Before I die I want to…

This Memorial Day is a time for reflection and I have always thought that this project was an interesting one[though I have never had the opportunity to see one of the boards in person] so I thought I would share it.  As another person who struggles to maintain perspective and balance in life I have thought long and hard about what I would write to complete the sentence: ‘Before I die I want to…’  And I would have a difficult time limiting myself to filling out only one line because I have many lofty ideas floating around in my head with things I would like to accomplish/do in my life.  Be it career related goals, sappy emotionally driven wishes, travel aspirations, or something off of my mile long bucket list.


The artist responsible for the project is Candy Chang and she has embarked on many other interactive projects.  I also got a kick out of the career path project that was done in Turku, Finland in 2011.  The installation had boxes in multiple languages that read: ‘When I was little I wanted to be _____. Today I want to be _____.’  I can actually say with confidence that my response would be the same for both blank spaces…an artist!  :)


I am a big fan of TEDtalks and Candy did a short one in July of last year so take 6 minutes or so and find out more about how the ‘Before I die I want to…’ project came to fruition:


Cue the sound of a million hearts breaking…

Everyone’s favorite piece is SOLD!  I posted one shot of this piece back in March on my Facebook page and it went VIRAL.  It was shared 98x, received 64 likes, and was viewed by nearly 13,000 people.  Those are numbers I can’t even wrap my head around.  And I have a big head.  No, seriously.  That whole one-size-fits-all business?  Not happening.  I blame my giant brain that happens to be overflowing with a wealth of information[sometimes useless i.e. song lyrics because I listen to so much music while I work] and ideas.  Anywhoooo…two weeks ago a wonderful couple bought this beauty from me in Princeton, NJ at the Morven in May show.  Here are the rest of the shots of the piece from every angle imaginable.
















On to the next one!

Postcard(s) from abroad…

Contrary to what my recent lack of posts would indicate, I have not fallen off the face of the earth.  The past few weeks were spent traveling to some breathtaking and extraordinary places and meeting incredible people that I hope to call life-long friends.  While it would have been more interesting and thrilling to defect and continue roaming around Europe with my backpack and inordinately large camera the vacation had to end sometime.  I have yet to even go through the some 2,400+ photos taken on said camera, but I will share some random gems captured with my iPhone.  Carrying thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment…takes photos with her cell phone.  Yes, I was THAT girl.  My only argument being they are easier to share.  Enjoy!  Diving back into work in the studio soon!


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On creativity…

Sometimes the internet, as great as it is for certain tasks, can turn into a bottomless abyss of wasted time that you get sucked into on your way to achieving your life goals.  Every now and again you can stumble upon a gem that makes it all seem worthwhile.  If you have twenty minutes to spare I urge you to watch/listen to this funny and strangely inspirational talk by Elizabeth Gilbert[author: Eat. Pray. Love.] as she discusses the ever elusive creative genius.