29 January 2011

Fillms: Assassination of a High School President, Brett Simon (2009)

This is the sad story of what happens when a well written,
smartly cast, beautifully shot film ends up not being shown
because its distributor went bankrupt just prior to its release.
Reese Thompson is fantastic, Bruce Willis is hilarious
Misha Barton is pretty as always. And a quite nice performance
by Patrick Taylor who, only having a Law and Order credit apart
from this indie film, might have been poised to be one of Hollywood's
up and coming golden boys.

25 January 2011

Between a rock & a hard place...

...have pen and paper handy.

Out of my present adversity a
new creative vein has opened.
Is it fueled by stress?
Perhaps uncertainty?
All I know is that something
opened up and I can suddenly
draw again in a way I think
is decent. It's not quite
polished yet, but if I can
keep it going I can get it there.

It also heralds the return of
giant sewing needles. Odd.

24 January 2011

All about the Lines

In this time of seemingly endless unemployment I've been drawing more.

22 January 2011

Recent Interests & Daydreams

I've not really talked fashion in a while.

Beaded native american detailing is something I am
quite interested in. The two photos below are from
last spring's Trussardi collection. It really speaks
to my Navajo sensibilities. An aunt of mine is a
beader and I might commission her to bead a pair
of suede chukka boots for me. I saw a pair this
summer at the Capsule show that were similar as well
as some amazing tooled leather tassel loafers.

Tooled Leather. Underrated. Seriously.

Very inspired by the Balmain Homme Fall 2011 collection.
Accents of colour with camel and grey. And amazing proportion.
I mean that Coat. Seriously.

19 January 2011

What I gave Liz for Christmas

A drawing of the exhausted and hung over spirit of Mardi Gras.

17 January 2011

File under Nonsense.

10 years ago:
I was majoring in Costume Design, working during the summer at
the Santa Fe Opera as a costume crafts technician. Lots of shoe
repair and beading in the outdoor work spacewhile listening to
the singers and orchestra rehearse.

8 years ago:
I was living in Orlando, working as an assistant tailor, managing
God knows how to live on a stipend of 100$ a week. I met some of my
dearest friends there who now live minutes away here in NYC.

6 years ago:
I was back in school, continuing my study of Fine Arts, looking ahead
to eventual placement in a MFA painting program.

2 years ago:
I found myself in an MFA Theatre program in New Orleans studying Set
Design. I fell in love with the city, found a family of friends and
a whole new life track.

Five yummy things:
1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
2. Peat Whisky
3. 99 cent Country Boules from Whole Foods
4. Porterhouses
5. Tea with Ribbon Cane syrup

Five songs I know by heart:
1. Ne Me Quitte Pas by Jacques Brel
2. Venus as a boy by Bjork
3. Sous le ciel de Paris by Juliette Greco
4. There is a Light by The Smiths
5. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

Five places I would like to escape to:
1. Paris
2. Santa Fe
3. Zanzibar
4. New Zealand
5. The Lower East Side

Five things I would never wear:
1. Anything with a Logo on prominent display
2. white socks
3. puffer vests
4. Denim jackets
5. Motorcycle boots

Five favorite TV shows:
1. Weeds
2. Pushing Dasies
3. Modern Family
4. True Blood
5. Absolutely Fabulous

Five things I enjoy doing:
1. Eating
2. Cooking
3. Dancing
4. Traveling
5. Reading

Five Favorite toys:
1. Prismacolour Drawing supplies
2. BFK papers
3. Photoshop
4. Band Saws
5. Paint

Five people who I am tagging to fill this out:
I'll leave it open ended.

11 January 2011


more at the updated website.


09 January 2011

06 January 2011

Happy Twelfth Night!

Get Dat Baby!

Where I am...Where I've been, rather.

Too many pictures gone unshared.
been preoccupied editing my CV, writing letters of interest,
and trying not to imagine what I'm facing if I do get this
job teaching drawing. But hey, I need a Job, yeah?
A little income for all this outgoing would be fantastic.

Lets get right into it, shall we?

Monsieur L'Orange inspects the neighbors chickens.

I got a tad OCD with the sugar cookies.

I love a bar that knows it's Holiday decor.
This would be Philip's Bar, where I shared
drinks and stories with the quite lovely,
and adorable, Jason. No pic as I was too shy to ask.


Roasted Brussles Sprouts with Bacon & Lime, thanks to The Paupered Chefs.

Christmas Eve dinner with Liz & Ben.

Such incredible ambience at The Queens Head Pub.

Damon & Vince @ Lafitte's in Exile

New Years Eve.
An evening with Mr. & Mrs. Smith at the hotels Ritz-Carlton and Roosevelt. Respectively.