Monday, August 29

sunny monday keats

"You say you love; but with a smile
Cold as sunrise in September,
As you were Saint Cupid's nun,
And kept his weeks of Ember.
O love me truly!

You say you love - but then your lips
Coral tinted teach no blisses.
More than coral in the sea -
They never pout for kisses -
O love me truly!

O breathe a word or two of fire!
Smile, as if those words should burn be,
Squeeze as lovers should - O kiss
And in thy heart inurn me!
O love me truly!"

-John Keats

had a snow day today thanks to hurricane irene, so school starts tomorrow. i'm a nerd so i'm really excited. but i'll be going on my 4th year at parsons and my 5th year of college, so i have to say i'm a little weary. grateful for my program and that i'm still able to be in school instead of looking for a job in this shitake economy....but weary, nonetheless.

i have so many odd sized canvases around and no real agenda for them, so i figured i might try to both experiment and make things that will inspire me. here are 2 little wood blocks and a bigger canvas i painted and then squeezed onto the shelves in my room.

(the white writing reads "what if this painting were beautiful" over and over)

Friday, August 26

welcome back

i wasnt kidding about the last two weeks being crazy hectic. but they're over now, so welcome back to school kiddos, welcome new freshman, and welcome back to le blog, me. my body is aching and i barely have the energy to type this, but hurricane Irene prep is forcing me to leave the apt today for some non-perishable goodies (ie: water, crackers, nutella....?)

here are some pics from the last 2 weeks: 

for the first day of orientation, we planned an event for the incoming students and themed it "80's Highlighter Party" -- huge success and we looked damn good

here is the flyer i made for the event (click to view larger)

earlier in august, i went home to visit my grandmom and my newborn baby cousin, and here they are -- i love this pic, 96 years old and 1 day old :)

and below are also from that weekend home, at a cute restaurant called Caffette where my mom and i had dinner. i loved the interior

school starts monday and i have homework (-____-) that i haven' t started..................some things never change

two last things: 1) i said i wasnt going to watch this season of Jersey Shore since its in italy and that makes no sense....but i found out i need my weekly dose of the ridiculousness of other people's lives. i dont regret it. 2) i got to spearhead another orientation art project this year, this time it was a zine involving the entire freshman class. i can't show it to you yet but it came out awesome and i'm so excited :) :)

Sunday, August 14

yay, yum

so 2 weeks of hardcore work start tomorrow at 7:45am (my job is heavily involved in the running of my school's incoming student orientation) but my weekend was spent celebrating my 22nd birthday by my best friend's pool, in the sun, with good food (+ chocolate cake..!) and great people all weekend long and i couldn't be happier or more grateful.

Monday, August 8


i'm at home for a couple days, with no scanner, so here are some backwards photo booth pics for you from my sketchbook