Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm leaving for the airport in twelve hours. It's crazy, I haven't been to Korea in over a decade, and I'm freaking out a little because a) I hate flying, b) I hate companies with pathologically indifferent customer service, and c) I hate crowds and yet I am making a twelve hour flight with a notoriously indifferent airline to one of the most crowded cities in the world.

So instead of, you know, making sure I have everything and stuff like that, I've been enjoying the time I have left at home. (And yes, yes, I'll be back in eleven days, but that's the longest I've been away from home in four years. No, more like seven years. So it's weird for me.)

The next update will be from Seoul. HOW NUTS IS THAT. Holy moly.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

He knows.

We travel infrequently. As soon as the suitcases come out Bartleby knows something's up, the same way he knows something's up when his cat carrier comes out, or when we reach for the kitty shampoo and squeeze a little into a full bath. He hates, hates, hates when we leave for a trip. August is going to be full of travel, and I'm a little afraid he won't stop sulking until Christmas.

My sister and I are leaving for Seoul the day after tomorrow and I still kind of can't believe it, and I am so underpacked, and I have basically been feeling a constant level of subdued anxiety for the last week without actually acting on it until this morning. Posts will be sporadic until I get back on the 11th. But then: get ready for a deluge of travel photos.

P.S. Yes that is my bra in the corner of the photo. I figured I should get that out of the way now, before things get too awkward.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Some little lockets I made earlier today. Each panel is an original gouache painting, measuring 23 mm in diameter and glazed to an enamel-like finish.

Also, they are a major pain in the ass. But my sister thinks they are cool and I should make a bazillion more. Dilemmas!

That means you, William.

I was testing out a new kind of paper for papercutting purposes and saw this deliciously passive aggressive missive to William Carlos Williams linked on a friend's Facebook profile. Associative papercutting: the new thing?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

future listings

Some of the pieces I'm planning on listing in a couple weeks. All of them are gouache, 4" x 6" or smaller, on either paper or salvaged cardboard.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

little enigmas

I wanted to share a new object I'll be listing in the shop towards the end of the month.

They are hand drawn wooden blocks, one inch square, done in white ink and pencil and lightly varnished for protection. I'm not sure what to call them yet. I'll probably be making between twelve and twenty, depending on when my patience runs out.