Thursday, July 29, 2010

4 kids in a coupe.

Training continues...

I hear from locals that North Carolina is nice. Though I have very little evidence of my own with which to agree or disagree. Soon, the day off and then the exploring.

But, in the meantime, I notice I'm already beginning to adopt an accent (must consciously stop this) as I study and play with recent photos...

Friday, July 23, 2010

tweetley beep


Progress towards applying for a booth at the Salt City Urban Market!

This is farewell for two weeks...
à tout à l'heure!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Lots of time spent playing and relaxing in the last couple of days. A 43 mile bike ride has left me stiff and loungy on the couch, uploading and editing photos. A week until job training. That leaves the next few days to finishing up the business card prints and the portrait.

Life is good.

Monday, July 12, 2010


A job offer!
I suppose if I were to go in any direction professionally right now, it would be photography, so there really is very little hesitation in regards to accepting the offer that's been made.
I'm excited about the opportunity to learn the ways of a professional and successful studio.

Though my "free time," which for me means crafting/arting/painting/etc. time, will be cut down, I'm willing to make the bet that this will be worth it, for however long it lasts. This is something creative and people oriented that I am sure I will enjoy.

Training in North Carolina, here I come!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Don't give me a double chin this time."

I am happiest when I'm busy.

Job interviews
Portfolios and applications to complete and submit
Drawings for secret project
Filling up new leather backpack with books, pens, and paper and filling in the spaces
And lots of music making

...the ukulele was the key all along.


Much of my sketchbooking time goes to illustrating dreams.

People Watching

My first leg of the trip started out with a train to Buffalo-Depew that was running an hour and a half late. And when faced with a long wait and blessed with company while doing has no choice but to draw the company...even if it is made up of strangers.

This man was my favorite.

And with this, another sketchbook is given to The Shelf.

After 4,100 miles around the country (excluding the West Coast, unfortunately), another moleskin is filled with ramblings and scribblies.

Reflections upon completion of journey:
-Everything really is bigger in Texas
-Everything is also brown in Texas
-New Mexico is as beautiful as I always dreamt it would be
-The sky is turquoise in the southwest
-Segregation and socioeconomic divides are still very real and very apparent (disappointing)
-Aspen likes art of Aspen Trees
-Blowing up high definition scans of insects and printing them on German watercolor paper is a successful and surprisingly fantastic artistic expression
-Artist whose work is referred to in previous remark is also proof that at 60, you can still get a Fulbright Scholarship
-Step 1 (biking up a mountain) is ALWAYS worth it because of Step 2 (biking down the mountain)
-North Platte, Nebraska? Who knew?
-And road trips with an upset cat get more interesting when upset cat turns out to be master escape artist