Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Lately I've been riding my bike everywhere rather than taking the train. So its been a lot of back and forth on the Williamsburg Bridge, and MAN, that trip kicks my ass.

Also, I've been working like a mad woman, so I've been super tired lately and haven't been able to give the dedication to this blog as I should be. So please forgive me...

Look at this while I recover, I promise I'll be back to normal soon.

No Age is a band out of Los Angeles, they're pretty rad. And even radder live.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm baked...

After baking all day (and through the night) on Saturday and then spending all day at the Craftacular on Sunday, I'm baked. More like, I'm pooped. Pics from the day.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by.

Baking the day before. Granola in this bowl

Chocolate Chip Cookies Galore!

Our table, it's a bit blurry. Sorry.

Souther's mom's Granola recipe. Everyone loved it.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Get your sweet tooth on!

When I was a kid, my friends and I would stand outside of my apartment building and set up a booth and sell random toys, drawings, orphaned crayons to the people walking by. Most of the time the customer was the same person, a sweet, old man who lived a couple buildings down from us. I remember that he would stop by after eating at "The Pied Piper" and always buy a crayon or a drawing.
Well I'm going to try to relive those days, but this time hopefully we'll have more than the same customer. This time it'll be at the BUST Spring Craftacular. My friend and I are having a bake sale! I love to bake and I only wish I could incorporate baking into my art somehow, but alas no. So I'll set up a booth and have a bake sale instead. If you're in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 27th between 11am-9pm please stop by the Warsaw

On the menu:
-Souther's mom's granola
-Chocolate Chip Cookies
-Mini Vegan Cupcakes
-Thin Mints
-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
-Lemon Bars

We're called "Sweet and Sour," come look for us and get a free button!

Here's a pic of some of the shopping done.

All those sticks of butter!!! (no, they won't be in the vegan cupcakes.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

United, we stand...

Before moving to New York, I wasn't all that much into fashion but since moving here.... my shopping habits have turned into a shopping addiction and my love for fashion has become a long-winded romance novel, where the girl never gets the guy but keeps hoping (I'm the girl that almost never gets the clothes, but keeps hoping). My taste is usually very plain and simple, I love the way United Bamboo plays with cloth and the folds. These photos are via Creatures of Comfort.

Welcome to my humble abode

So, yesterday, Design Sponge posted up their weekly "Sneak peek" of my shared home/studio. Take a look!

Thanks to Grace and Anne!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

knit, knit, knit

Another post about the "Thread as Line" Show at the Ellipse Arts Center in Virginia.

Being a participant in this show, I have been introduced to a lot of artists' work that I was unaware of. Here is one artist whose work I didn't know of but am very happy to know about, Valerie Molnar.

"Is this a Kissing Book?"


"Perspective Doodle"

"Purple Doodle"


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rainbow Brite?!

Tonight I stopped by Cinders Gallery on my way to meet a friend for dinner. If you're ever in Williamsburg, Brooklyn you should stop by, they always have really great shows and some really cool zines and stuff. "Big Kids, Little Kids," a show curated by John Freeborn was on display. There were some really amazing pieces in it, here are a couple of my favorite. I took photos with camera phone of others that aren't on the website, but the photos are too crappy to post which means you have to go and see it!

Here are some of my favorites:

Andrew Jeffrey Wright (I gotta say, I LOVE this print!)

Andrew Kuo (you have to see his pieces in person to get the level of detail)

Eric McDade

Cinders is hosting a "Move" show curated by Rich Jacobs next month that I'm in, I'll post more on that later.

Off the subject of art and on the subject of food, went to Taco Chulo tonight in Williamsburg on Grand St. Now, I have to say, I don't have all that much faith in Mexican food in New York being that I'm from Los Angeles. And I wasn't all that into Taco Chulo the first time I went there, but I've been converted. Being used to Los Angeles- Mexican food prices, getting a burrito for $11 bucks is a bit much, but if you ever have a craving for a good burrito and some really good Brunch, I'd suggest this place.

P.S. Try the Café de Olla, super yummy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


As promised, here is one of the artists in the coming up "Thread as Line" Show in Virginia.
Jennifer Muskopf

Here sculptures are pretty intricate and amazing, I can't wait to see them in person.

One of my favorites:

Monday, April 14, 2008

A cluck cluck here, a cluck cluck there

Trip up the Hudson River this weekend to go check out Openspace gallery in Beacon.
Stopped by Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills and this is what we saw...

This is what we ate...

My dog waiting for me to finish eating. NO crumbs for you pup!

In Beacon,

The tote show at OpenSpace...

Some pretty awesome totes...
Rich Jacobs

Fumi Nakamura

Not sure whose this is...

Good times were had.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Surf, Sprout, and Virginia

When I first moved to New York I was really home sick for my life back in LA. Then, my kind friend, Rich Jacobs took me to the premiere of "Sprout," Thomas Campbell's new surf film. Not only was (and am) I a big fan of Thomas Campbell's artwork and photos, but it also introduced me to his filmmaking. It's a beautiful film, take the time to seek it out if you have the chance. Here's a video from VBS.TV about Thomas.

I don't know too much about surfing but I hope to by the end of this summer. Surf lessons are a-waitin'. Alex Knost is showcased as one of the surfers in "Sprout," and even though I don't know too much about surfing I love the way he moves on the board, something so fluid and at ease about it.

And speaking of Thomas Campbell, i'm super excited that I'm in a show with him in Virginia. The show is curated by Cynthia Connolly based on contemporary sewn art. There are a lot of amazing artists in this show. I'll be posting more about these artists before the show, in the meantime here's the link. Ellipse Arts Center

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hudson River and honeycomb piecing

2 things:

Item number 1: The Hudson River, and what about the Hudson River you may ask? Well, I'm in a group show benefiting the Hudson River Conservation. A bunch of artists were asked to create art on totes by Open Space Gallery in Beacon, New York. Open Space was opened by the great designers behind Thundercut. Check them out if you have a chance.

The Tote Bag show opens this Saturday in Beacon, NY.
Open Space Beacon|510 Main Street, Beacon NY
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12th. 6-9pm, Show runs April 12th-May 3rd

Item number 2 on the agenda...
Honeycomb Piecing, I call it honeycomb piecing because it looks like honeycombs. I think its actually hexagonal piecing, using the english paper piecing method. I've recently been venturing into different methods of applique for my new pieces and its been very exciting teaching myself these new methods. Here are a couple of tutorials I found most helpful, just in case you wanted to get started on your own piecing project.

English Paper Piecing

Magical Graph paper creator

Soon this will get on...


Sunday, April 6, 2008

It's Spring, but it's still cold...

Mother Nature teases us, its warm and sunny one day but cold and cloudy the next.

Welcome to my blog, although I have always been very apprehensive about having a blog I thought I would try it out... We'll see how it goes. I hope to have constant updates, new projects I'm working on (including work in progress), inspirations, friend's news, and other stuff that might be of interest. I hope you guys enjoy and please comment and let me know what you think.

My post today, I planted a strawberry plant gift for a friend who has a booth at the new Brooklyn Flea Market. We have a small silver tub on our fire escape full of strawberry plants, hopefully in June it'll be full of strawberries.

This show just opened this last weekend in Columbus, Ohio at Mahan Gallery. The show is called "Isn't it Romantic?" and here are some of the pieces in the show.

Until next time... I've got a bunch of upcoming news so please stay tuned!