Friday, April 30, 2010

My Blog

Here is my the link for my Visual Verbal Journey


sorry that some of them don't have characters/descriptions yet! maybe in time there will be more.
thanks for a great couple of weeks of finals everyone + even more fab year! i love you all a whole whole lot

if i continue this (maybe summer time??) and you ever want to do a description, i will happily share with you. (: maybe i WILL do all of coloraid!

Monday, April 26, 2010

for taylor

this leaf i found reminded me of your interest in lace/texture

i pressed a piece of it in a journal to give to you! remind me!
there's a story on this american life this week that sort of reminded me of what valeska said about calling neighborhoods "bad" a couple of weeks ago.

"A retired millionaire tries to understand the reality of a tough, seedy, inner city neighborhood. But what if the neighborhood is none of those things? Ira Glass evaluates the claims of this millionaire, Steve Poizner, who is also running for governor of California."

here is the link.

(my mother went to this high school. she grew up in this neighborhood.)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

May Day

May Day (May 1) can mean many different things to someone depending on their location, historical knowledge, religion, and/or political views.
In many countries (not the U.S.) it is commonly recognized as International Worker's Day:

International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the Haymarket Event in Chicago in 1886; in 1889, the first congress of the Second International , meeting in Paris for the centennial of the French Revolution and the Exposition Universelle (1889) , following an initiative from the American Federation of Labor, called for international demonstrations on the 1890 anniversary of the Chicago protests. These were so successful that May Day was formally recognized as an annual event at the International's second congress in 1891.
It is not surprising that the state, business leaders, mainstream union officials, and the media would want to hide the true history of May Day. In its attempt to erase the history and significance of May Day, the United States government declared May 1st to be "Law Day", and gave the workers instead Labor Day, the first Monday of September - a holiday devoid of any historical significance.
Nevertheless, rather than suppressing the labor and anarchist movements, the events of 1886 and the execution of the Chicago anarchists, spokesmen of the movement for the eight-hour day, mobilized many generations of radicals. Emma Goldman (**this is where the coffeeshop/bookstore/infoshop Red Emmas got its name**), a young immigrant at the time, later pointed to the Haymarket affair as her political birth. Instead of disappearing, the anarchist movement only grew in the wake of Haymarket.
As workers, we must recognize and commemorate May Day not only for it's historical significance, but also as a time to organize around issues of vital importance of today for the working-class broadly defined, i.e. the grassroots - the people seen as a class in contrast to the superiors in income and/or rank - economically and/or political/administrative.

for more in-depth reading, download this pdf:

(the way its scanned is a little hard to follow, it kind of starts with the end. Just look for page numbers & start reading @ pg 2)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Anna's Final

Here is a link to my final artwork series online.
I don't know how long it will be up for...but enjoy and take a closer look!
I also have still versions that aren't animated that I made for my personal blog,
I'll upload them very very soon

If you want to leave a comment you should do so!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

nikki mcclure makes really beautiful paper cut illustrations and here is a video of her talking about her work. she says some really good stuff.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

If You Would Be So Kind

Dear People of the Elements,
I know we have a lot of work to do these next couple of weeks with finals and all so I'm asking you to contribute only if you have the time or inclination. But it should not take long. My final incorporates the element of "story" and how stories serve to communicate over generations and how every object on earth has a story, short or long. What I ask from you is that you contribute a small trinket, found item, small stone, feather, note, piece of cloth, button, etc. or write a very short story on a piece of paper and give it to me within the next two weeks to add to my piece. The item should have some sort of history of great importance or not so great, that I hope you will share with me. If you decide to contribute I will be very grateful.


Craft Mafia

Here is a link to the Charm City Craft Mafia internship posting!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

inspiration necklaces

As requested, here are the necklaces I looked to for their inspiration or overall ridiculous presence

Fenton Fallon for J.Crew $295

Dannijo Paradis $945

Sachin + babi $200

Rodarte + medeorites....1610 euros

Bona drag necklaces....  $40

Love u all see you on friday

Saturday, April 17, 2010

this is the music video we talked about yesterday after we viewed meagan's piece.

here's the artist's website: allison schulnik.

also another really fantastic department of eagles (grizzly bear side project?) music video done by marcel dzama:

marcel dzama's work:

charm city craft mafia

here's the link to the craft mafia blog.

there you will find the post about the summer internship.
some embroidery blogs you may be interested in following:

hand embroidery network


embroidery as art -- this is jenny hart's blog. she does those fancy portraits of famous people and started sublime stitching. she was featured in the handmade nation documentary and i sent some images of her work to everyone a while back.

also you can stream all old episodes of this american life here:

and, radiolab is another really great podcast. this american life the recent episode called "limits" is really really wonderful.

in other news: I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO WRITE OUT DIRECTIONS TO ROBERT E LEE. will you remember to ask me in person and i will draw you a map? basically, you take the light rail towards hunt valley. get off at falls road. walk through the parking lot on your right, walk under falls road but above the creek, make a left when you see the sign for the park. walk straight through. go on a weekend and don't mind the orange barricades that say the park is closed and not to trespass.


This is the show that will be up at the market on North Ave. It is through Hugh Pocock's climate change and Sustainability class focusing this semester on the conditions of North Avenue. The class worked with Morgan State University and Baltimore Green Works as this show is an event under, as, in, and apart of Baltimore Green Week!
Tuesday night. 3-8pm (reception at 5pm)
next to the wind-up space, directly across from the Mcdon-cough-cough-ehlds
Food drinks people art and green love.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Elements of Visual BLOGGING!

sorry I kept you guys late! you can leave me comments here:

Marlo's VVJr Blog

also, here's Guy Debord's Situationist International
it might bore you to tears, or it might be as exciting for you as it was for me

now go enjoy transmodern!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Check out James Kuhn's experimentations with facepainting here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

hi everyone. i just found this website and i encourage you all to do it:

you can write letters to yourself and have them e-mailed back to you on whatever date you specify.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Parks and People

These are the people I volunteered for for my journey project.

Ask for Ryan Patterson, he is really friendly and fun and a sculpture graduate of MICA!

We built rain barrels for the elementary school and left some of the steps for the kids to learn themselves. The rain barrels were set up one next to the other much like the picture. The recycled rain barrels overflow into each consecutive barrel. All the water is collected from a giant roof funnel. Without catching the water from the rain, the clean rain water just goes into the potentially toxic soils. Also, energy is reduced by not having to pump water collected for cities in reservoirs from a far.
The rain barrels we set up will be used by the elementary students for their garden for years to come and they will know how to make one for their future gardens!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Transmodern, Pedestrian Service and the Love Parade, April 18th


Transmodern is a festival of provocative works by cultural experimenters from Baltimore and the World. The artists of the 7th Annual

Transmodern Festival defy traditional genres and embrace radical innovation through transmedia, clashes of organic vs. artificial intelligence, psychogeography, dislocation of consensus reality, real politic and collective cultural action.

The organizers promote / celebrate the diversity of experimental culture by highly representing artists from the following groups: women, ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, the radical subculture.We love a Love Parade!

Pedestrian Services Exquisite

Pedestrian Services Exquisite is a site-specific free afternoon program exploring the public spaces in Baltimore. This years PSE takes to the sea as well as the land with an urban safari of the nooks and grannies around Baltimore’s waterfront. Expect an afternoon of extraordinary situations, performances, excursions and tours capped off with mega Love Parade by Fluid Movement.

There are 2 locations for PSE this year. 1) Hull street into Locust Point area,including the Tide Point Promenade and 2) Fellspoint near water taxi stop#11.

We love a Love Parade!

Come feel the love with Fluid Movement and the 7th Annual Transmodern Festival, Sunday, April 16th!

Pedestrian Services Exquisite is a site-specific free afternoon program exploring the public spaces in Baltimore. This years PSE takes to the sea as well as the land with an urban safari of the nooks and grannies around Baltimore’s waterfront. Expect an afternoon of extraordinary situations, performances, excursions, and tours capped off with mega Love Parade by Fluid Movement.

Locations To Be Announced Soon!

Fluid Movement will set up a station stocked with balloon hats, bridesmaid dresses, and other spectacular decorations. Everyone is encouraged to deck themselves out, wear their heart on their sleeve, and feel the LOVE. The afternoon will culminate in a Love Parade, led by the Barrage Band Orchestra and featuring YOU, your kids, friends, and neighbors!

Fluid Movement is looking for interns

Fluid Movement Internship Job Description:

Fluid Movement Costume Intern needed to assist 2010 Water Ballet Producers & scene Directors with costuming issues & ideas.

Seeking energetic independent minded Intern to help with costume design, sewing, gluing, painting/embellishing, sizing/tailoring, cost estimates, and pattern-making. Some costumes are unique, while others are assembly line items of up to 15+. The intern will work closely with Producers, Directors and cast members and other costume makers to divide labor, may tutor others in specific costume related work, and should expect to create costumes designed by others.

Intern will also assist with studio organization & costume storage, which may include solving storage problems, hanging costumes, building storage devices, taking inventory, organizing supplies and tools. Intern should expect to take direction and instruction, as well as working & solving problems independently. If amenable additional duties/opportunities likely available.

Intern will need to attend some Directors Meeting (Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 through May), rehearsals, which are Scheduled to begin June 7, 2010 and Performance dates July 24/25, 2010, July 31, 2010 and August 1, 2010. Must expect to work 3 to 6+ hours/week with the possibility of additional hours from April, 2010 to August 2010 for a total of approximately 102+ hours.

For further information, contact Joe Meduza 443-540-2111

United Workers' Our Harbor Day Participation Plays

4479122025_bc7f6739f1_bGreetings People of the Elements!
If you are interested in dropping by the United Workers workshop space between now and May 1 to participate in building props or rehearsing their participation plays for the Our Harbor Day event, visit their blog for details:
There you will also find information about a summer organizer position for those of you interested in working on social and economic justice issues with a reputable and effective community organization.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

book binding

i'm making a book for my drawing final, but i needed a refresher in book binding since i haven't done it since sophomore year of high school. i found this really great website with nice clear instructions:

the instructions are actually for how to remove the pages of a moleskin journal and replace them. the author does this because there's a different paper she prefers, but i thought it might be handy for people who use/fill a moleskin & don't necessarily want to buy a whole new one (i don't use them, so i have no clue how expensive they are). but sections of these instructions are also good for general book binding.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Here is the link to the rooms play video:

OKAY THIS WAS AMAZING AND NOW YOU CAN EXPERIENCE ITS BEAUTY IN A LITTLE LESS COLOR AND BEAUTY BUT STILL AMAZING. This was a beautiful cooperative performance put on by the Copycat theatre an amazing experimental theatre located on the fourth floor of the B building of the Copycat. I will make sure to announce in class all of their future events. Enjoy. P.S its like watching a feature length film so snacks and drinks might be good.