Friday, February 25, 2011

found: ad

here's a little treasure i found in a box of magazines & old documents that my father brought me (there's a lot more where this came from).  no idea when this was from, but i thought it absolutely beautiful. well done, yoplait. what happened to advertising like this?

- k. 
ps.... doesn't she look more australian than french? can anyone back me on this?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

fact over secret

 i have a memory of raccoons on this porch & the first time i was scared of spiders. 
 ahhhhhhhhh. california. 
 i still have this guitar
 i have no idea why my mom is sitting on that dude's lap.
 seriously incredible sweatshirt... and my sister cut her foot here.
check out those bad ass shoes, and pants and shirt and sunglasses she's wearing... oh and please, check out my rad outfit. hello. 

every year i feel a little guilty for not letting people in on my secret, because it's more of a fact than a secret. and every year i feel like i'm being dishonest, and perhaps disrespectful. but i think you and i have known each other long enough that it's time i tell you, besides, i'm committed to share with you - which includes the good and the bad: 

today, february 22, is the anniversary of my mom's death. 
april 19th is my mom's birthday. 
and mother's day is always weird - good and bad and strange. 

these are the days i dedicate to celebrating my mom's life (the only way i know how: trying to make her proud).

1. i wake up before 5:55am*
2. i always do my taxes. *
3. i try to create art
4. i never work.
5. i eat asian food.
6. i call every family member
7. as much time is spent outside as possible
8. i hide from everyone except the people that make me feel safe.

a. my mom couldn't keep her eyes open in photos
b. loved bougainvillea
c. incredible closet artist
d. had incredible sweatshirt collection
e. she could fix anything
f. loved the North West
g. 100% Norwegian
h. loved gardening
i. knew everything about plants. literally.
j. obsessed with sightseeing & historical sights.

i know it sounds crazy and you're probably thinking how sad it is, but it's been part of my life for years. most people don't know how to deal with it - they either freeze up and become ultra awkward or they run because it's too much to handle, but it's normal for me. i don't know life apart from it. 

so just celebrate my mom with me. mourn with me, laugh with me or let me be.
- k.

ps. i got a great tax return, so i'll be heading to seattle this spring!
*applicable to february 22 only. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

found: photo (the beginnings)

this is the initial piece that started all the ideas for my Found project.  i first wanted to collect photos of strangers, which i kind of accomplished when i bought Lots of vintage family photos, which is actually kind of creepy. you're now finding out that i have more strange obsessions that you probably thought, and trust me, i have more than you've imagined. but i dare you, imagine.  however, the photo strangers didn't really happen, there weren't any plausible ways of going about it. but that turned into artmail, which i am still figuring out the logistics but, i think there are some great things in store. 

so. i present to you this stranger, who is now a small part of the Found Project: 

enjoy your day. 
- k. 
my computer cord died. literally.

so, while i have three seconds with one, i wanted to apologize for my lack of real updates. please forgive me.

it's getting warmer.... and i can't stop listening to bowerbirds' "northern lights"...

love you.... real post soon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

found: illusion/diagram

optical illusion, anyone?

- k.

ps. valentines day is quickly approaching.... i hope you haven't forgotten... or i'm sorry for reminding you. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

found: diagram

first of all, we've entered into the dreaded month of february. yes, it's my least favorite month. march 1st will be a glorious celebration... but i think every day of february i'll look at as though it's just one day closer to a joyous march 1st party. 
feast your mind on this:

it went with last week's found update but, i thought it needed a post all its own, in february, to make this month that much more tolerable. so. look at it again, and laugh. 

- k.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

spring is coming.

 nashville - summer/fall 2010
 marisha mae shoot - fall 2010
seattle. fall 2010
well we are officially in it: my least favorite month. 
but while its thundersnowing up north, it's at least sunny here and the last few days have had pretty magical weather. oh, wait. i just saw snow. maybe next weekend will start the decent into spring. but while i wait, i'll cling to the things i know to be true : spring comes every year and the sun rises every day.

typical february - there's something going on with my front brakes/calipers/alignment, so this week might just be filled with fixing that. 

however, there are more exciting things than bad things. what you may not know is that i've always wanted to be a personal assistant.  i love helping people achieve their goals and push towards their dreams.  i also think it's a perfect opportunity to learn, practice discipline, and build relationships. so i started a part-time PA job which will be in full swing come mid-february.  i believe there are many great things that will happen in and through this. 

going to be working some with sarah this week: branding myself, and branding her company, then figuring out how i fit into it. 

i hope you have a lovely day, wherever you are. remember: soup keeps you warm, and so do the ones you love, 

all images ©kbaergen
- k