Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Janome and I

These are most of the pieces I've made this spring, and I think it's the most sewing I've done in such a small time. I love each of them! All of the pieces here are reinvented from thrift shop finds except for one:

from curtains:

from littlegirlchristmasdresses:

from thrifted clothes that have seen better days:

these last ones are my you-don't-want-a-round-house-kick-to-the-face-when-I'm-wearin-these-bad-boys shorts, and I adore them <3 style="font-weight: bold;">

Ps Kudos to katle, my sister and photographer

Monday, June 28, 2010

He's got one of those faces that are just naturally handsome; he looks old and young at the same time. Names and flowers and ships are inked into his skin. His big blue piercing eyes give away that he's seen too much for a man his age; the ex marine sits in the chair and stares intently at nothing as we all etch his face into paper with dusty charcoal and graphite sticks.
He talks gravely and factually about the war and college, and the mountains of Afghanistan and the white sandy beaches of the ivory coast. The old woman asks him about his wife, and for the first time all night, his eyes twinkle. Although he's far too old to blush about a girl, he does, and informs us that she's gorgeous. Three times.
And he sits there with a smile on his face, looking up into nothingness of ceiling tiles, picturing his lady. You can tell he's so lost in it, but only for a few seconds; then, he snaps back into reality, and I'm just lost in the still and the beauty of that moment.

And all I can think is, I want a love like that.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oh Deer

do you remember
the electric in the air
from our almost kiss?

I used to be able to play this

And its quite breath taking, isn't it? Sometimes I hear music so beautiful, that it breaks my heart. I sort of forgot this song was that way.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

i would be fine-

if only i could
speak all the forbidden words
way past my bed time

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


my eyes crave paper,
sunshine and nature- ride me
of the digital

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

i was ok until this morning

your kodak smile
and your entourage of men
give me heart burn. slut.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Across the Universe

First of Many to Come:

and i hope to have pictures of my spring collection up soon!

Ghada Amer

So Im usually not a fan of the really abstract art; it frustrates me as an artist when I look at something and I cant even get it. Ive been able to find beauty and meaning in some abstract art, but its a rare occurrence. I think this is one of those occurrences. In my search for a good picture of The Dance by Matisse (an artist who I am ashamed to admit I barely appreciate) for reasons of my own, I came across this painting called The Dance of the Red Rhythm. And I really love it, I wish I could see it in person, and soak it in. And i just had to document this wonderful finding. So, without further ado, The Dance of the Red Rhythm: