cut from ply 2007), will stack to make a standing lamp to replace trite curving one in living room. Giving up the studio, probably, by end of next month, I want to finally do something with these, put to use. Painted 1in orange-red line around edge of about half the shapes. Started timeline for business.
07-06-11
Wednesday
Worked at home, easier with kids traveling with A. Four pages comic layout, characters' appearances are improving. Did more gray block printing on untreated old sheeting. Painted gray dye around lettering on SP camisole. More tidying and sorting in house to finally clear A's stuff out and to prepare to move studio here, this is exhausting.
06-24-11
Friday
SP said, regarding the dancers who were working with her, "Their happiness made my happiness so much more." We talked about inanimate players and conscious objects.
Got to studio for the first time since I left for Watermill, almost 3 weeks. Took felt I'd cut for front closet doorway and wrote EVEN backwards, one big word instead of the long word with little letters I'd originally planned. Tested sign paint on transparent fabric. Cut pattern for sweatshirt jacket from stiff white mesh cloth (bought for a halloween costume maybe?, then cut pieces from gray and black wool skirts (NL), sleeves and hood are 2-color because of fabric shortage. Sewing machine is still at the house because I can't take it on the bike.
06-23-11
Thursday
Worked on business stuff and writing (blog, application). Started drawing for P-o-Y-T poster using colored pencil and ballpoint, maybe a good mix for the still hypothetical graphic novel.
06-05-13-11
At Watermill with SP. Made camisol from RC's old sheet, wrote some words that SP had said. Gave SP some shorts (that I'd bought in 2006 from a thriftstore for the fabric) and recently dyed bright yellow. Made a camisole that didn't quite work. Sewed a few canvas wallets as models for a messenger bag. Sewed a messenger bag with yellow and gray thread stripes, its flap is too big.
06-04-11
Tuesday
Met SP at JFK, we meanandered to Southampton to Watermill Center.
06-06-11
Monday
Took a couch cushion cover, dyed orange, added webbing and handles, took it in a bit to make a carrying case for sewing machine, to take to Watermill. AS + E came to studio to use as work space. Took red-eye to JFK.
06-03-11
Friday
Added images to Headlands application. Posted blog post.
06-02-11
Thursday
Met AS + E for coffee to discuss work projects. Mended A's pants. Worked on H application. Left at 3.15 for SP / P-o-Y-T's meeting at Mission Pie. Wrote first Berkeley Patch blog post by hand while in transit. Then business planning class number 2. Flat tire. Fight with K.
06-01-11
Wednesday
Worked with E. Worked on Headlands application, made a dishrag.
04-27-11
Wednesday
Did commercial graphic design most of the day. Went to SF for first Ren Ctr class. It poured, I didn't wear a rain coat, got soaked en route to the studio so improvised an outfit from clothes in the alteration piles (kelly green golf pants from Key West, an electric mustard yellow sweater that used to be RC's until I messed with it).
05-30-11
Monday
J and I visited B's studio, I took notes.
05-28-11
Saturday
Into LA, met J, B, E, went to some galleries in China Town and tooled around and ate a lot.
05-27-11
Friday
To Claremont for CLD's workshop / retirement celebration. Met lots of nice engineers. Talked about printing fabric, and other things. Somehow, this seemed interesting.
05-25-11
Wednesday
Worked on Headlands application, chatted with MMD about making it a joint project.
05-24-11
Tuesday
Came up with list of scenes I'd want to include in graphic novel. I have no idea how I'd draw the characters, all my attempts are so, well, cartoonish. For some reason, this irks me.
05-21-11
Saturday
Stray thoughts and notes for graphic novel about roller coaster of last two years, including the lost cell phone incident that led me to look at the phone records of October 2009.
05-13-11
Friday
Painted SOFT AWK / WARD SICK in transparent vermillion. Bought 2 wool fabrics at britex in SF to make a replacement for lost cloud jacket I'd made with LS in Berlin in 2008, but neither comes close to the perfection of the original. Added a whole slew of additonal 4-letter words to list.
05-12-11
Thursday
Came up with new text to write really big (SOFT AWKWARD SICK SQUISHY) on top of MIGHT SAY ANYTHING. Worked on ideas for transforming conceptual studio products into genuine business products, applied to a non-profit business class in SF.
05-09-11
Monday
Painted HOLD YOUR HORSES lighter gray, also the line above it, WAYS TAKE IT DOWN. Painted TIME on top of WAIT, not necessarily preferable. Spent a chunk of time (yesterday, too) doing paid graphic design stuff, not enough money. Sewed blue gingham and green ribbons to linen I'd printed at a workshop 4 years ago.
05-05-11
Thursday
Painted HOLD YOUR HORSES. Re painted M in MIGHT, touched up 3 Os. The last line of text snapped painting together. Typed up list of 4-letter words, kept adding as new ones came to me, seemingly infinite the number of words that are both nouns and verbs and have four letters in them.
05-04-11
Wednesday
Ran errand for MMD (picked up photo paper), then went to PA to work with E. No studio time.
05-03-11
Tuesday
Dishrag #274. Painted WAYS, repainted about four inches to the left of its previous spot, and TAKE IT DOWN, blocked in HOLD YOUR HORSES. Did a bunch of touch up with cream paint. Hung WAIT on the big stand, then took a bunch of pictures of it inside and outside the studio. Also hung up TRIP / HOLD, shot photos. Another 4-letter word 2-sided painting could be: RIFF / FOIL or PAIR / LEAP. Finished transcribing texts from one of last year's correspondents.
05-02-11
Monday
Wrote speculative email to irritant, did not send. Painted some, went to hear Christopher Alexander talk, it was overattended, I sat in foyer with the masses and watched a live, mediated version on a screen.
04-27-11
Wednesday
Painted THESE / AMPLE / FUNDS then painted all the kitchen letters white, not especially opaque so the white is streaky and pink. I'm thinking the 3rd layer is gold?
04-26-11
Saturday
For kitchen painting: painted OVERCOME / UNDERSTANDING TRY / AT HOME / LEAD BY EX / RE DISTRIBUTION OF for kitchen painting. Replace OVERCOME with LIKEWISE? UNDER with SOLID?
04-21-11
Monday
Met SP at Cheeseboard to see her videos, discuss WWAWUT, Watermill residency, etc. Made 2 "fold-over" tote bags with squared off bottoms and front pockets. I doubled the webbing on the first one, doesn't look right. The second one is better, good size for carrying less stuff, it's off-white which is suboptimal.
04-15-11
Friday
Measured wall behind kitchen sink to cut clear plastic for a painting. Went to Palo Alto with boys to see MMD, C + F.
04-13-11
Wednesday
Painted HAND OVER FISTS and some clean up around the letters and re-painted MIGH. Thought about business possiblities, this is not the first time this spring.
04-12-11
Tuesday
Finished patching K's pants. Painted THING SHALL NOT WANT. Pluse I cleaned up a little of the mess I made laying out the words with light yellow paint.
04-10-11
Sunday
Took wrap dress top and affixed black cut-out polka dot skirt as bottom, badly done so undid it and re-sewed. Painted MIGHT SAY ANY but will re-do in a lighter gray, also worked on the rest of the text for this painting. Pinned patches onto K's pants. Painted inside of hand-made box gray, changed 1 gray paint can..
04-09-11
Saturday
Fiddled with wrap dress scrap from Lindy.
04-08-11
Friday
Spent the day running around replacing my keys.
04-07-11
Thursday
Went to Palo Alto to work with E. Lost keys en route, although they were around my neck on their string when I left home.
04-06-11
Wednesday
Blocked in MIGHT SAY ANYTHING SHALL NOT WANT HAND OVER FISTS WORTH A VISIT CUTS BOTH WAYS for painting. Painted small hand-made product box gray, also 3 paint cans.
04-04-11
Monday
Dishrag #269. Worked on cream denim skinny pants: sewed zipper panels then attached zipper then added to pants; decided to do front pockets, used yellow silk, sewed onto pants; sewed narrow side panels onto legs then sewed legs back together. Worked on text—layout and word changes—for back of AMASS SORT. Stretched string across as guides for letter height.
03-31-11
Thursday
Flipped AMASS SORT to other side, exposing painting of list of stuff I thought I was making 2 years ago. Yikes! It's upside down. Now I have to figure out what words I can paint it over with. Made a long snake-like sandbag (from Bob's burnt pants) to block crack between roll-up door and floor. Started to make felts to line wire-frame paper-box molds. Cleaned roller from painting floor. Moved swampy paper pulp (to be blended) to two smaller buckets. Dishrag #268.
03-30-11
Wednesday
6 more rivets in carpet box, holds together more or less, then filled it with waste cloth from pile on floor. Put mending pile in felt boxes (formerly computer covers, Going Off Course, 2004). Whittle a fireworks stick (Berlin, 2008) to fit flag base made by AP (1993?), then painted ON and STAY on 2 small scraps of laminated print. Fixed sleeve openings on brown-black stripe vintage dress, they were too tight on my arms. .
03-29-11
Tuesday
Ironed discharge paste on MIGHT SAY ANYTHING then shot photos of me wearing it. Loaded several bags of plastic in car to brin to El Cerrito Dump. Finished tote bag with yellow handles and partially washed out ink drawing. 4 more rivets in the carpet box.
03-28-11
Monday
Pencilled and discharge-pasted MIGHT SAY ANYTHING to back of yellow jacket. Did some rivet tests then riveted 2 onto carpet box, hard on the hands! Hemmed brown-black stripe vintage dress while on the phone with JL. Added plastic panels to handmade product box, sealed edges, needs better paint.
03-25-11
Friday
Dishrag #266. Appointment with Dr. S: CT scan is clear! Finished painting studio floor. Re-painted WAIT dark pink and surrounding very light pink. Going through idled projects and: Edited a hat Lindy had given me, adding a strip of black wool. Sewed together scraps of purple wool (from purchase Jan. 2010) with chartreuse thread, start of a scarf. Worked on RCC sweater. Packed up hard plastics to go to El Cerrito recycling, then swept stairs. I'm taking this stuff to be recycled although I'm pretty sure the recycling is uneffective (lots of waste, both of potential recycled material and of the resources used to do the recycling) because I can't store it anymore. Made a hand-me-down shirt from MMD wearable by removing pretty buttons and sewing up gaps in front seam and lowering the neck height. Made a new little zippered bag, sample cosmetics bag, from hot pink shorts' fabric, purple wool, green silk from NL skirt lining.
03-24-11
Thursday
Re-worked a paper product box I'd made (when?) into a different kind of product box, added 2 windows. Long catching up lunch with EJ. Painted most of studio floor light gray. Mended U's sweat pants and last halloween's mask.
03-23-11
Wednesday
Posed for Jeannie, down the hall. Cut and folded brown carpet tuffet to prepare for rivets' arrival. Mended U's skinny gray pants, tidily! Dishrag #265
03-22-11
Tuesday
CT scan. Made a dishrag, #264, but didn't use it. Packaged more SubOptimal Products.
03-21-11
Monday
Tweaked LRS site, sent to JFH for comments. Put a bunch of the Suboptimal Products in the now-painted boxes. Sewed 3 painted bags, put products inside. Put 2 windows in a painted Suboptimal Product box. Put 1 window in a corrugated cardboard box then re-painted it light pink, adding more paint. Re-painted small box, changing paint color from muddied pink to nice light pink). Painted over stickers on an Apple product envelope.
03-17-11
Friday
Short day, kids don't have school, half day's worth of babysitter time. Painted inside a clear plastic box (from snow goggles), light blue. Painted 3 paint cans their different shades of blue. Painted WAIT, red-orange, on the back of JERK.
03-15-11
Tuesday
Made shelf from silver tarp, wood, staples for tall work table—it's not very strong, maybe adequate. Painted 2 more product boxes, 1 bag, 1 plastic bottle, 2 cans of paint. Worked a bit on Logo Removal Service website then sent to MMD for comments.
03-14-11
Monday
Painted approx. 12 boxes and bags for SubOptimal Products. Painted more paint cans solid colors (2x purple, 1 dark red, 1 light blue, 1 medium blue, 1 silver, 1 orange, 1 white).
03-10-11
Thursday
Transferred tools to steel cart, disassembled black shelf. Painted the rest of tall work desk top process blue. Painted "label" with process blue on 1 plastic jar containing studio-floor garbage. Painted process blue paint can process blue—will paint each can its contents' color, to simplify visuals. Ordered rivets to assemble brown carpet tuffet.
03-09-11
Wednesday
Short day. Ran errands. Did commercial design plus worked on speculative Logo Removal Service website.
03-07-11
Monday
Moved stuff from steel tray table (hand-me-down from JFH) to shelf under work table, started to paint work table top process blue (bright! pretty!). Shredded paper and plastics for paper pulp to use for boxes.
03-03+04-11
Thursday
Friday
Continued working on tall work table, adapting it for wheels, considered painting text on table top then thought better of it. Stripped paint off small metal desk left by last tenant. New tenant moved into extra space.
03-02-11
Wednesday
Finished writing HOLD etc. text on towel, started cutting letters out. Screwed 2nd rail into tall table, shortened legs to accomodate wheels. Laid out sweater fabric (K's leftovers) for sweatshirt cardigan—not enough for sleeves. Laid out brown carpet piece (in studio when I moved in) for tuffet-box-on-wheels, to be "stuffed" with old clothes. Took apart 4 prs kids' pants, salvaging elastic, buttons, very tedious and probably not the best use of my time.
02-16-11
Wednesday
3 medium Suboptimal Product boxes got 3 windows each. Cut woods to reinforce wire-mesh paper-box molds. Took plastic bags to El Cerrito Dump for recycling.
02-14+15-11
Monday
Tuesday
Took top off tall work table, preparing it to house wire paper-box molds. Sorted wood scraps, can compost some. Took inoperable sewing machine in for fixing.
02-10-11
Thursday
Home with U., who is sick. Worked a little on Read-Shorts blog ideas plus commercial design. K. came to studio to make wire-mesh molds for paper boxes.
02-09-11
Wednesday
Worked on commercial design. Sewed the rest of canvas strip (from washed drawing, ca. 2004) to felt for folding aluminum rocking chair.
02-05-11
Saturday
Continued cleaning studio.
02-04-11
Friday
Packed collected (approx. 2 years) floor dirt into 6 painted bathsalts jars.
02-03-11
Thursday
Painted sticky + sticker areas on collected bathsalts plastic containers to use as product boxes for Suboptimal Products (coming soon).
02-02-11
Wednesday
Sewed 2 large pieces plastic bag tarp into 2 big bags and loaded last year's accumulated garbage pile, will sort it later, moved the bags to loft. Photographed trash on stairs, will remove for recycling tomorrow. Photographed painted boxes, unfolded, for Suboptimal Products. Removed and resewed zipper in yellow coat to make it fit better. Sewed open box from tarp and put LRS knits in it, sorting fabrics to eliminate unusable ones. Sewed box from table-print canvas, put dymproducts prints. Working, slowly, to clear sewing table to lay out, photograph, and box up Suboptimal Products.
01-28-11
Friday
Install kamikaze show at PØST, go to art fair, back to PØST, etc.
01-27-11
Thursday
Drive to LA.
01-20-11
Thursday
Dishrag #260. Labeled 256-259, put away 253-259. Cut STAY from carpet, penciled LAST and POSE (smaller letters) and part of FALL. Painted background of VENT, painted HOLD (badly, possibly wrong color, too) on back of TRIP. Cut pieces for new underwear from donated flowery silk. Painted 2nd coat coral pink on ileostomy boxes—decided these boxes, with windows, will be for Suboptimal Products. Lunch with MS in SF re sewing and clothes, etc., super fun.
01-19-11
Wednesday
Cut STOP from carpet, wrote STAY, cut top of Y but too narrow and need to re-do.
01-18-11
Tuesday
Made two not comfortable knickers from girdle things leftover from ileostomy. Cut FLOP and PASS from carpet, having brought another (the last?) batch from home. Cut down Re- / De- laminated print (1997) into 4-letter word size rectangles. Painted VENT, graying, on one panel.
01-17-11
Monday
Dishrag #259. Meeting with AH re fantasy of artists residency in downtown store fronts, very nice.
01-14-11
Friday
Dishrag #258. Painted coral pink around TRIP. With SP, moved AMATEUR INTRUSION etc. to plywood wall, with verso facing out for painting. Used carpet scraps from aluminum rocking chair seating for letters. Took felt banding, pinned into shapes on work table, unpinned then wrapped chair back, needs to be reinforced with woven fabric, sewed short pieces into long piece of felt banding. Cut LICK from carpet.
01-13-11
Thursday
Cut GRIP and the rest of LURE from carpet. Painted TRIP in light blue. Painted paper-mold box template onto work table. Painted, with sign paint, new lines onto plexi-plaid painting from 2004.
01-12-11
Wednesday
Dishrag #257. Words for carpet: PLOT TILT FLOP BIND TRIP CALL REAP POSE PASS LURE STAY FALL SORT LICK GRIP TAKE STOP LAST May not use them all? Photoshoot with RC, shorts I made 18 months ago are much tighter, but I can still get into them. Cut TILT from carpet and U for LURE. Patched KCS' long john with a piece of shrunked sweater (purchased ca 2006).
01-10-11
Monday
Cut 2ft high PLOT from carpet scraps. Organized all loose notes into ringbinder, the better to serve me for business planning.
01-05-10
Wednesday
Went by Jack London Gateway to look at storefront space—will think about this but it seems unlikely. Made vest from brown wool sweater pieces (from boiled sweater bought then altered in Berlin, 2007). Worked on business ideas.
01-04-11
Tuesday
For verso of large clear painting (AMATEUR INVASION etc.): GO, in bright blue. Wrote lengthy to-do list.
12-31-10
Friday
Dishrag #256. Added 2nd sleeve to cream denim jacket, sewed down all seams, will bring home to dye yellow. Text on back to read: MIGHT SAY ANYTHING.
12-21-10
Tuesday
Dishrag #255. Labeled dishrags 224-255. Put away 224-252. Used last clamshell box made from plastic bag tarp (removing cloth scraps) for pile of dishrags. Made cloth "box" for scraps using orange canvas removed from RAN old metal chair. Worked on hand-me-down jacket-turned-into-vest, without enthusiasm, not what I want to be doing now. Started to weave upright part of basket (started Berlin, 2008) using white covered cable I found in the hall a year ago. Put darts in back of light blue-brown stripe bike knickers so they don't fall down.
12-16-10
Thursday
Dishrag #254. Painted 7 ileostomy supply boxes—covering over logos, etc. Each size box is assigned a particular paint color (dark red for largest, purple for medium, bright pink for next smallest). Sewed one sleeve on cream denim jacket. Put away nap area (cardboard left from SP plus felt rug sewn for The Transformation of Matter).
12-14-10
Tuesday
Painted 2 ileostomy boxes (see 16th).
12-04-10
Saturday
Potential titles for next phase of underwear (book / website) project: taking no for an answer, or, wish you were here. (Used the later phrase on underwear / body photo, maybe it can be used in other ways, on other parts of body. TBD)
12-03-10
Friday
Surgery.
12-02-10
Thursday
Took out bad seams on jacket, pinned new pieces to sleeves. Finalized bumper sticker. Power went out at 4pm, ending work day.
12-01-10
Wednesday
Dishrag #253. Discovered, belatedly, that cream denim jacket sleeve is supposed to have two pieces, explaining why I couldn't get it to fit (blame chemo?). Cut 2nd piece of sleeves plus pockets. Worked on pro bono bumper sticker project.
11-17-10
Wednesday
Dishrag #252.
11-13-10
Saturday
Dishrag #251.
11-12-10
Friday
Updated log. Finished 2nd pair crochetlace tablecloth knickers (still need to mail JL‘s to her). Sewed most of orange form print knickers (see 11-10). Cut KALX t revision, pinned to fluo yellow sleeve material for more knickers. And cut gray silk sweater for another pair.
11-11-10
Thursday
Edited little orange bag, extending strap, added 2 of 4 snaps to fold extension, made a fluorescent yellow canvas bag for storage in orange bag. Self-portrait in orange crochet knickers, not for public distribution. A very very short day.
11-10-10
Wednesday
Cut 2 additional pairs crochet-lace knickers, one for JL, cut 1 pair from printed knit sleeves removed from wrap-shirt (from wrap dress made for It‘s All There, 2006). At house, dyed 1st pair crochetlace knickers orange also re-dyed little orange bag (improved!).
11-08-10
Monday
Dishsponge #250. Further edits on ex-filly pinafore. Sewed small bag from orange-dyed cloth, with magenta lining (cut from pants, Berlin 2007) and red pockets (scrap from a.‘s foam pillow cover).
11-07-10
Sunday
Opened most of seams in long dark red knit wool skirt (hand-me-down from TR ca 2000), to be sewn into pants!
11-03-05-10
Tested discharge paste on scraps of dyed cloth, works well with the blue, subtle (faint) on yellow. Sewed new crown (cream felt) into black-and-white felt hat, pinned it to wall. Made tablecloth crochetlace knickers, another pair stretchy blue. from t (ny 2006), perfect for biking. Discharge-pasted SHALL NOT WANT on MMD coat. Sewed in newly-orange-dyed edging, hemmed cuffs.
11-02-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #249. 2nd day off chemo. Cut out, sewed short-shorts from crochetlace tablecloth (RTG), added elastic waist removed from pattern-source short-shorts (purchased Spain, 1996). Sewed MMD camisole bodice; re-cut one breast panel; pinned on breast panels. Removed some length from MMD yellow jacket sleeves for dye-discharge testing. Cut out crown of black-and-white felt hat (see 11-01), making it look like a lampshade.
11-01-10
Monday
Dishsponge #248. 1st day off chemo. Edited further ex-filly dress pinafore. Sewed together black felt hat (cut apart for pattern making, never used), adding white felt panels to make bigger.
10-28-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #248x81(79.5). Finished skirt separted from black cut-out dots dress using yellow velvet ribbon, source unknown.
10-26-10
Tuesday
Worked on SHALL NOT WANT, photoshopped SNW onto image of MMD yellow jacket.
10-25-10
Monday
Worked on nothing doing / doing nothing layouts, somehow there is too much going on in this, possibly due to double gerund.
10-22-10
Friday
Edited gray filly dress, turned it into pinafore, almost wearable.
10-20-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #247x73(71.5). Made felt for paper-making by piecing big scraps. The test paper EJ made with me on Sunday is too brittle.
10-18-10
Week
2 sandbags, with zippers and handles, fancy. Pinned and sewed most of second stretch denim coat (to match, maybe different yellow, that of MMD), having trouble with sleeves! Made shortshort-shorts from shrunk sweater (Garnet Hill, 2004).
10-16-10
Saturday
Dishsponge #246.
09-30-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #245x60(58.5).
09-21-10
Tuesday
2 additional felts for paper-making, pieced from scrap. Ironed more felt.
09-17-10
Friday
Dishsponge #244x53(52).
09-14-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #243x51(50). U‘s #6 shirt. Turned Frankfurt t into Fartfurt t.
09-06+07-10
Tues-Wed
Dishsponge #242x44(43). Made felt for paper-making by piecing big scraps. The test paper EJ made with me on Sunday is too brittle. Shredded all drawings etc. brought in yesterday, plus a couple more from studio stocks. Piled SP dance cardboard into rough bed shape, layered on felt rays rug, which I vaccuumed, then I lay down.
09-05-10
Monday
Dropped off paper for EJ to shred (old prints and drawings) for paper-making; picked up computer.
09-04-10
Sunday
Sample paper-making with EJ.
09-04-10
Saturday
2-sided painting prose: TRIP FILL
09-02-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #241.
08-26-10
Friday
Dishsponge #240x39(38).
08-18-10
Wednesday
Two-sided painting prose: TRIP HOLD.
08-17-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #239x30(29).
08-16-10
Monday
Dishsponge #238x29(28). Worked on light blue connect-print dress: sewed skirt, with french seams, attached bodice, undid back plets and one side, due to poor pleat placement and length unevenness. Cut most pieces for AS briefs, separated elastic from original pair for re-use, removed logo section, add black button hole elastic from kids‘ pants.
08-13-10
Friday
Worked on 2-word prose, in which the order of the words doesn't matter (eg STAY STILL and STILL STAY) for textile printing.
08-12-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #237.
08-11-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #236. MS emailed me scans from her college pattern drafting book! Updated log through yesterday, plus other website tweaks. Worked on extra-curricular projects. Started to make pattern for knickers to wear while biking in skirts, made provisional pair from RC‘s old yellow sheeting. Cut pattern for AS men‘s briefs. Make men‘s lace knickers?
08-10-10
Tuesday
Worked on website, then posted it. If only I could get rid of all this garbage, then I could sit in front of the compuer all day. Hmm. PD, with u., came by to pick me up and also brought the dress form.
08-09-10
Monday
Dishsponge #235. SP left suit and dress shirt, gift of her bf, for transformation into Performance / Utility Apparel. Except for that, I'd like to use up my own stocks for her P/UA.
08-06-10
Friday
Dishsponge #234. Worked on jumper a little, on the website a little. Short day. Picked up dress form.
08-05-10
Thursday
Worked on bodice of shirtdress. Added orange zipper to RAN/CLD raincoat jumper. Did some branching out, working on PK project.
08-04-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #233.
07-28-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #232. Finished 2nd KALX logo removal. Sewed a red button on a slice of very stale white bread after noticing that I'd somehow distractedly set the button there instead of on the table or back in the button jar. Attached to wall with two vinyl strips, the seams from the vinyl bag used for the KALX shirts. Made 2 garters, also with big red buttons, to hold up tall green socks, using elastic removed from useless and ugly tube tops. Sewed together bodice of shirt-dress (light blue connect-print silk, leftover yardage from A Message About Containment, 2001).
07-27-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #231. Finished second hard warmer. Made 1, started 2nd logo removal on KALX t-shirts received from last year's donation, used clear vinyl to replace logo. It's good to do two of the same shirt, seeing how the forms come out so different. Tweaked RAN/CLD raincoat-jumper & also re-pinned wool navy pinstripe jumper. Need a dress form to do the latter, I think.
07-26-10
Monday
Dishsponge #230. Fiddled with words, maybe the four- and five-word groups need to be corralled into a little book. Or a really big book, billboard sized. Made an arm-warmer for the infusion, lavender velvet (pants bought ca. 2000, worn out) navy silk (CK jacket, ca. 2000, worn out) and navy plus white polka dot (trimmed from dress), elastic loops for buttons (from an airplane eye-mask). Started the second arm warmer, wine velvet (jacket bought ca. 2005 at thrift shop), lining and loops same as arm warmer number one. Met with SM.
07-21-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #229.
07-16-10
Friday
a.'s number 9 shirt.
07-05-10
Monday
Started chemo this morning. Dishsponge #224. Worked on website. Made the better part of the jumper from CLD/RAN raincoat. Will I wear it, that‘s the question. I guess the idea was to make a model and then plan a proper pattern. I realize I haven't made an alter/mend piece in months, it went fast.
07-04-10
Sunday
Worked on website, desultorily, but made a nice change. Started to lay out vintage dress pattern on light blue silk with red/blue connected pattern, I'll dye it a dark color so the pattern doesn&lsquot pop so much.
07-03-10
Saturday
Worked on website a little. Labeled dishsponges (now called dishrags) #209-223 and #157-189, discovering there are two 162s and no 184. Since I won't go back are re-label the 200s, it‘s nice to know the mistake spans only 22 dishrags.
07-02-10
Friday
Took CLD/RAN raincoat apart a bit more, with the intention of using the base of a (model) jumper.
05-25-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #223. Wearable panties #12. Tidied studio for SP residency. Met with EJ to plan paper-making from laundry lint, crinkly plastics, overstock used paper, etc.
05-24-10
Monday
Dishsponge #221. MMD birthday, finished trim on jacket. Met with MMD + CF re SWB. Not in the right frame of mind for any real business, everything else seems so precarious.
05-21-10
Friday
Dishsponge #220. Flipped AMATEUR INTRUSION etc. over, thought I'd need another pair of hands, turned out to be possible to do alone.
05-20-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #220. Used mask-shaped snippet from making red shorts last October—lying around since then—to make a mask, backed with off-white canvas. Pinned ovals cut from denim onto white felt mask, maybe this one won't have operational eye-holes? Cut pieces for MMD birthday shirt. LR came to shoot AMATUER INTRUSION etc. and some studio shots.
05-17-10
Monday
Dishsponge #218. Painted EVISE, slightly pinker, very nice. Took a felt thing, part bag, part lampshade, started and unfinished since 2008, began to turn it into full head-cover mask. Dye yellow?
05-15-10
Saturday
Made 2 pair sandbags and 1 pair brown velvet (from MC pants via JL) cases for sandbags. Had boys at studio, a. played, u. watched, new video game on my computer).
05-14-10
Friday
Dishsponge #216. Floundered. Painted COME R, falling short of what I'd meant to do this week (lacking EVISE).
05-12-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #215. Removed, with P's help, REFORM DECENCY etc. from wall, rolled & wrapped for transport likewise FACE / BEND. MMD came, we made a thought map for Dual Citizen. Made MMD a tote bag from orange canvas removed from metal chair + a bit of other stuff including fluorescent yellow denim.
05-11-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #214. Painted INTRUSION. Finished sewing body of jacket for MMD, started sleeves. Shot photos of self in underwear holding REPLY, standing on or behind ACQUI- / ESCE, deleted close-ups where I could see wrinkles on stomach. This is perhaps not the best way to confront vanity, age. At house, dyed MMD hand-me-down dress fluorescent yellow (over orangish-brown-green 70s space knit): awesome. Need to get similar color for cotton for MMD jacket.
05-10-10
Monday
Dishsponge #213. Painted ATEUR. Still working on next 3 words. Or it could be more?
05-07-10
Friday
To LA. Compiled a list of losses from stolen computer.
05-06-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #212. Put a little grayish-white paint on the FACE side of FACE / BEND. Re-worked text again, on paper, for AMATEUR side of clear painting. Would like to get both sides done before surgery. Painted AM. Sewed most of body and 2 pockets for off-white denim version of jacket M"L"S gave me pattern for, for MMD's 40th.
05-05-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #211. Added a little paint to FACE / BEND. Trimmed left edge. Unpacked tube shipped from NY. Hung ACQUI- / ESCE / REPLY on roll-up door using magnets. Met with MMD + GN.
04-28-10
Saturday
Dishsponge #208. More studio cleaning. Hung FACE / BEND using 3" x 3" x 1" scrap ply with hole aleady there for pipe, pipe from studio driveway, wire and washers in stock, need a picture of this. Re-worked paint + glass jar + broken glass tower: sculpture! I guess it belongs in the closet with the other fetish items.
04-24-10
Saturday
Hung around MG with JL. Sat in S's chair at the main desk and wrote more variations for note painting.
04-23-10
Friday
Went to NY studio for first time in months. Took a bunch of stuff, packed to ship to West Coast.
04-21-10
Wednesday
To NY. 1-5-10 year plan. Such ambitions! Twiddled around with potential words and texts for next big painting.
04-20-10
Tuesday
No dishsponge. Broke another glass pouring boiling water for tea. Painted BEND, need to re-paint so that it sits more to the left.
04-21-10
Wednesday
To NY.
04-20-10
Tuesday
No dishsponge. Broke another glass pouring boiling water for tea. Painted BEND, need to re-paint so that it sits more to the left.
04-19-10
Monday
Dishsponge #205. Baked a poppy-seed cake, useful activity for times of deep fatigue?
04-17+18-10
Saturday and Sunday
Cleaned standing table. Felt LRS cover needs washing somehow. Painted, in 2 goes, FACE, blackish letters, yellow ground, surface needs trimming.
04-16-10
Friday
Dishsponge #204. Edited taxi-yellow underwear, was wearing them, then put them back on. Edited purple floral silk underwear from last fall then added them to the wearable (as opposed to "display" or "performance" pile). Took out 1 pleat in wrap skirt. Shot 7 minutes of video, as per request, of PK + Ch at work..
04-09-10
Friday
Computer stolen during lunch out.
04-03-10
Saturday
Made 2 pairs of underwear, numbered (5, 6) and dated.
04-02-10
Friday
Radiation #20. Made 3 pairs of underwear, numbered (2, 3, 4) and dated, to be worn (am wearing #1 today). Very tired.
04-01-10
Thursday
Radiation #19. Dishsponge #200. Finished wrap skirt. Made new variation on underwear pattern, these with elastic at hips, then made first pair of underwear for wearing, numbered and dated with a sharpie. Gave P 4 assignments. Very tired.
03-17-10
Wednesday
Radiation #8. Dishsponge #199.
03-16-10
Tuesday
Radiation #7. Dishsponge #198. More ironing of plastic. Patched u.'s pants, opened seam to do it, very nice. Thinking about single word paintings: FACE or STAND.
03-15-10
Monday
Radiation #6. Dishsponge #197. Finished pillow cover. Put pillow upstairs in nap area. Ironed more layers onto Monterey Market plastic bag tarp, I need it to make another project box for next 63 dishsponges, slow and tedious. But the repetitious labor helped me out of myself, go figure.
03-12-10
Friday
Radiation #5. Dishsponge #196. Hung clear plastic layer (materials from piece made in grad school, 1996) over AMASS SORT. Wrote long instruction note for P. Finally sewed green pillow (found at recycling depot in Berlin 2008) that had been pinned for months — need it for naps — then started pillow case using pretty fabrics I sewed together to no purpose sometime last year.
03-11-10
Thursday
Radiation #4. Dishsponge #195. Sewed 4 pieces of tent ceiling together. Needs grommets or maybe just felt re-inforcers.
03-10-10
Wednesday
Radiation #3. Dishsponge #194.
03-09-10
Tuesday
Radiation #2. Dishsponge #193. Started off white denim wrap skirt.
03-08-10
Monday
Radiation #1, chemo begins. Dishsponge #192. Finished inside-out diesel shorts. Pinned 4 rays (from Going Off Course) to tent frame for roof. Looks ok.
03-06-10
Saturday
Dishsponge #191.
03-05-10
Friday
Dishsponge #190. Worked on diesel shorts. Labeled dishsponges #s 64-95. Can't find records for #s 96-121. (The lost period from September through mid-December, I guess.) Ironed a few Monterey Market plastic bags, can't find the piece I started last year.
03-04-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #189. Turned diesel jeans (purchased ca. 2001) inside out, removed pockets and rivets, let out outside seams, took out zipper and put it back on the new outside, shortened them then shortened them again, sewed over where rivets used to be. Tidied studio more. Sent package to DvM.
03-03-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #188. Washed and dried purple jacket, better shrunk and thickened. Labeled project boxes with clients' initials (R"C"C, NL, MMD) and tidied sewing table.
03-02-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #187. Finished purple jacket seams, tweaked shoulders. Moved REFORM DECENCY back to center wall with help of P. Now silver gray painting looks like it...needs work. P used cable and nuts to hold together tent structure = good; and attached 3rd part of arms. Finished 2nd gown, will bring home for dyeing. Email, phone calls, etc. Anxiety about radiation.
03-01-10
Monday
Dishsponge #186. Edited 2nd long gown. Edited corset, but it's still problematic, can't put my finger on it, it's like a bad painting. Maybe all the underwear needs to be transparent?
02-26-10
Friday
Dishsponge #184. Painted 2nd coat gold paint (see below). Painted varying shades transparent light blues around REFORM and DECAY. AK came by to work but we agreen it would be better if JD helped, and he wasn't to be found. Had IUD removed, saved it for AK.
02-25-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #183. Painted with gold paint: 2 paper project boxes and the cover of notebook I swiped from a. (from 2nd grade, only wrote on first 3 pages). Set up radiation appointments.
02-24-10
Wednesday
PET CT. NV came with, then lunch.
02-23-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #182. Separated purple coat from lining then sewed down most of the seams, to be continued. Looked at corset, contemplated revisions, did nothing.
02-22-10
Monday
Los Angeles. Meeting at Hammer. (Note: this will come to nothing, although it was fun and good to see AE.)
02-21-10
Sunday
Claremont.
02-20-10
Saturday
Los Angeles. Visiting galleries. Unmoored and arbitrary gestures in the direction of desirable product.
02-19-10
Friday
Dishsponge #181.
02-18-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #180. (Lots of personal notes but nothing to say about work.)
02-17-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #179. Painted WO (of WORKS) and painted new layer of brighter green on B, L, E (in SUBLIME). Painted 2nd coat outside 3rd doublesize paper project box (light blue, matches inside, not shiney somehow). Very short day.
02-16-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #178. Model #3 for iphone pocket for DvM, loops too loose.
02-15-10
Monday
Dishsponge #177. 2 versions iphone pocket, one with Gaspard pants fabric, 2nd with dark blue-dyed industrial felt.
02-12-10
Friday
Dishsponge #176.
02-11-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #175.
02-10-10
Wednesday
CT scan, UCSF, MMD met me there then we had lunch in the dog patch afterwards. Dishsponge #174. Re-painted first paper box light blue (because splotchy) and 2nd box clear fluorescent yellow-green. Painted GOOD with the same clear fluorescent yellow-green. Now the medium kelly green on the other letters looks dull. Do I bump it up or live with it? Put top and bottom together on tent. Notes on updating website (conceptual: accumulations of small, seemingly inconsequential things; all objects resonate or have potential to carry information, history of materials, of useage. Lots more in notebook.)
02-09-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #173. Labelled dishponges #1 – #63 then put them in a project box made from many many ply of ironed plastic bags. Cut out 2 new double-size project boxes from water-stained poorly drawn shelter drawing (2005/6, It's All There, Pierogi), painted interior of 1 box. Rearranged studio. Took down underwear.
02-08-10
Monday
Dishsponge #172. If I did anything else, I didn't make a note of it.
02-07-10
Sunday
4 more hand towels from blue linen, one pieced together from several smaller scraps. Made box for drill bits from POMI boxes, staples, sewing, clear packing tape. Lots of phone calls.
02-06-10
She couldn't stop appealing the life sentence of gender. (Article by Jana Prikryl in the Nation 020810 on late 19th early 20th C filmmaker Alice Guy.)
02-05-10
Friday
Dishsponge #171. Finsished hand-sewing slit in green silk / wine velvet underwear. Is underwear project over? (It can't be!)
02-04-10
Thursday
All day, basically, at UCSF to see Dr. K. News worse than previously diagnosed.
02-03-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #170. Took apart A's blue linen Emile LaFaurie shirt and made 4 hand towels with hanging loops; laid out 3 more for hemming. Ridiculous. MMD came at 11 and we worked on a residency proposal. Worked with P on tent; he‘d disassembled a disgusting wet chair I had found near manzanita, it had the kind of metal legs I need and left the material in a gorgeous pile. .
02-01-10
Monday
Dishsponge #169. Cut and sewed three-quarters of green silk-wine velvet underwear (to go with corset) with big slit in crotch and big loops and buttons to close at hips. Loops from lining of CLD raincoat.
01-31-10
Sunday
Dishsponge #168. Sewed together 5 panels of lower part of over-long clearwhite slip dress (#2). (Sewed seams, turned inside out, sewed again, to make dress smaller and seams stiffer and prevent fraying and add graphical quality).
01-29-10
Friday
Dishsponge #167. I think I mostly finished the green-wine corset, removed ribbons for back closure, added loops with various string and 12 buttons, finished shoulder straps and used extra as decoration.
01-28-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #166.
01-27-10
Wednesday
Dishsponge #165. Laid out bright green (skirt NL sent from Paris before she went back to India) for corset lining. Sewed green to wine. Talked a lot on the phone.
01-26-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #164. Laid out wine-colored velvet (from Beacon‘s Closet jacket, purchased 2006) for corset. Sewing lining together in navy satin / bag stripe skirt — needs evening out, no pun intended.
01-25-10
Monday
Dishsponge #163. Hemmed u.‘s cape. Made 2 pockets for a. from the palm leaf he found. Finished removing timbuktoo swirl from PK‘s bag then sewed front, back and tape together again. Removed bib from jumper skirt from It‘s all there (2006) — never wore it, too short, open waist band, hem, wear low?
01-22-10
Friday
Worked on CLD/RAN raincoat, made a mess. Tidied a bit. Made a hangar. Decided to try carpet scraps on aluminum rocking chairs. Made to-do list for AK/PK so something gets done while I'm recovering from surgery (schedule for 02-19).
01-21-10
Thursday
Dishsponge #162. (Evidently misnumbered, but all the other ones follow.) Sewed lining in purple wool coat, doesn't look right, also sewed one pocket too low in the seam and had to move it.
01-19-10
Tuesday
Dishsponge #162.
01-18-10
Monday
Dishsponge #161.
01-15-10
Friday
Dishsponge #160. Tent post made by P & A. Moved 2nd pair of arms up one inch (drilled new hole all by myself). Used 4-strand wire (brown white yellow green) to keep arms from shifting and sliding.
01-14-10
Thursday
Worked on lining for purple wool coat.
01-13-10
Wednesday
DvM to Berkeley.
01-09-10
Saturday
Washed cup with no dishsponge. Broke glass with boiling water. Bought purple wool at discount fabrics — made exception to no purchasing rule because of yesterday's bad news. Cut out 2 cream denim and 1 purple wool Lindy pattern coats.
01-08-10
Friday
Colonoscopy. Dr. found a big tumor in my colon.
01-04&06-10
Monday — Wednesday
To Claremont to see dad, now off life support.
12-22-09
Tuesday
To Claremont to see dad in hospital.
12-17-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #150. Sewed magenta (pant leg cut off to make shorts) and orange/white forms print (ca. 2005-6) into scarf #3 (a real product). Sewed green sweatshirt material (from sweatshirt bought for a. aged 2 in Santa Cruz) and light blue fleece (purchased Paris, 2002) into long & skinny scarf #4. Sewed dark gray t fabric (KQED t, 2005?) into lining of gray wool pokey hat (made from Target lambs wool sweater, ca. 2001, shrunk and dense) then cut mask face and began to hand-sew t to wool in mask features. Added moons to 2010 wall calendar.
12-16-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #149. Painted E REPOSE and GOOD WORKS, neither of which is nicely spaed. Maybe this is ok, maybe not. A terrible day. Shortened magenta shorts more but didn't finish.
12-15-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #148. Re-hung underwear on studio walls. Met with MS.
12-14-09
Monday
Dishsponge #147. Painted SUBLIME REPOSE, didn't like positioning, scraped off all but S, repainted UBL. Logo Removal on B & S (Oakland seed artists) shirt.
10-16-09
through
12-12-090
Dishsponges #101–#146. Scanty records due to outrageous personal struggles. JL/PV underwear (09-28-09). An idiot plows into my car, trashing it completely, no injuries (10-08-09). Logo Repair Service at non*mart (run by Sasha Petrenko and Kathryn Kenworth) from 10-31-09 with performance on 11-27-09. Camel sweater super high-waist shorts, 10-27-09. Gray and navy wool shorts with back tab and deliberately exposed lining as well as halter top for camel shorts, 10-29-09. Red fleece bustier with zipper, 11-02-09, pretty ridiculous garment. Second brassiere, clear white fabric, 11-04-09. (The first was with stretch denim, no date.) Long slip dress gown, from "the Conversation" (2007) curtains, finished by the end of October. Started texting versions of torso clad in underwear to select parties (11-09-09). Bra, camisol, 2 pairs panties from link print silks (had printed ca. 2000), 11-11-09, 11-16-09. Jury duty, started planning texts to go on plywood wall, made 4 layouts (11-27-09 through 11-30-09). Map-patterned silk bra and panties, 12-03-09, map print from 2 Standard Stops, 1999. Painted REFORM DECENCY on verso of GRIND CULL before mid-December.
10-15-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #100. Finished grant application. 3.3 pairs of underwear.
10-14-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #99. Worked on grant application. Disassembled red white strip cotton shirt (H&J). Sorted big pile of house garbage on floor near stairs, swept studio.
10-22-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #98. 2 pair cream panties (fabric from 2009 KALX t), 1 pr to wear, with red and blue decorative + functional stitching. Edited off-white denim camisole. Took in white shorts (purchased as pants from Brooklyn thrift store, 2006).
10-12-09
Monday
Dishsponge #97. Jeannie shot more pictures. Sewed denim camisole. Tweaked back waistband of off-white denim shorts.
10-09-09
Friday
Dishsponge #96. Cut out pieces for off-white denim camisole; trimmed AB transparent red shirt (sleeves removed) with navy from CK silk jacket (purchased ca 2000). Jeannie shot some pictures (esp. GRANT CULL).
10-08-09
Thursday
No dishsponge.
09-22-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #95. Sewed all white banding on peach panties #1b, added 2-part ribbon drawstring. Finished PV/JL boxers, very funny all the extra zipper bits (lots of access!) plus a kind of crotch-cradle for whoever visits the boxers' inhabitant. Maybe tomorrow I will be able to re-engage with those paintings, they need it...
09-21-09
Monday
Dishsponge #94. Sewed pieces of #1b and pinned .25in wide wide band (purchased NY for some purpose now forgotten ca. 2003) to all unhemmed edges on inside. Cut pieces for a new style—call it approx. loin-cloth—then cut pattern. Sewed the "loin-cloth" panties, tried them on, revised them. Started working on PV/JL boxer shorts, JL dropped them off, freshly worn by PV, on waterpod.
09-18-09
Friday
Dishsponge #93. Did finishing work on "tap" panties (knit red & blue scraps at leg-holes, white waistband from GN pants at waist). Interesting how these non-stretchy underwear appear too large for me, unless I'm actually wearing them (include pictures when showing? show on dummies? to be decided.) Cut pattern (#1b) for variant on green/black (labeled #1) with additional side panel included. Cut out pieces from peach silk (lining of thrift store dress, purchased SC ca. 1998.)
09-17-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #92.
09-15-09
Tuesday
Took apart 2 of 2-ply clear plastic sheets (found in street, sicily, 2008), mounted them to wall, hung new black shelving on top. Painted skinny white SOFT on top row [to do: paint SOFT / SOFT / SOFT on next 3 rows, then paint each SOFT over, inexactly, 3x.] Painted other half of "Re- / De-" white, except about 20in x 20in area, as I ran out of paint. (Decided _not_ to use this for shelving text, will do the text directly on the wall.) Added side panels (transparent cloth, removed from "window" of G.o.C., 2004) to black-green panties, now I can get into them. Sewed dishsponge #90/NY3 for use tomorrow.
09-14-09
Monday
Tried to make the dk blue words make sense with the shelves for which they were intended. Failed in this, so I hung them in front of a kind of niche/indent next to the bathroom, blocking the fetsish ("Mutter") I'd hung there in July. Painted about half of the back a print from 1997 ("Re- / De-") white, will cut out the text, thin wide letters, AMP / LAE / PUL / CHRAE / REC / TAE ? Maybe. Once the paint's dry, I can hang the shelves on top and look. Started trying to correct the color on "REPLY" in kitchen thought painting, so far I've only made it worse. Started to make green/black panties (with matching mask) big enough to fit, so I could use them to peform. Sewed dishsponge #90/NY2 for use tomorrow.
09-13-09
Sunday
Painted v. dark blue PUL / CHRAE / REC / TAE on clear plastic with diamond-pattern string reinforcers (leftover from making new canopy for waterpod in August). Not sure about the color, also hard to correct as I don't want to use a 2nd paint color to paint over errors. Made new pattern for "tap" style panties, cut & sewed first examplar. Added material at sides (as the pattern is based on stretch fabric and I used this pink stuff from an old H&J blanket). Very cute but I need finish the edges, add drawstring, etc. on the smaller sewing machine in CA. Dropped off gravity racer at Pierogi. I titled it "extra" but maybe "mille feuille" is a better name. Fixed the hole in LRS t-shirt for LG. (Now I need to mail it to him so I can enter these things in the deaccessioned log.)Made a dishsponge, #89/NY1, in the evening, for use tomorrow. (The last time I returned from NY, AK wondered why I didn't make dishsponges there. And why not? It's mostly my own dishes, not the family's, even if more than one coffee cup.)
09-11-09
Friday
Gathered materials for NY. Sewed u.'s #5 shirt. Finished updating log at airport & on plane.
09-10-09
Thursday
Started updating log on website. Sewed dishsponge #88 by hand (just a few stiches at corners and to sew on hanging loop). Finished LG Logo Removal shirt.
09-09-09
Wednesday
Made new version of Logo Removal sign, each letter cut out and on own stand-up 2-sided section of POMI boxes (each about 5in x 8", letters 3" x 5"). 090909 Neutrality conference at Cal, GN et al. MMD came up for conference and dinner with me afterwards.
09-08-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #87. Finished last 3 shirts. Went to Cal to set up with sewing machine & stocks of shirts and materials. Determined that I needed a sign. Started sign on return to studio by assembling soup carton pieces and cutting out letters. Paint the back? Dinner with J&JE and friends.
09-07-09
Monday
Dishsponge #86. Bought 4 more t-shirts for Logo Removal, one for LG to make up late return of altered tanktop. Worked on texts for painting revisions.
09-05-09
Saturday
Ironed clean Logo Removed shirts, AK came to studio with camera and helped me photograph them, front and back as necessary. Started tidying up mess made in process of Logo Removals, sorting and folding leftover fabrics. Swept floor and turned a table to change space.
09-04-09
Friday
Dishsponge #85. Finished Logo Removals of stocked shirts and brought them home to wash.
09-03-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #84. More Logo Removals.
09-02-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #83. More Logo Removals.
09-01-09
Tuesday
First day of school. Dishsponge #82. Started on Logo Removal on t-shirts.
08-29-09
Saturday
Thread wrapped stack of painted POMI rectangles for gravity racer body. Added some odd bits to front and back, with lots more thread. Painted white all exposed red bits (from carton printing). Dipped wheels in white paint. Made container / garage from carpet scraps laced together. Sewed 20+ "labels" from mostly solid fabrics, with a few stripeys and plaids, for 090909 t-shirts. Bought about 20 t-shirts at thrift store for Logo Removals.
08-27-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #81. Cut all POMI boxes (from marinara sauce) into rectangles as determined by boxes folds. Also took apart thing I'd sewn from several POMI boxes last fall and cut up those boxes too. Made gravity-racer-sized rectangles by sewing together pairs of smaller rectangles (overlapped but not aligned). Cut all I could cut, sewed all pairs together, then used "GRIND" blue to paint side with POMI printing. (Don't need GRIND blue anymore as I will re-write and re-color this painting after 090909 and return from NY.)
08-25-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #80. Finished taking apart MMD bag, so many pieces, I need to count them. Magneted all pieces (some doubled and trebled up) to roll-up door: gorgeous. Mended an old shirt of u.'s. Worked on LG shirt (from Waterpod), becoming a proper drawing, I wonder how he'll react. Did a Logo Removal on a fleece jacket A's english friends left behind in NY studio, for u. Did Logo Removal (4 separate shapes) on a frail tote bag.
08-24-09
Monday
In studio, fiddling and fussing, trying to figure out what to work on. Started to take apart MMD Liz Claiborne turquoise bag.
08-23-09
Sunday
Back to Berkeley.
08-22-09
Saturday
Went to Mildred's Lane with boys.
08-21-09
Friday
Met DvM at T. Went back to studio, used her camera to shoot ACQUI- / ESCE / REPLY and other things. Wonderful LA babysat and also hung out while boys harrassed DvM.
08-20-09
Thursday
Met NJ at Cafe Grumpy.
08-11-09
Wednesday
Studio visit from AW.
08-07-09
Friday
Saw JD, then DvM. Worked on pink boxers a tiny bit. Met AM at a bar in Wmsburg.
08-06-09
Thursday
Cut pattern for boxers, cut pink quilt fabric (from H&J ~2006) for first pair. Decided to make all own underpants from stocked fabrics. How many pairs? Maybe thirty? Started SF Dump proposal.
08-02-09
Sunday
Made mask with deteriorated black couch fabric + green stuff, also matching knickers. Too small to wear. Waterpod, 2pm - 6pm, last day. Visits from A, a. and u; AN, NJ, PR; JG and DP.
08-01-09
Saturday
Waterpod, 2pm - 6pm. Visits from KS and RS. Stayed in city.
07-31-09
Friday
Waterpod, 2pm - 6pm, otherwise with family.
07-30-09
Thursday
Re-painted, making letters very thick, REPLY. Went to small party at Pierogi. Then took train to G.
07-29-09
Wednesday
Painted ACQUI- / ESCE & re-painted all interstitial space, slightly less orangey taxicab yellow. Had lunch with DK at Esquina. Painted REPLY, roughly, just so I could see it. Painted inside of "kids room" white. Did KS's sweater, MM's dress. Beautiful rain storm.
07-28-09
Tuesday

S dropped fedex of tube AK had sent (print ca 1997). Measured kitchen wall and cut the print into 3 pieces to fit the 2 spaces, sewing together 2 pieces to make the bigger top part. Painted top bright taxicab yellow, bottom light yellow—like a naples yellow. Apartment / studio stank.

07-27-09
Monday
Bought some screwdrivers to open machine, removed jammed thread. Then borrowed another one from S. Sewed a bunch of stuff. Hung some Berlin 2008 shelves.
07-26-09
Sunday
Did some work in studio, then went to Waterpod. Tiring, all that human interaction, but super fun. Dinner with JL & PV.
07-25-09
Saturday
Did some work in studio, then went to Waterpod. Then home to sleep.
07-24-09
Friday
On Waterpod. Visited by EGBW + sons, BH + son, KS who hung out until my shift was over and then we walked to the east side, 116th St., and taco-stand-hopped. Had some beer on Waterpod afterwards, then I slept on the Waterpod, not well. Nice to wake up on a boat early in the morning.
07-23-09
Thursday
Visited Waterpod, it was closed. Made banner for Alterations & Mending performance (on Waterpod), good practice on scary Juki.
07-20-09
Monday
To NY.
07-19-09
Sunday
Did some messing around on aluminum for brackets to hang the "screens" (for Kala, at the Barra window, downtown Berkeley). It's too weak, wants to bend, AK will re-inforce. Sewed together strapping so there are 2 very long pieces. I'm leaving quite a bit for AK to deal with.
07-18-09
Saturday
Dishsponge #79. Painted over bad choices in GRIND CUT etc. — had made ACCUMULATE AGGLOMERATE white with bubblegum pink filling the holes in the letters. Finished pre-touch-up draft. AK came in, finished table, then she cut aluminum for brackets (good job AK!).
07-17-09
Friday
Dishsponge #78. AK worked on table. Painted GRIND CUT etc. MMD came around 3.
07-16-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #77. Worked on GRIND CUT etc. Did some sewing, what though? Drove to Palo Alto to see MMD, go to BD opening (awesome work!), had dinner with MMD, we shot some video of me reading Portrait of the Artist hell sermon in the YMCA sauna. Ruined MMD's flip, I think.
07-15-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #76. Worked on GRIND CUT, etc.
07-14-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #75. Finished painting GRIND, then set aside some of its paint, used rest of lavender to mix new lavender, painted CUT; set aside some paint, mixed new lavender, painted COVER; set aside some paint, mixed lavender, painted BIND. Too many fumes in here, mild headache & am almost out of white.
07-13-09
Monday
Dishsponge #74. Finished silver-gray clean up. Maybe could tighten silver more but it's ok for now. Made tiger-hat based 2-sided mask out of old orange t of A's. Painted GR of GRIND, lavender—on the bluer side—will paint metallic gold around it. Why not? AK came in, started building on a work table.
07-12-09
Sunday
No dishsponge! Added tag to RC's skirt. Heavy "mending" on holey black sweater-scarf thing. Small pinstripe patch o either side hole in RC's navy sweater. Thinned, a bit, what remains of gray then painted over sharpie & cleaned up letters in bottom 2 rows of processes painting. Brought a laundry basket full of more fabrics from the basement. How slowly I'm using this stuff!
07-11-09
Saturday
Dishsponge # 73. Worked on bettering silver in processes list letters. Makied an off white, slightly greenish to start next ptg. (GRIND CUT / COVER BIND / FORM FOLD / ACCUMULATE / AGGLOMERATE.) Finished "use it all up" #4.
07-10-09
Friday
Dishsponge #72. Finishing touches on R's skirt. Worked on bag for GN —extra incentive to do my Logo Removal website. Painted DEVISE PROCESS again, better, and also painted IMPLEMENT DISPLAY.
07-09-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #71. Worked on RC skirt. Picked up new iron at Berkeley Vac: gorgeous! Made in Germany!
07-08-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #70. Worked a bunch on RC skirt. Painted out DEVISE PROCESS. Decided to name any group of 4 objects: "one for each of us" This can work for the screens, the curtains, the uiau drawings.
07-07-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #69. Made pattern, from silver tarp scrap, for tiger hat (borrowed from GN/ML). Worked a tiny bit on "use it all up" #4. Pained [D] "EVISE PROCESS, DEVISE too spread out, PROCESS too cramped, will paint over with gray tomorrow, with silver letters Thursday.
07-06-09
Monday
Dishsponge #68. Started working on RC skirt. Painted "INVENTORY" & D of "DEVISE."
07-05-09
Sunday
Decided to (for now?) leave out detailed lists in the processes side & paint giant letters of just a few words of the main categories. Silver on gray. Enough?
07-04-09
Saturday
Dishsponge #67. Worked on a.'s #8 t-shirt. Worked on "use it all up" #4. Put some (hanger) wire in black/silver shelf but it's not enough to keep the shelf stiff.
07-03-09
Friday
Dishsponge #66. Started "use it all up" #4. Worked on text for wall paintings. AK straightened all my hangers & took apart easel I'd made for a. in SC 2002.
07-01-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #65. Conversed with various studio mates. Painted test for big silver / gray painting. Used a bit of red, decided red is too strong.
06-30-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #64. Finished "use it all up" #3, reminding self that a drawing can be ok even if I don't experience a feeling of adventure while making it: acceptance of routinized labor.
06-29-09
Monday
Dishsponge #63, the last one on this section of wall which I celebrated by using fancy, inappropriate fabrics: red satin and cream lining silk. An ineffective spong, but pretty. Started 3rd "use it all up" drawing. Cleaned up studio, rolling up some things that could be rolled up to make space to move around.
06-28-09
Sunday
Dishsponge #62. Worked on blue/white plaid fetish, added some red/white/blue plaid from similar shirt (from H&J ca. 2004) disassembled. Took an absurdly long time to work on this, to dubious ends. One of those objects I'm not so sure about, esp. as it strongly resembles a ratty snot rag -- it's clean though, I swear! -- which made me title it "gesundheit!" which I wrote on its tag. Finished 2nd "use it all up" drawing.
06-27-09
Saturday
Dishsponge #61. Bought 1 gallon white enamel and more sharpies. Finished Sc Ctr application. Worked a bit on a shelf.
06-26-09
Friday
Dishsponge #60. Started laying out bag for GN using leftover from his pants, orange canvas (A's chair) and red from backpack found in Berlin by my studio door 2008: GN can have it when he actually makes the website for Logo Removal, an incentive... Started 2nd "use it all up" drawing, went slower as I was distracted by all the busyness today in the studio building.
06-25-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #59. Worked on Sc Ctr proposal. Re-photographed tent model, dissassembled same, made new tent model with same transparent fabric plus orange canvas (from A's chair) for doors. Handsome!
06-24-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #58. Worked on lettering and wording for GRIND CUT / COVER BIND / FORM FOLD / ACCUMULATE AGGLOMERATE. Made pattern drawing using text "use it all up" on portable white board found in Magnolia studio when I moved in. There are 4 pieces of white board, I guess this means 4 drawings. Worked on Sc Ctr proposal.
06-23-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #57. Made bag for yoga mat from upholstery fabric purchased ~2004 for unrealized project plus scrap from couch reupholstering ca. 2002. A ridiculous way to spend time. Hung pieces of laminated print for next big painting. Made holes in sections so that it can be sewn together. Worked on Sc Ctr proposal.
06-22-09
Monday
Dishsponge #56. Finished brown cardigan. Worked on 2nd biggest shelf, attached all pieces, attached silver tarp for wall mount section. Unmade 4 old backpack straps to capture more black industrial fabric.
06-20-09
Saturday
Dishsponge #55. Worked on biggest shelf a little. Started to remake skirt from thrift store (KW, Fla.) french satin suit using skirt from 2nd remake of Oxford thrift dress plus brown/white stripe (purchased Paris, 1992?). Mended and re-fitted brown cardigan from H&J, can't show H as too crowded with changes. Studio visit from DvM, N & JvM.
06-19-09
Friday
Dishsponge #54. Stacks and piles: crowds and power. Another title: the next stain. Mended blue & white duvet cover (hand-me-down from CLD ca. 1996) using KSG linen shirt & J&H linen shirt & industrial felt. Worked on longest shelf. Sorted through RC's clothes for mending. (A & boys now gone for 5 weeks.)
06-12-09
Friday
Dishsponge #53. Started 4 new shelves in order to use up the last of black "industrial" material. Unless I use the white flannel sheet left behind in the Magnolia studio, this will be the last of the shelving for awhile.
06-11-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #52.
06-10-09
Wednesday
Studio visit from KK.
06-09-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #51.
06-08-09
Monday
Dishsponge #50. Visited T&C Mc's product recovery facility. (Will return to see sorting at some point.) Unpacked and tested rivet tool in several scraps of carpet. Mandrel doesn't break off. Otherwise, pieces get held together satisfactorily. Updated log (hadn't since mid-March).
06-06-09
Saturday
Visited T&C Mc to talk about their product recovery facility. Retrieved pants from G for further editing.
06-05-09
Friday
Dishsponge #49. Mended, poorly, child's quilt used to cover stained couch in kitchen. Sorted about 5 bags of piled up house hold trash; made clarified lists of store plastics. Sewing container, with NYTimes bag blue tarp, for small metal scraps. Discovered iron had died. Do I buy a good one or another cheap one?
06-04-09
Thursday
Finished H application during ET photoshoot at house.
06-03-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #48. Cut clear "tarp" into 4 33" x ~ 90" pieces; began ironing a new, thickening layer onto 1 section. Made planning sketches for shelves, considered what to used instead of predictable wood for uprights.
06-02-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #47. Dymprocess in lieu of / as well as dymproducts. All the sorting and organizing doesn't exactly show up in the "finished" products. Worked on H application. Ordered rivets and tool from Hanson so I can turn carpet into crates and/or shelving. Cleared up / sorted to make room on tall table for ironing clear plastic, which I've decide would make free-standing shelving.
06-01-09
Monday
Dishsponge #46. Work on H application. Lost momentum last week. (Did I have momentum?)
05-30-09
Friday
Dishsponge #45. Sewed red & white scraps (yardage agglomeration in Accumulations category) to on-going piece: r/w yardage. Moving incrementally. Sorted cloth scraps in 4' tall plastic bag, most put in there ca. 2006. This took a long time but now it's clearer what red & white scraps (mostly left from Red/White forms) I have to work with. Discussed revision of fire hazard wall with J.
05-29-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #44. Hung up panels for [GRIND CUT, etc.] then didn't continue b/c J says plywood wall, as built, is a fire hazard. Argh. Must be re-done. Time. Money.
05-28-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #43. A & P add 2' sections to make wall 10' high for 20' length. Worked on lists for paintings.
05-27-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #42. Finished turning u's brown cords into shorts. A & P build 8' wall using J-plywood.
05-26-09
Monday
Dishsponge #41. Mixed gray paint (using 2 reds, 3 blues, white) & painted back of "Objects" to-do list. Wow!
05-21-09
Friday
Dishsponge #40. Photographed "Objects" to-do list, flipped it to back side, with difficulty since corners are 2-layers and make it impossible to roll. Re-inforced seams with brown packing tape. I'm looking at this pastiche of 10 yr. old prints and feeling resistance to painting over it. Did finishing work on GN pants -- belt loops, buttons, cleaned up raw edges.
05-20-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #39. Really worked on GN pants.
05-19-09
Wednesday
Worked on GN pants.
05-18-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #38. Met with P & A to talk about space/work exchange. Finished lt. blue on smaller letters, cleaned up a bit with whtie. Patched 1 of 2 knees on a's dk. blue cords; worked on u's brown cords' conversion to shorts. Made lovely red-and-cream transparent bag for pencil shavings (so I could clean my desk!)
05-17-09
Monday
Dishsponge #37. Lighter blue paint on 2/3 smaller letters on "Objects" to-do list, plus dark red on "continuing & planned." Worked on GN pants a bit.
05-16-09
Saturday
Very busy, running around 2 boroughs, talking to people.
05-15-09
Friday
Saw a few good things in Chelsea, mostly work that made me think one of my friends might be interested. SG opening at S, met AW.
05-14-09
Thursday
Rearranged furniture in apartment. Cleaned seriously.
05-13-09
Wednesday
Painted gray coat on outside of drywall partition in apartment.
05-12-09
Tuesday
Bought paint, rollers, etc. Painted primer coat on outside of drywall partition.
05-09-09
Saturday
Cleaned up flaws in lettering, only BUCKETS CRATES [PUPPETS?] need thicker line.
05-08-09
Friday
Dishsponge #36. Continued painting. Didn't finish sub-categories, but they're all laid out.
05-07-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #35. Continued painting, slower than I'd like. Emailed P& A to confirm exchange of space for work.
05-06-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #34. Started painting new lettering.
05-05-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #33. Painted over entire surface of "Objects" to-do list with white paint. Tiring but defintiely the right move.
05-04-09
Monday
Dishsponge #32. Sent in dd application. Laid out wall organizer of white inked cord (from G.o.C. preparations, 2003) and stretch denim.
05-01-09
Friday
Dishsponge #31. Worked on JL's writing for a while. Worked on to-do list painting with increasing sense of frustration and futility.
04-30-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #30. Work on to-do list painting, working idiotically painting in and around the letters. Email from P & A reminding about studio.
04-29-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #29. Painted all small letters, whted some out at top where the slant was too much, even for my loose approach. Re-painted "O" objects in ligher blue, not sure why so may have to change.
04-28-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #28. Finished big letters in paint, painted smaller letters in sub-categories of "outfits." Bought more paint, brushes.
04-27-09
Monday
Dishsponge #27. Worked on sharpie layer of to-do list, then mixed a barely teal blue and painted first three letters of each main category (reads: OUT, ACC, DISP (ok, 4), SHE, CON). Shelves is first, I need a taller ladder to reach it.
04-24-09
Friday
Dishsponge #26. Worked on to-do list, laid out all major categories.
04-23-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #25. Did several layouts for to-do lists in sketchbook. Started on panels on wall using sharpie, pale colors first then darker as I made changes.
04-22-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #24. Prepared and hung four panels (3' x 9' each) for to-do list.
04-21-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #23. Re-arranged studio to make wallspace avail. to hang dishsponges, giving them room to expand. Re-organized plastics, the better to see them, keep track of what I haven't figured out how to deal with. Hung One for Each of Us curtains to block "gallery" under stairs. Sewed together strips of tarp (after removing hundreds of "decorative" staples) left over from KK projects.
04-20-09
Monday
Dishsponge #22. Worked on application for Ex. Worked on costume: made outer layer for eye mask, marked spot for back-of-head eye-holes.
04-19-09
Sunday
Wrote 2 letters, volume 1.
04-15-09
Wednesday
Ironed 26 plastic bags, handles and bottom seams trimmed off, over bucket form. Hardly even a start of a start. Too short and much, much too thin. 200 bags, perhaps?
04-13-09
Monday
Borrowed iron from J&H tenants.
04-12-09
Sunday
Filled canvas zippered bucket form with sand at beach.
04-06-09
Monday
Dishsponge #21. Sewed together felt bucket template pieces. Cut canvas for interior part of template-form--to be filled with sand. Put away things I'd picked up from KK (rug pieces; pits of sewed, painted, scalloped clear plastic; similar plastic stuffed with hair; harder plastic bits; 3x aluminum stands from 1999.
04-03-09
Friday
Dishsponge #20. Buzzing head. Wrote a to-do list with sharpies on the 3 enwhitened map panels. Just handwriting, insufficient. Painted "make bucket," too cute. Made pattern on printed-map stock then cut first bucket form from felt. Started taking apart brown velvet pants (from MC by way of JL, same as navy velvet from N last year).
04-02-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #19 (looks too much like a menstrual pad). Finished cutting last 2 forms drawings: vocabulary. One I wonder if I'll get around to using. They do seem like a resource for making repeated patterns, I didn't use many of them in 2005-6 for this purpose, only one or two. Put up 3 white-painted map pieces as a single sheet. Embroidered 3/4 of "Y" in STAY.
04-01-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #18. Enwhitened larger scraps (~ 2' x 4') old ca. 1999 map prints to start wall-mounted large-scale to-do lists. Cut apart 4 more forms drawings. Edited many individual forms on cards.
03-31-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #17. Finished slip dress pattern, made sample using A & a's old t-shirts, cut apart, used gray and lavender velvet to cover over logo'ed parts. Cut another forms drawing into cards, worked on a few. Put 2 bad ones in paper recycling.
03-27-09
Friday
Dishsponge #15. Too floppy. Worked on 2 add'l sets of forms pages. Some pages contain almost all excellent forms, others have mostly mediocre ones. Cut most of a draft for a pattern for a slipdress. Full length version to be used in costume with double forms hat (see 3-11-09).
03-26-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #14. "Finished" working on screens drawings, hung it on wall. Cut apart forms drawing (dated 030205) into parts, worked on some individual forms (with ink, sharpie and cutouts). Ruined one.
03-25-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #13. Continued work on 2005 screens drawing. Worked on proposal for G. Emailed an image to E.
03-24-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #12. Ironed another 3' x 10' of clear plastic bags onto larger piece (tedious). Almost done. (The larger clear crinkly bags--like from tortilla chips--are good as "windows" in cloth or other bags.) Fixed a.'s brown cords' pocket where he'd stored some tar. Cleaned up mess of plastics left from ironing. Worked on 2005 screen panels drawing using ink and sharpie and cutting out shapes.
03-23-09
Monday
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03-19-09
Thursday
Attempted to iron crinkly wrapper plastic film--I think I need a press for these. Cut about a cubic foot of .5" x .2" pieces of this stuff: very festive, very laborious (note to self: hire assistants or buy a shredder or both). Ironed some tofu packages-- would work better with more heat and, again, a press.
03-18-09
Wednesday
Finished painting red shapes on 1st, dark blue, print of .5" --> 1" ply print. Have no use for this. [Ed. -- Will paint over, see to-do lists, April 27th or thereabouts.]
03-17-09
Tuesday
Dishsponge #9. Ideas: skinny bracelets embroidered with "I'm in No Hurry." Tarps ironed from bags with patterns of other bags (stripes, diamond to mimic dishsponges on wall, etc.) Ironed additional ~4' – 10' onto clear plastic tarp. Sorted rest of garbage, videotaped almost 2 hours worth of sorting. (Needs editing & to be sped up.) Edited hairband more. Shot photos of me in IAAE (Immodest) Dress.
03-16-09
Monday
Dishsponge #8. Altered hairband by adding gray velvet (old boys' pants) and burgandy-white stripe knit (APC t): made it too tight. Sorted under self-video surveillance several bags misc. household, mostly kitchen, plastics. (Will post categories at future date.)
03-15-09
Sunday
Dropped bag of garbage at studio. Videoed sorting of garbage. Sewed dishsponge #7 but didn't use it. (Cheating!)
03-13-09
Friday
Dishsponge #6. Hemmed IAAE [Immodest] Dress. Sewed together several good pieces of fabric I'd cut from clothing. Stacked in not-quite-folded pile. What good is _this_? It has the air of idiotic textile art. Another wrong path? Cut logos from "Yelp" t-shirt (K gave to me ca. 2006) & inset pieces of double-knit patterned poly removed from Santa Cruz thrift store shirt (purchased ca. 1999); replaced t-shirt tag with one made from striped fabric.
03-12-09
Thursday
Dishsponge #5. Finished FH / OJ sweater. Maybe too pretty? Finished sewing "I am Always Embarassed" [ed. note: renamed Immodest Dress, June 2009] dress, it fits!
03-11-09
Wednesday
Dishsponge #4. Edited puppet & sewed on a few pieces that I'd pinned on, what, last November? Added form-hat #2 (2002) to form-hat #3 (2002) then added object made of curvey hourglass cream denim shapes: a beginning of something, maybe another puppet? Started editing Frank Ham / Open Joker sweater.
03-10-09
Tuesday
Start chart to keep track of sleep a& other domestic issues. Sewed dishsponge #3. Painted some red-orange onto dark blue of .5" --> 1" plywoood print, approx. 1/3 of shapes.
03-06-09
Friday
Made a headband. Made dishsponge #2, added to wall next to dishsponge #1. Finally sewed red transparent cloth onto "MANAGEMENT" (The Management and Care of Excess). Ironed / fused 16 NYTimes bags; used a small piece to make chinese-take-out-carton -- nice try but no cigar. Finished cutting pieces for .5" --> 1" plywood table, then began trimming pieces that don't fit.
03-05-09
Thursday
Made a "dishsponge" from old toweling, with a loop to hang it up. Washed coffee cup then hung "sponge" on wall. A new daily practice, single use hand-made "dishsponge". Cut about 25 of 35 pieces for ½" to 1" plywood tabletop. Did some more work on blue-white plaid panel until suddenly I folded it twice, sewed it down in a couple of spots and hung it in the closet gallery.
03-04-09
Wednesday
Undid then re-did divider for current daily bag. Added buttonholes to attach panel that holds socket wrenches + bike light. Added buttons to the panel. Gathered up blue-white plaid pieces I'd made as a version for N's tent model, sewed them together with shiney red ribbon + other red stuff between them, trying to get them all into one square piece. Kept working on it until it became too much at which point I stopped. Embroidered "leave" in script on a panel to be the reverse of "enter" sewn for GoC (2004). Then sewed these panels together with an inch thick band between them, put foam (extra from The Conversation 2007) and hung in closet gallery doorway. Pretty good but not quite enough somehow. Also the fabric doesn't fit tightly enough over the foam.
03-03-09
Tuesday
Brought sewing machine plus 2 bas misc. stuff to studio. Sewed 2 pieces of "misprinted" canvas print. Attached 2 panels of dark-blue-on-map print then numbered and cut out the negative spaces. Numbered the negative spaces on the plywood. At last minute added divider to current daily bag, in a hurry, did it very badly, not time to edit. Left early to see Jacques Bel in SF.
03-02-09
Monday
Took 1 print on 2 3‘ x 7‘ panels of multi-color digitally printed map (from AiaHNGL 1999) with dark blue, another print on another 2 panels with light blue enamel paint. Then 2 prints on canvas (one on 2 pieces since I mislaid the fabric on the plywood—another excuse to sew something, as if I needed one) that look the best. One I can use as a tablecloth once edges are evened out and trimmed. (Canvas overstock from the Conversation.)
02-28-09
Saturday
Reworked serged pants from A's old Ts. Not especially lovely but fit ok. Used some of the 2006(?) printed fabric to make an odd little pillowcase and then a little pillow to go in it. Stuffed this with fabric scraps: heavy and lumpy. (A shredder might have obviated this problem.)
02-27-09
Friday
Re-cut pattern for Oxford dress after finally ironing it. Re-cut and sewed bodice and collar (from pieces D cut badly) using transparent fabric. This version is titled "I Am Always Embarassed."
02-26-09
Thursday
Sewed more red & white scraps together: why am I doing this? Took partial prints from ½" to 1" ply, on on a piece of laminated paper I found in the studio from previous tenant, two on scraps of cloth (extra bits from digital printing of FStF and TToM). Stripped some wire, worked a very little bit on basket. Short day, left early to help A prep house for post-BCC event.
02-25-09
Wednesday
Finally finished glueing + screwing scrap plywood to large piece. Inked edges of all scrap pieces, photographed. Re-inked edges, darker blue, photographed. Wrote program for additional steps for ½" to 1" ply tabletop, some of which have been accomplished. Shrunk 8 blueberry boxes (#6) (16 pieces), 4 pieces from ice-cream cones packages—punched holes in only 2—1 piece from rice crackers. Is this really all I did today?
02-24-09
Tuesday
Nothing.
02-22-09
Sunday
Hand-mended, egregiously, 3 holes in N's sweater. Tried to sew on Juki at S's, but threaded it wrong then broke the other needle. Stole a single glove from S, need to confess.
02-17-09
Tuesday
(No school but boys were busy so I got something done anyway.) Shortened M"L"S beige wool skirt + lining, added red-orange thread stripes at bottom edge + side seams then re-attached an inch or so at the bottom as I'd made it too short. Took FH shrunk navy pullover sweater, fitted it at side-seams, added back seam for better fit; used brown zipper (JD handmedown used in Berlin sweater) to make into a cardigan; added burgundy hood (removed from RTG's WFCR sweatshirt: hideous); added small rectangles of cloud material at zipper ends; added cloud material on either side of back seam (like skinny roads); added "M" from WFCR _FM_ as inside label; put a oversewn patch to replace PRL logo
02-16-09
Monday
MMD over (with C + F). Re-patched her long, olive T with a piece from old T of a's (removed rose embroidered patch); put a patch on a small hole of a dressy jacket then added some trim to jacket from (trim from something red, what exactly I no longer remember), some of this trim I'd made to hang a thread basket, it had a piece of the stripey stuff on it, extra decorative; narrowed some yellow cord pants for her; turned an ill-fitting camisole into a well-fitting nightgown (took 2 tries) by adding pieces from old T of A's.
02-14-09
Saturday
Stopped by studio to drop off long, high table & more felt, etc. Stolen work time: removed screws from ply scraps, glued and screwed next batch. Will finish week-after-next when back from NY.
02-13-09
Friday
Removed screws from plywood sheet; shifted some of the smaller pieces around before setting them: mindful that this will be a print; glued and screwed 2nd round. Wove rest of exposed piece brown-covered wire into basket. Pulled white casing off final piece twinned blue- / brown-covered wires. Wove all blue and most of brown into basket. Pulled white casing off another piece of cable, exposed 4 very thin strands, white, yellow, brown, green.
02-12-09
Thursday
Started gluing and screwing (in lieu of clamping) 1/2" pieces ply scraps to 48" x 84" sheet 1/2" plywood. Ran out of screws, so will continue when these can be removed. Wove brown-covered wire (that had been twinned with blue in cable donated by SM last year) into basket. A tall skinny basket or a fat wide basket?
02-11-09
Wednesday
Finished current fabrics' inventory, will post as pdfs on website, for now. Need to hire someone to make them interactive. Later.
02-10-09
Tuesday
Continued work on fabrics' inventory. Updated this log, big big backlog. Would like to include pop-up images for some of information mentioned herein. Later.
02-09-09
Monday
Photographed fabrics on shelf, loaded on computer, started recording and laying out data on fabrics' provenances. Much more to go! Then the plastics shelves!
02-06-09
Friday
Took apart leather + fleece glove (found in street NYC over holidays, made in China). 9 pieces of leather, plus a bit of elastic. Left 2-part pieces that go b/w fingers tother (V-shaped). Took apart _u_'s worn out red Tsukihoshi sneakers (he wore them from spring 2007 until fall 2008!). Soles for re-grind. Uppers for? Partially took apart "evening purse," added button, re-folded, hung in Closet Gallery. Did more tidying, sorting, etc. of fabrics and other stuff.
02-05-09
Thursday
Talked to NL on phone re: WNWN. No immediate answers of course but she's got a couple of helpful sources, if only she can find time/energy. One strategy in the studio, to use up this stuff, is aggregation, attaching like things together (like all the One for Each of Us curtains from Collision #1, or use them for my own tent?) Trimmed ½" parts off plywood left from S.D. (2007) to use to make 1" plywood for work table. When ½" scraps are glued down, will make print to a) record scrap ply assemblage, b) re-purpose old laminated digital prints, c) have templates to cut precise interior pieces. Stacked 1" pieces to see how they look re-organized. Sorted and placed harder plastics on shelves. Tied string and laces (from 2006 to present) on string attached to shelf so I can see what I have.
02-04-09
Wednesday
Worked on sorting materials left in basement from move to studio, setting aside more to transport here. Mtg. at 1pm with ES to talk about WNWN, not particularly fruitful.
02-03-09
Tuesday
Sorted. Folded. Re-arranged. What a lot of garbage I've managed to save. It was easier when I allowed myself to throw it all away. Started gallery under stairs to display, discreetly, odd things I've made. (Later: re-paint, install a light.)
01-31-09 / 02-01-09
Saturday, Sunday
Each day came to studio with A + boys in both cars with loads of stuff.
01-30-09
Friday
_a_ home sick. Worked on Illustrator re-design of tent: first "pumpkin" then "onion," better! Need to transfer model from desk (stapled down) to a board so I can bring it to the studio.
01-29-09
Thursday
Finished the five plaid-shirt panels for NL tent model. Tedious. Put them on the structural uprights, this looks terrible! Took them off and began re-formulating tent, now it's pumpkin shaped! Better. Will it work?
01-28-09
Wednesday
Short work day. Finally wrote email to VB re: WNWN. We'll see what, if anything, that engenders. Worked on editing NL's text, more work to be done there.
01-27-09
Tuesday
Began sawing small blue bookshelf ($5 at yard sale, 2004) but need skinny elec. saw to finish. Worked on The Management and Care of Excess, finished "Excess" & "Care," perhaps will make extra letters to flip over "EX" (AB-, AC-, SUC-, RE-); made more structural members for tent model; started using plaid shirts (gift (H&)J, made in India, worn and worn out) for tent panels. Laborious to turn one shirt into five fairly rectangular panels. Loaded car with first load for studio.
01-26-09
Monday
Today + yesterday (stolen free hours...) made partial slip cover for RTG / FStF chair, after removing head (so weird, undoing an effigy), to cover RTG's chest + legs, used off-white denim left from G.O.C., black ceramic cloth (from (H&)J and for pockets on chair back, black canvas from GN's pants in the repair pile; shortened one green feather pillow (found with NL, Berlin 2008) and made matching cover. For new studio.
01-12-16-09
01-20-23-09

Two weeks loosely accounted for;
kids ≠ no school 01-19
— worked on Nat's tent model; — tweaked unfinished 1st square-brimmed sunhat (made with H's lousy dropcloth fabric); — worked on Re-Gift Scarf, adding fringe M"L"S put on u's t (2008) and trans. fabric from sewn plaid (unused for G.o.C. 2003-4) with red + white ribbon; — began re-doing main words on The Management and Care of Excess, now all caps, machine sewed plus overlay of transparent red silk (lining of dress gift (H&)J 2005); — worked on d's e website more; — worked on A's website. Next time maybe hire someone! — took 5 curved wires (left from starting tent model), wire twisted together, made felt cover: a coat hook, alas too cute for my purposes.
01-10-11-09
Saturday, Sunday
Picked apart addition to Re-Gift Scarf to make it lie flatter. In SF noticed high-quality cotton shirt in street: still so much extra around! Left it there. Added Berlin to log page.
01-08-09
Thursday
Added cuffs (from worn elec. blue feetie pjs, C in SC got at Sears 2002) to 1st pair fleece gloves. Made scrap bin for tiny scraps from old jeans (MD + A's ruined by storage in SC wet garage) with loops then hung it on cart. Did this to clean up floor to get to rug scraps. Added br/wh stripe piece to Re-Gift Scarf, lies badly. Used serger to add to scrap white t pieceing, small sloppy boneless Lee Bontecue? then added it as "dickie" to S.o.A.B. jacket. Hemmed "scale-painted" piece left from I.A.T. and another piece cut off, attached. What to do with it? Everything I'm making now is so small.
01-07-09
Wednesday
Unstitched, sewed together all pieces orange Sunbrella canvas removed from A's defunct metal tube chair; this made a cloth ~ 24" x 36", with bits of white canvas (left from 1st version RTG FStF chair (2005)) to fill in blank spots. Don't know what this is for, consolidated scraps... Repaired ripped handle, re-inforced other 3 on 2007 Labyrinth tote.
01-06-09
Tuesday
Cut pieces for 2 new gloves (hand-print pattern), using: body: ATN bday present scarf (made by VB); palm, middle fingers: br/wh stripe yardage (see 06-11-13-08). Filled in one hole in [now called] Re-Gift Scarf with BW pajamas, purchased for A's birthday ca. 1998. Removed trim, brim wire from green felt hat.
12-29-08
Monday
S decides to buy 2nd-hand Juki, so now I have a machine to use in NY. Finished deconstructing size 18mo Osh-Kosh overalls (they were usable/unhandmedownable due to weak crotch snaps).
12-28-08
Sunday
Tried to get S's other sewing machine (Pfaff 1222E) to work. Needs complete overhaul.
12-25-08
Wednesday
Tried to get S's sewing machine (Brother 1215?) going; missing not only bobbins but bobbin case. Worked on website.
12-21-23-08
Sat, Sun, Mon
Hand sewed repairs on A's long gray scarf (last year's birthday present). Unsatisfactory, better with machine. Made a small amount of progress on "The Care and Management of Excess," but will it be finished by 2009?
12-16-08
Tuesday
Made Hat Model (4b or 5?) with brown wool exterior (sweater purchased in Berlin thrift store, 2007, shrunk, re-constructed for use previous winter, with old hot pink shrunk sweater—took this apart last week as too ugly to wear) and turquoise fleece (purchased in Paris, 2002) interior; for S.
12-15-08
Monday
Cut & sewed practice pants (slated for sleepwear) from new exercise pattern, used old crib sheet after removing elastic. Needs waistband. Took unused, not cheap, long-sleeve t-shirt bought for A ca. 2006 and re-cut and serged to fit me. Added some cream denim (trimmed from G.o.C.) to gray velvet hat.
12-12-08
Friday
Made left glove with throat of delicate navy silk (CK jacket, purchased at discount, LA ca. 1999) and 2 different pale pinks for palms (t-shirt from ATN show, 2003?); finger backs: I cut these from the re-worked "shabby maternity t-shirt purchased LA 2001" [See 12-08-08] This made the re-worked shirt a little stranger, since there were three holes for the finger backs then three egregious patches for the holes, plus a couple of mends where I'd otherwise made mistakes. Cut pattern for exercise pants. Started making gray velvet sunhat, not going so well—maybe because gloves are the focus of the moment?
12-11-08
Thursday
Cleaned up a little because it was getting hard to see what was in stock. Took photos of stocked plastics + fabrics. Made 2nd functional fleece glove with red stem and back, light blue palm + 2 middle finger backs. Very graphic.
12-09-08
Tuesday
Made functional left glove with red fleece "throat", light blue fleece palm + backs of 2 middle fingers.
12-08-08
Monday
Re-cut uncomfortable "Gashi Gashi" t-shirt (purchased, Oxford, 2003) to convert to yoga top. Also took shabby maternity shirt (purchased LA, 2001) and converted it to slim-fit sleepwear. Somehow, sadly, felt both these activities were not a productive use of my time. Took apart small green furry frog (gift to .a. from JL, 2001) as one eye had come off and was no longer useful as toy (did not tell .u. however as he is attached to snuggly toys). Thought about N's tent.
12-06-08
Saturday
Packaged and label JFH computer case using clear plastic bag from bread (inside out so printing less obtrusive). Made hang tag using scraps from unusable Truck prints (ca. 2005). Made additional hang tags for future products. Next batch: on thicker paper made from laminating thinner sheets.
12-04-08
Thursday
Unpinned transparent hat from eye-patch + other hat. As it was missing a panel, I finished it. It is quite handsome if not worn: This seems like a good criteria. Took yellow knit lining from pokey hat made from old sweater and put it in pokey hat made from red fleece. Added blue fleece knob on top (red + blue fleece leftover from unfinished winter coat project, purchased in Paris, 2003); gave hat to .a. as it is quite functional.
12-03-08
Wednesday
Trimmed & mulled over No hurry choker. Cut out and added transparent fabric to 2nd hole on eye-mask. Cut pattern for Hat 5, a variation of Hat 4. Made exacting version of Hat 5 using transparent fabric (leftover from plaid curtain not used in G.O.C., 2004), each piece doubled. Unfortunately, looks like a religious hat of some sort, not like a freakishly flimsy version of a winter hat. (Maybe if I do a coat + boots to match?) It's currently pinned on top of a sample of Hat 4 and the eye-patch mask. This is one of those things that will have to go.
12-02-08
Tuesday
Made new pattern* based on surfing glove, then made right glove. Used turquoise fleece pjs (outgrown by a + u) for outer, navy / orange fleece sweater (was A's, then R's) for "handprint" part. Cut pieces for 2nd glove. Need to make new 1st glove. Made 2nd version of pattern, cut & pinned 1st glove. Turned sleeping mask into mask, added orange fleece to back, cut one eye hole and attached transparent fabric thereon. (*Started using stocked laminated large digital prints for pattern pieces. For easy access, hung print roll under sewing table.)
12-01-08
Monday
Did a little desk business / paperwork. Worked on website. (.a. came home from school early, sick or maybe just tired, so I couldn't do product work.)
11-29-08
Saturday
Did a little desk business / paperwork.
11-19-08
Worked on a stocking cap sample using thick gray sweater from 1990 worn out by me, A, and moths and old painty yellow turtleneck of .a.'s. Didn't attach yellow to gray. Also worked on talk.
11-16-08
Sunday
Sneaked to basement to work. Further modified State of Am. Business Jacket; reworked JFH computer case. Later, worked on website.
11-14-08
Saturday
Made 1 gray left glove to complete set (sewed 2/3 wrong, had to un-pick and re-sew: almost made a fourth right). Completely de-constructed a's ragged navy cords; used part of the waistband therefrom to start (almost finish) a new hair band (also with gray from H/J trousers + a bit of the tote-stripey fabric; completely de-constructed Oleg Cassini pin-stripe jacket; worked on State of Am. Bus. Jacket—is this for wearing?; cut pieces for sample of Hat 4b.
11-13-08
Thursday
Took apart gray pants from H/J. Used some for 3 right gray gloves with gray thread. Nice accident due to inattention since 2 of 3 meant to be left. Cut fourth glove for left.
11-12-08
Wednesday
Finished 2nd long cream glove, with off-colored thumb + a bit of pale pink at end of cuff. u stayed home sick. Worked on website a little.
11-11-08
Tuesday
Worked on 2nd glove. Sewed sample for Hat 4 with navy wool bought in 2001, exterior, + lavender velvet from pants bought in Silverlake, 2002(?) interior. A bit of orange knit (a's Paris t-shirt) for button loops, misc. buttons. (Hat for J, really, will give on trip to Buffalo.)
11-10-08
Monday
Sewed Hat model 3, made from especially poor quality acrylic airplane blanket. Worked on glove (which?)
11-7-08
Friday
Sorted MBR + a's garbage bins, mostly paper; videotaped this process. Needs subtitles to explain sorting categories.
11-5+6-08
Wednesday, Thursday
Made some pieces to make model for a big table. Will have crankable fabric surface, W-shaped legs. Waiting for studio to work this out. Made hat Model 1 using part of globe, red + brown felt, with blue + lt. blue fleece interior. Made 2nd version with 3 different colors from 3 different old t-shirts. Both versions too wide.
11-3-08
Monday
In L's shop. Made cloud jacket with L's pattern, fabric. (Heavenly.)
10-23+24-08
Tuesday
State of Am. Business jacket + shorts. Shorts from Oleg Cassini suit (bought in Saratoga thrift shop, ca. 1996) -- cut off legs, removed waistband + front pleats, re-situated central seam for better fit, lining folded over + visible at waist and leg-openings. Jacket: Christian Dior, made in Malaysia (bought Marin Ave. yard sale ca. 2005). Had removed lining 2007. Turned jacket inside out, removed padding, added a bit of one of A's old shirts, a bit of GK tidy-whitey baby T, a chunk of navy pin-stripe from OC suit. [Jacket & shorts will be worn with a wife-beater found in a curbside garbage bag and shoes made in Italy designed in Oakland company going out of business fall 2008.]
10-15-17-08
10-20-22-08
Worked on a + u's halloween costumes. A form of insanity, clearly. Made all parts of .a.'s invented superhero costume, including gloves + boots that attached to .a.'s crocs.
10-11+12-08
(No work activity recorded, only note to self: make only shelves + containers out of garbage / waste collection. Also, embroider, large, over and over, "I'm in no hurry.")
07-04-08 Worked on sifting table, cleaned up, made new sunhat (ugly but utilitarian), felt anxious.
07-03-08
Went to Krumme Lanke.
07-02-08 Worked on sifting table.
07-01-08
Worked on sifting table: blue velvet from N's pants.
06-30-08 Worked on sifting table.
06-25-27-08
"Finished" warm flannel shelving.
06-24-08 Started sifting table, made first prototype reminder bracelet: hideous!
06-23-08
Added "sifting bin" to stripey viewing-curtain-now-shelf, hung then threaded stiffener ends.
06-20-08 Show B.Office show to A, de-install.
06-19-08
Worked on warm flannel shelving, apron (decide to call this Heimlich und Jämmerlich).
06-18-08 Worked on warm flannel shelving, cleaned studio, hung bearded basket fetish.
06-17-08
Fixed MD's gray shirt [need photo!], worked on apron, worked on bearded basket fetish.
06-16-08 Worked on apron.
06-15-08
MD leaves, early.
06-14-08 B.Office show: Collision #1.
06-11-13-08
Worked on display curtain for MD video. Used de-constructed daily tote (had been background to shelves 11-12. [Fabric for this: purchased Paris (1991), gave to JL (1996), JL-unprompted-gave back (2006), made into daily tote (2006). ]
MD arrives. With MD in studio.
06-09-10-08 Installed ropes, wrapped curtains in B.Office. Worked on "one for each of us".
06-04-06-08 Worked on "one for each of us" (4 curtains)
06-03-08 Worked on stand.
05-28-30-08
Worked on curtains for B.Office / Collision #1.
05-27-08 Continued transparent curtains. Have 2 going, 3rd in planning stages. Made new headband from scrap of fabric from LS.
05-26-08
Started transparent "curtains" or whatever.
05-23-08 Worked on hat—then started brim addition.
05-22-08
Began cutting apart blanket (found with N in spilling open garbage bag sticking out from under chainlink fence in the back of the recycling place that later burned down near An der Schillingbrücke).
05-21-08 Laid out, partially cut, many new R/W forms.
05-20-08
"Finished" for nw, wall organizer (formerly this was very designy, clean, now it's quite messy, we'll see how functional...)
05-19-08 Sewing machine seemed broken, now ok??
05-18-08
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