Wednesday, November 16, 2011

birthday presents

my birthday is one week away.

exciting, because, well, birthdays are fun. and completely unexciting, because it's just another day... and, this year, falls on the eve of thanksgiving. 

as i've gotten older presents from people gone from expected to now, totally unexpected. which i'm  okay with. presents have become the thing you're going to splurge on for yourself. 

so i've complied a list. a list of things i want. 
i'm trying to decide which of these ten things i will give to myself for my birthday. sounds lame, but i know you do it too. 

1. a new chair for my studio

2. subscription to The Week magazine

3. more plants / hanging plants

4. yellow industrial drafting lamp

5. right angle ruler / t ruler

6. cutting mat

7. new matte knife or a quality exacto

8. new tattoo (either mother mary or my sugar skull)

9. easel

10. watch. for everyday. to lessen the distraction of my phone while i'm in the studio. 

your thoughts???

and ideally an outfit like this:

again. thoughts?
- k

ps. if you're in town tonight, David Ramirez is playing at The Basement & at Mercy Lounge. come. hang. it'll be fun. promise.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

where'd all the free time go?

baka baka bear head (this was supposed to be a bear winking, but it actually looks like a one-eyed-bear. so there's that). 

it seems that as the school semester is coming to an end everything is taking longer and there are ten times more things to do.


coincidentally it's the same time that i'm thinking 'wait. why am i writing a paper about the suburbs post wwii?'

oh, you had that question too?  well i'll tell you.  if you remember, i didn't really decide to go back to school until the week before-ish.... thus i had to choose a handful of classes (literally. one handful) just to fill my schedule, and tried my hardest to make sure they were things that i needed... and it just so happens that the only class that would fit into my schedule was a class on urbanization (and i don't mean gold chains and 37" rims).  so while my supposed "free time" is there, it's actually filled with library visits (which i love, but for the enjoyment and self-education purposes), and staring at my computer screen hoping that i can get that introduction paragraph out.... because, let's be honest, the introduction is the hardest.

also, coincidentally, my work days are filled with hopes that a friend or lover (i don't know, it sounded right) would (lovingly) kidnap me and take me to mexico to have some pan... or an island to build a swiss-family-robinson-esque-tree-house.  (dreamy, right?)

obviously, i live in my head.

all this to say, somehow, i've found time to do some creative things on my own. and when i say somehow, i really mean that i made time during my prime creative hours to create and feel free, forsaking my other obligations.

in other news, ellie is living it up in ecuador. it's almost my birthday. i made a badass butternut squash sweet potato soup. the juice fast is happening again. my car broke down (again). annnnnd. i'm still a bit in love with st. vincent.

- k

Friday, November 4, 2011

found : love note

well it's back. the found series may be a little less frequent than every week, but at work one day Brandon handed this note to me and said that i needed to get back on the ball. 
so here i am. so many dreamy parts of me want to lock myself in my studio and just work, give up school, forget about everything and work.  then i remember the people i care about,  which brings me back to reality and pushes me to work through the obstacles and obligations. before i know it,  i'll have the luxury of spending my time on my things. 
i'll expound upon this another day. 
happy friday. 
it's november. 
it's very close to my birthday
  (which i'm pretty sure means creating good things and good parties, and pulling out my pentax once again)

- k.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

miniature people

this project has been killing me.  just haven't been able to get it together and find a solid idea... therefore, it's kind of horrible. so, go with it.

i'm sharing. i can't just share the things i'm proud of, that wouldn't be fair to you, now would it?

the only thing that made it better was the accompaniment of buddy holly and wanda jackson.

that's all i got.

- k.