Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star - Halah


I'll be updating my Flickr site more readily in the next few days with some new projects and paintings that are almost finished!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Letting Go

I feel like it's time for me to let go of the anger I've been feeling. I do think people do the best they can with what they are given. It's easy for me to be bitter if I allow myself to be judgmental. But who am I to judge anyone? I have my own hangups and have made selfish mistakes as well just like anyone else. Sometimes letting go of bitterness and anger is the best thing one can do for themselves. Funny how a chance conversation with an elderly man today completely changed my whole perspective on relationships in general. I truly love people so much.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Audio Visual Festival in Pittsburgh!

I've been hearing about the VIA PGH 2010 Festival the last few weeks and I'm pretty psyched for it. Wish I could go Saturday but i'll be at the Insect Festival which will be amazing as well with 

Here's a link to the VIA PGH 2010 Festival 


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Clues to the Envelope

So here are the clues to finding which book has an uncovered space envelope!
1. The female artist created an exhibition based on Emily Dickinson's poetry.
2. The book is in the stacks at the Main Carnegie Library between 1 and 6.
3. There is a forest on the cover and spine of the book.
4. The artist is listed in this email titled "Women Artists"  

Roni Horn: Earth Grows Thick


Uncovered Space Envelope #1

So I'm putting this envelope in a book today at the Main Carnegie Library. I'm going to leave clues here of where it will be located but it won't be easy to find it will be a challenge. This is a very personal envelope but I hope the person who discovers it will enjoy the contents.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lykke Li

Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone from Lykke Li on Vimeo.

What Happens when...

So I cut my hair pretty short and feel like a completely new person (in a good way) it's sort of a messy punk bob. Funny how a simple change like cutting your hair can help when you're heart has been smashed. I feel so strong and centered and to be honest. It's the most liberating feeling to truly step into yourself and just be. No idea how I got to this place so soon but I'm quite enjoying it. Such a simple pleasure sort of like slipping into good lingerie for the first time in years. I have discovered though that I truly need someone special in my life, so I'll be excited for that to occur. I don't feel it's a weakness to need people no matter how strong you are.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hidden Things and Secret Messages

I've decided to do a little project I'm going to be hiding letters and secrets all over Pittsburgh. In the library especially I'm writing extremely personal wishes, dreams and letters and leaving them in a few books that are specifically tailored to the topic. I'll probably leave money or handmade art in some of the envelops as well. Chances are complete strangers will find them possibly years from now and never know I was the one who wrote them. I love that so much. The box project is so involved and taking too long so I want to add another aspect to what I'm doing with the idea of uncovered space.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Moon and Opera

Trying to piece back together my life in a way. Sometimes it seems like nothing quite makes sense then a simple thing like a drive home can soothe everything. Tonight the air felt strangely new and comforting driving home from my sisters. I happened upon some of the most beautiful Opera I have ever heard. For some reason the music seemed to say exactly what I have been feeling the past few days. There are times in my life when I marvel at how I've maintained an innocence, but recently I've felt quite unmovable and terse. But I can see that is luckily changing as I accept the way things are. Essentially the pain that comes with being fully alive is so heartbreakingly beautiful...well at least at this moment.



Friday, September 10, 2010

Final Emily Dickinson Hidden Art Box

So I'm finishing up the Emily Dickinson art box and hiding it in Frick Park soon for someone to find. I'll be leaving a hand drawn map here along with clues on how to find it. The only thing I ask is if you can email me a little note about your experience finding it and possibly send a photo so I can add it to the zine I'm making. That's it. I put a lot of effort into this piece and the main point of why I'm just giving it away is I love the idea of learning the lesson of letting go. I tend to hold onto to things that matter to me and sometimes that causes a lot of emotional baggage so I'm trying to change.

Pretty excited! Also heads up there will be money inside the box for those who need a little incentive to dig away ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Maya Angelou - Words Count

There's something quite mystical and comforting about Maya Angelou's words. She strikes me as someone you could have tea with for hours. I've been reading quotes of hers to get back to a centered place. I seem to lose my balance based on others actions, opinions or the drama some people can bring into my life. It's quite exciting to be in-between the person I want to be, not quite there yet but at least on the path. I find Maya's words a huge help in my journey essentially towards learning to love and accept love in my life.  

Maya Angelou

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both
hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


Monday, September 6, 2010

Elliott Smith Interview

This is officially why I despise drugs. People who have unprocessed trauma tend to destroy their lives through the use of drugs and alcohol. I saw so many people ruin their lives that way when I was a teenager such a waste. I do really enjoy watching Elliott Smith interviews because his body language and demeanor can seriously be fascinating.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Speaking4lines Site Draft

Pretty excited to finish up my new portfolio site still a bit unsure about the final design but it should be up soon.