Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scenes From My Sketchbook

Sometimes I wish I kept a tangible diary. Instead, every week since 9th grade I’ve done an entry in my sketchbook. Although I started off doing entries in my sketchbook just to fulfill an assignment for my drawing and painting class, it’s now become my favorite way to end the week. So in a way, although my sketchbook is mostly images, its becoming my own important way of diary-keeping. I can look at these entries and know exactly what I was feeling when I was making them or what they contextualize. 
Left: Pee-wee Herman + robot   Right: palm reading ad I found on the street + yin yang block print I carved.
Left: Tennessee Thomas, drummer of girl-band, The Like nestled in a sea of flower power

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of something I did with my friends for photographer Danielle Levitt (who reminds me of an edgy Carrie Bradshaw); all of these photographs though were taken by my friend Ruby who is one of the raddest girls on the block. I am really excited to see all the photographs Danielle took of us as they come out, but for now I can just stare at these pictures from her studio. Everywhere you went there was spin art mounted to the wall! Going to start saving up pennies for a spin art kit, I think.
We look like a mismatched girl-band here.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

So, This Happened....

If you read this blog, you’d know that not only do I love Refinery29, but I got the chance to intern for them this past summer. In October, I was super excited about the debut of my new column for the site—an Etsy spotlight, in which each month I highlight 3 vendors I am currently obsessed with  from Etsy (stay with me, this will only sound like a self-promotional video for another sentence or two).  It’s exciting that all of these extreme DIY-ers are finally getting some love, too. So far I’ve featured elegant hybrids of our Founding Fathers and Mickey Mouse in the form of antique plates, a cool gal from Brooklyn who makes Aubrey Plaza-deadpan girl face shirts, and coquettish schoolbags. Today my second Etsy spotlight went up that was all about classy tie-dyes, Riot Grrrl jewelry, and hand stenciled leather bags. Check it out and share your Etsy favorites in their comments!
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