Friday, September 29, 2006

There is a poem, Thunder Perfect Mind, from the first century, and there is an excerpt that I would like to share :

...For I am the first and the last.
I am the wide and the virgin.
I am the mother and the daughter.
I am she whose wedding is great,
and I have not taken a husband.
I am the bride and the bridegroom,
I am the silence that is
and the idea whose remembrance is
I am the voice whose sound is
I am the senseless and I am wise.
...and establish the great ones
among the small first creatures.
Come forward to childhood,
and do not despise it because it is small and it is little.
And do not turn away greatnesses in
some parts from the smallnesses,
for the smallnesses are known from
the greatnesses.
I am the one who is honored, and
who is praised,
For I am knowledge and ignorance.
I am shame and boldness.
I am shameless; I am ashamed.
I am strength and I am fear.
I am war and peace.
But I, I am compassionate and I am
Do not hate my obedience
and do not love my self-control.
But I am she who exists in all fears
and strength in trembling.
I am she who is weak,
and I am well in a pleasant place...
I am peace.
And I am an alien and a citizen.
I a the substance and the one who
has no substance.
I am control and the uncontrollable.
I am the union and the dissolution.
I am the hearing which is attainable to everyone
and the speech which cannot be
I am a mute who does not speak, and great is my multitude of words.

I guess it's about the female psyche and intrigue.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

What are some of my favorite songs of all time? I'm going to make this a new feature every so often, whenever I feel like it. My first pick is:

1) Janet Jackson - "Someone to Call My Lover"
This song reminds me of a bunch of things. It reminds me of the summer after 8th grade, when everything seemed perfect and I thought I was the greatest shit on earth. More specifically, it reminds me of winning tickets to my first ever concert. I called into KISS 106.1's night show, which was still hosted by Candy & Jerry. I answered five questions that I remember in vivid detail, but will not repeat here for the sake of my dignity. And I won! I won two tickets to the Janet Jackson concert at Key Arena, plus my name on the VIP list for some club that has since been renamed. I was 14, so that second part didn't really mean much to me. Either way, the song is happy and reminds me of summer and is something I can listen to for the rest of eternity. So there you go.

And because I'm in the mood, here's another:

2) Nelly Furtado - "Shit On The Radio"
This song reminds me of freshmen year of high school. I got the CD at Costco, in Shoreline, and I remember listening to it when I got home. I freaking enjoyed it. I don't know what else to say, except that I think it's my most played Nelly Furtado song on iTunes.
preliminary stages of my A-F for narrative class. i want to beef up the arch, maybe do more for the bride, the clean-cut cowboy is in good shape (it's made of facewash on cut paper towel in a plastic bag with dry-erase marker. get it? clean, cut cowboy? it's funny because he's clean and cut and a cowboy!), the dog needs more stitching, the eyes need a background, and the forest needs a little more work on the pathway. but otherwise, it's getting there! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The colored piece is acrylics (fingerpainted because I didn't bring a brush to class!), Rembrandt pastel, compressed charcoal, and Nupastel on a 6" x 6" square of balsa wood. It's part of the alphabet narrative project I'm doing, and this represents F, because it's a forest! Yay!

The black and white pieces comprise "Maybe This Holiday Season..."
It's a diptych! There's a whole story to go along with them. Maybe I'll post the full story later, but these are just Char-Kole, compressed charcoal, conti, Nupastels, and some other materials on 20" x 20" squares of Arches Cover BFK. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Gadzooks! Christopher Kane, Giles Deacon, Marios Schwab and Gareth Pugh have all made London worth watching again! Excitement is in the foggy air!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Color Systems Project! My three values were the strength of Zen, joie de vivre, and maintaining continual growth, as evidenced in the purple, yellow, and green, respectively.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

The original dress from the English gallery walk, senior year, and the resultant sketch:
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Spring/Summer shows are here. Here are the five shows to watch for what to wear when the sun comes out:

New York:
1) Marc Jacobs

2) Prada

3) Yves Saint Laurent
4) Lanvin
5) Balenciaga