We are the Sayers of things that have never been said.

Saying things that have never been said isn’t always easy but sometimes those things just sprout from One’s mouth, like the Wings from the side of One’s head.

I had a crazy ride to the Airport in Asheville, NC, from my Friend and Colleague Robert Seven, the crazy part was that the traffic was bogged down in every direction going towards the Airport.If You’ve ever flown from Asheville, You might not anticipate this, unless it’s Friday evening at 5:30pm. I made it to the check-in with 7 minutes to spare, then I got on the plane and I flew, like a Sardine, down to Atlanta, Georgia and then successfully connected on a Flight to NYC, about 5 miles from where I got off the first plane. Then I made it to New York City, which is so incredibly dream-like at Night. I switched my seat voluntarily and got to see the City, which I wouldn’t have on the side I initially sat on. The second flight was also packed.

As soon as I got off the Plane and rearranged my items, which may have and really did shift during the flight, I called my Ride and the dispatcher said to go straight outside, where I was immediately met by Steve, who brought me speeding to Flavor Bay, where my Friends and Collaborators Meredith DiMenna and Mister Emil Nomel were awaiting my arrival and had a very yummy Chicken Dinner with Beets and Greens (Down-home Style) for me.

The next day was Saturday and I received a warm tongue wake-up from a large, grey, wiggly Dog named Milo at around 6:22am. I put another log on the fire and went back to bed but woke up again not long after that and We had a breakfast of hardboiled eggs and beets, then We went to Bridgeport, Connecticut to the Nest Arts Factory. We met up with Artist Relations Coordinator, David Flynn. David had rope and the knowledge of how to access the roof top and some Airplane clamps to use to keep the large painting from “bunching-up” in the middle of the large pipe that we used to suspend it from the roof of the Nest. Emil, David and I went up with all the stuff and successfully did hang the 10 foot by 17 foot painting over the side.

There is much more that went into that happening than I can accurately describe here (there was also a trip to an Awning shop for the Canvas, affectionately called “Ed” for Earliest Days, during which an actual seam was sewn in the bottom sleeve, that had been cut-off by me because the canvas was too long for the wall it was commissioned to hang on). So then We had a big adventure in Bridgeport, seeing Art and having a late Lunch-Eon at the Harborview Market. I had the Gabby-Melt.

We later practiced Our Song “the Earliest days of the Miracle Wave” in Meredith and John Torres’ (Oh, Cassius) Studio in the Arts Nest and also sang some other Songs. Later We had to do some extra lashing to the large Painting hanging on the front of the building, in order for it to make it through the Night, with the wind whipping and then We drove back up to Flavor Bay after attending a Dinner Party Birthday Party very close to the Nest.

Collaborators on the Multi-Media Arts Project "the Earliest Days of the Miracle Wave"

Collaborators on the Multi-Media Arts Project “the Earliest Days of the Miracle Wave”

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The Beginning of a Great Adventure

these are the Earliest Days of the Miracle Wave, these are the Days of the Earliest Waves.

these are the Earliest Days of the Miracle Wave, these are the Days of the Earliest Waves.

ThreeSewers10-10-13 I am beginning and have already begun the most challenging and ambitious undertaking of my Life, thus far. I have come up to Connecticut, in the midst of the Brightest Colors of Fall to stay on a Lake which reflects them back up into the Sky.

I am here to write and record a Song, to paint a 20 foot by 10 foot canvas, depicting the ideas conveyed in the Song and to be filmed while painting to make a time-lapse Movie of the process and then to make another 10 foot by 4 foot canvas REvisiting an earlier Painting, in an ALL-new format.

Before I left Asheville, I had to figure out how to create a 20 foot by 10 foot canvas. This was a complicated process, especially because I could not find the amount of canvas I needed in one piece, involving a lot of help from my Friends. I called Kim Pitman and Her friend Martha Howell Burnette (who works at Cross Canvas) to see about acquiring a large roll of Canvas. They were able to help Me out and I purchased that roll and brought it back to my Shop, where two 20 foot by 60 inch rolls of canvas were sewn together by Justyn Thompson with Greg Philipp and I helping to feed the giant wad and then the next day, Bethany Adams of Rhetorical Factory came to my Shop and help me sort out what else needed to be done to the canvas, it needed more seam sewing and it needed sleeves in the top and the bottom and it needed stitching down both sides, so it wouldn’t fray, as it is going to be suspended from a pipe, instead of being on a stretcher.

It took three days and three friends to make that into a reality but that’s not where the support and encouragement end, there are also Ami Worthen and Jason Krekel, Anita Lorraine Kinney, my Mom and Dad and Emil Nomel, who has spent all day long here helping Me figure out this complicated song and Meredith DiMenna for making this a reality. We’ll see what happens next, today has been very productive, so far and We are still going.