Cyber flu

I have started to think in hashtags and therefore have come to the conclusion that my life has become far too internet involved! Realized I don't need a pinterest, and two blogs so now I am only using the pinterest of blogs: tumblr!

Click here to tumbl (?!!) through my brain

 This is my brain on internet

This is my brain on internet

More good advice

“Go get a job, whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time, it’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.” -Anna Wintour

 Anna Wintour, caricatured by  Alexsandro Palombo

Anna Wintour, caricatured by Alexsandro Palombo

More smart words from her speech to CSM students here.

Words of Wisdom

One of the very best things about being done with school is that I don't have to write anymore papers about things that I do not give two shits about.  However I think this list of writing rules by one of my favorite authors, Zadie Smith, is great as you could easily take it as advice for art-making of any kind.

 The immensely talented Zadie Smith

The immensely talented Zadie Smith

1 When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.

2 When an adult, try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.

3 Don't romanticise your "vocation". You can either write good sentences or you can't. There is no "writer's lifestyle". All that matters is what you leave on the page.

4 Avoid your weaknesses. But do this without telling yourself that the things you can't do aren't worth doing. Don't mask self-doubt with contempt.

5 Leave a decent space of time between writing something and editing it.

6 Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won't make your writing any better than it is.

7 Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet.

8 Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.

9 Don't confuse honours with achievement.

10 Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.

Original text found here.

Pining for last summer

Warm weather is making me so ridiculously nostalgic

Best friend and summer 2013 traveling companion Georgia at Machu Picchu in a silk cape that I dyed and screenprinted.  The cape was originially inspired by the Madagascan Sunset Moth. I wanted the wearer to have wings but without annoying wire. I cannot count the number of times  at concerts that I have gotten hit in the eye by some festy bezee's wire wing tips.  

Chilly times in NYC PART 2: Mike Kelley at PS1

The next museum I went to was the Moma PS1 in Queens.  The whole museum was a retrospective of Mike Kelley, who committed suicide in 2012.  The breadth of his work is amazingly wide and varied which made for an incredibly overwhelming, evil fun-house type of atmosphere.  

There were pieces in the show that emitted constant shrieking that you could hear throughout the museum so after a few hours I had the physical desire to run far, far away from the PS1. Plus, the museum guards here are pretty mean.   Aside from that, it was cool to see an artist  that was embraced for working in a million different mediums.  Art school teachers love to tell you that you need to "stick to a body of work."  but...

Chilly times in NYC PART1: The BK Museum

I went to visit some of my good friends in New York in January and actually saw some art.  Funny how I am all about it there but hardly ever go to galleries  and museums when I am in California, in art school.  

The first museum I went to was the Brooklyn Museum to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. Seeing it made me realize how absolutely gaudy a lot of his designs are but I do admire all of the textures and various materials in each outfit.   The show was trying to be too much, every fashion designer wants a McQueen-scale exhibition now.  There were singing and talking faces projected on each mannequin. So weird!!!  

I wandered downstairs and stumbled into the holy grail of feminist art, Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party, so many vaginas!!!

Also in the feminist art wing was Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.  I had heard of the artist before but wasn't super familiar with her work, now I am a huge fan.  The show was so awesome  that I wanted to cry from happiness and then from sadness when a museum guard told me that Mutu (who lives in Brooklyn) had just given an impromptu tour of the show,  which I missed while I was looking at the silly fashion exhibition.  

An good review of A Fantastic Journey here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/arts/design/a-survey-of-wangechi-mutu-at-brooklyn-museum.html?_r=0

The Brooklyn museum is sick, definitely one of my favorites!  The guards are incredibly chill and friendly when compared to most places, there is a huge variety of work to look at and it is usually less busy than the Manhattan museums.

Some more cool peeps in there:

Fred Wilson

Sanford Biggers

Kehinde Wiley