Sunday, January 25, 2009


Apparently the theme of birthday number 27 is procrastination. I am finally getting around to it and I am almost 28. GEEZ. GET WITH IT! Someone dangle a burrito in front of me on a stick til I make art. Then and only then can you give it to me:)

Dual Purpose

I love recycling, reusing and re-purposing. I like to use mostly items that i have found in garage sales, in the street in alleys, in thrift stores, craigslist free or any other items people just don't want and are throwing away or just not using and have donated to me. I know our world has a tendency towards the consumerist ways, but since my dad has been a trash man for many years i have been constantly aware of all the unnecessary waste. Growing up economically challenged we had to re-purpose, recycle and reuse our things as well as other peoples donated things. There have been many times while growing up that my dad would bring home electronic items, toys or any number of other things that were perfectly good just not the newest kid on the block. Because of my experiernces I try really hard to not buy new things for my photos and try to get inspiration from things that I already have or things that I can re-purpose.

What does all of this mean! ahhh! so much of me and my thoughts babbling. well, I took some photos of art that children at the art school I work at made. It all includes re-purposed and recycled and reused items. They are pretty rad.

p.s. dont' mind me and my grammar...i'm and artist not a scholar<3

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teddy Love

I am feeling so much love for my main squeeze and it definitely shows. I would like to share a little of it with those who might need or want some. sending it out now..................<3!

Now look at the teddy bear with a piano scarf and have a sweet weekend.

More from MLK

Only love.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy New Year and Happy New President!

The new year is well on its way and so many changes are coming! Change is good. Change is great. Change can show you something new you might like and now can't live without. Today was an amazing day. A hopeful day. A significant day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ringing in the new year

My fiance and I wanted to go dancing to ring in the new year. We have a lot to celebrate in 2009. Most importantly, our wedding. We wanted to go and celebrate and dance til we dropped. We went out all day new years eve and somehow I ended up at a fabric shop (I always end up at a fabric shop). I saw tulle fabric on sale and had to buy it. I decided that a few hours before it was time to go out for new years dancing I would make a dress for myself out of it and wear it out. Mind you I have never sewn anything. I only have a sewing machine cause my grandma bought me one last year because she thought I would like it. So, I taught myself how to sew...kinda:) So, there are a couple of photos of me in the dress and also some from the first sun rise of the year 2009 from the top of mount helix.

End of year wrap up...finally!

K, so I know that I have fallen...yet again...into my procrastination with this blog. I hate it when I do that! I have photo block? Is that something people say? I don't know, but I get it often. Mostly because I doubt myself and also because I am so anal about my photos and the elaborate productions that I cause myself that it is difficult to shoot anything. I also went on a few mini trips and a sweet vacation with a friend to the awesomeness that is Costa Rica. I go on a yearly trip with my friend, Jennifer Chaidez, and it is always awesome raddness! Thanks Jennifer!
So, here are some images.

New years resolution. Just do it! Whatever it is. Just DO SOMETHING! (I realize that it sounds like Nike commercials, but really it is so right and relevant for my life)

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