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will return after rosh hashanah on saturday. things are crazy and something's got to give.

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sideburn sunday

i was lying in bed this morning, staring at shawn's sideburns. they are a point of great contention. they seem to be taking over his face. and as i've heard many an old lady say, "he's too cute to cover up his face with all that nonsense." and they grow. and grow.  they change shapes. they are like a entity unto themselves. they are going to get their own zip code soon. the amount of time i spend staring at high sideburns, trying to figure them out is unreal. and so, i feel i must share them with you.

Sbs1

 

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ich spreche nicht cool

so, i called morpho gallery today to find out when i could drop off my pieces for the upcoming show. the owner told me my pieces were "getting hot." what does that mean? seriously. if you can translate cool, let me know.

here's my favorite piece for the show...
Little_boxes_number_2

and here's the info on the show...

HARD COPY
An Exhibit of Unique Artworks on Paper
Curated by Elke Claus
at Morpho Gallery
5218 North Damen Avenue

Featuring the Artwork of:
Carl Baratta
Mariano Chavez
Christina Corfield
Kevin Chow
Shana Hampton
Rebecca Kautz
Tracy Kostenbader
Thomas Lucas
Tish Noel
Micheal Pollard
Bruce Riley
Erik Wenzel
Anthony Whittaker

EXHIBITION: October 1- 12 , 2006
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Friday, October 6th  6-11 pm
773-551-4850
www.morphogallery.com

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word of the day

ma‧laise[ma-leyz, -muh-; Fr. ma-lez] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 
1. a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
2. a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.

[Origin: 1760–70; < F, OF; see mal-, ease]

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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i love autumn

here's why...

#1 - corduroys.
#2 - good sleeping weather.
#3 - giant displays of school supplies everywhere.
#4 - pumpkins!
#5 - apples. and recipes calling for apples. i've made this recipe twice and LOVE it.
Grp_edr_gigi_applecake_sz2

#6 - tights. tights. and more tights.
#7 - crunchy leaves.
#8 - the high holidays. i may complain about it but i do actually kind of like them.
#9 - sweaters.

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inexplicable confetti

i love my friends. they make me laugh. they do things like this and make me miss them. we've been talking about a crawfish playing a washboard for months.

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pouty princess

all i wanted to do was come from work this evening and sew. that's it. simple enough. i've got pixie rolls to work on. i've got a table runner to make. and kitchen curtains to finish up. projects that don't involve paper. or glue. or my computer.

i sit down, i thread my machine, i pin the fabric, and lower the foot. i gently press the pedal with  my bare foot. what happened next is a mystery. if my sewing machine could indeed let out a shriek of agony, i know what i would sound like. so, after doing everything i knew to try, i gave up.

and now i'm sitting on the couch, pouting.

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