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stuff & junk..

spent the bulk of yesterday organizing my latest junk finds..


i have a table where i throw junk after every walk, and when the table starts overflowing, i know it's 'that time again.'

time to play sift through the rubble:
post-its go here,
tire weights go there,
paper goes here (color coded, of course!),
newspaper and cardboard go here,
toy body parts go there,
and so on.


and i'm slowly amassing the next batch of goodies to put in my next book (called 'stuff & junk, an obsessed artist finds L.A.' - due out this fall/winter, cross my fingers..) it'll be similar to my last book, but focus purely on L.A. finds.


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Jun. 25th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Very inspiring!
I desperately needed to be inspired so thank you!
Jun. 25th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
you're SO welcome..
a good sprucing up did my heart good, too.
now i can FiND the stuff that i found..
Jun. 25th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
i'll bet you're a regular at the thrift stores eh? :)
Jun. 25th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
am i THAT easy to read?????
well, actually, thrift stores are sometimes even too expensive for my tastes, since i find the majority of my art supplies on the ground. 'my name's baby SMiTH, and i'm a cheapaholic..'
Jun. 25th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
ohhh i have fantasies like this! rolling around in junk ephemera piles
oh my.


and holycrap i'm buying a clock from myself just so that i can use the box as a paper storting tray!!!!! EEEE E! what an awesome idea that I never thought of!
Jun. 25th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
good thing i hit enter before i meant to send!!!!!!!

ahem i meant to add:

THANK YOU FOR THOSE FRAME PICTURES! i'm stealing miles and we're going to take a road trip out there to see you and learn how to make frames by the amazaing artworkslive!

oh it must feel so great to have all that stuff organized! I always want to work on art so much more after i've sat down and organized a little chunk of junk ;)

*stares over at pile of junk consuming 1/4 the room :P*
organizin time!

Jun. 25th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
ha!! come and get me! :D :D :D
i'm waiting,just need to put a clean pair of socks in my back pocket and i'm packed...let's go!
my living room floor is no more...my bed is even covered..i wake up with bits of paper in my hair and stuck to me!! :P
i was going to write an email just now aboot running away to Cali. with you to vist baby smith !! *LOL*
i must look into airfares and what not :D
and find out from our intended frame making teacher and co-conspirator when's the best month to visit her in LA!!! :D

how aboot....today!!! ;D
Jun. 26th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
you and miles have an open invite, my dear! and i promise, i'll let you take back whatever you find on our MANY junk walks. we'll have a beeeeeee-laaaaaaaaaaaast!!!!!!!!!
Jun. 25th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
why am i NOT surprised you noticed that soma 'tainer????? chuck said something like, 'but i thought that was ART?! how do you think soma would feel if she saw you using it to contain junk???'

i laughed and said, 'yeah, but she'd prolly take it as a complete compliment..' i'm using HER treasure box to hold OTHER treasures. it's a beautiful marriage!!!!!
Jun. 26th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
You are SO busted, Becky!

Jun. 26th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
it's o.k., it's o.k. my soma still likes me..
i didn't offend!
Jun. 25th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm organized but I never thought you could organize this stuff! What a great job! It's great looking just like that!

BTW, do you read or like books? Great mail art books are Signs on the Wind and Postal Seance. I've just bought another one which should come next week. Hopefully it is good. If you need to know more about the books, just let me know.
Jun. 26th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)
ooooo. thanks for the tip..i'll hafta look into these..
Jun. 25th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
This is exactly what I need to do, and now you've shown me how. Thank you!! she said in a muffled voice from under all the junk!
Jun. 25th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
I love your current book. BTW, the Armenian Chiklets are Arabic (at least the writing is Arabic, not Armenia). Sorry, couldn't help it. My day job involves proofreading *grin*
Jun. 26th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
oh oh OHHHH!!!!!!
i stand corrected..how i WiSH you would've proofed my 1st book..
such a multi-cultural world we live in, i just assumed..
can you distinguish different asian languages, too? i have SO much, but don't know the origin..
Jun. 26th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)


your photography is really awesome. this community is worth a look.
Jun. 26th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
wow, nice job! i could only dream of being so organized! ;P
Jun. 26th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
uuuuuh. you haven't even SEEN my work bench..
but, THANKS!!!!!!
Jun. 26th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
my god.
Jun. 26th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
and thank the heavens above for little wooden boxes to put it ALL!!!!!!
Jul. 2nd, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
just got to see one of your pieces on collages site, great, nice to see more of your things, this post reminds me so much of claes oldenburg, I'm the same with a bunch of things like that for collage, just adds up.
I look forward to getting your book one day, also could I add you to my friends list, its nice to see someone with such passion for art.
Jul. 2nd, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
thanks so much for the kind words..
i've added you, as well, my fellow passionate arteeeeest!
Jul. 3rd, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
I look forward to seeing you collages.
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