Thursday, July 08, 2010

I don't know where I put my camera

But here is a piece of a piece by Brooke Inman in the Morgan show of prints. I couldn't sleep last night so I got up early and commuted to work and Tom and I finally started gluing up the big vat. He had cut all the pieces (of course last night as I tossed and turned, I realized the dimensions I gave him were INNER dims, not outer. But I think we'll be okay w/the missing few inches) so we glued and clamped and drilled and put in corner seals (I don't know what they're really called) before lunch. After lunch, we took Jim, a great intern, and glued up the walls to the bottom and sealed those (which was tricky. Not as clean a job as we'd like, but the best we were going to do in this weather and time crunch). So tomorrow afternoon, after Tom picks up yet another Vandercook press donation, we'll screw the bottom to the walls and add more reinforcements. I mentioned handles and we might try that also. He leaves Sunday so we want to get as much done before then.

In the meantime, a generous donor is going to ship me stainless steel rods to experiment with sewing metal screens for student moulds! I also did a video interview this afternoon before attending a board meeting tonight to help out with minutes (in many ways, I am a die hard arts administrator). In return, I got a lovely Thai dinner and a ride home. It's still super hot upstairs in my room but I am feeling more at ease now that the big vat is taking shape. Hopefully tomorrow I will find my camera so I can prove it!

4 comments:

  1. you are a busy woman, aimee. remember to play a little, too, ok?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Showed some of the people in my class some of the hanji videos on your site yesterday - everyone wrote down the URL so they can peruse your work later!

    ReplyDelete
  3. never use my credit card again...that is a dream that looks far away from accomplishing

    ReplyDelete
  4. l don't HAVE a credit card!! and you can learn spanish w/me, though l know you didn't mean that! ;)

    ReplyDelete

thanks for visiting!