Project Progress

PROJECT PROGRESS: To date, I have collected three gallons of pennies! Will tally them soon. Check here for Project Progress throughout the year.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I played hookey...

... from April's First Friday so I don't have much progress to report re the penny collection. But... I have been thinking more about what to make from all the pennies and how to incorporate all the suggestions I've received. At these times I have to remind myself that the idea is to collect the pennies (and the input) for a whole year before making any decisions. I may have mentioned before that patience is not my strong suit. This whole project is a lesson in letting things percolate and develop on their own and in their own time. I'm learning (hopefully) not to force anything, not to allow my preconceived ideas to shape any particular outcome. It is an incredible lesson to learn. And a difficult one.

Things have been up in the air at my studio lately. I thought that I would have to move at the end of March, but things worked out so that I'm able to stay put, at least for the time being. So continue to drop by (with pockets full of pennies) the MonOrchid at 214 E. Roosevelt in Phoenix.

I've completely redone my website and launched it just two weeks ago. You can view it at If you see any images you like there, remember to bring or send me a penny! Your pennies are the materials and inspiration from which art will be made!