Today my friend went back to Austin, and after breakfast with her at Pondicheri, where I hadn’t been in such a long time, I embarked on a new adventure. Time to reveal where I started volunteering: Magpies and Peacocks is a nonprofit that recycles clothing and creates sustainable fashion. They’re housed in a warehouse in EaDo, and that’s where I spent three hours today sorting fabric and talking to a new friend. That’s also where I saw the gold rabbit brooch I just had to paint. I have to say, I love going there, and totally love their mission. So this will be a welcome addition to my life.
Afterwards I worked out at the beautiful YMCA Downtown, which wore me out since I’m a little out of practice, but which gave me a sense of accomplishment.
Then I went home, walked the dog, and formulated a game plan. I have ideas for two really large-scale art projects. I don’t yet want to reveal what these are, as I want to round up my bestest collectors first to let them in on the secret and celebrate with champagne. But it’s something big and exciting that might pose certain logistical issues – which I already know how I might overcome.