3.02.2008

the dailies: lisa solomon.

Ok guys-- it's DAILY TIME again! You won't BELIEVE who's joining us, really. I'll give you three hints:
1. Her name begins with a Lisa and ends with an '-olomon.'
2. She's probably the greatest artist in the whole wide world.
3. I love her.

Give up? Ok, good, b/c it's
LISA SOLOMON. Yes, that's right. Lisa Solomon is joining DFM for the day, and gracious, is it a busy one! THANK YOU, SWEET LISA for bringing us along ALL day long! You're a doll!
--

So... I don’t have a pic of my daily planner, but I do really really love it – so I want to give a shout out to Start Here
for making a functional useful and lovely planner.... I also feel like my day example should have a disclaimer. My schedule changes every 10 weeks because of where I teach. So a day in my life is really not ever the same. This is both amazing and wonderful and frustrating and tiring.... But on this particular day here’s what I did [and thanks for asking erin – it’s kind of fun to really think about how you spend your ENTIRE day]



[editor's note: her frenchie in the top right pic is named tonka--- adorable, yes?]

6:30-7:30 :: woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. I’m not a morning person, so 6:30am kills me. My dog too. Doesn’t he look like he’s saying oh mom – really? We have to get up?
Events :: woke up. Groaned. Bathroom routine. Very tired. Make coffee. Push the dogs outside and feed them. Wash the dishes. Check email. Print stuff out – fax stuff where it needs to go. Pack up my bag and get ready to head to work. Check on the traffic to make sure we’ll make it on time...



:: the light through my window [my grandma made that amazing piece of embroidery] :: bye house....



7:30-8:30 :: on the road again
My friend aida picks me up in her truck. Because it’s a 2 seater we get to fly through the carpool lane. Yay. We gossip and giggle the whole way. It’s way more fun to go to work with a friend.
The light is really beautiful.
Events :: get to school. Check email again. Eat my blueberry yogurt. Make sure the still life is set up for class.



9:00-12:00 :: waxing poetic on painting
This is when I teach painting 1.
Words I said in class :: just paint :: move the paint around :: don’t forget the background. You better get something down now :: your painting will have history – in the layers of paint :: what kind of texture do you want to create :: here are some tips on blending ::
Music we listened to ::
cat power, cibo matto, a mix that we gave out at my wedding


One angle of the dramatic still life I set up [mwwwaahaa ha ha ha]

12:15-30 :: artworld bound
Aida and I decide that we should eat lunch and go see a couple of shows of friends work downtown.

12:32-12:58 :: eat.
I have an eggplant salad with feta at an old favorite haunt
Baladie [when I worked downtown I ate here way too much]. Aida has a wrap.

1:05 :: run into an old friend on the street. Random but nice.



1:10-2:30 :: see. Art. Work.

First stop –
seth koen’s show at gregory lind gallery.
Seth was a year ahead of me in grad school. And he crochets [oh yes how I love him]. His show was STUNNING. Just lovely. So light [with moments of weight] and simple. And good. Nough said.

Second stop – say hello to my old boss Ed at
graystone contemporary. He’s moved into a little office space of another gallery. It’s funny how one can simultaneously miss your old life and be glad you aren’t doing what you used to do....

Next stop –
kara maria’s how at catherine clark gallery.
She is tackling highly political issues with paint [the iraq war and sexualized imagery]. Hard to do indeed. Kara and I sat next to each other at an artist lecture not too long ago and really got along. I have a lot of respect for what she’s doing. I particularly responded to the watercolor pieces. It’s nice to see catherine clark’s new space – I hadn’t been there yet.

Aida and I then head back to the East Bay




3:33 :: do my work
Head to my studio. I have to sweep and clean up [we recently had a new person move into our space so we had to build a wall. This means my space was turned into a disaster zone.] pick up a bag that needs to get shipped for my side biz underdog ink.
I paint and sweep while simultaneously talking to a client on the phone about a book project I’m working on. Blah blah blah. Paint paint paint.

4:05 :: I help my studio mate move a huge [5 foot x 3 foot] cube from his workbench to the floor. He’s working on like 10 of these for a job. It’s like his space is a maze [should have taken picture]

4:27 :: drive to trader joes to get some food for dinner. On the way, call my friend to complain about some bureaucratic stuff happening at the other place I teach. I remember to get toilet paper and coffee, but forget laundry soap. Shame on me for not making a list.



5:15 :: head home. The light is amazing again. I notice the daffodils have bloomed in my front flower box.



5:30 :: catch up with my husband
6:00 :: feed the dogs [they know they eat at 6pm. If you are late they look at you with those pathetic eyes and follow you around until you feed them]. Make my own dinner – cornmeal pizza with a salad of greens, cherries, figs, feta and pomegranate dressing
6:45 :: check email and troll around the internets. Fill out some forms and stuff for tomorrow.



7:15- 9:45 :: the wind down
Events:: take a bath [read 1/2 of the yellow sun - what we are reading in our book club while in the tub :: laugh at the kitties on the bed :: grade for a little bit :: make sure there’s nothing I need to prep for my next class :: snuggle with the pets for a minute :: check those internets again


9:45- 10:30 :: one last bit of energy
Work on a client’s website for a spell. Give up as brain is not working

[editor's note: i asked lisa just where she purchased such adorable teal shoes. turns out they're made by a company called bamboo. she can't remember where she bought them, but did mention that she has a rule where she can only buy shoes that she doesn't already have in that color. brilliant!]

10:30 :: watch the news
11:00 :: BED

There you have it. A day in my life.....

15 comments:

wendy said...

thanks for this little peek...lots of love for lisa!!!

design for mankind. said...

ha--- so glad you like. thanks to LISA!!! :)

Bethany Hissong said...

I followed her link to her drawings a day: brilliant!!!!! I love them. She is awesome. I love someone who can take things we see all the time and then create something so unique with them. I love the sculptural wall with the crochet doilies that are also drawn as symbols...beautiful.
I do have one thing I'm pondering...every time you do these interviews, especially with married people, do they never spend any time with their spouses at night..after the lights go out? And if they do, why don't they talk about it. I just find that funny... you know. I would be like, "We made wild, passionate love and then went to sleep exhausted." maybe that's just me.

bugheart said...

thanks for
the great
planner link lisa.
she is go go go
thanks
for sharing
both of you!

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHA--- Bethany. You are hysterical.

And bugheart-- thanks for visiting--- isn't she lovely? :)

matirose said...

yow! i thought my day was packed:)
love lisa. love this project! love the mwahhahaha laughter at setting up the still life, too. hee.

design for mankind. said...

HAHAH--- ME TOO! :)

babelfish said...

Another great peek, I love lisa too!

babelfish said...

lol on Bethany's comment (yes, perhaps we need more details) :)

Esti said...

I like Lisa's art a lot. It was great to peek to a day in her life. Thanks.

design for mankind. said...

You guys are CRAZY voyeurs!!!

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

lisa is the bestest!!! xo

design for mankind. said...

She TOTALLY is!!!

julie said...

LOVE LISA S!!! I cant believe how much she fits into her day! Lovely peek - thanks you both :)

design for mankind. said...

I know; I'm totally exhausted reading this!!! :)

thank you, julie!

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

3.02.2008

the dailies: lisa solomon.

Ok guys-- it's DAILY TIME again! You won't BELIEVE who's joining us, really. I'll give you three hints:
1. Her name begins with a Lisa and ends with an '-olomon.'
2. She's probably the greatest artist in the whole wide world.
3. I love her.

Give up? Ok, good, b/c it's
LISA SOLOMON. Yes, that's right. Lisa Solomon is joining DFM for the day, and gracious, is it a busy one! THANK YOU, SWEET LISA for bringing us along ALL day long! You're a doll!
--

So... I don’t have a pic of my daily planner, but I do really really love it – so I want to give a shout out to Start Here
for making a functional useful and lovely planner.... I also feel like my day example should have a disclaimer. My schedule changes every 10 weeks because of where I teach. So a day in my life is really not ever the same. This is both amazing and wonderful and frustrating and tiring.... But on this particular day here’s what I did [and thanks for asking erin – it’s kind of fun to really think about how you spend your ENTIRE day]



[editor's note: her frenchie in the top right pic is named tonka--- adorable, yes?]

6:30-7:30 :: woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. I’m not a morning person, so 6:30am kills me. My dog too. Doesn’t he look like he’s saying oh mom – really? We have to get up?
Events :: woke up. Groaned. Bathroom routine. Very tired. Make coffee. Push the dogs outside and feed them. Wash the dishes. Check email. Print stuff out – fax stuff where it needs to go. Pack up my bag and get ready to head to work. Check on the traffic to make sure we’ll make it on time...



:: the light through my window [my grandma made that amazing piece of embroidery] :: bye house....



7:30-8:30 :: on the road again
My friend aida picks me up in her truck. Because it’s a 2 seater we get to fly through the carpool lane. Yay. We gossip and giggle the whole way. It’s way more fun to go to work with a friend.
The light is really beautiful.
Events :: get to school. Check email again. Eat my blueberry yogurt. Make sure the still life is set up for class.



9:00-12:00 :: waxing poetic on painting
This is when I teach painting 1.
Words I said in class :: just paint :: move the paint around :: don’t forget the background. You better get something down now :: your painting will have history – in the layers of paint :: what kind of texture do you want to create :: here are some tips on blending ::
Music we listened to ::
cat power, cibo matto, a mix that we gave out at my wedding


One angle of the dramatic still life I set up [mwwwaahaa ha ha ha]

12:15-30 :: artworld bound
Aida and I decide that we should eat lunch and go see a couple of shows of friends work downtown.

12:32-12:58 :: eat.
I have an eggplant salad with feta at an old favorite haunt
Baladie [when I worked downtown I ate here way too much]. Aida has a wrap.

1:05 :: run into an old friend on the street. Random but nice.



1:10-2:30 :: see. Art. Work.

First stop –
seth koen’s show at gregory lind gallery.
Seth was a year ahead of me in grad school. And he crochets [oh yes how I love him]. His show was STUNNING. Just lovely. So light [with moments of weight] and simple. And good. Nough said.

Second stop – say hello to my old boss Ed at
graystone contemporary. He’s moved into a little office space of another gallery. It’s funny how one can simultaneously miss your old life and be glad you aren’t doing what you used to do....

Next stop –
kara maria’s how at catherine clark gallery.
She is tackling highly political issues with paint [the iraq war and sexualized imagery]. Hard to do indeed. Kara and I sat next to each other at an artist lecture not too long ago and really got along. I have a lot of respect for what she’s doing. I particularly responded to the watercolor pieces. It’s nice to see catherine clark’s new space – I hadn’t been there yet.

Aida and I then head back to the East Bay




3:33 :: do my work
Head to my studio. I have to sweep and clean up [we recently had a new person move into our space so we had to build a wall. This means my space was turned into a disaster zone.] pick up a bag that needs to get shipped for my side biz underdog ink.
I paint and sweep while simultaneously talking to a client on the phone about a book project I’m working on. Blah blah blah. Paint paint paint.

4:05 :: I help my studio mate move a huge [5 foot x 3 foot] cube from his workbench to the floor. He’s working on like 10 of these for a job. It’s like his space is a maze [should have taken picture]

4:27 :: drive to trader joes to get some food for dinner. On the way, call my friend to complain about some bureaucratic stuff happening at the other place I teach. I remember to get toilet paper and coffee, but forget laundry soap. Shame on me for not making a list.



5:15 :: head home. The light is amazing again. I notice the daffodils have bloomed in my front flower box.



5:30 :: catch up with my husband
6:00 :: feed the dogs [they know they eat at 6pm. If you are late they look at you with those pathetic eyes and follow you around until you feed them]. Make my own dinner – cornmeal pizza with a salad of greens, cherries, figs, feta and pomegranate dressing
6:45 :: check email and troll around the internets. Fill out some forms and stuff for tomorrow.



7:15- 9:45 :: the wind down
Events:: take a bath [read 1/2 of the yellow sun - what we are reading in our book club while in the tub :: laugh at the kitties on the bed :: grade for a little bit :: make sure there’s nothing I need to prep for my next class :: snuggle with the pets for a minute :: check those internets again


9:45- 10:30 :: one last bit of energy
Work on a client’s website for a spell. Give up as brain is not working

[editor's note: i asked lisa just where she purchased such adorable teal shoes. turns out they're made by a company called bamboo. she can't remember where she bought them, but did mention that she has a rule where she can only buy shoes that she doesn't already have in that color. brilliant!]

10:30 :: watch the news
11:00 :: BED

There you have it. A day in my life.....

15 comments:

wendy said...

thanks for this little peek...lots of love for lisa!!!

design for mankind. said...

ha--- so glad you like. thanks to LISA!!! :)

Bethany Hissong said...

I followed her link to her drawings a day: brilliant!!!!! I love them. She is awesome. I love someone who can take things we see all the time and then create something so unique with them. I love the sculptural wall with the crochet doilies that are also drawn as symbols...beautiful.
I do have one thing I'm pondering...every time you do these interviews, especially with married people, do they never spend any time with their spouses at night..after the lights go out? And if they do, why don't they talk about it. I just find that funny... you know. I would be like, "We made wild, passionate love and then went to sleep exhausted." maybe that's just me.

bugheart said...

thanks for
the great
planner link lisa.
she is go go go
thanks
for sharing
both of you!

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHA--- Bethany. You are hysterical.

And bugheart-- thanks for visiting--- isn't she lovely? :)

matirose said...

yow! i thought my day was packed:)
love lisa. love this project! love the mwahhahaha laughter at setting up the still life, too. hee.

design for mankind. said...

HAHAH--- ME TOO! :)

babelfish said...

Another great peek, I love lisa too!

babelfish said...

lol on Bethany's comment (yes, perhaps we need more details) :)

Esti said...

I like Lisa's art a lot. It was great to peek to a day in her life. Thanks.

design for mankind. said...

You guys are CRAZY voyeurs!!!

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

lisa is the bestest!!! xo

design for mankind. said...

She TOTALLY is!!!

julie said...

LOVE LISA S!!! I cant believe how much she fits into her day! Lovely peek - thanks you both :)

design for mankind. said...

I know; I'm totally exhausted reading this!!! :)

thank you, julie!