Monday, June 28, 2010

Days of Summer (On and On...)

Summer goes and goes and goes.

These last few days have been quite nice. For once I have had three consecutive days off work and I've been able to enjoy myself completely.

On Saturday, my friend Alexander and I found a nice shady area in a park to go and do some art work, it was really nice! We played the scribble game, where one person would draw a random shape, or scribble, and the other person would have to turn it into a picture of something, and then we'd switch off. It's not as easy as it sounds. Here are some crappy scans:



I wish they were bigger but Im too lazy to resize them on photobucket myself. But anyway, the game becomes more complicated as you go on, because the 'scribbles' become more difficult. I have to say I believe Alexander was a bit more creative at it than I was.

One thing that Im happy about for this summer is that I actually feel more motivated to be creative and stuff. Which is a good thing. Here's something I did a while ago for those of you who never saw it:
Im working on another owl as a gift for a friend, I'll upload pictures of it once I give it to her.


today I went to the beach with my mom and three nephews and we made sand candles, it was pretty fun.
Thats Kai, burried in the sand.

That's how my candle came out. I know it looks like a weird cookie thing, but it actually came out pretty cute for a first try. I even gave three legs so it stands up on its own.

I also go sunburned on ONE arm. It's pretty crispy. So far I've just been drenching it in aloe vera.

I don't do well in the heat, Pippin and I can agree on that
Poor baby looks like road kill!

Anyway, so I know I posted this video on my facebook not too long ago but I think it is absolutely beautiful

Black on white,
sharp images,
so surreal,
rhinocerous beetle

Oh Interpol, Im ready to be amazed.

It kind of reminds me of Bjork's 'All Is Full of Love' music video. Being able to make a comparison between the two is a very, very good thing.

More soon.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Put the Pen to the Paper

So one of my favorite things about summer is garage sales. They're so much fun. I went this last weekend and had a really great time.

Got this guy for 50 cents

and I also go this awesome leather purse

here's a close up of the other side, it has an Aztec calendar!

I've been wanting a purse like that for so long! Ive seen them at vintage stores for $30 and up and I got this gorgeous thing for 2 dollars! Its all leather and hecho in Mexico, baby!

So anyway...

I feel lame because I never have any time anymore to do the things I enjoy. But regardless of that, Ive been trying to explore my creativity and how I express myself artistically. Last week while hanging out with my friend Alexander, I did some free minded drawing where I just put onto paper whatever my mind came up with. Last week I also began my English summer course and we do a lot of work with poetry. So I guess I kind of combined the two and am writing streams of consciousness (or maybe subconscious) in my journal instead of writing structured retellings of my day. Here's a few, if you can read them anyway.


There's always more to say on a bad day I suppose.

I tore those out from my journal. You people got to read some of my journal. How does that make you feel? You all probably think Im just an emo bitch, but I thought it was quite liberating to do.

I used my parents new scanner to upload those, now that they have a nice one I can upload my art more easily, ha!

More tasty things coming soon.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Days of Summer

So summer break is finally here. That pretty much sums a lot of everything up.

I don't feel quite free. Work holds me down. But I have to say that when I'm not at work, I've been enjoying the warm weather and good company.

But for the most part I've been trying to enjoy my time away from academia. Although thats about to end too as I will soon be starting my summer school course which begins at 7:30 am. Thats gonne be fun. But for some reason Im not dreading it too much.

Anyway, I bought this really cool necklace over the weekend when I went out and about with Sean.


Ignore my gigantic mole :(

I have a ton of jewlery with birds and clocks. And this one is both!!! I really like it, kind of reminds me a bit of art deco 1920's. By the way, thats a real clock too, it ticks and has the real time.

So anyway, while Im at work (bored) I sometimes browse the New York Times for their art reviews. Recently I read a review on an artist named Henry Darger. His art is controversial yet whimsical and in my opinion quite stunning. He makes the kind of art that you can look at multiple times and discover new things about his pieces each time. Here's just a few:







There's a few different ideas about what he was trying to convey through his art, and some of it can be pretty brutal. I feel like art should provoke you in some way, if it doesn't, well then its just not art.

I've become very pretentious. Just a warning.

So this is what has been in my playlist as of late

Sleigh Bells



Flying Lotus

HEALTH- USA Boys (really NSFW, there's some sexy time in it)

More to come.

Ta ta for now