Monday, March 30, 2009

6 dollar box of wheat thins

a six dollar box of wheat thins sustained us for much of our stay in the big apple. lauren and i had a grand time: lots of subway riding, bakery visits, art museums, saw "wicked" on broadway, went out to long island where one of my art films was shown in an old house-turned-gallery, and shopping, shopping, shopping. the last photo is of our itsy-bitsy room at "the pod" hotel, we loved it!

Monday, March 23, 2009

more cupcakes...

these little pink sisters are vanilla with a vanilla buttercream frosting. the secret nonpareil: strawberry flavored whoppers! enjoy.

Another year down, more to come!

Happy Birthday to my "second mother" as I've affectionately called my oldest sister Whitney this year. With my parents moving, and my family rolling through the throes of change, Whitney has been the rock that keeps us all grounded. Thanks Whitney for your listening ear, delicious culinary advice, providing me with a darling niece and nephew, good shampoo in your guest shower, and for your support and zest for all things cool and crafty. Love you lots!
p.s. sorry whit, i couldn't find any recent pictures of you on my computer, but 1991 was a good year wasn't it?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wispy Fly Aways?

No, it's the Spiral Jetty. The Spiral Jetty is the "Mona Lisa of all earthworks". It was sculpted by Robert Smithson in 1970 in a remote area off the Great Salt Lake (it took three hours from Provo to get there.) It was a beautiful overcast day with warmish winds, a perfect day for experiencing The Spiral Jetty with my fellow graduate students. Plus, the Great Salt Lake is such a weird environment: all that salty water and crusty beaches.

this is my comrade and gifted ceramicist friend, Rachel.
On another note, come to a show April 11 at Muse Music. Schmaltzy will be playing with Adding Machines at their cd release! (I did the illustration for their album cover!)

Friday, March 13, 2009

150 cupcakes

Here's a sweet treat for you to enjoy, visually! There's chocolate, vanilla, and lemon. I made them with cake mixes, but substituted half and half for the water, and butter for the oil. The lemon cakes have lemon zest in the frosting, in case you want to make some for yourself. I made them for an art exhibit reception, let me just say, the attending kids all had about 4 each. What is it with kids and cupcakes?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Road trip

This weekend I ventured south to Ephraim, Utah with the other students in my program. We went to the Central Utah Arts Center and saw some oil paintings and works on paper (the paper collage is actually a depiction of Moby Dick) by Matt Choberka. We also went to a small museum (I forgot the name) where there is a woolly mammoth skeleton and a really great painting depicting the beast in all his pre-historic glory.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Schmaltzy's Debut

Somehow our drummer Josh didn't make it into any of the photographs, the rest pictured are A-Train Willey on stand-up bass, Rhett on guitar (check out his 3 heads), and me on the vocals.

So you can feel like you were there, here is our "Bellingham Bike Song." It was a fun show, and it went pretty well for our "first" performance. Also note my new guitar, yee-haw! (funny, this song is the only one I don't play guitar on.)
Here we are recording! Lauren, get over here NOW!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Performance Art

This friday is the day! Myself, along with 35 other actors portraying a fellow art student, Chris Purdie, will BE Chris Purdie at the Sego Art Center. Read about it here!