Saturday, May 29, 2010

15 minutes

I'm famous! The fantabulous Claire of Mamushka Marie contacted me about doing a mini interview for her blog before I left for New York. When I came back I knew I had to do something special for her, as she is an incredibly special person! So I made a few spot illustrations, which was lots of fun and good practice for me.

Go check it out!

Friday, May 28, 2010

flights of fancy

hotel room

Well I am back, safe and sound in St. Paul after 3.5 crazy days of New York vacation. Bryan and I are still trying to remember everything we did, as we walked around a ton and saw A LOT of things - we pretty much collapsed from exhaustion every night and woke up each morning ready for more. Highlights include the MOMA, seeing tons of celebrities at the Sex and the City 2 premier, drinking the coldest Corona I've ever experienced at Coney Island, and seeing an amazing play about Mark Rothko called Red.

Ready for a giant photo montage, because I can't just pick a few? No? TOO BAD.

central park
our map!
red carpet mania
sohomeowzers in soho
coney island
oh yum
joel vs. the taco stand
going home

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

box seats

shadow!jewelry box!

just two little pictures - one of the great shadows that come in through my desk window when the shades are down, the other of this darling little jewelry box I got my mits on.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


thanks aunt pinkey

I decided to draw my lovely aunt & uncle a digital thank you note, since I've been so set on experimenting in photoshop. I can't tell you how many times I started, stopped, erased everything and started again. Does this happen to you? One of the great evils of the digital "canvas" (blerg, that sounds really lame) is the ease in which you can just start all over again. But I ended up figuring a lot of cool techniques out, and I'm SO happy with the end results. At the beginning of this year I told myself I'd stop drawing so many cute girls, but one more can't hurt... right?

The apartment decorating kick is still going strong as well. I've been scouring etsy for vintage glass display cases like this one from two art director's amazingly well curated shop. Other thoughts have involved hanging small plates above the stove and making some art for above the bed. Who knows if any of this will actually get done.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

apple of my eye


Yes we're still looking for a new rug. Anyone wanna buy me one of these ├╝ber expensive babies from Ruby Lane? Because I can't afford that business.

I have also been gathering a list of places I'd like to go in New York, and it's getting real long for four short days..

+Shake Shack for burger and fries, and pomme frites just for fries.
+All the big art museums and P.S.1, if time permits.
+The Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.. only open on the day we get it, so if we're not completely dead maybe we'll try to make it over there before scurrying back to our hotel room for THE LAST EPISODE OF LOST.
+If we're in the neighborhood, Carrie Bradshaw's apartment. Sigh.
+Topshop? beacon's closet? I'm trying to not buy TOO many clothings. The first goal was to not buy any clothing, but my good friends made me realize that this was going to be impossible.

Monday, May 3, 2010

action packed

graduation high five!

I'M BACK! Oh my gosh, phew. Hold on. Let me catch my breath. Could someone bring me a water? I'M DYIN' HERE. Seriously, though, I was gone for three days and there was hardly a dull moment. Wine shopping, grocery shopping (twice), listening to lectures about boats, parties, waking up early, waiting in an impossible line surrounded by pro-life crazies, sitting in a stadium with 92000 other people and seeing (1) my brother graduate and (2) the president!

Needless to say, I am exhausted. It's nice to be home.

the packing list

my room

a boat