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"You are not gonna see them ever again."

Pull the blindfold down,
So your eyes can't see.
Now run as fast as you can,
Through this field of trees.


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Today I have decided to end the Dancy Box auction. It already had two bids, and I apologize. Apologies have been sent to the bidders. It's just not finished, and looking at photos this morning I realized exactly how much it's not finished. I'm sick to fucking death of rushing things because we need the money. I'll do this thing right, and near as I can come to perfection (by my measure), or I will not do it at all, and my debts and expenses be damned. I am art's whore, but I will at least take some degree of dignity in how I present the wares. Anyway, the auction may, hopefully, resume in a week or two. Meanwhile, here are three more photos:











Meanwhile, there are the current eBay auctions, including one of the last copies of Candles for Elizabeth I own.

Eighteen years in, you'd think I'd have something more to show. The punchline is, of course, that I'm better off than most authors.

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I've been told it's okay to say that "Tidal Forces" will be appearing in Eclipse Four, edited by Johnathan Strahan. I think the book will be out in 2011.

And work on Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One) proceeds apace.

Here's something beautiful and fine (and there's too little of either to go around), Patti Smith reading from the National Book Award nominated Just Kids, via NPR.

Regrettably Yours, By Any Other Name,
Aunt Beast

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kurtmulgrew
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
It's funny... weeks ago I told my girlfriend you are like some amazing aunt I wish I had. Aunt Beast has a nice ring to it.

That Dancy box that you are putting together is so cool looking. I will probably bid on it when you get it ready if I can manage to round up the funds. I think she is my favorite character, besides Sarah Crowe. Sarah was.. a magnificent creature stuck in an unfortunate circumstance. I really felt for her. The Red Tree was one of the best things I've read in a while.
darkarmadillo
Nov. 17th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the Patty Smith link
I wasn't really sure what I was expecting with 'Just Kids', but the depth and the joy (and pain) that she wrote with really impressed me. I somehow always expect power and rage from her, and there was a lot of style, grace and subtle wit. A very pleasant surprise.
cimeara
Nov. 17th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I understand about the box. It's a wonderful concept, but it needs to feel wonderful from your end, too, or it's not worth it, it's cheating (and cheating yourself more than whoever would have bought it).

There's a piece I keep wanting to make that's a similar concept, but all mired in resin. Based off "Gutter Glitter" by Switchblade Symphony. But it's just not coming together, feh on it.
ceewayne
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Patti Smith was my muse all through high school (1980-1984). How many hard shitty times I got through with her music.
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