I am sad to have not posted for so long. I’ve been having health problems and being distracted by school. I should be writing a paper! HA!
I just wanted to drop a line to say that I just wanted to drop a line. Mostly hello, you world out there.
I’m here in New York and homesick for the other side of the continent. Or some wooded areas even. But school is going well. And I’ve been making so much artwork! And I’ve been reading about and seeing a lot of art too.
Last weekend I went to 3 museums in 2 days, then had a headache for 4 days… the headache part totally derailed my week, but I’m mostly better and have discovered that excedrin and mountain dew can help (thanks Heather and Axel for these suggestions)! I also moved my desk at home around. And am attempting to work at the desk, which is difficult, as I want to sit in a squishy chair and do my homework (not so good for the old posture). The desk used to be my sewing area, but I need to use it for studying too. So I will make it do both. And I’ll get some new glasses pretty soon here… that will help. Especially since I do not like the style of my current glasses. So I will be able to see better and feel better about myself at the same time. Oh the miracle of science and fashion’s collision.
Otherwise I’m just plugging along with grad school and trying to work out how to make some money. I think I’m going to sell my hair, but that’s a one time thing, not so sustainable. I’d like to work on play sets too. Fingers crossed.
I’ve been doing some basic stop motion. It’s very exciting, but I don’t have much yet. The headache took the wind out of me, right after I got started learning the process. And it got me nice and behind on homework, so I’ve been mostly catching up instead of photographing. But I’ve got most of a new set done, and the good part of another. I think I’m going to get some dirt in there. I really miss dirt, so I might as well put it in my work.
I’ll post a link to it on youtube when it’s done.
Ooo I made a nice salt scrub earlier, you might like it! It was just sea salt (2 tsp), rose oil (a drop), coconut oil (1 tsp), and aloe gel (like 1/4 tsp). You could make more if you wanted to scale it up, and if you have a spare jar to store it in for later. I have a tendency to just make stuff up as I go along, but I’d tried recipes before, and they’re all basically similar. Add the salt to the oil and scrub your face and limbs! I’ve read that you should leave the scrub on for a few minutes too, let it do it’s magic, then wash it off gently with warm water and a wash cloth, then splash on some cold water! The salt draws out toxins and scrubs really well, and the oil is moisturizing. Coconut oil is good for sensitive skin like mine too. And it’s been so dry here my skin is not loving me, as well as the fact that I’ve had the major blas lately, so doing some good smelling self care felt really nice and important. I recommend it!!!! It’s good!!!!
Alright, friends, I leave you with a couple of pictures. Then it’s off to feed the cat, vacuum, clean the bathroom and kitchen, make diner, and do my homework. I’m writing a paper about how Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s show, at Tyler Rollins, relates to postmodern ideas about simulacra and simulation and stuff! Whooohoo!!!!! You’re excited for me aren’t you.