Rain Rain Go Away!!


Check out the forecast for NYC for the next 10 days. Seriously?!?!?! WTF!

How toxic are your products?

My co-worker sent me this really interesting website which has information on lots of products.

Skin Deep contains information and online safety assessments for:

  • 43,979 products
  • 8,430 ingredients
  • 2,255 brands
  • 1,473 companies

Find out how toxic the products you are using are.

I did some searching and realized that most of the products I use are good, but some of them are really, really bad! I mean, who really wants to lather themselves in placenta or mercury? Certainly not me.

Group show!

Exciting news! I got into a group show! Not with a painting, but with some photography. I found this gallery in Brooklyn, when I purchased my Pebeo Porcelaine paints for the wedding present. I was chatting with the guy at Lee’s Art Store and he told me to check it out. I emailed the curator of the gallery and he decided to use some photos in their upcoming show, Seduction.

Below are photos of the pieces he liked.

In addition to these, I’ll be adding more pieces. I plan on shooting more “I love you’s” over the weekend, but with a “seductive” twist. I hope to have these photos soon! In the meantime, I need to stay on top of all of my upcoming projects/goals so I’m making a list here to remember them!

1. “Seductive” prints (over weekend)
2. Diary Project (need to finish this)
3. Bras for a Cause (with Calee)- start creating this and send something to Calee so she can work on it!
4. Paintings- I have a new series I’m going to start as soon as we move into our new apartment, but I’d like to make at least one more painting before I start this new series.
5. Sell things on etsy
6. Painting project- site, forms, supplies, etc
7. Practice my instruments- totally separate from my art, but another form of art that I need to keep up!

I’ll be headed to Sag Harbor this weekend for our last choir concert of the season. It should be pretty fun and this Brahms’s piece has been challenging and beautiful to sing. Hopefully the audience will like it as much as we do! Sunday I plan on going to the park with Kristen and Anthony to try to make some extra cash. They’ll be doing their Reiki services and I’m going to do some face painting! If you’re in NYC and need some work done, you should check them out. They are very talented and are trying to get their work out there. I’ve been a personal recipient of their Reiki and love it.

Canvas Project pieces

I blogged about these awhile back, but I finally finished them and sent them away. They will be placed in the Atlanta airport . I just signed up for another Art House Coop project called the Sketchbook Project. I’m really excited about this one, since I have my own sketchbook/diary that I use! I’ll just have to decide what I want to write in each book. 🙂

I’m working on another project called the Diary Project and it’s forcing me to sharpen up on my non-existent photo shop skills, but I’m really having fun learning how to use it.

The Canvas Project

The project: create a visual encyclopedia using mini canvases and artists from all over the world
My words: achieve, contribution, reservoir, terroir, solemn

Achieve: what has been achieved, is yet to be determined…


Resevoir: this is my resevoir, when i need to find happiness.



Story of Stuff

I have been home sick for the past couple of days. Definitely NOT fun. I think that summer colds are the worst…maybe in some ways it’s better that the weather hasn’t been that great, as I haven’t missed too much. I caught up with Nate (he’s an awesome friend who shares my passion for the environment) tonight, and we talked about the weather. He is in Seattle and has said that the weather has been “off” there as well. While we have had a month of rain, they have had none, and um, hello!? Isn’t Seattle known for it’s rain? Siigh, skipping seasons, long warm and cold winters, lots of rain, and ruining my beach season have made me realize that we are definitely in a period of “global weirding.”

In any case, while it might seem as if the world is falling apart (lately, Iran, Afghanistan, and much more) there are good things happening! People are opening their minds and learning about new (or old) things to make a difference through videos. (yes, not new, as technology has been around forever, but as we all know, I am behind the times on this!)

The Story of Stuff has become one of my favorites.

This is a great 20 minute narrated/animated marker-board story. It is done really well and gives me hope that more people will open their eyes to the real changes we need to make in order to help the environment and world. We may not save the world tomorrow, but we can at least educate each other!

Mulberry Trees and Birds..

It is another rain day here in New York. I just got done sweeping the backyard and feeding the birds.

I love feeding the birds, but they eat the food so quickly. Sometimes it makes me wish I could talk to them, to tell them to ration it out, as I can’t afford to feed them as much as they’d like to eat! 🙂 We get lots of birds, but I think the eastern chickadees are my favorite. 🙂

Tomorrow is going to be my real art day. Last night was a failed attempt. I needed some art supplies, so I could make my wedding gift *btw, thanks Calee for this awesome idea*, but that did not happen. I missed a train (by moments), decided to walk–thought it would be a nice stroll, WRONG, not going up Times Square!–I got to the store as it was closing, missed two more trains, sat and waited in the hot subway, and finally got to the second store as IT was closing.  !!! I was so pissed I just yelled really loud into 23rd Street. I am starting to think that those people that look like they are crazy (talking to themselves) probably aren’t. They are just mad about something and let it out. Since the city has people everywhere, it’s hard to yell without someone seeing you. I was definitely part of that last night! It was fine though, because I ended up getting dinner with Hayden and Michael. We went to Dallas BBQ, which is a total experience in itself. I had no idea it would be such a hopping place on a Friday night! We also went to the coolest thing I’ve ever seen! It’s a amazing new park in the city called the Highline Park. This is a park in the sky! It was an abandoned train in the Meat Packing District, that ended up growing wild plants. Instead of destroying it, they decided to make it a park! It’s totally eco-friendly and awesome. They left the train tracks and plants there, and have illuminated the path with LED lights. It’s amazing to walk through it, looking at the buildings, with the pretty light on the plants. It would be a perfect place to watch the sunset, since it’s along the west side. Ahh, New York…this is just another reason to love this city!

Here’s a photo of the park! This guy has more awesome photos.

Alright, time to get ready for Monica’s bbq and another painting party. Hopefully the sun comes back!