someone needs to write a story about this photo. my great uncle dante is the one with a pan on his head.

"we cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh"-agnes repplier


i love my job.
preschool art!


i don't normally write to much on this blog, but tonight, i just feel like it. so deal with it!

new years resolutions are hard.
last year i had 3, love more, read more and become a vegetarian
some worked out a whole lot better than others, let's just say i had a chicken sandwich for dinner!

so this year i'm really thinking about trying to regain some creativity. i tried with sketchbooks, i tried with ideas for screen prints, i tried with a show poster. but when it comes down to it, perhaps i just need a new direction...so my new years resolution is...to start making jewelry! ahh, of what sort, i am not sure. but i can guarantee you anything i make will be suitable for me to wear!

i would love any inspiration i can get! so send some ideas my way


pumpkin carving counts as making some art, right?
eh, either way, i'm really enjoying taking pictures lately.
busy/social weekend, perhaps more pictures next week.


a poster i made for my friend ashley.


"i think we're superstars, you say you think we are the best thing
but you, you just know, you just do" -the xx


i lied, it took me a week and a half to post...so here are two!

summer is for water balloons and not thinking- j.lisa

a verbal hug, in the (my) truest sense of the word.
courtesy of m.derbogen.

i think i'm going to give "verbal hugs" a rest for a while and start working on "jackets, blankets, and sheets" which is my theme for the sketchbook project.


i pinky promise, something new this week!


jackets, blankets and sheets

more on this later...


i took a big step in my life today...i finally bought a digital camera, one that i'm pretty excited about!

hopefully you'll be seeing some photo posts soon.


verbal hugs: its like when you hear something that makes you feel like you just got hugged by someone who you think is pretty ok...

let's make this interactive, any one have another definition of what verbal hugs might be? please share


looking through old saved images is inspiring.


i wish i knew who to give credit to for this. found it in an old "inspiration" folder on my desktop.
...this is just a modern rock song...
-belle and sebastian


i color the sky with you. i let you choose the blue.
-mates of state, everyone needs an editor


i had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. -jack kerouac


i think i smell tea and gin brewing!



i read alot of kid's books these days. and i totally love the illustrations in this series by jen corace.


kinesthetic pleasure. hopefully more to come, collaboration with my one-year old cousin 


"nothings wrong when i'm with you"


"i missed you on gchat and my bike ride"-j.p.


"you can't boil the whole ocean at once..." as overheard.


maybe when i have a real job.


i miss this place.
via the archives of t+g.
in love with this song.


did you ever want to be overrun by bandits
to hand over all your things and start over new?


"you don't fall in love with people who make you crap your pants"-m.derbogen


super interesting. i wish i knew were to get the book, even though i probably couldn't read it.

and this:

all via sonnenzimmer.


got my bus ticket for renegade!


i need a hobby, maybe i should take more pictures.


chair spooning.
100 chairs in 100 days. gamper martino.


10 days until some lake erie island time.

saving nashville for another time.


being sure of yourself means you're a fool.-jenny holzer



"and i fear i might be greeting you in an overcoat and gloves..."-a.cade


"nothing is original. steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. if you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. and don't bother concealing your theivery- celebrate it if you fell like it. in any case, always remember what jean-luc godard said: 'it's not where you take things from- it's where you take them to'. "
-jim jarmusch



i think his name is fredrick...
first drawing in a while.


miranda july is one of my favorite artists/people. most of the time i draw inspiration from artists in the sense that i wish i could make art like them. but my inspiration from miranda is her lack of self-censorship, her courage, her eccentricity. more specifically her courage to not censor her eccentricity! i own 2 of her books and love reading and re-reading them. 

my dearest friend j.annie gave me a copy of no one belongs here more than you for christmas and her note inside sums everything up, "here's to never being afraid of our weirdness". learning to love you more; to me is like life projects and i think i should start actually doing some. i honestly think it would make you a better person if you made encouraging banners or some of the other projects she suggests.  

"life is so ridiculously gorgeous, strange, heartbreaking; horrific, etc., that we are compelled to describe it to ourselves, but we can't! we cannot do it! and so we make art."-miranda july

bon soir,


well, here's my new blog. 
i'm hoping to use it to artistically stay connected with friends.
perhaps start an art exchange. 
and periodically post my drawings that i'm loosely calling "verbal hugs".
and there will be inspiration posted as well.