Thursday, April 30, 2009
i found this video for the song on youtube, and think i should probably find the guy who made it and be his friend.
on a completely unrelated note, at work everyone was buzzing about the research published today regarding a genetic link to autism. i think this is so interesting. read about it and watch video here.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
hello! can you help me find a graduation dress? i don't have much time, somehow. graduation totally snuck up on me. i am not prepared for it on several levels. this is one of the shallower levels, but it's still important, because it's fun. i have had a lot of stress lately and am acutely aware that fun is preferable.
i like these ones a whole lot. for some reason i am really feeling the long-dress look. has anyone seen any nice long dresses lately that you could point me towards?
you're the best (hug).
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
here are the pretty pink drinks we drank. i only had one, because i am a drinking lightweight.
and here is the view from our table. the sky was threatening rain, but the buildings were still all lit up with sun.
it didn't end up raining, but i did end up more than a little tipsy from my one fancy drink (no surprise).
also, here are some crochet strawberries i made a while ago. they are in my etsy shop, and are being featured as "etsy item of the day" over here. cool, right?
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
One of the things my great-grandmother made was bouquets of beaded flowers. I can't even really imagine the time and patience that went into creating these. I can imagine her working on them though, and I really like picturing her in this process. I don't know how many she made, but here are some of the ones my mom has in various spots around her home:
Saturday, April 25, 2009
other recent updates on this project here and here
Friday, April 24, 2009
here is my "personality profile":
INFJ - the counselor
Your type is best summed up by the word "counselor", which belongs to the larger group of idealists. Only 1% of the population share your type. You are so empathic that you often know what others need before they know themselves. You are a complex person who can deal with complicated issues and people - and almost prefer to, as you love problem solving. You can be something of an idealist or perfectionist, and should try to take yourself a little less seriously.
you can take an online version of the personality test here or here.
also, here is a grainy picture of little me with an orange balloon.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
also, here is a picture of what i had for dinner. just because the greens match (and because it was delicious).
happy earth day, dear planet.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
look at this lace fence! these are made by a dutch design company called demakersvan. their website states:
"Lace Fence is a high-end metal fabric that gives new insights in how we can create unique environments.
The design, quality and density of the patterns are flexible. Meaning that for each application we create according to its function. For example to prevent climbing on, to hide or enhance its surroundings, to deal with harsh weather or to give an unique custom made look."
Monday, April 20, 2009
both are art unto themselves, i think.
also, here are some booth shots from the other day:
these are important photos, since it was a small miracle that monica and i were able to convince brendan to go into the booth. but our nagging was obviously worth it.
p.s. oh. my. lord. i am pale.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
i went on a walk and then met some friends at the park. then monica and i went to a kind of fancy dinner and then to shuba's to meet up with another friend. now it is late and i'm tired, but in a good-long-day kind of way. i'm really looking forward to summer. i am so much happier when the sun is around.
i saw this billboard by diversy and broadway. do you think it's an ad for something?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I was following the pack
all swallowed in their coats
with scarves of red tied ’round their throats
to keep their little heads
from fallin’ in the snow
And I turned ’round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
and turn the white snow red as strawberries
in the summertime
Friday, April 17, 2009
so, i bit the bullet and ordered the stickers i was debating about for my art show in may. i have embroidered about 25 patches with different phrases relating to the kids i work with, and had 8 of them printed as mini stickers that i will hand out at the opening of the show.
they were kind of spendy, but i decided to go ahead and get them because i thought it would be nice for people to take something with them from the "art of connection" show, a little reminder of the words.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
2. this week apartment therapy linked to my blog post about maps. this was super exciting for me, since i love love love that website (even though it feeds some unhealthy obsessions with home decor and interior design). basically, i'm famous (kidding. but still - it was neat).
3. i turned in a full draft of my thesis to my adviser and thesis readers. there is still work ahead, but it feels less scary now that i at least have all the sections, all the images, and all the main ideas in one place.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
other favorites are the dog, cat, and monkey, and the amazing bird rattles.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
above is a picture of our seder plate on the dinner table, and below are images of some unique seder plates i found online (click for links).
also: this week, president obama held the first presidential seder in america's history. the white house chefs prepared the passover meal (with all the parts, including matzoh ball soup) and the seder was held in the old family dining room. i love this. here is a sweet picture of it:
Monday, April 13, 2009
this little film goes along with the full length documentary film in a dream.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
via apartment therapy