Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ART TEASE





here is a piece i'm working on for my roommate of four years and
one of my best friends, maeve.  on the left is the full piece and
on the right is a detail shot repeated three times [because i'm
dramatic like that].  sorry for art blue-balling you, but this
little tease is all you get until i can claim it a finished
piece.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NAILED IT




after using essie's set in stones and master plan in a different
way than usual, i am satisfied with the way my nails came out. 
the photographs, on the other hand, are not my best.  hey... 
taking pictures of your own hands is harder than it seems.

Monday, July 23, 2012

HIGH-LOW






...because sometimes a girl's gotta hustle.


1. NOIR JEWELRY VS. H+M

THE HANGOVER PT 2



the best cure for a 720-induced hangover is officially brunch
from comet.  i think i can speak for lauren, hannah, maeve, &
myself when saying that our meal more than hit the spot. 


our indulgence was followed by an interesting experience that can
only be described as either a time warp to the 60s or an acid
trip in a grocery store.  if you're wondering why there is a faux
home and faux arcade set up,  don't worry; you're just as
confused as i am.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE HANGOVER PT 1



reason why i did not blog yesterday pictured above

i spent friday and saturday in milwaukee to celebrate my roommate
lauren's birthday.  we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the aloft
hotel, which provided us with a pregame, an a-bar, and a
[not so] good night's sleep.
i am now in recovery.

THE LITTLE THINGS


i have once again channeled my inner graphic designer and made a
favicon [a tiny icon] for my website.  this small detail
satisfies me so much and makes me so proud--a feeling only a
mother of a blog can truly understand.

Friday, July 20, 2012

STATEMENT


here is my art:



here is my statement:

i am still exploring the idea of interacting with arguably my
most personal possessions; my artwork.  being able to physically
see oneself in this piece through a reflective material gives the
viewer access to the art, while being challenged by the strong
gaze of an ideal family.  this piece is eventually moving to san
francisco with sarah, so hopefully she can have the same
experience as i do while looking at this piece.

here are some detail shots:








Thursday, July 19, 2012

WHEN IN DOUBT



blogging daily can be difficult at times.  the easiest solution:
blog about food.

i went to cooper's [one of my favorite restaurants in madison]
with my friend hannah yesterday.  here is what we ate:

french onion soup, sweet corn caeser, harvest soup

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

LOVELY



  throw some love into your wardrobe and wear your heart on your
sleeve [or shoulder, or ears, or wrist... whichever you prefer].



1. QUILTED HEART PURSE FROM ASOS
2. TORY BURCH EARRINGS FROM SHOPBOP
3. WATCH FROM ASOS



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

GOOD MORNING?




being woken up by a fucking millipede [excuse my language] this
morning got me out of bed real quick, which allowed me to start
searching the internet at 7am as opposed to noon.  so while
pinning and stumbling i found something that will probably never
be in my possession--a fendi usb.  not sure if they are for sale
[fashion moguls from several magazines were gifted these], but
even if they were i doubt i could afford one anyway.  
one day...

Monday, July 16, 2012

BEFORE I GO OUT



before i go out [yes, on a monday night] i'd like to share a
painting i'm in the process of making for one of my best friends,
sarah.  i don't have much to say about it other than i'm truly
happy with who will be owning this painting.  aaaand that's
enough sap for me.  time to party!

GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE...




...hopefully sold to someone who wants them!  
click here or here to cop a pair.  

Sunday, July 15, 2012

TWO THUMBS UP









i was perusing shopbop today and stumbled upon this unbelievable
parka by a brand i've never heard of.  so naturally i went to
their website and viewed their look book to get a feel for their
image, message, style, etc.  after doing this, i have to give
three floor fashion two thumbs up.  i may have just found a new
favorite brand... 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

MERCHANT



this is what happens when you go out to dinner with your friends'
super nice and generous parents+parents friends [thank you so much!].

wisconsin cheese platter, cream of mushroom soup, market flat
bread, cheese curds, fregola with kale and veggies, & roasted
beets from merchant

Friday, July 13, 2012

B.S. IN ART[S AND CRAFTS]





it looks like i'm about to channel my inner child with a papier
mâché project in the hopes of recreating at least one of these
awesome, vegan taxidermic heads by west elm.  let's pray that
after four years of art school and after obtaining a bachelor of
science in art that i am capable of doing this.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ALMOST MIDNIGHT SNACK




a sudden chocolate craving followed by a pantry raid led me to
create homemade peanut butter cups.  they were so rich and
delicious that one was [surprisingly] enough to satisfy my sweet
tooth.
there are three left people... first come first serve.

recipe [makes 4]:

in one bowl put:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon peanut butter

melt in the microwave [30 seconds, stir, 30 more seconds]

in another bowl put:

3 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon [or a little less] butter
2 teaspoons powdered sugar

microwave for approximately 30 seconds.

scoop chocolate mixture into the bottom of a cupcake liner.  then add peanut
butter layer.  then cover with chocolate mixture.  put in freezer for 10 minutes. 
eat! 





NEW SET



four mugs, four glasses, eight plates, and three picture
frames... for under fifteen dollars.

like i said... thrifty.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MYSPACE










so i think it's safe to say that i am officially moving to the
upper east side on august 1st [exactly]!  with this whole moving
thing quickly approaching, i am obviously starting to brainstorm
ways to decorate my new living space.

just like my art, i am starting with a completely blank canvas
and using tons of photos as references in composing my
masterpiece.  i can't wait to play with different textures, a
neutral color palette, and fun accessories [on a budget].

time to get thrifty.

CLEAR MY HEAD



several occurrences of today have left me with a splitting
headache and a brain full of thoughts/ideas.  so now i must let
everything out into a work of art [no complaints there].  these
painted antlers by cassandra smith are one of many things that
are inspiring my next painting.  

now it's time to do work.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I MUST SHARE




rao's mariana sauce is the best jarred sauce i have ever had. 
tonight i tossed it with some spaghetti squash and fresh
mozzarella.  i also made garlic-parmesan bread on whole wheat
sourdough... just thought you all should know.

PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE



in preparation for moving to new york in less than a month, i'm
trying to get rid of a bunch of shit i don't use.  someone please
buy this vintage neon-pink blazer [here]!  
it has been neglected by its owner for too long 
and deserves a better home.

UNDERGROUND FOOD COLLECTIVE




i ventured off to the east side of madison last night with my
roommate lauren and our friend cara hunt to check out the
underground food collective on johnson street. 

i greatly appreciated the decor of this restaurant, the unique
[and delicious] drink options this bar offered, and the fact that
they change their menu weekly, or sometimes daily.  next time,
i'll have to try their super fresh dishes, rather than limiting
myself to their super fresh cocktails


Monday, July 9, 2012

LEATHER LOVING



there are two things i love about my new steve madden jacket:
1. it is genuine leather and 
2. i bought it at 70% off from nordstrom rack.
so much  for smart shopping in this girl's 

WHO KNEW?



apparently i'm capable of using photoshop, after all.
and now i'm feeling extremely cocky after making this header all
on my own...
maybe i should consider a career in graphic design?

COLD FEET



ASOS


despite the latest heat wave, my feet seem to be very cold
[emotionally].  they need the warmth and happiness only a shoe
can provide.  coincidentally asos is having a sale...



Sunday, July 8, 2012

WILD CHILD








WILDFOX COUTURE


wait a minute... i'm also kind of obsessing over wildfox
couture's swimwear+campaign.

very retro. very fabulous. very nice.