Saturday, June 28, 2008


This sweet little bunny is Sofia.
She is another dog from the Barc shelter
that I enjoy walking.

Sofia is a Catahoula mix,
(her coat is all Catahoula but her
build is all pitbull)
She is 8 years old but you'd
think she was still a puppy,
she always wants to play.

Sofia came to Barc after she was
rescued from a dog fighting ring in Queens.
She was used as a breeding dog, and though
they tried to get her to fight-she never would.
So what did they do? they stabbed her.

She bears the scar on her side,
and while it is sad to see it.
I rest easy knowing that she is away from that life,
and in a place where people care about her.

Today I had a fun walk with her,
she laid in a puddle and then decided
to rest her dirty head on my leg while I sat on a bench.
She loves taking 20 minute breaks during her walks
were she will lay down and request belly rubs.

I hope that either I can (someday) adopt her (and serg)
or someone else can bring her into a loving home.
Because she definitely deserves one!

Friday, June 27, 2008


I have a few things
that I have been addicted to recently.

*Bon Appetite Magazine.
I love looking at pictures of food, don't ask why
it has just always been so. Besides the sweet
food porn, there is also good articles and
great recipes. I'm debating a subscription.

Yes, I love reading trashy gossip.
and this is the perfect place to do it!

*Bagelsmith's in Williamsburg.
They make the best bacon, egg and cheese
in Brooklyn. and they don't have a minimum
for cards, and since I rarely carry cash, this is
an amazing plus. All the people that work there
are super nice as well.

have a good weekend!! xoxo

Thursday, June 26, 2008

new drawings and such.

As previously mentioned,
I spent some time drawing today

and this is what I did.

This is still not quite the way I want it yet,
but i'm getting closer.
Maybe I will change it to a penguin
and a seal, or walrus. Not sure yet.

This guy should look familiar,
this is a new take on the insurance salesman,
I've gotten rid of the suit and left only
a bow tie, and a briefcase filled with limbs.

This is a drawing I've been working on
for some time. I just keep going back and doing
a little at a time.
In case you cannot tell, this is the Vampire Squid.
A terrifying cephalopod, that curls up into his
own tentacles. I love it.

In other news, I'm headed to the Barc shelter
once again, to do some dog walking.
I'll probably just walk sergio today,
whenever I walk sofia, I always need a shower

and then the rains came..

It feels like they never stop!
This is the rainiest NY summer
that I can recall.

I'm thinking today I'll spend
the entire day drawing and gluing
stuff together.
My life has been so consumed with
finding another job,
and trying to make my rent
that I just haven't had the time
to create anything. sad.

In a perfect world I'd get to the
Pratt silkscreening lab and bust out
some brand new prints..but we'll see how
that pans out! Because right now,
no spending can happen. At least until
the rent and bills are taken care of.

I have to imagine that other twenty-something
artists are struggling with the same issues.

How can we find a medium of semi-stability
and have time and $$ for art? I'm still
working on figuring out the answer.

This was a strange post, I think I just needed
to throw some thoughts out there and have a mini
starving artist pity party. But thats over now.
I promise a much more interesting post later. fact.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Lazy Bones

I was doing so well with my blogging,
but it is just so easy to fall behind.

I have been fairly busy though,
once again I found myself on a train
to New Jersey. Had a nice 2 day visit
and got to see the Sex & the City movie
with my bestest friend Meghan.
pictured here.

It was exactly what I wanted it to be,
and yes I did tear up at some parts.
Like any good series, you become so
involved with these characters,
it's hard not to get emotional.

My worst emotional attachments were
either Six Feet Under (I have yet to hear
(from a person that didn't cry their eyes out
at the finale), and the British Office.
When Dawn comes back for Tim,
my heart jumps and I always lose it.

I guess I'm a series nerd. oh well.

Speaking of movies I've seen,
last night the bf, mr sebeckis, and I
went to see Encounters at the End of the World.
(After watching Spain defeat Italia in a heartbreaking
shootout.) Naturally, I was cheering for the boot.

Back to Werner's movie, it was fantastic!
Had it not been for his charming wit, I definitely
believe that this would have been a very depressing film.
The images were absolutely beautiful and other
worldy, the organic shapes that occur will always blow my mind.

The movie is only at the Film Forum until tomorrow
(Tuesday) So if you have not seen it, I highly recommend it!

I had intentions to post the six feet under finale, but after
watching it again, I don't want to bring
my readers down. so here are some of my
favorites from

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My New Favorite Person

Werner Herzog.

His new documentary, Encounters at the End
of the World
, is right up my alley.
Taking place in Antarctica above and below the ice,
Herzog shows us the humans and creatures that call
this place home.

My favorite thing about him is
the words he chooses to express himself.
The statements that he makes in the video
featured below, are the reason he is my new
favorite person. It makes me laugh.
No one could ever describe the jungle this way.

Other Herzog Gems.

-on our civilization

-on language

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Etsy Favs

It has been quite some time
since I've posted some favs
but here we go.

The first item comes from Magic Jelly
I am a huge fan of her work,
and fairly jealous that I cannot
gocco like she can.

All pieces are vintage style,
with intricate patterns and
collages. fantastic.

This little fox is one of my favorites
and is very affordable at $15.

Our next item comes from Dark Elegance Designs.
In this shop there is an array of beautiful
necklaces, earrings and chokers.
Obviously the Alice necklaces are a favorite
of mine, I love anything Alice.

Finally we have Gypsy and Twink,
I just found this shop today and already am in love.
Little wooden shapes + collage= happiness.
The fruits with the birds inside is
kind of a brilliant idea. Those are definitely
my favorites. But I also liked this guy.

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Little Friend

This is Sergio.

My new friend at the Barc Shelter.
I walked him again this morning,
and he is a bit of a slow mover
but a total sweetheart.

Walking dogs makes me so happy!

After I shower I am going to post a list
of my etsy favs, because it has been forver
since I have done so.

But for now I will leave you with this.
The bf's video from the aquarium.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

shoes and ships and ceiling wax.

It is still hot out, but it is
a very comfortable hotness.

I wanted to get out of my house
so I decided to walk a dog
at the barc shelter.
(the shelter I donate to)

I got Sergio, a cute little fuzzball
who was very obedient and quiet.
Naturally I talked to him
and gave him some lovins.
I am thinking of going back later
and walking him again.

I have all this spare time on my hands
why not use it to help some cute doggies.

In artsy news I have been obsessed with
folding paper into book form.
So that is what I have been doing lately
(because right now I can't afford gocco supplies)
and I'm enjoying it.
My favorite is the pocket accordion with hard covers.
Perfect for holding business cards and other flat trinkets.

I don't know if I could sell these, but I enjoy making them!
Pictures will be posted of the books and Sergio later

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Heart New Orleans (final installation)

Supposedly, New Orleans is one of
the most haunted cities in the US.
I believe that, the city has seen
quite a bit of trauma in its time.

And I also got creepy feelings from
certain places, some of which
produced orbs in the photos I took
(yes I am a ghost nerd)

Some of the stories are pretty lengthy
so just click on the name to take you to
the whole- or mostly whole- story.

My favorite, and arguably the most gruesome
is the LaLaurie house.

This is said to be the most haunted property
in NOLA, and understandably so once you hear the story.
Every time I photographed this house an orb turned up,
which didn't happen with some of the other places.

Oddly enough, the newest owner of this house is
Nicolas Cage- who paid $3.4 million for it.

This next story is about Marie Laveau, The Voodoo Queen.

That second site isn't ideal, but to leave out the legend
of Ms. Laveau would be wrong.
New Orleans has a long history of voodoo, and it is
just another part of what makes this city so special.

Finally, we have Muriel's, a fine dining establishment
that scared the crap out of me. (Thought the food was divine)
You can read about their ghost story, but for this I'm going to
tell you about my own experience.

While we were waiting for the check,
the bf got up to go to the bathroom.
I sat at the table and began to look around the room,
my focus stopped on the servers in their little corner.
All of a sudden I felt this rush of cold air go by,
or possibly right through, me.
I quickly looked around and the servers were still in
their corner, and no one was around to have caused this.
Freak out #1.

Once we were finished we asked our server about the supposed
seance room upstairs. He confirmed that it existed and told us
that we could check it out if we liked.
At the bottom of the steps to the second floor
there sits a table set for 2, with full wine glasses and
a basket of break on the table.
It is reserved for the previous owner of the property
and his guest. The note on the table also warns guests not
to sit down or eat from the table, as it is bad karma.
Freak out #2

We begin to climb the steps and I officially freak out.
I don't like the feeling that I'm getting,
and it is getting colder by the second.
The bf argues that all the AC units were upstairs,
and I said that heat rises-there is no way it can be this cold.

The seance rooms were beautiful but very creepy
and just a little too quiet for me.

The weird part is that all the photos I took,
lacked those orbs that I had seemed to find all over the city.
So is Muriel's really haunted? I don't know
But I do know that it made me so uncomfortable
that I did not want to stay to find out.

Mini Post before the real post...

Apologies for being kind of lax
with my postings.
The temp in NYC is in the 90's.
and that makes me lazy bunny.

But my AC has been installed
and I'm currently up to the task
of blogging my little heart out.


Monday, June 02, 2008

I Heart New Orleans (part 2)

Here we are again, 
for the second installment
in my New Orleans trilogy.

This portion is dedicated 
to all the delicious food
 we ate.

Our first meal was at Johnny's Po' Boy
where there are quite a lot of choices
of things for you to have in your po' boy.
The bf had catfish, and I went the easy route 
and had chicken fingers.
It was so delicious here is me eating my smamich.

For dinner we ended up stumbling into NOLA
which is Emeril's restaurant (who knew!)
and that also was absolutely wonderful.
If you go, as an appetizer, get the pizza with duck confit, 
arugula, truffle oil and fried egg.
No words will do this justice, I forgot to take a photo
of this culinary treat. But just imagine
 heaven on a plate.

For the next 2 days we had breakfast at Cafe Du Monde.
A wonderful outdoor cafe that serves basically 2 things.

Coffee and beignets.
(I think they have soda and oj too. 
but why go there to get them??)
This was the best way to begin the day!!

For lunch we managed to eat 1 lb of crawfish, 
that may or may not be 
the first and last time I do so...

But it was good, and I fully enjoyed the crabcakes as well!
I can't recall the name of this place but its in the French Market 
and they have an outdoor cafe, where they boil them in front of you.

Our last day there we had breakfast 
at the famous Brennan's.
They have a prix fix which is a little pricey
but totally worth every penny.
I had the strawberries and cream, eggs portuguese, 
and the bananas foster. With a mimosa and cafe au lait.
Quite wonderful. 

Oh and we also ate at Muriel's
but I'll save that story for the next and final installment.