i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
oh, yeah! *dances* the ephemera exhibit was a smashing success, thank you! the spot in the back is easy to miss, but even so i didn't get a chance to take a break until almost 3:30 p.m. the people kept coming! and staying, and asking questions, and almost hestitantly but then gleefully sifting through the items, all of which i think are successes on their own merits, but when taken together make me the happiest i've been in months if not years.
sometimes i'm uncomfortable at art receptions because i apparently didn't inheirit the gene which allows me to mingle. it helped at the poway exhibit to be a demonstrator, which killed time in a reasonably happy & industrious manner, but the ephemera exhibit felt as natural as breathing: it never felt forced or anxious. i swear, if i could get a job exploring ephemera, i think i could be both happy & good at it.
but i don't have any pictures! i meant to set up the exhibit and then run back home to change, grab my camera, etc., but it took me almost 2 hours to set it up, and i was just cleaning up when people started arriving. i'm using one of my flat sheets & pillowcases to hide a cabinet & microwave. the ephemera letters w/ the eyelets are perfect! they're broken and worn and i'll probably be taking the outtakes as homework to the next roman caps workshop. :) the "curator statement" (plain text or pdf) looked snappy. and beyond the bulletin board and the envelope book which held the bulk of the contributed items, i'm so glad i thought to throw in the marriage contract i got in england, because people loved it and it never gets seen otherwise! the majority of the ephemera items this go were mine, but if they decide to do it again, i think they'll get a lot more participants next time.
i drove back through the glorious alternating sunshine/shadow roads in elfin forest and questhaven. i stopped for a while where questhaven meets san elijo and the sea shines like a glacier lake in the distance. four crows gathered one by one to watch the view with me (one for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy). i forgot (again) that cupid's is closed by 4 on satudays, and i'm jonesing for cinnamon ice cream to celebrate my ass-kicking-ness. but i'm going to attempt chicken tortilla soup tonight! i should try to figure it out before i go and can't get it anymore. :) and a nap is due, i think. mmmmmm. soup. nap. exhibit. do i need any more days between now & portland to spend in less lovely ways?