Finished that part of embroidery I started last week:
I’m pleased with the progress so far!
Remember when I wrote about WAFA? That has really motivated me to set up a decent Flickr page (I have one for Brown Paper Bag, but not really one for personal use). Hopefully I will be better about updating this. When something is not Google-centric, I have a terrible time remembering to update!
Also, if anyone wants to buy me a Flickr Pro account, I won’t be sad about it.
I have stumbled upon the work of Ky Anderson recently and it’s been one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a while:
99.9% of the time I am really unhappy about how my wrist is still not fully healed. There is that .1% of me, however, that is glad that it makes me slow down. I have to streamline my current activities because I don’t have the mobility right now. Did you know how bad multitasking is for you? I read this sort of stuff about the internet and our society and it makes me sad.
I have recently sent off a big freelance job to the printers, so now my evenings can be spent working on my own pursuits. This mostly includes tackling laundry, but here is something that I started too (gimpy wrist and all):
Think of this image like a venn diagram – the middle will be fully sewed.
Exciting news! A month and a half ago the We Are Fucking Awesome (WAFA) collective was accepting applications for consideration to join their group. Essentially, WAFA is a collective made up of artist from around the globe. They are focused on collaborative efforts and initiatives, creating an open dialogue that supports an artistic community. I submitted my work + application and found out last night that I was one of a few people to be invited to work with them. Yay! I am looking forward to connecting with everyone in the group.
The finished piece that will be appearing in Blanket Magazine in June. The project was about astrological signs. I did Libra, since I am a Libra. I could do whatever I wanted for this project, and it was definitely a lot of fun, especially using those warm colors.
Last week I saw two shows – Yeasayer and Beach House (in that order). Loved them both. Yeasayer was just plain fun and Beach House was beautiful- in both sound and venue. The concert was in an old church – 2640 St. John’s Church and put on by a Baltimore co-op coffee house – Red Emma’s.
Beach House, with their hand-made spinning confetti props on stage. Went perfectly with the music – very moody and somewhat haunting, like Victoria Legrand’s voice.
Not dead, but extremely busy. Between working full time, training for a triathlon part-time and hangin’ out in my spare time, I don’t get a lot of sleep.
So… highlights? For brevity’s sake, three updates and a picture.
1. Brown Paper Bag is doing well, and the response is better than I expected. Blogging is hard work! I’m constantly trying to keep it fresh and think of new stuff. Connecting with people across the world is cool too.
2. One of my best buddies, Laura, came to visit me in Baltimore last week. We spent four days hanging out and on Saturday night saw Hot Chip. One of the best concert’s I’d seen in a while. This starts a crazy amount of shows I’m seeing in May/June. In order (after Hot Chip): Yeasayer, Beach House, Wye Oak, The National, The New Pornographers/the Dodos.
3. I got accepted to an artist residency in Vermont. In September, I’m going to spend a couple of weeks in rural Vermont and make some art, listen to artists and writers and generally do arty stuff. Yoga studio on campus. Very exciting. A little concerned about getting all my stuff on a plane, but I’ll figure it out.
And finally, the photograph. What I’m working on. Due May 10. A race against time.
Here’s what I’ve been working on for a little while, all the pieces put together. I still have sketches of conjuring up some sort of background (something simple…) but I thought I would put this up for now. It’s at a point where it could be complete.
I have had internet issues for a while, and I couldn’t figure out if it was my computer or the router. Well, the router bit the dust this weekend so I replaced it and things are so much better! I can watch my internet tv again! This has caused me to watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which is both mesmerizing and sad to me. I try not to eat a lot of processed food and cook with fresh veggies, but I still love that greasy pizza and sweets. The people he’s trying to help… live in another food universe. Pizza everyday! Chicken nuggets! French fries on a regular basis. Crazy unhealthy!
Just a scan – Still chugging a long. Hopefully to be done by this weekend?
In other news, it is HOT outside. I know it’s boring to talk about the weather, so can we address the fact that:
a. Early April should NOT be 90 degrees?
b. It should NOT be too hot to run at 6:30AM in early April.
Also, did anyone here watch The Adventures of Pete and Pete when they were younger? Remember the episode with the phone that just.keeps.ringing? This seems to have happened outside my apartment. Every morning between 7 and 8 am there is a phone that rings for pretty much the whole hour. Weird, no?