Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Life in the city



Yesterday, I watched a super cool video my friend Heidi from Moleskin Exchange made. It was called "hot Chicks" and were showing her new chickletts, soon to be chickens. Watch hot chicks here.

Heidi lives in a farm, her life is as different then mine as I can imagine being surounded by both farm animals and widelife.

Today, on my way to breakfast then into the city for a couple of important meetings, I found my hot chick - a yellow rubber ducky waiting to cross the road...  

Monday, May 24, 2010

A random thought about death



This morning I was thinking about this blog entry I read last night, Uri was writing about lips-syncing as a new cultural phenomanon (or rather a new u-tube thing) and I commented that lips-syncing isn't new, but having an audince to lips-syncing is. And that the reason we all want to watch it, is that it's something everyone does and so, it makes us feel less alone.

This morning I thought about the amount of time, effort and range of actions I take to make myself not feel alone, compare to the amount of time and effort I put into staying alive for as long as I can. I think that my fear of lonliness is far far greater then my fear of death.

Then I thought that there's no difference really, that the thing I fear most about being dead is being lonley.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Strange Days


Of doing nothing and talking to nobody, of long circular conversaions, threads left undone and picked up hours later as if time of video games and news paper reading never occured.

Days of too many thoughts and too many feelings so that the outer world feels like a wallpaper, flat distraction. A shiny thing of no consecuinces.

Days that are heavy and liquid, that drip into one another, black coffee and fries. Hot dogs and pocicles. Bridging the gap with food and shopping.

Nobody is just one person. We are all many facated. But still, I feel very isolated from myself.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Roasted peppers

Ned sprained his ankle last weekend, which means, we spend most (or rather all) of this week at home. It was really nice to cook a lot, and just be here, not doing too much. Today, after finishing all the food in the house yesterday I went to the market and got some new groceries. I got 3 large pepper and when I got home, I roasted them.

It came out is good that by tonight, there's nothing left...





Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bird Slip

Bird Slip

It was very cool to change surface and draw on something different then paper or dishes for a change....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Leftovers salad

leftovers salad

We didn't go grocery shopping in about 2 weeks, We got a lot of stuff for Ned's birthday party, and went to the small store for some yogurt and snacks a couple of times, but the fridge is in a bad state... a couple of days ago Ned hurt his ankle, and so, we are mostly home bound letting his foot recover.

Today, I was going over what's in the fridge and basically had to somehow make dinner from all the leftover. Honestly, there's even no rice left...

So, we had half a bag of green Lima beans I bought by accident thinking there were green peas, and that's how this salad started. It came out so nice!

Lima Beans Salad
1/2 bag of green Lima beans
10 cherry tomato
1/2 small onion
2 celery sticks
Dressing
1 T chopped parsly
1 tsp grated ginger
1 chopped garlic clove
juice from 1 lemon
1 T olive oil
1/2 green chilly chopped fine

Lima beans are odd creature. It's a bit of a hassle to prepare, but really worth it!
Boil water in a pan, and once it's hot, pour Lima beans in. Cook for 5 minutes, then strain water and wash in cold water. And now - for the fun part... the means have a nasty shell that isn't fun to eat at all, so you need to peal them, just press the bean gently and it pops out, sometime, if the skin is too tight, you'll have to break it with your fingernail.

Once that's all done (it took me about 1/2 hour to peel them all) slice cherry tomato in half, chop onion into small bits and chop celery into slices. Mix everything.

I made the dressing in a little jar so I can put the lid on and shake it. then pour it over the salad.

We ate the salad with Cuscus, which I think was about a year old...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Metro Tarot cards

 metro cards
metro cards

This is a small project that managed to become a rather big project I've been working on over the past couple of weeks. A couple of artists living in my neighborhood is organizing an art show in which all the pieces will be done on MTA metro cards. You can read more about this cool idea here: singlefare.blogspot.com/

So as I was thinking of an idea for this project, I realized that metro cards, aside of being a way to get into the metro, are, indeed, cards - and from there, the path to Tarot cards was really easy...

All the imagery used for this deck was taken from Fashion magazines of May 2010. I wanted to use something just like the metro cards, which is transitory and of the moment. Combining patterns, tarot archetypes and imagery for something that isn't so traditional as classic Tarot and isn't entierly of now.

The Single Fair show is taking place on Saturday, May 8th at 4pm until late. The artists’ studio at 224 Grand will be transformed into the “Single Fare” exhibition space through May 12th. Come over to see the original if you are in the neighborhood! Or you can buy a deck here

Single Fare

metrocards

I'm so so tired! I had about 4 hours of disturbed sleep last night, then a very busy 13 hours day lout of the studio with one activity and meeting leading to another.
Now it's 3:00 AM and there's still so much I want to do! I'm seriously slacking on e-mails and there are so many projects that are half way done or that their deadline is almost here... Oh well...

Anyway, I just finished and packed my Metrocards tarot deck to be delivered tomorrow for a gallery in the neighborhood. I'm pretty excited about this show, and hope that though the open-call did say there is no limits to the amounts of cards each artist can submit, a 23 cards set isn't too much. And that they will show them all.

I'm going to make a print copy to be listed in my shop the moment I have some extra time.

16Tower
00fool
09Hermit

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fire



Words are important,

Music is important,

Everything is important.

For everything I finish there are 10 more I just don't get to,

There's just not enough time.

I feel like I'm running faster and faster, till I'm just going to burn into cinder,

And still not get to where I was heading to.