18 April 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

These are from a series of paintings of ice cream and candy my husband did a few years ago. All images belong to the artist, Russell Maycumber.

04 April 2013

Anna Von Mertens

Last February my friend Julie and I got to interview the artist Anna Von Mertens for site95, an alternative non-profit organization established to present exhibitions for emerging and established artists in temporary urban locations. site95 also hosts an online monthly journal with contributions from writers, curators, and artists, which I've lately gotten to do some copyediting for. Anyway, Anna Von Mertens makes these incredible quilts that she hand-dyes (actually she stretches the fabric like a canvas, and then paints the dye on with a brush) and hand stitches based on themes like the auras surrounding famous paintings or the stars above violent moments in American history, and she has recently shown her work at the Smithsonian Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Ballroom Marfa, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Below are some pictures of her work, and you can read the full interview on site95's website by clicking here: http://www.site95.org/?p=1716

25 March 2013

My Odette-Odile Complex

I meant to go to ballet class this morning, and overslept once again! It's terrible because taking ballet makes me genuinely happy, and I inevitably wake up anyway right when the class is starting...I just need to get up a little bit earlier. I guess today I have to settle for listening to my Swan Lake record, and a dream that next week I'll wake up on time.

23 March 2013

Coney Island

I love these photos my sister took while we were on a trip to Coney Island together several years ago. Her camera had a light leak, but I like it...

Lately, I've been rather enamored of family portraits like this, taken when my son was so small...I think it's a knee-jerk reaction to having to look upwards to see his face these days.

07 March 2013

flowering tea

My in-laws are globetrotters in the truest sense of the word. Here is one of the perks from their latest trips: flowering tea, likely grown in the Yunnan province of China, though purchased in Dubai.

I felt a bit like Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette..."it's jasmine."


04 March 2013

Pablo the Sailor Man, toot toot

Andre Villers photo of Pablo Picasso, as Popeye. I took this photo from tout ceci est magnifique's blog, but I think I may have actually seen it first elsewhere, maybe on either Sho & Tell, or evencleveland.