Friday, March 11, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I was looking through old pictures the other night, in effort to find photo references to paint from, and I came across some gems I had forgotten. A bit over a year ago I was in Spain as an Au Pair for some miniature Spaniards. After craziness went down, I flew back to the states without any notice and tried to forget the experience. During this debacle what I failed to remember.... and allow my eyes to enjoy, were the pictures snapped while walking through beautiful streets of Madrid... and I feel like sharing.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I have one million things that i should be doing, yet all i can think about is buying a ticket to San Clemente for my 'even though Im not in school... Im taking a spring break trip' trip. If you would like to meet me there for a chilly dip in the ocean or perhaps a book discussion on the beach...book yer flight. Bring a floppy hat and some coconut oil and you're invited.
I need a productive pill or perhaps a swift beating today to whip my behind into gear. Caffeine is betraying me. Ew.
I just found a bug on the stairs on its back with its legs kicking in the air. The embarrassing part is that I found myself imagining him as an elderly grandpa bug (I have a soft spot for grandpas) that was in distress and decided to flip him right side up and place him on the porch to continue invading homes and living happily. He probably layed eggs in my house.. why did I help him again?
I dont like pummelos, I only like grapefruit. Im craving Papaya Salad. I like watching basketball.... mainly when Im sitting in the Jazz section and cheering for the Celtics. I enjoyed a viewing of 'Girl, Interrupted' (with Winona Ryder starring.. holy perfectly beautiful woman) last night, about girls in a mental hospital. Afterwards, I was once again reminded of my theory that 'crazy' or 'weird' is all relative. Perhaps the craziest people are the ones too afraid to admit their biggest fear or their craziest obsessions. Too terrified of change to tap into that yearning that keeps them up at night while their body is fatigued and their thoughts are on the high speed runaway train.
I quit my job yesterday. These last few sentences could very well be the basis for such action.
I have seven weeks before school aka 'normalcy' starts and I can't seem to jump of the runaway train. Thanks to the funeral home I have just enough money to buy a plane ticket, eat cereal for every meal, and spend the first few weeks of spring pushing paint. Pictures to come. Happy Wednesday. Go help some bugs.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Something interesting is. I used to want to be a wallpaper designer. I would draw samples on paper ALL THE TIME. And NO I didn’t want to be an artist. I wanted my drawings to become wallpaper. Pah. Despite my parents extreme encouragement (not just in this; theyre not crazy), it seems i have forsaken this dream. eh. Other people are good at it.
look. i dont care if this one isnt a wall.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Right now, here in Salt Lake... it seems that the sun never ceases to sign on Sunday. Ironic.
Right now the sun is shining it's golden sparkles over the large ridge of mountains surrounding the valley in which I live. Though it is cold and icy out... I swear I can almost feel the translucent yellow light seeping its way inside of me.
Right now, I am happy.
May your eyes enjoy the acrylic likings of Ashley Addair .....another sunny part of my sabbath.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The child like amusement that I felt when discovering droog (Amsterdam based company with a focus on minimalistic yet artistic design of accessories, lighting, furniture and studio work that change your experience of daily life) this weekend was very similar to the glee one might encounter when findng a twenty dollar bill in their robe pocket. I would know. It happened last week. Thank you embarrassingly pink girl robe from Tammy. Their products tag the hype of 'going green' with an intense paradigm shift in approach. Each project is based on the reuse of raw materials to create functional yet creatively inspiring ever day objects. Droog has successfully covered the idea of 'getting back to the basics,' in an avant garde cloak. These aesthetically pleasing products are so abstractly simple they will have you slapping yourself for not thinking of the same thing ten years ago.
High chairs that grow with yer children
Monday, February 21, 2011
I have a thing where I am mediocre (at best) at everything I enjoy (not melodramatic). I like musical things, art things, paint things, photography things, craft things, waking up early things, being productive things, exercising things, eating things, sitting things, etc. And as previously mentioned, I am less than talented at most of these things. I don’t know if it is better or worse that I constantly look at the products of people who are talented in these areas.
Also I don’t care if it is better or worse. Sure I am more often reminded of my sad state but at least get to take part in them AT ALL. Whatevs. Dumb thinking. Anyway, I am relishing in the good and bad of this syndrome especially this month, this fashion month. Too many things I love. Freaking about too many things. Gnar things.
One of the things:
Stevan Alan Fall 2011
I dont know why i like this even though it looks like something American Eagle could make. Sorry. I guess American Eagle is just whats cool these days. But really, I like it.