Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Freedom


How happy I am to not be working in an office or at the library or under the weight of exams and papers and projects.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Farewell


Saying our goodbyes to the homeland. With salmon.

Friday, July 25, 2008

When you have interests or talents in a variety of things, it's difficult for people to make sense of you, define you. As an artist, student, whatever. Not that anyone needs to be defined... but as I venture into the working world, I'm finding that I have to market myself pretty explicity in order to be successful.


In my office, I'm regarded as a masterful database wizard, but I absolutely cringe at the thought of that actually defining me as a person. But the fact of the matter is, no one here really cares about my creative abilities or my penchant for single-horned mythical beasts. There's a time and a place I guess, but I'm not about molding my personality to context. Maybe I'll think differently come my corporate law years, but for now, I like the fact that people can't really write me off as anything.


See. I'm different.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's Perfect.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Time Flies When You're a Seasonal Californian

I can't believe we've been out here for this long already. We're leaving in two weeks, that's ridiculous.

It's okay, though. I miss the East Coast. And being on my own. And the metro. And beer.
(Don't judge me.)


And I miss my friends.

I'm surprisingly not lamenting the impending drive back. The road trip was fun, aside from the never-ending wasteland of scenic Nebraska. And the promise of a new David Sedaris audiobook makes the drive all the more enticing.

I have enjoyed my time here. Living in my grandparents house is sort of like living in another time, amidst old things and pictures and stories.
I'm feeling nostalgic for things I wasn't even alive to experience.
But I'm sure if I was alive in that time, my mad domestic skills would have been impressive.




P.S.
My exhibition is closing for the summer.
So if you're in Buffalo, like now, go check it out.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's been over a hundred degrees the past couple days this week, but I still managed to conceive and execute a quilted winter coat. I know.

But it's so pretty.




more.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some thing I'm working on...

Embroidered hand-dyed denim skirt. Undecided, but too much effort has gone into it give up now.


I've been given the incredible opportunity to raid a 60 year old stash of vintage patterns and notions.

I want to sew with all of my time.
Screw the day job.

Living in a Cloud of Smoke


Monday, June 23, 2008

I've recently given in to hedonism.
Work sucks. Life in a cubicle is stifling. Even time spent outside the ceiling-less room is sort of eaten up by those creativity-squelching forces.
So, to the beach I go.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Pictures in an Exhibition


My first for-reals exhibition!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Face: a siteplan

Two corresponding drypoint prints
documenting an architectural dissection of a face.
(The face of an architect, actually.)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Series




Two lithos from my last portfolio.
Printed from the "Cleric" plate.
The first is technically an awful print, taken at the end of the plate's usable life. But the combination of the blurriness and the gold chine colle makes it interesting, I think.
The second is a simple collage.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

These are Bloggin' Days, My Friend

Making my contribution in this post-modern age.

art
crafts
cooking
other whims and fancies

Here we go