Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I couldn't help it. I had to get a pro flickr account. I JUST UPLOAD TOO MUCH STUFF NOW! I mean, I might as well take advantage of my totally sweet camera. Like last night, at Miss Allison's birthday soiree, I took a bunch of pictures and then I wanted to upload them on flickr, but flickr was all "you've almost reached your limit!" So I bought a pro account for a year.

This will be especially handy now because i'm tots addicted to wardrobe remix. It is basically an opportunity for me to pretend like I get my picture taken for street fashion blogs/fashion magazines/celebrity gossip mags EVERY DAY if I want. Plus it will be kind of cool if I keep this up to look back on it in a year. I'll be able to see the evolution of my own style! FASCINATING! Also, everyone in the group is super nice and I get awesome comments on almost all my outfits! It's a giant boost straight to the ego. I suggest it for all girls who like fashion.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

one more for the collection

if anyone out there is into dogs enough that you would want to read a magazine JUST ABOUT DOGS, then Modern Dog is probably for you. It's well designed and cute and not Dog Fancy-esque in the least bit. I'm looking at it as the Vogue of puppy magazines.

Plus you should check it out because I AM IN IT! I did a series of technical-esque illustrations for them of a doggy in various states of distress. It was fun, they sent me five copies, we laughed, we cried, we barked.


Saturday, August 23, 2008


It's real. It's really real. After the sad passing of my MCAD server hosting, I decided to move onto a real life server space. I don't know why, but it's seriously exciting to see in the URL for reals. Also, I made myself a very special e-mail address: you can now e-mail if you want. I don't know how to check it yet, but I will be able to soon and then all will rejoice in the land of

Since starting work at a fancy baby and children's boutique, I've found a world past just that of Cookie magazine (which is still amazing, btdubs). There are lots of beautifully made clothing lines, and this really great online magazine: Small Magazine. Among wonderfully designed products for kids there are wonderful artists featured! Like Catherine Ledner a cute photographer who has this amazing series of A-Z animal portraits! I want the goat.

Also, they made their own robo-kid costume (pictured above). It makes me laugh!

Monday, August 18, 2008

my jumpdrive

I named it "FARTY". Usually I forget this fun little fact and when I plug it in I get a surprise.

I have laughed out loud on several occasions.

(p.s. I think I'll skip packing a lunch and go here tomorrow.)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

her and her and me

taking pictures of hair flips is deceptively hard.

I don't know if you guys have heard the break up episode of This American Life, but it is good. They played it tonight and Bryan and I were actually lucky enough to catch it on the radio, which is something I have really only done about 0.5 times. Starlee Kine (of course) steals the show with her excellent segment about break up songs and how she writes one. Well, I guess they had a contest and people could cover it/remix it and win fame and fortunre!! I've been listening to the remakes and for some reason can't stop playing this one. The singer kind of sounds like James Kochalka, which I like. Also they changed the story so that it's a lesbian and dude love triangle, which is so very "Pink Triangle".

Also I finally bought a full sized mattress!! It feels really big - so much so, in fact, that I made a drawing about it. But I don't have a scanner so you'll have to look at the drawing later. OR IN REAL LIFE.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

dream dream dream

I think one day I would like to be a fantastic illustrator of maps. My first attempt at such a feat is availabe for viewing on my website, but it's just not that great. I want to be better than that - I think I need to work with more colors in order to convey the vibrancy of the place I'm depicting, and I definitely need to work on the whole "here are the streets" thing.

Artists I look up to on the topic at hand:

lena corwin, better known for her work in prints and a new book thats come out with her lovely name on the cover.

mariko jesse - beautiful traditionally rendered maps. So many colors!

Last, but not least, the completely infallible and flawless M. Sasek - creator of the vintage classics in the "This Is.." series. While not a map, this is exactly the kind of personality of a city that I'd love to be able to capture. SIGH, MAYBE SOMEDAY!

In completely unrelated news, after having paged through all my issues of domino, I have come to decide that I either want to just make my own headboard or become rich and buy this bed from anthropologie. No CB2 or Pottery Barn for me - even though I'd take on of those perfectly tufted bedframes in a second if offered. Don't get me wrong!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

an eye for annai

check out this amaaaazingly cute and funny animation. it makes me want to learn to play the recorder.

it also makes me sad that i could never handle animation - I tried it twice via various classes and just couldn't put my heart into it. But if I had, this is the kind of thing I would have wanted to make: simple plotlines with lots of heart.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

new aquisition!

I was way bummed out because I was totally going to go to beaver island this weekend and then all this stuff came up (including me getting a job, which is good) so then I couldn't go. And I was bummed! Seriously, seriously bummed. And the bumitude must have had some serious bummed-out waves or something, because my fantastically intuitive boyf caught on and was all "you wanted to go to stillwater, lets go on monday."

so we did.

And it was super fun! I had never been before, but it is adorable and my dream come true - 3 floors of antiques shopping!! Goodness gracious. Pictured above is the necklace I bought there, a sweet "horn" necklace that you can get at urban outfitters for probably $20, but I got for $5 at the midtown antiques mall. Glorious!

Today I became curious about the story of the horn necklace, and low and behold! The internet, being the beautiful invention it is, gave me answers! Apparently most horn necklace designs stem from an Italian tradition. Horns were associated with this sweet mood Goddess and were used to ward away the EVIL EYE!! Wouldn't that be nice if my necklace warded away any evil eyes cast in my direction? Lord knows I get enough from my friends. (JK GUYS)

here's more info on the necklaces.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


hi blog. you are one of many blogs i have had, but hopefully you will be a good one.

This blog is going to, hopefully, chronicle a lot of my work - some that you'll see on my website, some that you won't. Also covered will probably be my three loves (food, fashion, other stuff) and things that I think are fun or funny or interesting or downright crazy.

Pictured is a sketch I found on my computer that I don't even remember drawing! How crazy is that? You'd think I'd remember everything I've drawn, but this little doodad proves that theory wrong. I fixed it up in photoshop for fun, just so that it didn't feel bad about itself. I think the sketch was meant to be about how I got mugged last summer with some friends - a somber topic I've been kind of trying to illustrate recently. INTERESTING!

well, blog, there you go.