Greetings, True-Believers! Why "Pew Pew Pew!"? The show at RayGun was a real success. Get it? RayGun? it goes pew... oh forget it.
This has been a banner couple of weeks at the Reeves household.
First and foremost: my youngest son learned to tie his shoes. I'm extremely proud of him and take a lot of personal joy in his accomplishments. Especially the little things. I mean how far can you get if you don't learn how to tie knots? I know. I know. "Velcro", you say but c'mon.
Secondly I got to spend an evening in the company of some great people by way of my solo show, "Finding a Place to Stand" at RayGun last Saturday. We had a lot of people through and I, for one, had a great time getting to chat with friends and getting acquainted with a few new ones. My friend, Michael's bacon-chocolate cookies were so good they very nearly brought one person to tears. Ah, the power of bacon. Thank you, sir. Thanks to everyone for coming. Maybe you only stayed because of the brief, but torrential rain, but I'll take it.
I'm happy to say there are a number of other things going on, but I won't go into them at this point with the exception of one. A group of local artists are designing large recyclables containers for the Des Moines Arts Festival. We were each tasked with coming up with a design and then creating it from found or donated materials. I work with a lot of software in my day job. A lot of useless, excessively-distributed software. CDs are like shiny, round cockroaches. They turn up on your desk. In your drawers... So with the help of a number of generous people I'm going to try to turn them into something new. I have a lot of CDs to shuck (ie: remove from the little, paper sleeves). Then I'm going to find a way to wholesale smash or shred them. I've got a few options. If you've got any suggestions I'd love to hear them.