09 March 2010

Metro Times Blowout 2010

For anyone who's unfamiliar with the Detroit music scene, Blowout is a 4-night event in Hamtramck featuring 200 local bands. It is great. But needless to say, I've been kind of busy!

Here are my photos:

See them as a slideshow or go right to the flickr set.

I really need to draw.

16 February 2010

Fortune cookie wisdom

"You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. Try amending your plan."

12 February 2010

New portfolio

I wanted to revamp my photography portfolio a little bit. Annnd I wanted to try this flash website builder.


This is not entirely comprehensive, but it's a start.

10 February 2010

Squirrel memorial

I know I'm a little behind the times, but I just read Blankets by Craig Thompson and loved it. I'm a sucker for a good coming-of-age story and this one is so good. And his style is just awesome.

04 February 2010


I miss youuuu.

If I were a groundhog...

Based on this:

(By me, age 6. Note the experimental spelling and punctuation. And the creative use of highlighters.)

This is really fun! I think I'll do more.

This series by Yeondoo Jung is awesome. It's from 2005, but I just discovered it recently. He recreates children's drawings in photographs, and the result is weird and beautiful. Love it.

02 February 2010

Everyone loves the Wienermobile.

My friend Katie visited from Grand Rapids over the weekend, and we went to one of my very favorite places: Henry Ford Museum! Much of my childhood (as I remember it) took place at the museum, as well as Greenfield Village. I was afraid it might have lost its magic now that I'm older, but nope. It's still amazing.

I was so so sad when I realized that my memory card was at home, but it was still great without a camera. We saw JFK's limousine, the chair Lincoln was shot in, the Rosa Parks bus, Ford's steam engines,


a light bulb, an Eames chair, the old-fashioned diner, the 1952 Wienermobile, and R. Buckminster Fuller's futuristic house (which I want). Plus tons of other neat history.

If you're ever in Southeast Michigan, you need to go there.

01 February 2010

I am fearless.

Ok February. It is ON.

(I know you weren't referring to a blog, but thanks for the advice anyway.)

I saw A Single Man today and I definitely recommend it. The story and the photography are both beautiful, and Colin Firth is at his best. Also, the goofy kid from About a Boy is in it and he's all grown up. Go see it.

28 January 2010


I started my first blog when I was 16. I read it just now and laughed. A lot. I'd like to think I've changed a little since then. This one will not be overflowing with emo song lyrics, tales of teenage adventuring, or countless photos of Johnny Depp. Although, if I do revert slightly, don't hold it against me.

I just have to share this one excerpt from wendydarling05's Xanga (yes).

then the funniest thing ever happened! we let polly go across the street without a leash and she ran over to this german guy on a crazy looking scooter thing! we think he's really afraid of dogs because he was yelling things [in his german accent] like: "horrrrible! i've got a stick for you! should i kick it?? naaaasty beast!!!" it was soooo funny! and his scooter fell over and ....aaah we were on the floor crying cause we were laughing so hard!

SO. I'm returning to the world of blogging. Lately I've been reading a lot of people's art blogs, especially ones where they draw something every single day. That's so impressive and so inspiring. I know myself well enough not to attempt such a feat, but I do hope this will motivate me to draw more.

Anyway. I'm not sure what you'll find here. Maybe drawings. Maybe rants & reviews of books, films, and music. Maybe just rants. Maybe some crazy musing. Maybe even a few lyrics, adventures, and photos of Johnny Depp. Let's start with a silly little drawing.

This is from a while ago, but it's appropriate because it happened again this week. I took it to the Apple store last time and the Genius turned it back on. (They really call themselves Geniuses!) This time I turned it back on. Who's the genius now?

He also referred to my iBook as "almost vintage," which I found hilarious. But. The power cord is currently held in place by masking tape, obscuring the CD drive (which is ok because it's broken anyway). I know its days are numbered, and I will mourn when the apple goes dark for the last time.