hello hello!

October 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

well hello blog. hello! it’s just you n me right now, whew! one day perhaps i’ll share you with the world, i’m supposed to keep a blog and supposed to make internetter frenz but since quitting my office job about a month ago, i’ve tried to stay as far from the computer as possible. i’ve even tried to do as little work as possible. so scouring the internets and befriending even you, dear blog, seems a little out of my realm. but i like you enough, ok? ok.

well, here goes. me me me. me me me! like you care šŸ˜‰ :

first (ish). born in maryland, raised by a lovely nurse, burly home builder, five fierce puppy dogs, and three little kitties. scattered my college years amongst academia and art school, nepal and the appalachian trail.
second (ish). landed in brooklyn. focussed on apparel design after falling in love with a scrap of tapestry fabric. i received my bfa from pratt institute in 2004. hung out with some amazing photographers and illustrators while in nyc, worked in corporate-landia upon graduation (associate outerwear apparel designer). was super drawn to graphic design n silkscreening but couldn’t find the time to pursue it seriously. i loved making art books n knit cuffs and sold a few of my pieces at printed matter in chelsea n other little shops in LA n NYC.

third (ish). quit my job in 2006, travelled to asia n africa, went on a 2month backpacking trip along the appalachian trail, drove my motorcycle cross country to san francisco. i planned on illustrating and making art books about my adventures but soon found myself back in corporate-landia and all art moved to the back burner. i hung out with a few comic book artists and a whole lot of cyclists and i illustrated an album cover, some posters, and some patches in there. o and thanks to john (www.unlay.com) i learned to silkscreen in my apartment!

fourth (ish). quit my job after 2 1/2 years (outerwear apparel designer). i enrolled in permaculture, woodworking, sign language, and leatherworking classes but drawing kept rising to the surface. soon i narrowed my life down to woodworking and illustration. love love love it! now i attend class and draw, draw, draw. and ride my beloved bicycle, homer. heart n heart it.

fifth (ish). january 16th (?) update! i quit woodworking mid-november (i think), hurt my foot and spent a bunch of time re-adjusting to life on crutches! (by the way, don’t wear same pair of converse shoes for 3 years in a row, OK? your boyfriend won’t like the results n neither will you). i’ve learned quite well to keep my right foot off the ground while still bicycling/grocery shopping/etc., have kept art/illustration close by my side and developed an unexpected interest in child psychology/art therapy. spring semester i’ll take both art and psychology classes. the idea of returning to academia intrigues me after 12 (?) years in the art/design world– but i was straight A smartypants student way back when n i think that bit of me can be revived! and i sooooo can’t wait to start silkscreening and reproducing my work in a larger format. i feel i’ve started developing a true ‘style’ that perhaps i can stick with? i’ll see šŸ™‚ i’m super excited about what’s to come! xo.

thanks for listening n xo to you!

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