My friend Erica developed this amazing semester-long project called The Creative Q for CCA's DMBA program. In an effort to get former creatives back into the spirit of making, Erica designed a couple of different assignments to get her friends inspired and motivated. The first project entailed making something (anything) out of a sheet of white copy paper within a 10-minute timeframe, using any materials on hand. Mine:
Cut paper of two-headed bird (post-its in the distance). The second assignment was then delivered in this incredible box that Erica made, complete with words of guidance and encouragement, as well as points for inspiration (string). The box:
Challenging, but totally satisfying and fun. (Bad photographs are forgivable, right?)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Good evening! In the beginning, there were spires of zucchini and fanned tomatoes with a side of sliced onion...
Which eventually turned into a delectable tian on puff pastry generously topped with thyme. Thank you Ina (once again) and Smitten Kitchen for the inspiration.bowl) by John Chambers.
tomato feta salad recipe.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sheets changed, bed made, quilt flipped. Same quilt from here but the reverse side featuring more striped organic hemp, plant dyed indigo fabric, and other patterns n prints I wish I had more of. My favorite is the light blue floral trim which you can see below. Such a small thing!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
In an effort to keep drawing and for M. to get writing, a Moleskin notebook was purchased for mutual motivation through collaboration. How does it work? Story content complements illustration or vice versa - length unspecified. Illustrations so far (still waiting for M.'s story)...
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
A trip to MoMA to see the Tim Burton exhibit (where sadly, no pictures were allowed) turned out to be SO fulfilling despite the huge crowd, lines, and overall mayhem. I got a little camera happy with MoMA's other shows and works (forgive the randomness). Above, from the "In Situ" exhibit, a beautiful model on today's rural and urban landscapes. Can't recall the architect's name, but so lovely.
Family time in NYC brings endless rounds of mahjong and nonstop dumpling-making. Not sure if it's worth the work, but so delicious when your mom and aunt are making them. Yum.