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March 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ll be selling my little artstuffs at Oakland’s Art Murmur this Friday eve! 23rd Street and Telegraph, 6p to 9p ❤

My synesthesia‘s been on my mind a LOT more these days due to a few psych classes I’m taking and a request by some researchers at UC Berkeley to include me in a study on this ‘neurological condition.’ Basically, having synesthesia means that your senses are overlapped. I had no idea how extremely visual I was until I did some more research and started paying attention to my thoughts…. it’s endless! I automatically see specific colors in numbers, letters, weekdays, months …. and I attribute personalities to the same things. I see abstract visual images all the time when I think everyday thoughts and hear voices, music, etc… This is all so natural to me but sounds a little wacky I suppose. But!  It’s inspired a few new books 🙂

The first, and my fave, is called “ones are nervous” n covers the attributes I assign to the numbers zero through nine. The text reads : “ones are nervous. twos are swans so serene. threes can hurt you. fours are solid, they will hold you. fives are stern, angry father. sixes are playful, kid sister. sevens are greedy, sometimes sweet. eights are a deep violet mystery. nines are dull, often awkward. zeros are see-through, clear like water.”

The second is called “COLOR” and simply has the letters of the word “DOLOR” inside in pattern. When I pay attention to all the visual information my mind is going through every second it becomes a little overwhelming… though not exactly painful ❤

*engage

March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been working on illustrations for my friend’s new coffee brewing company. ~Engage Coffee~ is the name and while there’s only a Facebook page right now soon soon soon there’ll be a beautiful website with awesome photos by Charlie James Stephens and my illustrations!

And, I’m *finally* able to start cycling for *real* (I fractured my right foot in early November ’10) so training + a new funnn part-time job are taking more n more time away from drawing. I love too many things ❤

~Engage Coffee~ logo and a few illustrations below ❤

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March 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pebbles n Strange Attractor in *color* ❤

coffeeee <3

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been drawing anything and everything coffee for a new local coffee brewing company! I love it.

Oooo n thanks so much to Kim for posting a few of my coffee photos on her awesome blog Coffee Served Daily! ❤

n can’t say how much I love all the east bay coffeeshops (Subrosa— my favorite!, Local123, Actual Cafe, Cafe504, Cole’s, Remedy, Nomad Cafe, Philz, Cheeseboard, Cafe Fanny, Bette’s). We’re so lucky. I’ve been trying out some San Francisco coffeeshops this week as I’m over there more often now… but they just don’t compare ❤

March 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

art murmur was so0000 much fun! i met so many awesome people ❤ i’ll set up a little table at as many as i can.

here’s a blurry photo of erika, alison and rebecca presenting my goods 🙂

March 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

hello! second plug for a superawesome talk on bicycle camping this thursday in oakland at homespun bikes. i designed the poster n will be emcee-ing the event with my friend and the event’s organizer josh. ❤ o n my beloved bike, Homer, will be on display! poster n pic of me n Homer (why not?) 🙂 below.

and! do come to oakland’s art murmur this friday eve if you’re in town. it’s quite an amazing event– galleries throughout oakland (especially around 23rd and telegraph) open up late and it turns into a big party. i’ll be setting up a little table on 23rd n telegraph n selling my little artstuffs… provided it isn’t pouring rain ❤

pic of “bikebook” below too! i made 9 copies to sell at homespun n art murmur.

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