Turn down the radio, I can’t see


It was time. The birds do it, the bees do it. Not that! I mean spring cleaning. Yes the cleaning fairy bit me in the ass this week and I had to attack my studio work table. It’s like when you are driving and you turn down the radio, so you can see better. Know what I mean? The dead roses, while charming in the cold vast wasteland of winter, seemed dusty and brittle and old.


So everything came off the table and a good cleansing was had. Wow! New roses (on sale $20 for 24 stems!) and now I can see again. I threw open the windows and blared Phil Roy. It was very cathartic.


And lo and behold a little inspiration drifted by, and since I had space to work, I whipped out this little beauty. A mail art thank you card to a dear friend, for a sweet gift.

May the force be with you. Peace out.

3 Responses to Turn down the radio, I can’t see

  1. stephanie says:

    Fran, lovely piece! I too did the studio clean out and feel like I can BREATHE again!! I can finally OPEN my window!

    May the force pull you into more creative endeavors…


  2. aimee says:

    fran – the photos of your studio in art & life (issue 10)caught my eye and i loved the follow-up piece of your studio evolution in issue 11. it gave me hope that someday i’ll have a *real* studio. even though i have an art desk in our attic, it sits empty most of the time. i’m chasing around toddlers these days so my creating for now is limited to the kitchen counter, the car or wherever i can process half a creative thought while making sure the house isn’t crashing down around me. so i gaze in longing at pictures of others’ sacred spaces in the meantime. your work and studio are bright and beautiful; thanks for the inspiration. aimee

  3. Lisa Hoffman says:

    How inspiring is THIS???
    Yes, the time has come and you are the fresh air of motivation.
    Yur studio is so lovely, but part of nesting is always cleaning and “futzing”. Beautiful result.

    Being the proud recipient of this card, I have it displayed in a place of honor. Like I said by email, possibly the coolest “thank you” ever.
    No, thank YOU.


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