My mind had a been a bit filled with the latest project: The very fabulous 826 Valencia kindly asked me to do an installation in their window. I'd done a couple of them before, so I knew I'd enjoy it, but this one was a specific request. It was to be a window honoring these four high school students who'd just won scholarships to go to college. The money for the scholarships comes from another one of my favorite San Francisco treats, City Arts and Lectures. (These are two institutions I love, so I was excited to present) It's a pretty big deal, this is the first time they've ever had a window done to present the winners, and then they have a dinner party to celebrate.
Turns out, I didn't have a lot of time and my project ideas kept changing, as well as the reality of the possible solutions...and, as the days whittled away, the stress of wanting to make something perfect kept getting in the way of the enjoyment. I brought in my good friend, Ian, who has done window installations for a living, to help me see it through.
Long story short, we did the installation today.
I feel pretty darn good about it.