Friday, November 28, 2014

you found the sweater on the ocean floor

i used lyrics from cousins by vw for my title because i feel like the fast-pace of the song reflects the recent jump in my productivity haha.

so... i thought it would be cool if i gave you guys an update on the art stuff i've been doing in the past few months and then you gave me some feedback on what you thought of it because that's what the internet is for??? aside from cats obviously.

over the summer i decided to submit some of my writing to a few zines:

in girls get busy zine issue #22 here

 in cherry zine issue #5 here (you might have to open it up in a new link to read it bc it's so blurry from the file format. and if you really want to read it- it's on page 47 of the zine.)

i don't love the photos i took to accompany this poem and i really just took them to test myself and see if i could do it but i am really happy they got published:

in lozenge mag issue #3 here

i strongly recommend reading through these zines because they are full of creative, intelligent, super cool people. 

all the writing i did above feels really 7th grade to me (because technically i was still in 7th grade when i wrote them) but it's kind of hard to look at it objectively when it's basically a part of you- so i'd really love to hear what you think about it.
the next two things also happened over the summer and were weird for me because i kind of assumed i would only ever be good at writing so i was really wary of trying out different things- and i was just doing it as a sort of experiment. 

photo of some tennis courts in the suburbs that turned out kind of cool

made using ms paint 

my favorite thing about all of those is the color: the blue and weird shade of red in the first, and then the gradient in the second one. it was v cool to see that other people enjoyed it and reblogged it and stuff 

then these are some of my more recent entries from my new journal- i kind of like that they have no specified theme, unlike the things i used to make, because it gives you a lot more freedom. also they're kind of a shift from my old busier collage stuff and i'm really liking it even though it all looks/feels to me, kind of rough and hurried and i'm pretty sure i've spilled coffee on everything:

v quik sketch

playbill from a show about rob rauschenberg that i saw with my friend. i loved the play because it was set in 1930s america, and they passed out food from that era (kool aid, processed cheese slices, pizza, candy) to kind of make us feel like we were in that era and it was really cool.

attempting to collage again


(sweater / marshall's)

i'm taking a fashion class at school this year and i made this skirt for my first show (i feel pretentious and weird saying that but whatever). the skirt looks a little weird on me because i took this photo in a rush so i didn't put it on correctly and it's also kind of wrinkled. (if it's not clear, the thing at the bottom is like a slit/flap).

my favorite thing about the skirt is probably the fabric which is blue-green with multicolored thread running through it:

 the fact that sharing art feels like both narcissism because "LOOK AT ME I MADE SOMETHING" but also full of self doubt because "omg is anyone going to ever like this thing i made?" is probably what scares me most about it. what do you guys think about all of the art? Also, if you wanna, you can link to some of YOUR stuff in the comments because i love reading/seeing what you smart, creative people have to say!


i'm super excited to say that i'm a staff writer for a really cool magazine called speak easy- we're launching december 1st- and you should follow us on instagram (@speakeasyzine) for more updates, in addition to submitting: (!


ps-  sorry for saying "really cool" 30 times <3

Thursday, November 6, 2014

as the sun's shining down ... spring rains fill the vast plain

carrizo plain / gardens & villa

Looking up at the sky is one of the many signs that I am almost insignificant - I do enjoy feeling like the center of the universe, but waiting for life to pass you rushes straight to your brain until everything you do is insignificant- nor for the sake of nihilism, but for the sake of doing what makes you happy while you have the chance to be alive because it has no real impact. not only are you insignificant, but so is fear, so is loathing- if nothing means anything in the grand scheme, then why fill yourself up with unhappiness. 

Looking up at the sky makes me feel surreal- I can't possibly be alive if this is changing colors and raining on nations as I'm looking up at it. I'm in the middle of reading the first surrealist novel: Nadja by Andre Breton. The beginning is very dense and kind of mundane and I'm patiently waiting for the plot to reveal itself to me.

About to leave her, I want to ask one question which sums up all the rest, a question which only I would ever ask, probably, but which has at least once found a reply worthy of it: "Who are you?" And she, without a moment's hesitation: "I am the soul in limbo" 

the lisbon girls are surreal because they just did not make sense and i think that surrealism is somehow tied to contradiction it has to be too complex to be understood by a direct method/

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a denim jacket i tried to bleach; it didn't really work but it looks a bit like the sky now

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the sky a few days ago

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time transfixed from a recent visit to the art institute

Magritte is one of my favorite surrealists- maybe because he uses the sky so often- and I was really happy when Opening Ceremony came out with a Magritte-inspired collection, and described it as "wearable art".

sheherazade dress

sheherazade sneakers

double reality

the king'ss museum coat

good connections top

the blow to the heart sweater

la cascade bomber jacket

ladder of fire sweater

I really loved the constant references to the lovers and how the photographer used blue and white and shadows to kind of mask/distort the models' bodies. I would say the stuff inspired by sheherazade is my favorite because I really like how detailed and vivid it is- and I also love the shape of the good connections outfit.

the fabric covering the heads of the models is also kind of reminding me of a combination of commes des garcons (for the almost-grotesque and the white) and a margiela mask.

cdg ss2013 via 

mmm fw2013 via

What do you guys think of all this-the art and the clothes- and (if you’d like to share) how were your days today?


Opening Ceremony Photos via