my most favorite day of the year is today! Halloween!!! Sadly this year I have not been in the highest of spirits. I have only watched a handful of scary movies and didn't even dress up for work or parties. Some years are just like that I guess. I do think I will have a morning/day time fire and stay in my pj's for the majority of the day.
Here is the extent of my dressing up this year.
My west Oakland witch: and the good witch of the east bay: oooh.. spooky right..
I did however go to the Murder Ballads last night and stayed for a couple hours. I made a extra special effort to see The Ukaladies. They were fantastic!! Their set was based off of Donnie Darko. I took a video of them but somehow it has disappeared. Must be a Halloween trick.
Stitched up! I'm loving the look of this book so far.. now for some drawings and personalizing. Can you tell I'm going for a natural worn out look. I want the book to look distressed and intriguing. You can't see it but there are stains on the wood.. I have been carrying the book around with me. There is even a leaf sewn into the book.
You folks here in blog world aren't yet aware that I have been drawing little chickens.. Yes, chickens!
I started drawing little chickens several months back. I was out with a friend, we were just chatting and I was doodling and there was the chicken. I've been doodling these little chickens all around town since. I started drawing people as chickens and now I have a silly following/demand for these cuties.
I started carrying around a small drawing bag with me every place I go now (since the drawing event at Levende). I draw chickens so much I'm even asked to stop at times. I typically give all the chickens away.. so I'm trying to document them now.
This was my favorite from yesterday:
art critics swoon!
I'm sure more chickens will grace this space in the future.. but until then please do enjoy.
My poor neglected blog.. oh how I have missed you so. It truly has been far to long, my aplogies.
I haven't had much time to write lately. It was kept on the down low in blog world and what not.. but I'm in the middle of starting a new job. I haven't had time to do much other than be overwhelmed and tired. I'm finally for the first time in a couple weeks sitting down in my studio. Of course no weekend morning would be complete without my coffee and music.
The seasons have fully changed now.. or so I think. I was in bed listening to the rain fall outside this morning. I love that sound and the smell of rain.
Here are some things I've been up to the last couple of weeks other than work:
Outside the kitchen window this morning.... all overcast and rainy. Let the fires begin.. "US" magazine not included with all fires. Picked up some eggs from a friend.. Chickens are so funny! I also cooked a bunch last weekend. That's the start of something good eh.. oh my. Yes please.
Music I'm listening to right now on a rainy, cold fall day.. Rachel's I love this band.. so, so, so good! I'm pretty sure I've written about them before.
The art event went well last night and I met so many great and interesting people, including a woman named Jen. Jen does a very cool photo website where she takes a picture of a stranger daily and posts. I'm lucky enough to be one of the strangers (my sister too). I saw the picture and said.. oh you should retake it because I'm not giving you a big smile and Jen said that everyone does that and mine was different. Check out the picture and all the other strangers at strangerproject.org. I love meeting people that are doing their own artistic adventures... very inspiring.