"your energy fits your space"
hmmm.... I've parsed that a few times trying to find something positive in there
But regarding your bathtub developing station, I worry about your
back. I guess it is the nature of my haphazard approach, but I spend
a lot of time swishing prints and fussing over things. I cringe when
I think of leaning over that tub (and no, my bathtub IS in better
shape than my mixing area)
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Christina Z. Anderson
> I uploaded four pix of my workspace, but even though it looks pretty clean
> and organized, it is SO organized I lost my step wedges! Still can't find
> Also, kitchen is used to size only when famdam is gone. Bathroom is used
> continually and my kids know that if they take a shower in there, they are
> likely to get magenta feet. Loris, you can see how I make multiple prints at
> I have to tell a funny--I showed a Powerpoint of my Research and Creativity
> to the Provost at our university (he's the man that decides budgetary issues
> among many other things). I showed the image of my bathroom development
> that is on my website. My department head thought it was hilarious, because
> the Provost is a chemist and seeing a bathroom used in this manner would be
> anaethema, and therefore a good image to convince someone of our need for
> more funds, which, of course, was not my intention at all. I just have to
> work at home because I can't get distracted by 100 questions from students
> while working.
> And our Provost totally understood gum printing when I explained the process
> and said he'd be glad to help with research into the chemistry of gum. I
> have an ally!
> Keith, your workspace makes me totally LAUGH. I am pretty blessed to have
> met you in person (had lunch in Chicago with him and Mark Nelson one day)
> and your energy fits your space. And Judy, I have SEEN your workspace...I
> remember going to your house and there was a woman there who was using your
> darkroom to do her work. I thought that was incredibly generous of you, as
> I would never let anyone use my dimroom space. But if I remember correctly,
> you have an upstairs studio (huge) and the entire basement for your darkroom
> so you have HUGE space for all your stuff. Mine is just a bedroom. And I
> learned the hard way that carpeting is not good for a dimroom, as I have a
> nice cyanotype stain on my brand new carpeting.
> Christina Z. Anderson
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Keith Gerling" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:27 PM
> Subject: Re: workspace
>> "I bet he knows where everything is"
>> uh ,no. Actually, I found a long-lost can of rubber cement by looking
>> at that photo. And there's that Dulling Spray I was looking for...
>> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 9:09 PM, Judy Seigel <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Keith's space looks like home, except I thought when I looked at it, "I
>>> he knows where everything is" -- more than I can say for myself. (Still
>>> looking for the 3 pairs of scissors I *carefully* put... someplace.) Plus
>>> picture an unmade bed in the background: I sleep on a foam mattress on a
>>> flat file in the studio: so I can roll out of bed to "fix" (or destroy)
>>> whatever whenever.
>>> However, I've probably mentioned that I'm fanatically careful about not
>>> letting am di flakes get loose and/or into the air... (It's worked for
>>> 20-plus years, and who knows? maybe a few more.)