Ignatz video that Sami shot during his trip here. He drew his inspiration from the Down By Law trailer, and submitted our friend Hendrik to the incredible torture of dragging Bram around for probably a hundred takes. He also got me, my brother, Jeshee, and a few others to play the dead people in the bag WHO YOU CAN’T EVEN MAKE OUT AT THE END. It.was.cold.man. Good thing the video’s awesome, otherwise he’d have to sleep on the floor next time he comes around!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Gosh, it’s been suuuper busy for me lately. My boyfriend came around for New Year’s and stayed almost three weeks! And my dear friend Jeshee arrived last week, and she’ll room with me until mid-March! We’ve been doing lots of shopping, sight-seeing, gabbing, etc, so I’m sure there will be lots to tell in the coming weeks.
Right now I’m super beat. I walked my boyfriend to the train station really early this morning, and I have a feeling it will be a long day with lots of stuff to do for school and for my internship. Anyway, now that Sami’s gone, I guess I’ll have a bit more time on my hands.
At least I have my furry cape, which is almost the same thing.
Sigh. Cue my sad song:
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I’ve been a longtime fan of Shelby Di Marco’s work. Her collages take on many shapes and forms, always gritty yet ethereal, raw yet calculated. I love it how she draws most of her subjects from nature and twists them them around non-figurative elements, coming up with seemingly simple landscapes that always generate a feeling of awestruck admiration within me. Follow her in her many adventures, here, here, and here.
Source: Banshee Beat
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I hadn’t taken much time to figure out what my New Year’s resolutions would be, until I realized that I’d already given the subject some thought before. It’s really important for me to get my desperate consumer antics under control; to quote the always awesome Jess: “I don't need anything that's new. I could just wear the clothes I have for the rest of my life. Of course, I don't want to do that, but there are ways around it”. I hate feeling like modern life somehow conditions us into believing that it’s normal to replace our wardrobe every two months; even though I get the itch myself, I always end up feeling like a jerk after the excitement of a new garment wears out and it’s just another piece of cloth in my closet that I can’t fathom wearing without feeling outdated. It would be great to be more creative with what I already own, and be more efficient with it and stop squandering my money on things that take up all my space and give me nothing back.
Moving on, some of my other New Year’s resolutions would be :
- Getting my driver’s license (I was SO close last year)
- Figuring out a way to obtain a steady income. I’ll be 25 next year, darnit.
- Fill up a sketchbook (this year has been the least prolific for me, sketch-wise; I think the previous year I’d succeeded in fulfilling this very resolution, and I took a 365 day break, grrr)
- Reading 50 books (this one is going to be nearly impossible, but now that I’m partaking in the TFS book challenge I have a social obligation to at least pretend to make it!!)
I also hope that I can learn to be good to the people around me, for 2010 wouldn’t have been anything without my wonderful friends, family and boyfriend to make me giggle every day. So cheers to them! And I wish you all the very best for 2011!