I went to a lot of garage sales and swap meets (with Maria and kids) to find dolls. I would pay around a dollar for any given toy (some exceptions). This was a fun part of the process. I tried to get photos of the dolls as they first appeared. One seller got into it and rearraigned their figures. Near the end of this personal doll phase, I took some of my orphans to the UU Art Guild to give away. I felt this fulfilled the promise of finding them a new home. Interesting how dolls lost their nipples over time.
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The darkspace goes all the way back to college where I did an etching on what was going on in my head. The first Darkspace was with Sherrill in Santa Barbara, the next one on Marengo where we painted a garage black and Maria built me a dark room for developing images. The third was on Jackie Dr.
I used to print a proof sheet or have a whole roll printed into 4x6 pictures. Now I import into Lightroom to do basic developing and cropping where I can get an idea how to work each individual picture in a set. These are not actual proof sheets (I shredded those).
Very fun and it led to things... Supercharged some of the artists participating.
Ray at Night was a lot of fun for quite a while. Latter Art gave way to Beer, which is much more marketable and tastes better.