Friday, December 30, 2011

12 subjects in 2012

Okay. Here's the plan.
I'm gonna research one thing a month for the coming year.
January will be physics. Cause physics is awesome. I am woefully ignorant of just how awesome it is though so I will attempt to very slightly dent that ignorance for the next 31 days.
To recap:
12 months.
12 subjects.
subject 1. physics.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Eatin' stuff on a Tuesday. I do it.

So I bought some wasabi arugula at Trader Joe's. Cause wasabi is awesome and I'm trying to eat more green stuff. It's so good! I was just snacking on it out of the bag. I am not a snack on leaves kind of person normally. But dang, these are tasty. So i tossed em up with some avocado, shaved carrot and goat cheese. Oh and balsamic vinaigrette. Yep. I ate it. Aaaand now I'm telling my internet that I made a salad. Hm. Somehow I don't think I am cut out for this whole blogging thing. Luckily nobody reads it and one thing I definitely am cut out for is talking to myself.
So I've got that going for me.
But really.
 If you happen to stumble onto this blog go buy some wasabi arugula.

my humble salad.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

+in which we play a nocturne+

i was never much of a musician.
i love music though.
i used to play piano when i was little and pretty much the only thing i wanted to learn was chopin's death march. so i did. mostly.
i decided to do a little tribute to the man and he was so earnest looking.
he had something to say.
he said:
"i'm frederic fucking chopin"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

+in which we have no body to go with+

creeping towards the new year and my resolution list is getting out of hand.
i have a bad habit of spending so much time planning that i never get around to doing.
lists! charts! maps!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

+in which we consider the future+

looking into the future is a common activity this time of year.
i am hoping mine includes finding a studio space i can afford.
and lots of delicious cheese.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

block prints!

 so it's been 10 years since i've done any block printing.
boo me.
it's so satisfying! 
loading up the ink. 
inked block.
finished prints. 
hello christmas cards.

Friday, December 9, 2011

in which she waits

today was a bit rough.
ended with a lovely evening at the Kemper museum though.
so there's that.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

in which the distance grows

i painted this way back in 03 but i just recently sold it.
it's interesting to me the way watching people interact with my work changes how i feel about it.

i find that even if i disagree with what they say or how they feel that reaction becomes a part of the work from then on. positive or negative.

 like finding out the lead singer of your favorite band is a super-douche. just can't love those songs quite the same.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


goals. it's good to have them, right?
mine are pretty simple:

1. make things every day.
2. keep a roof over my head and the utilities on.
3. connect with others + feel a sense of community.
4. don't be too much of a dick to my fellow humans.

some of these are deceptively difficult to manage day to day.

what am i doing with a blog? i'm not too sure.
i think mostly i just want a place to feel accountable.
check my progress. things in the vast space of the internet that nobody reads.
it's comforting in a way.

so here's today's offering: in which i have nothing to say