Monday, August 13, 2012

Cincinnati and Mapplethorpe

I just came back from a lovely few days at the beach with my family: mom, dad, Becky, Chalmer and the girls. Hilton Head is not the greatest for waves but there are a ton of sand dollars there and I even learned how to pick them up with me feet (that's a big feat (haha) for me considering I hate putting me feet on the ocean floor)! Beach party consisted of lots of tickling and giggling and crying and wining.

So...I mentioned I was reading Just Kids to my parents and my dad asked me what it was about. When I mentioned Robert Mapplethorpe his eyes lit up and he said he saw his work, in Cincinnati! He said it was a big controversy when Mapplethorpe's work came to town and that people even rioted. My mom said that little conservative Cincinnati just couldn't handle the thought of seeing naked photos of people.

This cartoon was in the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1990:

Then I did some research and found just how much of a controversy Mapplethorpe's The Perfect Moment was in Cincinnati. The people actually attempted to sue the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and it's director due to obscenity. The jury found the CAC and the director NOT GUILTY!

I think it's really funny that my dad mostly remembers photos of flowers.

Oh Cincinnati. You never change.

By the way, I'm also reading The Hunger Games Trilogy, ha ha.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New York

I love it when things come together. Right now it's New York. No I'm not visiting any time soon (although both Lauren and Ken have invited me) but just thinking about the city and the people it has affected. How did it all came about you may wonder? Well...

Right now I am reading a book called Just Kids by Patti Smith. It was recommended to me by my friend Morgan and Leeza (both amazing women).

I'm only a little bit into it but it's lovely. I want to talk to Morgan about some photography ideas...

My beloved neighbor and friend Ken is moving to New York for an internship soon meaning I'll be all alone in the back of my building. A few months ago he introduced this book to me as one of his favorites to read while he was living in New York:

Monday, July 23, 2012

letters and paintings

Still painting when I can although things are busy busy busy here! My final classes for summer are this week and then final exams. My friend Sue will be in town all the way from Oregon for 2 days, lucky me! Right after exams I will visit my parent's house and see my sister and my 3 lovely lil nieces! I am so excited to give a ton of hugs!

Last weekend I saw Moonrise Kingdom. Not my favorite Wes Anderson movie but it did inspire me to paint my chair, frame it, and hang it right next to said painted chair.
See below:

Also this week my friend Tyler leaves for a European tour for 3 weeks. I wrote him 3 letters, one for each week of his journey. Each letter contains a short story, a piece of artwork, and a letter from moi! I would want someone to do something so nice for me one day. (*hint, hint)

Andre the Giant is one of the enclosed pieces of art work. Sadly I cannot give the original to Tyler since Orea is demanding the work to frame and put in her bedroom. I can't really argue with that!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012



Happy Birthday David Korfhagen! Just realized it was your birthday and I haven't thought about you for a very long time. I hope you are happy and healthy wherever you call home.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Noodle Bowl 101

Last evening my friend Orea came over to give me a tutorial on Vietnamese noodle bowl cooking. Pretty yummy, a little fishy or as Orea says, "it smells like a dog's asshole." Orea made hers with beef, mine with mushrooms. Some how I didn't take a picture of the final results but here some photos of the event.

The basic ingredients to create the fishy sauce
(not shown Thai peppers for heat!)

Mushrooms marinating in fish sauce, pepper, garlic, and vegetable oil.

Cooking those marinated shrooms with onions.

Excellent: Once tasted ever wanted.

Two bowls of fresh romaine lettuce, cilantro, basil.
Add noodles, meat or mushrooms, cucumbers,
sprouts. Add fishy sauce and enjoy!


Sunday, April 29, 2012


Zebra Swallowtail, my favorite.

today and future

Day off!

Well, sort of. I still have homework to do....and I work tonight.
Mostly I've been procratinating by listening to music based off of new reviews from

Soon I will be here: !!!!

I cannot wait to see my old friends, meet new people, explore a real city, and just forget about my Savannah life. I need a break from this life. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

the art that hangs Part 2


Wall hanging by Grandma Brozowski


de Lempicka. Gift from aunt and uncle.

Thistle by Ms. Patricia

Dirty Thirty

Bengal by me

Postcard by Aubrie Mema

bird and balloon man

the art that hangs Part 1

So I moved into a new spot, all by myself (first time ever)! It's cozy and totally mine.

rock and trees, by me. one of my first ink paining.

Ink paining, by me

This technically a photo of Emily and I but I love the people behind us. They are so happy.

Print by Morgan Dewey. It's her tooth and chain.

Tumbler by Jessica Rogers

This was on the back of a letter written by Lauren Tracy.

Print by Morgan Dewey

by Betsy Ruiz

Bought this at a local antique store, so ugly I love it.

Two antique botanical prints and center by Morgan Dewey

Messed up pages by Kirsten Sparenborg

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

lil painting

I've been craving a creative outlet for a long time. I feel as though I dabble in this or that just long enough to be mediocre in just about everything I do, I know, that sounds really terrible. I'm not quite sure where my talents lie. It'd be nice to start doing all my interests with some more commitment. I think it will help my calm my brain and soul.

Here is a lil something that I attempted tonight. I think it is okay! ink on watercolor paper.

Here is the inspiration if anyone is curious:

Doing yoga on Friday! Something else I want to be better at!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

a view and a loon

I am all set up at my desk working on homework.

Here is my view:

Also, here is a picture of the tattoo that Donato gave me the other day, a little loon:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine, Part 2

Donato's valentine is my favorite!
Not only did I get this rockin' card, I also got an amazing Italian dinner and a new tattoo! Good Valentine's Day after all.

P.S. I am a huge Rocky fan, can't explain it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today is 2/14/12

Happy Valentine's Day!
I guess.

Lunch with a friend

It's so nice to have a friend like Cadyn!

Had a great catch up Thai lunch and she even gave me a pair of her handmade beaded earrings, complete with titanium posts for my poor sensitive ears! Come visit again Cadyn!

Check out more of her work here:

Saturday, February 11, 2012

dice and bengals

I painted my a picture for my favorite team in honor of the SuperBowl.

  Go Bengals!

Last night had a nice time at home drinking wine, eating chips and salsa, and playing dice with Cara, Orea, and Donato.
Orea was the big winner!

Now to spend the entire day cleaning and doing homework!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

screen print

Well I finally made my first screen print. It was made for my baby neice Audrey.

I put it on a little baby shirt and it is pretty cute even though the phrase isn't so funny any more.
I'm glad that I did the whole process by myself after being given the screen from Donato.

Here's the screen:

Will post more as I create more!