Wednesday, January 30, 2008

EARL 3.0 in Seattle Weekly

Greg Lundgren's robotic art project, EARL 3.0, got a mention in Seattle Weekly's "I SAW THIS" by Adriana Grant.
This is, of course, my favorite part..."EARL 3.0–The Robotic Art Dealer, is stocked with items like glitter-covered plastic handguns by Kathy Kim and Joey Veltkamp's tiny, square, candy-colored animal paintings. One couple bought every last one of the mini canvases (nine in total), aiming to score the pink one behind several others. "Maybe he's a Microsoftie," my companion wondered. But at 10 bucks a pop, you don't have to be."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Fly the ocean in a silver plane..."

So I finally watched Grindhouse last night. Ack! Why do I wait to see these 70s period pieces? (It took me forever to see The Devils Rejects.)

The fake trailer Machete is so spot on you can smell the Hai Karate.

"This is my yellow friend -- just to take the sting off. Now say hello to my red friend, see you can't feel anything..."

Some of the best art of 2007!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Best advice: "Be gentle on yourself."
That's just good advice for every day.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The violence is implied...

Please join Implied Violence and One Pot for dinner and a show. Tickets are $60 per person and include a four-course meal prepared by One Pot, as well as a performance’s by Implied Violence and others. All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards operating costs, which will further productions during our 2008 season. The evening runs from 7-10 pm , and will be held at Sole Repair (1001 E. Pike st.), a beautiful private dining space graciously donated for the event. Over the course of the evening you will have the opportunity to take part in a silent art-auction featuring work donated by local Seattle artists and friends of Implied Violence.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

"Guess who's back?"

Looking at you looking at me.

post bday wrap-up

despite my best intentions of having an awful birthday (see beard debacle!), my friends and family stepped up and made sure it was great. thanks for all your help/fun/support! you'll notice there are no pictures of the festivities... photos of my fuzzy face should resume next week! i'm sure you can't wait.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

"So this is the new year and I have no resolutions."*

Happy New Year. I seem to be guilty of buying into the idea that January 1st is a fresh start. I think because my birthday falls within a week, I always over-reflect. But this year really does feel like a new start. I don't know if I want to "commit" to anything as specific as a resolution...actually, I will.

2008 Resolutions

Be more vulnerable (more trusting, less suspicious)
Sing and Dance more. In the car, at home, on the street. Just more of spontaneous acts of joy.
Make friends with Ben Gibbard*.
Look in health's direction and start walking.
More coffee dates with my friends.

That's a good place to start.

New Year's Eve!

Sandy Cioffi, Lauren Weedman and Joyce

After eating lamb shanks, risotto, salad (and prosciutto wrapped around bread sticks -- meat on a stick!), I rolled (okay, drove) up the hill to Sandy Cioffi's NYE party. This was my second year and it felt nice to have a new tradition since the boys left.

Sandy also did a great midnight toast challenging individuals (esp. gay individuals) to stand up for immigration rights/immigrants this upcoming year. "When one is oppressed, all are oppressed."

This party has a ritual where you write down things you want to get rid of from 2007 and things you want to bring in with 2008. I burned all 2007 and just wanted to start over in 2008. I'm excited and optimistic and just know it's going to be a fantastic year.

One party-goer wanted to burn 'stupidity'. After 5 minutes, the flames still hadn't touched it. We decided that was the human condition.

New Year's Eve dinner

Dinner at Michael Hebbory's table.

If I'll be drinking for a long time , I want some food in my belly. And if I want some food in my belly, I want good food. And friends. And a killer view.

It was a great way to cap off the old year. I ran into lots of friends and folks that I haven't seen enough of this year!

Jen Koorenny, Holly Hinton, Joey, Jen Berry.