Tuesday, July 31, 2007

They like us, they really like us!

A friend told me recently that Pandora's Trunk was mentioned in Readymade Magazine; I called them up and they sent me a lovely copy super fast. They made a spread about shows around the country and Pandora's Trunk is the only event mentioned for the whole Bay Area! I feel so fancy!You may have been wondering to yourself, what's going on with the next Pandora's Trunk? Details ahoy! It's going to be an awesome co-production with cool dance party kids NK7 productions. I met Nicole doing volunteer work for Room to Read, I am looking forward to working with her again. I am excited to be a part of a big professional event like they put on, lots different than the normal Pandora fare. Variety is the spice of life! The most exciting part is that there will be a fashion show where members of the audience will model clothes that they've bought.

NK7 Productions Presents:
Inspriration for the Playa
Sunday, August 19th
2pm - 10pm

Over 20 fashion designers and DJs that inspire us on the playa!
Featuring Music By:

Deep End
Kramer Vs John Early
Deep End/Opulent Temple
Jeffrey Allen vs Hoj
Green Gorilla Lounge
M3 vs Antonio
Space Cowboys
Kapt'n Kirk vs Mancub
House of Lotus
Shissla vs Neeziack
Seismic/Opulent Temple
Murphstar vs Melyss
Sol vs Smoove
Gravity Point
Eric Sharp vs DJ B
Pink Mammoth
Trevor vs Greg Smoke

Pandora's Trunk and Funk n Trunk present
Playa Designs by:
Eion 2013
Get a Headcase
Jan Hilmer
JR Reforming Fashion
Medium Reality
Miranda Caroligne
miss velvet cream
Mythica Masks & Adornments
Shawna Hoffman
Silver Lucy Design
Steam Trunk
Super Sugar Ray Ray
Wendy Darling Design
Wild Card
and many more....
Checks and cash preferred for designs
Performances by:
Auberon Shull
Sound by:
Scrumptious BBQ on the patio!
Bring your hoops, toys and fun furry things and play!

Cafe Cocomo
650 Indiana Street
Free Before 3pm
$10 w/RSVP to info@nk7productions.com
$15 at the door.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sense of Place

Sense of Place is the new working title of my book. The .pdfs below are the first two chunks; they aren't polished perfect but the meat is all there and cooked. The rest is written but has two major hangups still. It is formatted right now in spreads of 6"x6" pages; you may need to rotate the view in your .pdf viewer (I use foxit, wayyyy sleeker program than acrobat). It is formatted to print easily if you are so inclined. Please make sure your printer is set to high quality so you can see the images - they are an important atmospheric part of the story. It's an exciting time for artists like me as high quality image reproduction becomes incredibly accessible and affordable even for simple low-budget projects. I also draw with a nib pen; it sometimes boggles me the aeons of time worth of tools that I have all stockpiled in my house and there at my fingertips for me to use.

Chapter One of my illustrated travel memoir - in final edits now.

Chapter Two of my illustrated travel memoir - in final edits now.

Please, oh please, leave comments or email me if you know how.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Inverse Proportionate

It's a funny feature of this style of publication that the deepest silences often indicate the most frenzied activity. I have been trying desperately to soak up the summer sun, take a little time to have some fun before the clouds roll in, and trying to move some beloved projects forward. Lots has been in the works. First, Pandora's Trunk on June 30th was a big success. People left a bright and perfectly sunny day to hang out with us in our (admittedly airy and sunlit as well) gallery of delights. New musician friend Sandra B was a big hit (see her for free Monday night at Blondie's! I'll be there, 8pm) and my new cowboy shirts practically flew off the rack. My extra-special favorite was the man who turned the girliest pink-and-purple shirt ever into the manliest pink-and-purple shirt ever.

The book is almost complete - I've scanned lots of old negatives (in the process, learning just how unstable that information storage medium really is...) Now just have some auxiliary edits and agreement issues to work out. Look here for .pdf chapter previews soon. Tell all your publisher friends!

I'm throwing an exhibitor reception & artist salon for the Expo for the Artist and Musician and have been putting some ducks in a row for that. I don't want to spill too much till it's solidified but I am getting some really exciting (female! +5 points!) speakers and putting together some really exciting panels. I'm basically getting all my smart friends and business acquaintances to sit together in a room and talk about stuff that's intriguing and confusing to me. How could it go wrong? Especially when that room is CELLspace.

That's it for now. Lots has been going on, too much to write about. More updates soon.