Here's my latest song. It is a love song to Picasso.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
This week is finals! So I made it through pretty much. Just one left tomorrow morning. Am I studying? NO! I am painting my nails and drinking wine and I wrote a letter to Hudson and I am playing with my wig. I finally got the bowl cut I've always wanted.
(Looks can be deceiving, but often they are not. Judge away, my friends.)
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So which one of these lovely prints do you think would most inspire the imagination of a little lady?
These are prints from natabalnova. Except that the one with text and the last one are actually a tote bags which I would treat as prints and have framed just the same. The prints are 6 by 9 inches and incredibly affordable. $12! The totes are 14 by 17 and just $15. I can't decide...
Visit the etsy shop to see more really cool art!
Monday, April 23, 2012
We are each doing a brochure on the topic of our choice. Our designs have to be based on a grid system. What do you think of my topic?
HOW TO IMPERSONATE ANDY WARHOL:
Andy Warhol was an artist obsessed with celebrity and beauty. He not only wanted to portray American icons, he aspired to be one. His look was suitably iconic.
To get the Warhol look, try a boldly striped shirt under a leather jacket and some dark glasses. For more of an evening look, pair a white oxford with a skinny tie or a turtleneck under a blazer. Wear black cigarette pants or shabby jeans. Top it all off with a silver wig.
A gay man, Warhol’s friends in the
early 1960s criticized him for being “too swishy.” His dyslexia and his
difficulty with verbal communication led him to develop his signature style of expression.
He had a generic, non-specific enthusiasm for just about anything, often communicating with little more than simple expressions such as “Wow” or “Oh, great.”
“When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about
having close relationships.”
Warhol was enamoured of technology because it was a way to detach himself from emotional drama. He wanted to watch drama, but not be involved in it.
Carry a camera or a tape recorder to experience similar detachment.
Like all great celebrities, Warhol knew how to look good in pictures and it’s a lot easier to look great in a picture when you have a beautiful girl on your arm.
In Edie Sedgwick, Warhol created a doppelgänger, but he had other muses such as chanteuse Nico and drag queen Candy Darling to inspire him as well.
If you want to be authentic in your impersonation, make sure you have a glamorous girl at your side.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Last night my friend Beth came over and we Werked, with a capital W and with an e, so you know how serious we were. The evening involved a good deal of paint and conversation, a bit of swearing and a bit of a mess. Oh, and cocktails. Of course those. We used what was on hand.
The Cherry Navel
you will need:
-cherry juicy juice
Fill your glass half full of ice. Fill one quarter up with vodka, one quarter schnapps and juice to the top. Stir with the blade of your sharpest knife. You may use any knife, of course, but a sharper one is a charm for ease of study, apropos for a homework night.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This is Amby's side of the story. He doesn't understand what a birthday is yet, so Bea's Big Day had him pretty mystified. We really made a whole dy of it. He got presents and cake too so that he wouldn't feel left out. The worst part for him was having to get all spiffed up after his nap for the 3 o'clock party:
Monday, April 16, 2012
I guess I should just say this already: I am political right now. Maybe it is a streak, maybe it is a way of life. Maybe my forever future. I don't know. But I am embracing my inner activist. SOOO, maybe I will blog as much as ever, but if not, it's for a good reason. If I do continue to get on here fairly regularly, don't be surprised if you see some opinions surface.
If you are curious about the issues I am studying and/or supporting, just ask! There is a contact button on the nav bar ^_^
Friday, April 13, 2012
The days have been fairly warm around here. We spend as much time as possible outside. The children love playing with water best of all and Beatrice has discovered the joys of mud pies. Amby is not so much interested in mud as in flowers. Many of which are now dead or already picked.
One day, there was a little chipmunk just beside us in the wall. His cute little self was peeking out of a hole. I ran inside and got the camera and he let me get relatively close before freaking out and backing into the dark...
I was really surprised to see this little guy because chipmunks are so shy and quick to get away. I only ever see them dash by. What a cutie!!
at 9:18:00 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
(It is a swimsuit, but she thinks that it's a ballet costume.)
Today, this little girl is three! She will have presents and pink cake and a new dress. We will take her out -without Am- for dinner on Friday night because tonight her daddy has to work. Today will just be Beatrice fun.
My sweet Beatrice Caroline is the smartest, silliest, prettiest girl. She loves reading and playing outside. She wants to be a cupcake when she grows up. Her favorite thing in the world is to see a firetruck or ambulance. She eats tomatoes like they are apples.
Yesterday evening, she begged to go downtown. So we went. As soon as she was out of the car, she started running. Up the street, a block and a half down Main Street. She knew where she was going. She found the Chocolate Moose, ran in the front door, around the counter and grabbed a cupcake fresh off the rack! She had taken a bite before I could catch up with her!
I love her free spirit and her determination. I love that she knows what she wants and will go after it. I hope she always keeps and cultivates those traits --which I will try to balance with foresight and tact, of course.
Beatrice, I love you!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Regardless of how busy I am with school and babies and personal art projects, vintage always has a place in my heart and in my closet (and dresser and chest of drawers). I have lots of pretty things that will be in my shop soon. (The black dress is a really pretty 1960s wiggle dress in perfect condish.) So exciting! I'll let you know the minute they post to my shop.
In the meantime, let's clear out some space for the new stuff. Here's a coupon code: CLEAR20 for 20% off or you can use READER for free shipping!
This lovely number is hanging quietly in my shop waiting for adoption by a pretty dancing girl. Soft and a bit slinky with tulip sleeves and cascading ruffles. I may just have to keep it. Because you know I'm at the discotheque every night...
Sunday, April 8, 2012
We had two Easter dinners- one with his fam and one on mine. I contributed a vegan chocolate cake. Let me just go ahead and say this: I am not good at bundt pans. Don't worry, there are no pictures. Just family pictures! This is what we wore to dinner. The kids were so cuddly in their fancies!!!
Notice Bea's curlers. :)
The kids spent the night with their grandfolks last night, so James and I had a party! We wii danced like a bunch of fools and broke our fast and had dark wine with some of our favorite people. There are pictures, but they are far from flattering.
James and I slept in. It is an amazing thing to wake naturally at 8:16 in a quiet house. I made coffee and started the long, arduous process of putting myself together. (I wish it was like in olden [Marie Antoinette] times when visitors called on ladies while they were in their toilettes [dressing rooms, not bathrooms] and everyone caught up on gossip and had their hair done and faces applied like that.) It doesn't really take that long, but Easter is special.
I wanted to go to Mass, but instead went to the Presbyterian service. It was lovely. I think I was a little overdressed in a full length lace-over-satin gown amidst a crowd of cotton and denim. But for Jesus, on the day of His resurrection? I will wear my finest. (even when I go to church alone)