January 10, 2008 -- Thursday evening

Reading Seed Queen, The Story of Crop Art and the Amazing Lillian Colton, by Colleen Sheehy with a forward by Karal A. Marling. Crop art is another name for seed art--art that is made out of seeds. The really hard core limit it to seeds that are native to where they are.

Lilian Colton, he said, has been around for a long time. She did seed art for the Minnesota state fairs.

He's reading this book because he plans on doing a show within the next couple of months at the gallery in The Curiosity Shoppe, at 855 Valencia, where he's reading.

He's also reading Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism, by Andrew G. Kirk, because he's reviewing it for ReadyMade magazine, where he works.

An author he recommends--George Saunders, who has, he says, the most wonderful voice ever, sort of Mark Twain meets Vonnegut meets....it's so hard to describe.

If he were to write his own book, it'd be about optimism.