Saturday, February 16, 2008

Self Portrait

This year's self portrait, me under the age of 18.

I saw the art show at Gage yesterday. They had self portraits from students, and a talk from a cardboard paper artist. He showed slides and images of his work. Amazing is an understatement. You can see his dog at the Tacoma Art Museum and his Umpire at the baseball stadium in Seattle (I hate that the stadiums keep changing names for advertising....what are they called today?) More of his work at: Platform Gallery. This guy's work is cardboard, glue and screws. Wow.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Flip Camera

The world's best boyfriend gave me a flip camera for Christmas and I have been playing with it. It's a bit of a problem, as one day I spent 3 or four hours creating a stupid video of driving down the road. Then I took it to the Seattle REI flagship store for company function (did you know they have a great meeting room upstairs?) and interviewed the speakers just before they talked. Here is a short (25 second) video I created with the camera.

Friday, February 1, 2008


My mom and my grandmother taught me to knit when I was 6. I remember the metal knitting needles and the red yarn. I knit really tight, so when I pushed the ends of the needles my fingertips soon hurt. I knit a red scarf. I quit knitting until I was a teen, when I knit a sweater, but left in all my was a homely sweater. Fits and starts and many unfinished projects later, I recently knit a baby sweater for my nephew. It was pleasing to make (so small) and cute once I sewed it together. Here is a little photo of Wyatt, propped up on the couch wearing it: