Tuesday, February 26, 2008

and i didn't even pass out

i was going to write a long post called, "what this means to me" explaining my new tattoo, but as predicted, now that i'm free of my internship commitment, i'm overwhelmed with all of the things i've been putting off. ah, but how nice it was to clean my house this morning. so explanation will have to wait. for now the news is, new ink in my arm! looksee above beautiful image.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

the fruits of my labor

some of you have noticed that i've been absent from this blog. many of you wonder what i've been up too. others of you have noticed that i haven't returned calls. still others of you are so fed up with my neglect that i imagine it will take a lot of wooing to regain you as friends. not to mention that one of you who goes by the moniker of boyfriend, whose patience has been unending, though i know, difficulty obtained. thank you.

but here it is: the fruits of my labor and the culmination of my life of the past two packed full months. i've been interning at a not-for-profit art space in chelsea, my primary goal in the past two months, to raise thousands of dollars for the operating budget by soliciting one hundred artists to create an original art mask to be silently auctioned at The Dream of the Red Chamber Masquerade Ball on this Saturday, February, 23. notice how i switched suddenly into business mode white writing that, capitals and all....

anyhoo, our online auction is up and running, glitches mostly ironed out. feel like taking a look? click here.

so in addition to averaging 70-80 hours a week at the art space, i've also kept a pared down schedule with the artist i'm assisting, about 15-20 hours a week. plus writing papers for school, being a teacher's assistant as well as bookkeeping for a bag designer. oh, and did i mention the tattoo shop that i'm now managing?

two parts of my life have synthesized in the above mask, which my artist boss created, with a little (!) help from little ol' me. and i took the photo for the auction.

anyway, it's been exhilarating meeting and working so many talented artists, watching hard work pay off, glimpsing the art world, utilizing and building upon my prior knowledge in art and event planning and being appreciated for my efforts. I also got a chance to invite my dear life-long friend, jenilee, the super talented painter. Of course, she couldn't get in just by my invite--her work stands tall and impressed the powers that be. see her piece to the right:

i was also extremely touched when i contacted some friends from catering, mentioned i could use a little help at this pair of events, and voila, without hesitation, you were there. i really am fortunate to have such friends. thank you kathleen, ola, dan, scott, courtney, and whoever else comes on saturday.

The big ball is this Saturday. If you have $500 to blow, you're totally invited!

look close and you'll see my name on the benefit committee, naturally, misspelled.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

age of aquarius

more birthdays. on saturday, the world's most precious twins--rose & ginger--turned three years old.

and on friday, my dad got even older. here he is pictured at carnegie deli facing a formidable pile of some unnamed meat and cheese.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


it was a vietnamese new year's eve pho party. i don't remember this photo being taken. very stealth. very romantic.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Museum/Bowery/Lower East Side: An Emerging Gallery District

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spent tons of time making this walking tour for the class that i 'ta', so i thought i'd share it with you. want to tromp around in the snow? take a walk! see lots of art. not in new york? come on down!

click on view larger map (above) and zoom in for a better view and gallery names...cheers

i challenge anyone to do this route! eddie? oh, right, eddie is my 'reality' friend, not my blog friend. but he would so do this route! eddie eddie eddie. isn't it fun to talk about unsuspecting people when you know they won't read your blog?!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

happy birthday, little anika

my niece allyson and i making an anika sandwich. anika turns 8 today. i loved being 8.

Monday, February 4, 2008

tee hee

i know i'm usually late to these things, but just in case you haven't seen this, have to share. please click here.