Steve’s Hair

Recently at one of my favourite shops, where I go shopping for new ideas, I bought this; A 1 pint mason jar containing a crumpled, once-sellotaped shut, now torn open envelope that has been sent 214 miles through the post from a Mr. & Mrs. Bernstein in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Carolyn Harper in Washington…

found, used stickers

These stickers could possibly have been used to write; unstraightforwardness supermarvelously madonnaish morass mm.¬†   (materials: found, used sticker sheet & internet anagram solver)

Tower

The other day while exploring the studio Otto found a long polystyrene piece of packaging. Without hesitation he broke it into four pieces, piled them from largest to smallest on the table, then went and did something else. I was at once amazed and envious of his creative certainty. Of the instant following through of…

Things the cat brings in

Working on this residency has started to change my attitude to staying in one place. Before I would go out to look for ideas, inspiration, community. Now when Otto is still asleep in the morning or naps in the afternoon, I work upstairs. This rhythm has expanded our home from being a place which was…

ung, ine

  I am trying to imagine all the things that this hand-drawn sign might once have said, as well as the reason that two small torn pieces of it ended up on the ground in a back alley in Pittsburgh.

Found rock collection

I have been wondering what to do with this small collection of fairly common looking rocks that I brought at an estate sale. Tonight I have been¬† considering repatriated them somehow. Perhaps I need to find a recipient for them in each place that they came from who would try to place them back within…

TA DA

Yesterday at the estate sale I walked around quickly, gathering a pile of things. With Otto protesting on my back I lost patience in the queue, left everything behind and drove off. On the motorway two miles later I couldn’t get this little notebook out of my mind. One hundred and thirty one blank pages…