Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Drink Orange Juice

On Sunday I mostly slept. It's been a long time since I spent a day mostly sleeping. But the idea fairy wasn't taking any coupons this time. A brain marathon eats energy too. For some things you pay as you go.

On Monday I mostly floated on the water.

Today Orion, Aubrey and I went to the library. I always enjoy being in libraries. The Palm Springs Library doesn't have vaulted ceilings or ancient carved tables, but it's a cool haven from the sun, is airy and open and has signs on the ends of the bookcases that tell us to move away from shelves and get under the tables during earthquakes.

Orion spent a lot of the day on the sofa, reading. It's the season where we hunker down inside, out of the weather.

Aubrey took photos of recent work. I'll put those up tomorrow.

I encased a very large black widow, recently deceased, in clear resin. Strange and sort of tedious- tricky sort of undertaking. Dead bees are much more cooperative than dead spiders, but only slightly more cooperative than dead flies.

Orion's goldfish, not at all cooperative, has begun to outgrow yet another tank. hmmmm.


More sleep. Then, work. And lots of it.



Kelly said...

So glad you were able to have a few moments of rest and refuge from the heat of the sun and thinking alike.

Looking forward to seeing new work, it will be amazing (I'm sure). Even more, I'm looking forward to the next poppet that gets to come home with me.

When you mentioned the goldfish I though, no way, she did NOT cast that in resin too.

Imagine my relief :)

lisa said...

Kelly: I didn't, of course. I don't think I'd like casting a fish. Certainly not one I knew personally. The black widow was strange enough. I have a great respect for spiders and black widows are dangerous. Still, I'm in awe of them. Gordon Grice speaks beautifully of them in his "The Red Hourglass, Lives of the Predators."

spacedlaw said...

Were you affected at all by the earthquake? My seismic monitor says "Southern California", which is a bit vague given the scale of things...