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Chomp. or whatever kind of noise a giraffe makes

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art / recollections

View from Sophie Calle’s studio. She says that the stuffed giraffe’s head reminds her of her late mother whose similar expression hovers over her as she works. Creepy and kind of awesome at the same time. An Abby Goodman creation. I saw these hybrid creatures at an exhibition at the Poissant gallery awhile back. They’re really delicate and beautiful in person. I know butterflies are often thought of as serene and pretty little things, but […]

birthday wishes and chocolate cake

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I think for the first time in a while, we actually celebrated my birthday on my actual birth date. Having a birthday in late August usually means the beginning of school and tight schedules, but there is something nice about a celebration on your actual birth date. It’s a more official feeling. We made reservations to meet at the Backstreet Cafe for one of those sit-down dinners that we haven’t had for awhile. The patio […]

Golden Horse, memories of a glowing dandelion

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I think there’s nothing more satisfying these days than being in good company. Last night, I got a chance to catch up with friends and we had a great dinner a Aka. Than we went to the warehouse to check out Oscar’s woodblock prints and slide show of the recent La Capacidad projects from San Salvador. It was so inspiring to see all his beautiful prints and it made me miss Cathy Hunt’s printmaking classes […]

Summerfest, Sunday. the last hurrah

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Despite the unbearable heat wave throughout the afternoons despite the untraceable body odor lingering throughout the crowds and inescapable wafts of marijuana and some mysterious skunk stench that came and went as surprisingly as the breeze despite the lousy organizational skills from the FreePress camp despite the pain in your ass, literally, from sitting at a hard angle on a hill despite a rain scare on Sunday despite crazies on acid frolicking around Yes, despite […]

Summerfest, Saturday

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The music was so loud, it vibrated your ears. I looked down the hill, into the little valley and saw everyone’s head light up so that it reminded me of a microscopic image of sorts. Explosions in the Sky played on and I tried hard not to look at every single person in the crowd that wasn’t already mesmerized by the music. I looked up into the dimming sky. I saw the kids skateboarding in […]

Oh, the places I’ll go…

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jewelry / recollections / Vintage

Stopped by the thrift store by my house on a spontaneous urge to spend some hard earned cash and found some amazing pieces! Dr. Seuss classics in perfect condition, Oh, The Places You’ll Go and If I Ran the Zoo I went nuts when I saw this set  of Beatrix Potter books also in perfect condition. The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Benjamin Bunny. I used to fawn over these books when I […]