Welcome to MissouriBendStudio!

This is an online journal of my artistic investigations and a way to communicate about my work, ideas, quandries and queries! I welcome comments and conversation and do hope you enjoy these musings. My artwork is available in my shop MissouriBendStudio on Etsy.com or on my website.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

Greetings everyone....happy February! I am happy that the days are slowing getting longer, even if our recent snowfall and winter temperatures are a reminder that spring won't be here for some time to come. That's fine with me, as I am excited to have the new Rebecca Solnit book, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness, on its way to me, arriving tomorrow sometime. I am certainly reading widely and intensely for classes, but I needed a creative shot in the arm and there is nothing like Rebecca Solnit to make your mind ponder and let your thoughts wander, as she weaves together what seem disparate threads into a beautiful whole.

There was a review from the Utne Reader back in September that you can read here. If you are not familiar with Rebecca Solnit, well I hope you will love her writing as much as I do. I especially loved The Faraway Nearby....just beautiful. Any great reading you'd like to recommend....I'm always open!