Thursday, May 29, 2008


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Can I ever sit still? No. Can I ever focus on one thing at once? No. Can I exist without be stressed out? Working on it....

So, I've got a few things I've been working on recently that are keeping me busy:

- I'll be selling this Saturday at The Market NYC. There are two locations for this market; I'll be at the one at 490 Hudson Street. And by my side will be the always-fabulous Elsie Q, selling her amazing tee shirts, onesies, and whatever the hell else she's come up with lately.

- A necklace that will be sold beginning June 8th as a fund raiser for Girls Write Now. June 8th will be the annual Spring Reading at Barnes and Nobles, where these super talented girls will show off their writing from the past year.

- A photo shoot that will feature my new line "Synthesis." Right now I'm in the process of recruiting a model, along with the guidance of my wonderful photographer/friend Michael Borders. I'm thinking the shoot will take place in Long Island City, along the East River. There are a lot of gorgeous parks, skyline views, and industrial areas that would be a great backdrop for the shoot:


Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Friday


-Pull pieces out of the tumbler, assemble, package
-Post office
-Metaliferous (22g, 16g silver, solder, 100ft of silver chain)
-Price purple suede at Leather Impact
-Park Slope to hang out with Jenny and little Wyatt!
-Thai food at Song

Here's a shot of my "herb garden." Really just a mess of basil, mint and cilantro growing out of discarded takeout containers. Still, they're doing good. And smelling delicious! My mom gave them to me while these were still seedlings. I feel like they're my children.

The basil plant is coming along nicely. I've got to re-pot it, but I ran out of takeout containers.

This weekend, I want to go get some dill, rosemary and maybe lavender. Woo hoo!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Good Old Days...

Ironically, when all is said and done, I still daydream about going back to being a waitress. Even after having a job with health insurance and paid vacations, even after finishing grad school, even after having a desk and a chair that twirls and goes up and down.

In the past few months, I've begun working fewer and fewer hours at a desk job and more and more hours at the "studio." Starting in June, I'll only be working one and a half days a week at an office. The rest of my time is mine. And though i know that I'll be busy working on jewelry stuff, I'm still contemplating looking for a waitressing job too.

There is just something so satisfying about waitressing. I miss the days when it would get so ridiculously busy that your head would practically start humming with all the orders and requests that were getting thrown at you at once. Of course, I'd have to get job waitressing someplace where I could wear normal clothes. I've already worn some ridiculous outfits -- a cowboy hat and cowboy boots, a bodysuit, a little triangle shaped tie, and high waisted pleated black pants. Ugh.

Anyways, heres a new necklace:

It's definitely my new favorite piece. I carefully formed and pieced together lengths of square wire. Then I soldered it bit by bit, using first medium and then easy solder. And then I positioned the copper discs in such a way so that they'd look like they were floating in the center of a "cage." And, voila, the Paloma necklace! It's up on Etsy here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Listening to:

The past few weeks, I haven't been able to stop listening to Hayes Carll. Strangely, I don't know how I really feel about his music. He sort of reminds me of Ryan Adams circa Whiskeytown/Faithless Street. A little bit aggressively alt-country, which can get tiresome after a while. But not yet. He has some shows up on, and they're fun and energetic. I'm especially digging "Sit in With the Band."

This pic freaks me out a bit:

But this one (taken last year) is somewhat redemptive...somewhat:

On another note, I recently found out that my tv cable package inexplicably includes free on-demand movies. I don't know why or how, but I watched Dumb and Dumber at 3am last night and let me tell you, it was even funnier than I remembered.

Hey, good news. Things are finally looking a little better for the Dems.

Somehow, i got a job as an event photographer for some fancy dinner tomorrow night. WTF? I plan on borrowing my roomie's camera, wearing all black, stuffing as much free shrimp as I can into my pockets, and then disappearing before anyone figures out I don't really know how to use a camera.

Woo hoo!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I think perhaps...

I have a sneaking suspicion that a mouse has pooped in my bed. This is not a proud admission, but after examining the "specimen," it's the only conclusion I can draw. I'm not a neat person, but I reserve my messiness for papers and jewelry supplies and clothes. Never, ever, food. Still, living in nyc, rodents and roaches are pretty much a fact of life. Even the most fastidious person is not immune to them. I do like to fool myself into believing that my two (human) roomies and I are the only inhabitants of our little apartment. However, I'm beginning to question that assumption these days.

In other news....

The pic at right will be listed (soon i hope!) It needs a name. So I'm taking suggestions, if anyone has got one.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Student Surpasses the Teacher

So I had a special "farewell" dinner with my brothers tonight. The younger one, Little C, is leaving Saturday morning for a five week gig playing the piano on a cruise ship to Alaska. He's only 18, and hasn't done much traveling yet. Honestly, i suspect i may be as excited for this gig as he is. We had a huge, overpriced fish dinner, then went back to my place where i cut his extremely long, fuzzy-curly mop of hair. We sat around afterwards, drinking coffee and listening to music. Then went out again for more coffee and pie at a diner down the street. I'm sad to see the little dude go! Now I'm sitting here thinking about the first time I started traveling in college. I did the typical semester-abroad in Europe thing, and got totally hooked on traveling. After that experience, I began traveling every chance I got, and it has definitely shaped me into the person that i am today. Now, I wonder if Lil C will catch the same bug. So proud of him!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Good Life

As my brother, Mikey D, would say, I've been living on chicken and wine for more than a week now. I'm down in Louisiana, doing what music nerds do best --- taking in non-stop tunes, one mind blowing, fabulous band after another. And in between all the music, there has been endless amounts of great food - oysters, craw fish, gumbo, sweet potato pie... All this punctuated by the company of some of my favorite people and plenty of New Orleans sunshine. Yup, I'm sportin' a flip flop tan line, y'all.

Ok, so if there was ever any doubt, Jazz Fest is a little bit of heaven on earth.