Eventually everything connects--people, ideas, objects.
The quality of the connections is the key to quality.
Finally the Yeiser website had a little window of opportunity to get a couple of images in for the show. They allowed an extension for a few more days too, so hopefully everyone who wants to enter is able to. These problems seem to come up when we wait until the last possible minute, and when the website is clunky to start out with, problems multiply.
A ride to Mt. Fuji
On Robert Genn this morning he talked about different 'circles' that are important:
A typical virtuous circle in the art vocation is (1) quality work, (2) proper marketing and distribution, (3) collectorship, acceptance and recognition, (4) artist happiness and productivity, and (5) quality work. Get the idea? On the other hand, many artists are stuck in a vicious circle: (1) substandard work, (2) inadequate, local or inconsequential distribution, (3) poor collectorship and recognition, (4) artist disappointment, frustration and torpor, and (5) substandard work.I've been in both, the first one is actually as scary as the second! Where are you right now?
And an operatic ode to going no-gluten!
With an aside from me- 'Gluten Free' is such a fake and it's on so many packages now, having about the same significance as 'Lite'. I am so tired of listening to the self-diagnosed, always on one bandwagon or another. If you have celiac disease you simply MUST follow a STRICT food regime. But you know what? I have never been around someone with celiac disease who doesn't know exactly what they can and can't eat without making a big public fuss. They don't question whether there is gluten in their burger, they simply order it without a bun. No questions asked. If you have a gluten problem you probably have other allergies to food or food additives along with it, and should be tested and watched and diagnosed by a real doctor, not someone who plays one at the dinner table. Personally it was easier for me to give up 'flour', which means NO flour, EVER. I don't have a gluten problem but I don't like the genetic modifications to flour since the 70's and truly believe it has everything to do with rampant obesity as well as other various and sundry 'symptoms'. Read 'Wheat Belly' to get really scared, but stop it with all this gluten-free stuff. 'Gluten free Salmon was actually on the menu the other night. My olive oil bottle says it's also 'gluten free'. Oh, really? How friggin' stupid are we? Rant over.