Sunday, August 20


Yesterday, my boyfriend, Brian, did his first craft show...and survived.
Of course, I was there too (and barely survived, with an awful migraine by the end from the smoke that was drifting into the building from smokers outside, the super-loud music, and my lack of sleep). But I meant to write about Brian on Friday (something I love, am excited about), and didn't, so now I will.
For Brian, working as an artist is all. I have never known anybody so dedicated to his own education and to developing an understanding of and connection to the world around him. This is a photo of his studio during his last year in grad school. All those prints are his trying to understand the construction and being of a sphere. He is exhaustive and deep in his methods.
And now he is finding a way to support himself beyond the graphic design job he has. I'm so proud that this person, who can be introverted, but who has a wonderful sense of humor, the kindest heart, and who is thoughtful in extremis, is getting his work out into the world using the most populist of print media: relief (in this case, letterpress) printing. What does this mean for him? More time in the studio, a job he enjoys, and most of all, the good that comes from making things with one's hands.

I just think it's neat.

Also, do love having someone who can lift the clothing racks onto the car roof after the show.


Many new things to shop tomorrow.


Blogger sarah said...

so wonderful to hear that you are so happy together, reading your post today made me smile...

4:35 PM  
Blogger lisa s said...

awwwww.... so gosh darn sweet and wonderful. you sound like a great pair!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

so fabulous! :)

9:07 PM  
Blogger natascha said...

Beautiful cards!!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous sky said...

swoon - what you wrote, the love between you two and what brian produced :)

7:24 PM  
Blogger Milkypop said...

I am sad that I missed it! Unfortunately, I had to spend the entire day cleaning, of all things.

1:31 AM  
Blogger Bitterbetty said...

Creating "side by side" is a fantasy of mine..
Loved to see your comment on my blog as I come by to drool over your clothing and photography often..

Hope you will be blogging from France!!

3:44 PM  
Anonymous blair said...

sounds like a creative match made in heaven, so sweet.

7:11 PM  
Blogger PumpkinGirl said...

Too sweet. Congrats on your(s) show! Wish I coulda been there to witness!!

10:19 PM  

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