One of the joys of having my studio at home is that neighbors and friends drop in most days. Something I miss from my youth in Australia is the ‘unannounced drop in’. It seems like nowadays we all have to synchronize our calendars and make bookings weeks in advance for even a cup of coffee.
Lately I have relished unannounced visits. (Though a quick heads up by phone means that there might be baked goods available).
Yesterday my old pal Scott Constable dropped in en route back to Sebastapol from an installation of new work in San Jose. He arrived just in time to help Yvonne and me manhandle the now almost complete sculptures we have been working on. They now weigh 200lbs and are 7″ in diameter so they are a bit too much just for 2 people to juggle. Scott helped us turn them over in preparation for the fitting and attachment of their last segments today.
He also took the time to poke around my studio and capture some images before we had tea and cookies in the yard – sweating in a nice way in the unusual late summer heat.
His blog entry about his visit van be found at http://www.deepcraft.org/deep/archives/1069