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I’ve been thinking.

I wish there was a way to show the world what it looks like, through my eyes, when I’m not wearing my glasses.

As base as that sounds, I mean it.

There is a great excerpt from Andy Warhol’s autobiography which I think perfectly exemplifies my train of thought

“Everyone could be seeing at different levels if it weren’t for glasses.”

Can you even imagine?  To me at least, it is mind-boggling to think about a world where everyone saw things differently.

Literally.

Beauty. Stature. Power. Beliefs. Fame. Color. Proportion.

Everything would be distorted.

Literally.

Oh Andy, how you get my mind churning.

Thank goodness for those ancient Egyptians and Romans.

Forget Franklin.  As much as I appreciate the guy, he was a founding father, but not of the monocle.

Good night.  And good luck.

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I have not seen a sober sunrise
since I moved to New York,
like lava erupting across the sky
clouds moving so fast.
There are few times I look back
on my college course
“weather and climate”
and am aware that I’M ON EARTH.
And in a flash
it’s done.
The sky is strictly blue again.

Happy 49th Birthday Papa Bear.

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resin at its best

I made a new friend last night who is an art handler and a wonderful artist himself.  Always a great type of person to meet and feed off their knowledge of new talent.

He introduced me to the work of Dustin Yellin, a Los Angeles-born New Yorker who works with many different mediums, mainly creating 3-D pieces by layering resin and glass.  We also share the same Cancer-Leo cusp birthday, always a good sign. (pun!)

Here is some of his most recent work that I think is exceptional

The Gymnast and the Gunfighter

Red and Gold Half Skull

Power Lines

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Well I did it again.  I failed to blog for two three four almost FIVE months.  The lack of legitimate deadlines will be the bane of my creative writing existence.

I will first attempt to sum up the month of April, a month in which Mercury was in retrograde and therefore made my life feel like an hourglass turned upside down.  Not because time was flying by, but because it felt like a whirlwind.

March 31, 2010

I’m fired!  (From my 9-5 pants suit job because I overslept twice)

April 1st

I’m hired!

April 11th

I’m fired (Because I overslept twice  – notice a pattern?)

So, I decided to embrace this freedom and do the following:

After that, who knows what happened??  The past few months have been a beautiful smoggy haze.

Los Angeles at dawn.

It’s a bizarre thing to study something passionately for four years and later realize, “Man, I don’t want to do this.”

I am sure  hundreds upon thousands of people are feeling the same way, but I was pretty sure I knew my plan.

And now I don’t.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not feeling self-loathing or severely confused on a day-to-day basis; it’s just a trip to finally figure out that your goals at one point in life are not necessarily your goals down the road.

Re-reading what I just wrote, this all sounds like a “no kidding” moment, but for me, this is a truly poignant moment in the aging process.  To rethink your entire future is amazingly exciting but unsettling.

So, from this point on, these are my inspirations, as I try to figure out what the F is going on:

 

 

welcome to my current frame of mind!  I am going to seriously attempt to keep up with transcribing my life for ya’ll surfers.

ciao ciao.

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No?  He’s the Texan that has illustrated these gorgeous paper dolls for decades.

T.T. created his first book (see above) in 1976, getting the idea while thinking of a unique Christmas present for his mother.

He attended the Pratt Institute (which is right in my backyard) from 1954-1955, at the age of 26, after serving three years in the U.S. Army as a recruiting artist.

In addition to being an artist, racking up expertise in painting, sculpture, fashion illustrations as well as lithography, print making and graphic design, T.T. also studied dance.  In the mid-50s T.T. studied ballet and tap dance, and later helped create a children’s dance troupe called the Paper Bag Players.

To round out his list of accomplishments, he also studied singing in the late 60s, restored a farm in New York state, co-wrote a book about the history of film costume design, and was a professor at Marist College.

And lastly, let’s not forget these little cuties!  Overachiever?  Nay.  He’s brilliant!

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Inspired all day by

and her

My favorites from the collection

Black place iii

At the rodeo

From the lake no. 1

Corn dark

Blue and green music

Spring

Other memorable things:

Omar Fast has a great three-part film installation.  Initially felt eh about it, but each part of the series gets better and better.  It is up until Feb. 14, 2010 so GO

And this lady is lovely – revolutionary for her time.

Alice Guy Blanche

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introducing….

this is ms. allison zempel (right).

She is lovely.  And paints and acts. Sometimes.  Irregardless! She’s the best

Look at Allie work.

 

finished product. please and thank you.

miss z is the bomb digs.

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