I've had a wonderful time at VCCA! I got a lot of writing done on the new book, but I also had time for fun with the visual artists. In fact, one night photographer, Tucker Hollingsworth decided to create a photo shoot, starring the author Joyce Maynard.
Joyce Maynard, wrote "At Home in the World", "To Die For" which became a movie starring Nicole Kidman, along with many other books.
I played lighting director!
Oh, and I'm with the artist, Suzy Sureck. She was the stylist on our shoot. More on her in a moment.
I also wanted to show you this from the artistic team of Gibson and Recoder.
Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder use film, loops, and lighting to create wild and mesmerizing installations. After watching their latest film, I am having the wildest dreams!
And speaking of dreams--here's Suzy Sureck in front of her new work:
While at VCCA, she's created all these very dreamy "pillows" that seem to be pushing right out from the other side of the subconsciousness. I noticed she was reading Milan Kundera. So maybe that has something to do with it.
Yes, I did spend an afternoon visiting the visual artists!
Here's Kathi Smith with her gorgeous paintings. You can see she's very influenced by her life in
New England. I love all her colors!
The visual artists live in such a tactile world. For me, it's all so fascinating!
I even find their paint-splattered sinks intriguing!
However, I'm a little sad to say, my time is almost over and tomorrow, Sunday, I am leaving for Frederick, Maryland where I will be signing copies of Bonjour, Happiness! at the Barnes and Noble at 1 p.m. If you're in the area, please stop by and say, Bonjour!
For today, I am saying my au revoirs before I'm get on the road again.
Here's my favorite one. I named her Bessie.
I think Bessie wants me to take her home with me!
And I would take her with me, but well...if this were a dream, but I'll be returning to
The Real World!