Saturday, June 28, 2008

Shelving Myself

1. I recently started a part time job at a branch of my local library. I am really enjoying the energy and atmosphere of the library in a whole new way.

1a. Last Saturday, I was interviewed by Katherine Bell. She is writing a book called Quilting for Peace, and will be including the And Still Counting project in her book.

1 + 1 = 2! How cool is it that next spring I will be able to shelve a book that has a bit of me and the project in it?!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A New Installation

A photo of the last bits of the installation process at the Whitney Center in St Cloud, MN. That's my brother Steve on the ladder, Jim the curator, is standing by the flags, and I can't for the life of me remember the name of the man who serenaded our efforts, but he was a fine singer.

We hung 715 blocks. 715 American soldiers, 151,500 Iraqi citizens. 715 out of 3,100, not quite 1/3 of the blocks I'm hoping for. I'm going to need a really big space.