the opening is over. it went really well - there was a nice crowd, everyone seemed to like my new work and i was feeling generally beloved (and tired.)
so, here's what i've learned (in list form, of course):
#1 - music doesn't always cut it. some time its a bit too distracting. you want to sing along, or worse yet, dance. dancing with adhesive all over your hands, not recommended. same goes for hot beeswax.
#2 - in lieu of music, tv on dvd. something you've seen a million times so you won't need to stop and watch. but i've said it before and i'll say it again, the "play all" option is key. having to start a new episode every 40 minutes can really fuck with a person's flow.
#3 - working under a hard core deadline can be a really good thing. i couldn't overthink anything. i just had to get it done.
#4 - silhouettes are amazing.
#5 - cleaning my studio was like shopping for new art supplies. i had tons of pastels and crayons and paper that i didn't even know about.
#6 - my stuff looks really sweet hung en masse.
but, i'm glad its over...