here i am, here i am, here i am. so glad you are, so glad you are, so glad you are.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Farewell, Great Man.

Howard Zinn died yesterday. He was a great man, who influenced the thoughts of many, and will be oh so missed.

I am an all powerful amazon warrior 
not just some sniveling girl 
so no matter what i think i need
you know i can't possibly 
have a need in this world

Why can't all decent men and women call themselves feminists?
Out of respect.

-Ani Difranco 2004

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Print Finished.

So Ipad: Magic?

So I've been hearing all of this gossip about the mystical islate, ipad, itablet, whatever. Everyone's been anticipating it and now it is here. But is it really anything special. There are opinions on both ends. Apple thinks it's their best innovation yet. Some disagree...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Green Cell Phone Design on Good

I want this! It doesn't exist yet but this is a pretty cool concept. One that should have been the initial goal years ago when phones came out.
It's good to see when designers aren't thinking about planned obsolescence any more and are reaching for sustainability instead. Let's save everyone money people, and the world's resources.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Prints Update

I'm proofing my woodblock today for critique. Hopefully all goes well. I spent about 10 hours carving yesterday and have a sore arm as a result.

Birthday weekend. The King and I

So this past Saturday was my birthday. It was a nice relaxing day that ended with a pleasant vegan potluck with a bunch of friends which then turned into a dance party.
My best friend Evan and I made sushi (fake) for everyone and I'd say it was a success.

Also Monday was MLK day and some friends of mine did a couple of civil awareness activities for Haiti. I'm sorry that I missed it but I heard they successfully got kicked out of City Market.
This is a gist of what they did.

"Scale is important. Reports are confirming at least 50,000 have died in Haiti over the past two days. It is likely tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of brothers, sisters, parents, children and friends will join that number. More people dead (let alone injured) than the entire population of the Savannah metro area. I find the numbers to be simply beyond representation. By going into the streets with friends, family and strangers to impose their numbers, their lose,their struggle on Savannah's population both permanent and temporary we may begin to generate a shred of the empathy deserved by this battered and abused group of persons. If like in Haiti one cannot walk beyond the spot they stand without stepping on a person laying motionless under their shadow we have still not come close to doing enough, but will be on heading the right direction.

I suggest...

Also today an article was written by, (Capri and my "boyfriend") Chris Hedges, on behalf of Martin Luther King Day and what is stands for and the point that we are inevitably missing in the whole thing. It's on, which is a great source of news.

A friend's buisness

This is one of my good friend's dad's buisness, Rapid Change. His name is Dan Suwyn and I find what he does to be a great thing. His blog is pretty interesting and has some good points about how a business should be run.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project is a "visual excersise on free association and internet search procedures. There were some images of theirs on the Space Collective that i thought were pretty cool. It's like accessing the internet as it was a room that you were in. Pretty neat.

Notebook Scans

Beginning some new prints.

The start of a new litho print includes this fancy little think that I made in illustrator today. It's not too impressive but I am proud of myself.
This will be one of three layers on a aluminum ball ground plate. The other layers will be posi-litho and a stone. I think it's going to be a good one!

2 Excerpts from my recent reading: "The God of Small Things"

"He made them imagine that the Earth- four thousand six hundred million years old- was a fourty six year old woman- as old, say as Aleymamma teacher, who gave them Malayalam lessons. It had taken the whole of the Earth Woman's life for the Earth to become what it was. For the oceans to part. For the mountains to rise. The Earth Woman was eleven years old, Chacko said, when the first single-celled organisms appeared. The first animals, creatures like worms and jellyfish, appeared only when she was forty. She was over forty-five- just eight months ago- when dinosaurs roamed the earth. 'The whole of human civilization as we know it,' Chacko told the twins, 'Began only two hours ago in the Earth Woman's life'... The whole of contemporary history,... the World Wars, the War of Dreams, the Man on the Moon, science, literature, philosophy, the pursuit of knowledge- was no more than a blink of the Earth Woman's eye. 'And we, my dears, everything that we are and ever will be are just a twinkle in her eye,...'"

"In Pappachi's study, mounted butterflies and moths had disintegrated into small heap of iridescent dust that powered the bottom of their glass display cases, leaving the pins that impaled them naked. Cruel. The room was rank with fungus and disuse. And old saint's discarded halo. A column of shining black ants walked across a windowsill, their bottoms tilted upwards, like a line of mincing chorus girls in a Busby Berkeley musical. Silhouetted against the sun. Buffed and beautiful."

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Decade in Food

GOOD Magazine hits us again with their lovely statistics and diagrams for the new year. In this article they have each year of the past decade and the staple food. It's kind of fun and pretty interesting to see what we've come up with.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

This is the first encounter I had with Arundhati Roy. My good friend Andy showed this to me before winter break and I've read two of her books since and I'm on a third now. She has a lot of great things to say and beautiful, but gruesome stories to share with the world. This is a long video but it is well worth watching.

20 10

The New Year calls for a new blog (at least for me). I'm going to be posting more thoughts and findings and hopefully some awesome previews of art projects that will be under way. I'm excited. I think that the new year is going to bring new perspectives and possibilities. And this is where I'll be sharing them.