Friday, December 28, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
On Monday I make plenty of cupcakes. 24 small ones for Maz's Dance class Christmas party.
And 6 King-size cupcakes just for the heck of it. I used Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix with Classic Vanilla frosting and little blue sprinkles. They're so delish!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
- Reply to all emails.
- Mail some things.
- Make a Christmas list for my parents.
- Stock the pantry better.
- Read, read, read.
- Make some art?
- Take Maz to dance practice, the library, and some place to find a toy cheetah.
- Set up the gift shop at work.
- Got through my wardrobe and donate what I don't wear. Same for Maz's stuff.
- Beat Paper Mario? :)
- & enjoy Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Vegan With a Vengence by Isa Chandra Moskowitz - The Dr. suggested that the hubs go on a low-fat diet so I was looking for good-for-you cookbooks and came across this one. Vegan foods facinate me!
No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July - Seems like a neat read.
Elliot Erwitt's Handbook & About Looking by John Berger - For my photographic studies.
This is Actually My Party by Lauren Child - For the kiddo.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
List of six things that have made me happy lately:
- Feeling like making art again - Yes. And it's nice. Now I just have to find the time to make some art.
- The holidays - I love buying gifts for people. Also, the holidays mean the end of the year is almost here. I love the first of the new year.
- Marking off things on my to-do list - I love getting things done. And I like feeling like I haven't wasted the day.
- Paying bills - I really do like paying bills, I like having enough money to pay bills, and it's another thing marked off my to-do list.
- Daniel coming home soon - He's been in Wisco for two days so far but it seems so much longer! It'll be great to see him tomorrow night. Let's hope the plane isn't delayed!
- Nintendo GameCube - I've been playing Paper Mario & The Thousand Year Door a lot lately and I love it. I didn't think I'd like it when I started playing it but now I'm totally hooked. I love how it's kinda hard but not too hard that you just give up. It's also very pleasing to the eyes. I love bright colors and cute characters. This weekend I'm hosting a Donkey Konga party! Hooray GameCube.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Today we let her go to school and two hours later the nurse calls and asks me to pick her up. Mazzy threw up in class. Thank goodness we live close-by because I was there in less than ten minutes. Now Maz is sleeping on the couch. Grandma helped out by quickly buying Gatorade, crackers, sherbert, and soup and dropping them off. I do hope she starts feeling better soon. She hasn't been able to keep any liquids down. My poor, poor baby.
On top of all this, my husband left this morning on his first business trip. He'll be gone until Thursday night. I miss him a whole lot.
So today will be spent taking care of the kiddo and making sure she stays hydrated, calling the dr.'s office for advice, keeping things from smelling like vomit, and reading.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
Tonight: getting caught up on laundry, then maybe attending a late Halloween party?
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
These past few weeks have been stressful, full of health and personal challenges and hopefully we've gotten past the worst part. I need to get back to taking care of myself and my creative side. I need to stop procrastinating and stop being unmotivated. I can't sit back and wait for inspiration to strike. I have to go out and make it happen.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
The doodle you see up there is of Devendra Banhart. Check out his Myspace Music page. It's really great stuff.
This weekend is bound to be a great one. It's SlowExposures weekend! Also, I won a scholarship to attend the Dave Anderson workshop. I was totally stoked & grateful to hear that I got it, otherwise I wouldn't be able to go. It looks like Dave and I will get along just fine. His aesthetic is very much like what I want to go for. I'm soooo excited! And worried and scared. But still excited. Yay!
And and and...We're going to see Interpol tonight!
Monday, September 03, 2007
I love the aquarium! I was totally excited about the jelly fish. Luckily, the crowd thinned out a bit and we were able to stare at the jelly fish for a long while.
Daniel thinks the second photo would be a great album cover.
My favorite part has to be the Beluga Whales! I also love love love the seahorses but was unable to get a decent picture of them. I'd love to draw one.
The day didn't go exactly as planned but it was still a nice day. It's been awhile since we've done anything as a family, besides lounge around the house, and it was good to spend time with each other and give Mazzy a beautiful experience.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday afternoon she told me a little story from her school day: Her teacher asked if she was an artist and she replies with, "YES!" How amazing!
Now, I'm thinking about Girl Scouts. There's sign-ups this week and Mazzy is interested. Maybe?
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Artwise, I've been busy working on commissions and my work's production of The Little Mermaid. I painted a picture of a gal's two fluffly dogs and it came out wonderfully. I procrastinated in giving it to her and when I did I realized I didn't get a picture of it. Damnit. But she loved it and that's what matters. For The Little Mermaid I made 12 large foamcore puppets, at least 2' x 3', that were painted to glow under blacklight. I didn't get photos of them either because they don't look too great under natural light. You can see paintbrush strokes and scratches and so on. When I saw TLM Friday night I was amazed at how awesome they looked. I'm going back next Friday to video them in action. Seriously, you have to see it.
Above you'll see TLM drawing I did to be placed on the postcard, poster, program, and billboard. That's right, billboard. I still have to get a photo of that. I designed the postcard too and it turned out great. I've been getting lots of compliments about the drawing and one person even suggested that I attend the Art Institute of Atl. I said thanks, but I can't right now, maybe when my girl's older. I'd much rather go to Savannah College of Art. So, we'll see...
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I'm up really really early ( or really really late! ) in preparation for my trip to Michigan. I visit every summer and this time I'm flying. Alone. Oh my goodness I'm so excited and scared. I can't even sleep.
Be back sometime next week!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
16" x 20" oil on gallery wrapped canvas
The Sunflower painting was auctioned off at a Summer Solstice gathering for the local arts council. It's now hanging in a friend's bathroom.
Chris's painting was blogged about a few entries ago and I just now got around to taking a good photo of it. It's still sitting in my studio, waiting for Chris to take it home.
I've been keeping low key these past few days. Last week at art camp definitely took a toll on me and I've been relaxing ever since. I read a novel in a few days and have consumed my fair share of coffee and tea. I'm just taking it slow, taking it easy. Tomorrow I'm headed to my dad's house for the weekend. When I come back home I have one day off then I work one day, then on Wednesday we're leaving for a small roadtrip to north Alabama. We're visiting my best friend before she moves to Texas in July. Next I'll work all of the first week in July. The second week I'll work on fish puppets for a local The Little Mermaid production. The third weekend I'm hopping a plane to visit family in Michigan. Busy busy busy little bumblebee. Next thing I know my daughter will be attending her first day of kindergarten!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
- Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990 – 2005 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. One of the most celebrated photographers of our time, Annie Leibovitz has made witty, powerful images documenting American popular culture since the early 1970s. Born in Westport, Connecticut, in 1947, Leibovitz had her first photographs published by Rolling Stone in 1970. She became the magazine's chief photographer in 1973, and ten years later began working for Vanity Fair, and then Vogue, creating a legendary body of work. In addition to her magazine work, Leibovitz has created influential advertising campaigns for American Express, Gap, Givenchy, The Sopranos and the Milk Board. A retrospective of her work from the years 1970 to 1990 was presented at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and at the International Center of Photography in New York. (LOVE LOVE LOVE her work. I have to see this soon!) Through September 9, 2007.
- Frida y Diego: photographs of their life together This exhibition is a rare collection of art photographs by several of the most significant photographers of the time, such as Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Nikolas Muray, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Guillermo Kahlo. Exhibition labels and text are in English and Spanish. (This is a must-see for me too!) Through August 28, 2007.
- SlowExposures - A Juried Exhibition Celebrating Photography of the Rural South Successful work will capture those qualities that unmistakably call to mind the rural south’s unique history and relationship to the land. This is a juried photography exhibition with two categories.
• Images of the Rural South
• Images of West Central Georgia
Photographers are invited to submit up to four (4) entries in each category. A panel of jurors will choose work from submitted entries on the basis of creative excellence and interpretation of the show’s theme. Deadline for submissions: June 30th. (coming up soon! I'm going to Alabama soon so I'll be able to take pictures there.)
- About Face is a juried exhibition of photographs depicting the diversity of human relationships. The theme focuses on and emphasizes the non- traditional pairing of people who develop relationships such as mixed race, mixed gender, old and young, mentor and student, mixed faith,and person and pet. Images will be judged for adherence to the theme, originality, impact, and technical quality. The exhibition will take place October 6-27, 2007 at A Novel Experience, a unique bookstore in Zebulon, GA. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: August 29, 2007 Fee: $15 for three images
- "EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORKSHOP with David Anderson This intensive two-day workshop will focus on the craft of photographic composition and visual continuity within a narrative project. We will focus on the graphic and emotional elements that make for a compelling image as well as the keys to making a cohesive body of work. Working with both the obvious and unstated elements present in a scene, we will explore methods by which a photographer can harness these tools into a successful body of work. Style, content, composition and sequencing will all be discussed. We will also explore methods of defining what a sense of place means and will use the unique countryside and people of rural Georgia as our inspiration. Dave will also review portfolios of participants’ work. This will not be a technical class, and all participants should be completely familiar and comfortable with their camera systems. (A $400 workshop! Thankfully there's a chance to win a scholarship: http://www.enercomusa.com/pdf/Scholarshipapp.pdf)
- 2007 Juried Photography, in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival(Link to a .pdf!) Applications are now available for the 2007 Juried Photography Show. Best of Show winner receives purchase award and a solo feature show opportunity in the Arts Clayton Gallery in 2008. Other cash awards are available. The deadline for entries is August 18, 2007.
- JPG Magazine Has anyone seen this magazine? It's crazy great. JPG Magazine is for people who love imagemaking without attitude. It's about the kind of photography you get when you love the moment more than the camera. It's for photographers who, like us, have found themselves online, sharing their work, and would like to see that work in print.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Well, we finally made it to Fort Valley & to my surprise the Center was ENORMOUS! I only had 17 medium to small pieces, so there was no way I was to fill the space. The lady who helped me was very nice and cheerful and I'm very grateful for this opportunity but I've definitely learned my lesson to visit the space before agreeing to hang my work!
I really did the best I could & you know, my work looked great when I hung it all up so I didn't feel too bad.
I could've easily put 50 pieces in that space!