Thursday, December 27, 2007

a neti pot

is a powerful and wonderful thing. Lenny the cat loves watching me use it.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

head energy

sometimes ones haircut reflects their head energy.

also - yoga is hard!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

natural healing

i have a sinus problem. i have so much phlegm.

i ordered a netti pot, the natural solution. and now i'm going to make a doctors appointment. between pouring water down my nose and maybe getting antibiotics hopefully i'll clear up.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

POOF. vamoose sonuvabitch

I got my second job back on Saturday and I was so psyched! I was thinking, hey, wow, my life is just working out and it's fine and cool. I'll be OK - able to pay rent, loans, and health insurance, and maybe even go out for a drink every once and while. Cool. And then, my first job got suspended! production has stopped and we're in a waiting period. So, things aren't so great.

Anyone want to buy some weird drawings or something?...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

free bird

my desk is so messy right now. i only have a few manila folders. so i keep taking whatever in them out to use them for something else. then i have piles of unprotected drawings, documents mixed up. it's really pretty dumb.

i made free bird art yesterday. so, i told joan and devon- i can retire now.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

what of it?

I didn't blog when Devon and I were working on our two week project because that was basically blogging. on paper, called art. so, whatever. get over Pat, Caitlin, Devon, and Laura - OK?

I'm sick. I just watched the L word for 5 hours. I'm finally all caught up. Jenny still sucks, always.

Up next is Hannah and Her Sisters.

ALSO - the best way to recover from a cold really is to not go to work and lay down all day. just sayin'.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Have you ever tried dipping milano cookies into coffee? It's amazing! I bet this would work well with the mint Milanos too...

I just had way too many of these for breakfast.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

things change everyday

I used to really hate tomato soup. Now I love it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

what i want

when I'm reading Maira Kalman's The Principles of Uncertainty I feel like " this is exactly what I want to be reading right now".

Or, as Devon put it -"Everything she writes makes sense".

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

99 problems and getting stronger

sing it just for the bird child

I just realized that right now, as I'm working ( ok, I was working, now I'm blogging - whatever) on some arts, that I'm alone for the first time in DAYS. Besides when I'm walking to work - though, even then I've got fellow walkers and dogs around and for the last three blocks of my walk a bunch of drug addicts standing on corners.

sometimes I wish paper didn't rip so easily. Other times (most of the time) I don't care and kind of glad it rips.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


You have to take care of yourself first - then you can help other people.

the guy at the bagel store near work gave me a free canoli yesterday

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I have been saying for a little while that my biggest art wish would be for a stranger to write me and say they like what I do. Somehow, that happened today. I'm not sure if it's The Secret or just true living life. But, someone obviously knows what I'm talking about out there. That's comforting.

Monday, October 29, 2007

when it feels so heavy that you just can't stop it

I went from nothing to too much to do in a matter of hours.

Somehow, I'm doing an installation for a piano player for a show at the Flea Theater this weekend and the next.

I have the drawing gifts reception soon.

I have to write a review of the Kathe Burkhart show at ps1 but I'm having troubles with words. Remembering them, and what they mean.

I DO have two days off this week. Two days which I could and financially probably should work at stripes, but I'm not going to.

I also have an appointment to sip tea and make cat toys at the end of the week - which, is nothing to complain about.

wah, wah, wah.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

um, and um and um

You know when you feel like you want to be doing something, but don't know what to do. And then you feel weird about feeling that way. And then you start things and stop and start and stop.

I'm just sitting on my bed listening to Mary J Blige hoping someone sends me an email offering to be my benefactor.

Monday, October 22, 2007

the light

This weekend I got a new, really great, totally helpful and perfect and maybe life changing desk lamp. It's the same lamp I use all day at the stripe factory and I love it. Expect my artwork to improve at least 70%, as my workspace is like, a million times better.

I went to the PS1 opening yesterday. Nothing especially great....maybe the Kathe Burtkhart show was great, because I had a dream about it. That's got to count for something.

Saturday afternoon I jammed CMJ to finally see Greg's band. I was totally psyched because Mika Miko played after them. Seeing Mika Miko made me think, "Oh yeah, this is why I really like music".

Thursday, October 11, 2007

flower beds and deadlines

The weekend can't come soon enough, let me tell you what. By Saturday afternoon I should be totally done with everything thing I have to do for the Art For Empty Walls show (besides mailing the work). Then, I will lay down in a bed. Maybe a flower bed.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


It's 9:48am on Sunday and someone is really groovin' to some loud tunes in my building. I don't mind at all, but I mean, most people are probably sleeping. I'm not sure when it started happening, but this building keeps getting louder and louder. Sometimes it feels like a dormitory - especially with the sorority that just moved across the hall ( !). Once it starts to feel too dormish, I'll hear little Matthew saying "bye dad! I love you! bye dad!" to his father everytime he leaves...until he walks out the front door or run into Johnny across the hall and talk about how long it takes to get anything done around here. And then, It's still good ol' 159: totally annoying, but charming, looks great if you don't look close enough and the place where I live.

I just discovered a small perk of my new desk location in my room: great views of the cute fat cat that perches on the fences in the backyard of the next apartment over.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

small lines

I've spent so much time drawing/painting small things today that my neck hurts. At first my hands were hurting but the pain vibes have traveled up into my neck and seem to be staying there for the time being. I have a feeling the vibes will be released when I fall asleep. I'm hoping they make their way through my ceiling and visit my upstairs neighbors. I don't want them to feel the pain, really. I just want them to do the necessary thing to relieve it - lay down. I really can't imagine what's going on up there,but it's really loud and I'm sure they could benefit from a good lay down. It sounds like maybe they're continually rearranging the furniture in their room. This happens every night until about 7 am. It's just ocurring to me that maybe all the furniture moving and loud walking is a feng shui thing.

EDIT: I actually went up there last night. They're putting together ikea furniture.Everynight.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You've got to get up to get free

It's just true. I listened to Miranda July being interviewed on the Bookworm podcast the other day. She was talking about how she's so prolific because basically, if she wasn't she would never get out of bed. I'm the same way. I've been staying busy and getting out of bed. The fall is here ( or was, what's up with the 90 degree weather today?!) and I'm trying my hardest not to back into bed, slowly get more nervous until it isn't worry, it's anxiety and it's actually taken over my life. Kind of like last year.

I think I can do it.

Monday, September 17, 2007

sick cats and re-mixes and shows

Lenny the cat is sick. He may have something (the vet suggested a peach pit?) blocking his intestines. Or, he may have chewed on a toxic plant while vacationing at Alan's parent's house last week. Either way, it's totally heart breaking to see the Len-man being so lethargic. He was hardly moving unless it was to barf up the water he drank.

We went to the vet today and he's going to be there until Wednesday probably. Maybe Saturday if he needs surgery. Hard times are hard.

On a lighter note - I finally finished my drawings for the re-done version of the Six Pack teeny tiny zine I did with Mandy Laughtland. I'm actually glad I had to re-do it, it looks so much better this time! So, you can get your free copy of this teeny tiny beer themed illustrated poetry zine soon enough. Ask me for one. It's yours. Free.

I have a show on for November. I need to have 8 pieces done by October 15th. I'm working on something today. I'm not sure what they'll all be. Or if anyone will buy them at all. But, whatevs!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

oh, hey

SO, I'm thinking I'm going to try and do this. To blog, normally. The goal would be to primarily write about art things. Or just stuff I'm making. I'm sure I'll write a lot about my apartment that doesn't have a kitchen sink, Lenny the cat, and beautiful dogs, though.

Anyway, I was trying to think of a good name for my re-done (remixed?) web presence. The best thing I could come up with was Lavender Cats. I'll let you in on how I thought of this name -
My walls are painted lavender, and I used lavender body wash and shampoo and I really like cats.

It's hard for me to make up new, cool names for myself because I don't really need to. My name is fine. Anyway, whatever. Lavender Cats.