It is early evening and the neighbors are drunk and arguing so I have cranked up Michael Hedges, Aerial Boundaries. I can’t believe I almost sold this at my yard sale. I had two albums and a woman wanted to buy something instrumental for her son. I said, “he will love these. MIchael Hedges was amazing. (He was killed several years ago or more in a car crash.I couldn’t believe such an amazing artist could die. ) So, the woman said it sounded like I really didn’t want to part with them. I said no, I’m cleaning out the house. She thought I should pick one to keep and sell her the other. I picked this one and I am so glad. I can’t even remember the first time I saw him in concert but Hedges embodied the “no rules” ideal. His wild long braids flying all around him as he turned the guitar into an instrument of his own. He was amazing and truly missed.
Meanwhile, Vintage DahlilaFound has been slow, which makes me frustrated, but I can be making things too. Dahlila needs tending as well. So, I slid open the rickety old garage I call my workshop, warned all the black widows and mice I was coming in and made my way through the dust. I started fiddling with old projects, tinkering w/knew ones and now everything is out and getting made, dismantled or made over. The only thing better than invention is reinvention. And I love recreating new life out of old objects. This is what I came up with the other day:
I’ve tested them out, worn them around and so far I love the green rose the best. It’s a good 2″ long, thick and curved. I believe it was a bowl. My second is Tricycle, the three washers. It’s rusty, not coated, but beautiful as is. Might suggest a tetanus shot with purchase, but if it doesn’t sell, that’s okay. I’ll keep it.
Well, It’s getting late and tonight is the grand finalee of Men In Trees. What a lose. Goodnight, d.
P.S. I found this great Michael Hedges tidbit to share. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTC7kPZZmuM&feature=related