Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas

We ate, slept, and played lots of Rock Band:

video

Monday, December 17, 2007

Oooh...pretty

Here are some artists I like:



Maureen Gallace





Mitch Epstein





Portia Munson

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Signs



Maybe my best sign ever-- the box of compliments (a brand of cookie, if you didn't know)



Who doesn't love a pun?




Kent did this one. I thought it was funny.




Holiday Bus


Hey! Did you ever happen to ride the CTA Holiday Bus?



Oh, I see you did.



Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!




It was my birthday on Friday! I'm 25. My mom made me a pink pony cake. Thanks mom!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Times They Aren't A Changing

Here's an interesting website that finds old news articles that are almost exactly the same as the ones making headlines today. Spooky and a little sad:


http://www.unchangingtimes.com/times/

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Halloween with Heather

I spent Halloween in Los Angeles visiting my pal Heather. On the first night I couldn't pull off my Prince costume. No one understood that I was supposed to be the creator of Purple Rain and When Doves Cry. I just looked like "fancy velvet lady" so I abandoned that costume and ended up being "Little Orphan Annie as an Old Lady Mall Walker." It wasn't my best work. Heather on the other hand, went as a sexy day laborer. She was sick of all the sexy cop, sexy nurse, sexy pirate costumes out there. I think she pulled it off pretty well.











The second night, we went as Glamour Shots, the hideous soft focus mall photos. We put on our most 80's style glamorous outfits and held cheese cloth stretched in embroidery hoops in front of our faces to create that soft focus/diffuse filter effect. Our costumes were also simultaneously the song, "Black Velvet". I was in addition to Glamour Shots and Black Velvet, my 8th grade performing arts teacher who loved big turquoise jewelery and interpretive dance.


Enjoy the photos:











For even more pictures go here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=10057&id=563357662&l=5505e

Saturday, October 20, 2007

ipod ad and Kara Walker




Doesn't this ipod ad remind you of Kara Walker's art?


If you don't know much about Kara Walker, this will help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_Walker

Friday, October 19, 2007

Kitty's Wedding

Kitty just got married. Here are the photos:

Kitty's mom did her hair.


Kitty and her mom worrying.






Kitty and Jon.

Kitty's mom, Darlene, had an old timey feathered British half-hat on called a Facinator. She looked like a Victorian mermaid.




Me and my old high school friends. (I'm the one on the left who looks really uncomfortable)

War and Peace and a Kitten


Brick was excited because the new Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokonsky translation of War and Peace came out on Monday. They are a married couple who translate Russian classics into English. Their collaboration and their closeness results in especially accurate and poetic texts. This is Brick's new kitten seated atop War and Peace.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

New Chalkboards

Here are some new signs:











Marathon!

My brother, Moe, ran a marathon today. It was an unexpectedly hot October day in Chicago and when he got to about mile 22 the race was canceled. The cops and race volunteers drove around and announced that too many people had heat stroke already and they didn't have the resources to take care of more people, should any of them get ill. He was understandably disappointed and was ordered to walk the rest of the race.



Tired runners in Chinatown:






My disappointed brother:



My disappointed brother running away:

Another Painting

This painting is done. There's always more I could do, but for the moment at least, it's done. It's big (five feet by eight feet), which is the same size as the last one I finished.


Sunday, September 30, 2007

My painting

Here's my new painting (finished) !





And a detail:

Drug Test

Last week I had to pee in front of a prison guard. It wasn't that bad at all-- she was really nice. And the whole thing took less than ten minutes. In order to volunteer at a girl's prison I had to take the drug test with just a few days notice and they told me that I had to take it when they scheduled it, otherwise they would have to assume I had something to hide and give me an automatic positive. The only way out of it would be if I got in a car accident, and then, they said, I'd have to show them proof of the accident. They really take every precaution.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Signs



Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Painting

Here's a picture of my new painting. It's hard to tell, but it's actually really colorful. There are a lot of red and green layers in the underpass and a lot of yellow, purple and pink in the sky. When I'm done with it there will be cars and trucks going through the underpass. It's five feet by eight feet. When I finish it, I'm going to start some smaller ones that I can work on in my apartment.



Kitty's Bridesmaids Tea



Kitty's getting married. The other bridesmaids and I had been trying to plan something for her, and had been e-mailing back and forth. Here's what I suggested:



I think there should be naked swimming in Lake Michigan or a visit to the Turkish bath house on Division. Something that we don't tell her about ahead of time that would be scary fun- i.e. a whipping with branches, skipping stones, really loud screaming, breaking glass... something symbolic. I know she always wanted to fill nice stemware with red paint and throw them at a brick wall. (She told me) We could do that. How about staying awake for three days on end? Does anyone have any nice pictures of her from a long time ago? How about a pinata? How about setting something symbolic of all the dead weight of the past on fire? I know she likes to shoot things. Maybe we could go to a shooting range and all take turns aiming at pictures of things we'd like to leave behind. It could be like Rosh Hashanah, but fun. The Mexican grocery store by my house sells whole pig heads for 8 dollars! A goldmine of meaning for super cheap! (All of my options, while meaningful are also very affordable.) Think about it.



We went with pedicures and the Bridesmaids Tea at the Drake Hotel.







Doesn't her new haircut look adorable? Just like Cat Power.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Boozeless Cruise

We had to take a dinner cruise for work. More on that in a bit, but in the meantime enjoy these pictures: