The last few days were just a whirl of activity. Wednesday, it occured to me that I had to get to my framer ASAP, and I didn't have time to think or research who might be good in Boston, so since I had some time, I drove down to Hartford and paid Shortell a visit. Shortell always takes care of my framing. He's fabulously wierd but quite a charmer for sure.
Anyway, that drive coincided with the studio tours going on at Billings Forge-- Janice La Motta's new project under the auspices of Luis Cotto's big art and culture community center in Frog's Hollow. Its really really nice. It made me pine for affordable (free) studio spaces in a city where barely anybody is looking at what you're doing. Beautiful. Some good work. Saw a lot of dear friends.
Later, I slept over at Ross, Kevjn, Skylar, and J's new place in W Hartford. It is beautiful. It rivals Oxford Street Manse for its handsome stature and impressive square footage. Leave it to them to carry on from one beautiful piece of property to another. Nice to see they are still living comfortably. Real estate geniuses.
Next day I wisked Gabi up off her feet and carried her over state lines to Massachusetts. Beautiful. We hung out all night and partied at boyfriend's party with D'Hana, Nichole Pride and Kingdom, in town from New York. Really fun. Everyone in the club was definitely cute. After the party we went to Ellen's Cambridge roof and chilled hard until early waking hours.
Yesterday, Matt Bach's band, the Main Drag played at TT the Bear's, so Brian, Kingdom and I went over to watch. Beautiful. Power-pop-synth-drag. Stay thin, I think is there message.
Later we found a Sonic the Hedgehog costume and stuff happened.