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April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Well this picture was actually taken quite some time ago, but I am taking my time on this one (these two) & really haven’t done much else!


Music Monday: Sigur RĂ³s

April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Do I even need to explain?

Abraham Cruzvillegas

April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

So a while back I took a visit to MOCA with a friend of mine& of course saw some really wonderful things. One of the wonderful things was a big wall piece by Abraham Cruzvillegas, much like the red one in this video, but different. Anyway, of course aesthetically I thought it was really interesting & made a mental note to look this guy up later. While every piece of his doesn’t do it for me, I really love the thought behind them. I love this idea of identity & creating it and mulling over how and why and what even makes it. The paper thing ended up being even more interesting than it looked. After hearing him talk about what the papers actually were and how the information was covered, I thought a lot about how to any one besides the person who created these records (oh hey, library school talk, I see you’ve gotten in again), the information on them probably might as well be covered, it doesn’t really mean anything. I thought about movie tickets, plane tickets, receipts that I’ve saved and how they don’t mean much, but in a way they are part of who I am. Or a part of the self I have created through action. At any rate, it would probably be nice to have a conversation with this artist.

A Little Trip

April 20, 2011 § 4 Comments

Guess where I was on Saturday???

Oh goodness, the sunshine is not good for my powers of concentration, I can never focus in the spring and summer months. So yes, I went to Disneyland again! I feel I’ve been going more often in the past couple of years than I ever did as a kid! This time I went with two of my friends who I’d never gone to a theme park with before. They proved to be great, mouse-ear wearing, cheerful, laid-back companions, exactly the kind that makes a Disneyland visit perfect! I got to revisit my very favorite rides: Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, & Haunted Mansion (no Teacups this time, blast!). But what was really special about this visit was that it was my first time going to the California Adventure park right next door! Holy smokes, who would’ve thought that themed California could be so cute & fun?

I have been to Walt Disney World once (upon a time) so I was thrilled to get to ride the Tower of Terror again! I tend to get really giddy about rides, but this one was more giddy to the max. The anticipation of knowing you are about to drop (I am also afraid of heights) makes my stomach go all fluttery, my love for “The Twilight Zone” makes me super happy, & the sudden pull as the drops begin makes me literally float off my seat! Exciting! Fun! Favorite ride of the day by far. The Soarin’ Over California ride impressed me a lot! They let out scents to match the scenery you are viewing & they got that weird plant smell that I always smell while bike riding back home! It was so precise, my eyes were watering with nostalgia (& also because I think I am a little bit allergic to that plant because that always happens but whatever).

Anyway, I’m so glad I got to go again! I think the only time I stopped smiling the whole day was when we discovered that the pizza from Pizza Port is nowhere near delicious!

So it Begins

April 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

So I was all, “Hmmm maybe I will make this a painting” & since I had caught a cold earlier which left me unable to fabric shop, I found myself unable to further sew, but definitely able to paint. Or draw again. But bigger! I intentionally made the hand quite larger than the balloons because I wanted to imaginary see this through to how I would hang it if I were to ever do so (which 99% most likely, I won’t). I decided I would like them to be far away from one another. Of course the hand would be what you see up close since balloons are much lighter, not attached to a body, and will place great distance between themselves & the ground pretty quickly.

But I guess I feel more free seeing an open hand than to see balloons making an escape. Balloons are just doing what they do because of physics & nature. The person behind the hand made a decision to release and to let go.


Music Monday: Owen Pallett

April 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Another great solo musician, perhaps I should talk about bands sometime, but I am always impressed by people who can do so much on their own! I always wonder what it must be like to have such full music in your head.

Anyway, Owen Pallett who used to perform as Final Fantasy, is a very talented musician with such a sweet voice. I really adore him.

My Notebook

April 15, 2011 § 2 Comments

Some doodles while I was passing time & filling up on coffee before seeing Yann Tiersen last month. I really like drawing hands even though I think they’re hard to draw while keeping them normal(ish) looking. I’m thinking of doing these on canvas, it’s been a while since I painted anything.

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