Etsy asked me to write a Gocco article for their blog, The Storque, & you can read it right here. Just a brief rundown of the plethora of Goccoed items available on Etsy, & some links to Gocco resources as well. Etsy also very kindly featured some of my picks (& one of my own Gocco prints) on the front page. I took a screenshot!
In other news, I just want to draw your attention to the lovely Pamela Buckley who has a blog called Ophelia Golly. She bought one of my prints a few weeks ago & has just written the most generous & lovely blog entry about my work. I thought it was so great because she’s written about how she makes up stories to go along with my photomontages & how she prefers to think they’re real rather than a bit of digital sleight of hand. I love hearing people’s perspectives of my artwork.
I hope she doesn’t mind me quoting her; this is what she has to say about my print Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep:
The story I put with it (almost within seconds of deciding it was real!) was that it was probably a photograph of a magician’s children, and he insisted on the dove being part of the photograph as a silent signature of his profession.
I am not making this up (well, I am making it up but it is something that I am not lying about believing when I saw it!) and I know that the imaginative talent of the artist was what was behind my suspended belief otherwise I never would have wondered over it at all.
(I can also say that having just recently seen the Prestige might have fostered this idea just a little bit too…)
But obviously the art is the magic!
I just thought that was so sweet! Thank you Pamela! Ironically, I sold my last 5×7″ version of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep today. I’m happy (& grateful) that the entire edition has sold, but a little sad to wave goodbye to the last one. There are still a few left in the 8×10″ edition though.
Whew…this has turned into a marathon post. But I can’t leave you without posting this fantastic clip from the Jerry Lewis film The Ladies Man…