Monday, June 28, 2010

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i delete a LOT of images but i'm gonna chill out. i've discovered every image can have meaning.
here are a few images i would normally delete however saved with a few actions by Nelly Nero, Coffee Shop, and Fallout75

as you can see i've been playing around with CS4 this weekend. video tutorial coming:)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

out with the old in with the old

i spend a good amount of time on craigslist list and this time i was looking to upgrade my old vintage schwinn bike. although aesthetically pleasing i hated how it was a genuine 1 speed cruiser with back pedal breaks. so last week i sold my schwinn back on craigslist for $120. today i was lucky enough to score this beauty for $100!!! unheard of especially here in NY. the owner didn't even realize it was a 5 speed! and i get my hand breaks! love it :)
cost: $100

up close and personal. oh and she's in mint rust :)

good riddance!

Friday, June 25, 2010

all you need is LOVE ♥

since i'm at it i might as well wrap the week up with these adorable and genuine quotes i found at what is your definition of love? here's what 4-8 year olds had to say:

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7

“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.” Emily – age 8

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Bobby – age 7

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” Nikka – age 6

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy – age 6

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.” Cindy – age 8

“My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” Clare – age 6

“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine-age 5

“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.”Chris – age 7

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” Karen – age 7

“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” Mark – age 6

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8

artwork by my 8 year old niece :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010


for the past few weeks i've been brainstorming ways to revamp my blog. maybe i'm making this more complicated than it needs to be (like the rest of my life). these are a few early ideas. for me it's all about the stock photography. i need to find textured images that best capture 'frugal artist'. these aren't it but i'm getting closer. it will happen...eventually :) in the meantime a little tweaking doesn't hurt.
p.s. i love the new blogger templates! looking forward to being able to upload our own images :)
cost: $time + $creativity

Thursday, June 17, 2010

craigslist affair

i made my first craigslist purchase for the 'home' yesterday after several failed attempts. check out this BEAUT i scored for $40! solid heavy wood with gorgeous antique finishes. pristine condition i might add :) i still need to do the whole scrub down but for the time being it will serve as my clothing dresser, however, i could totally see this making it's way to my living room with lovely antique pieces perched nicely on top.
cost: $40

Friday, June 11, 2010

black, the new white

on the top of my list: turning this raggedy-anne pad into a frugal artist home. i will not stop this obsession until this home is up to Maya code. I get frugal but this is extreme. my hubby made a make shift curtain out of a bed sheet and a super long @ss draw string i have no idea where he found. this however is not acceptable. the good thing about working with this hot mess is it's an excuse to shop and create :)
this time around i'm looking to balance masculinity with playful accents. i'd like to go for something's a few of my inspiration fotos for dark walls and chalkboard paint :

and here's what i'm working with:

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I'm officially a New Yorker! I had my final farewell and of course it was a bbq :) i have some really amazing friends and fam in my life and am grateful to each and every one of them! they hooked me up for my going away partay and move! i love you all!
I arrived late tuesday night and have been busy trying to get my new pad into tip top shape. My infamous cousin Jeigh is in town rocking Broadway and since he loves me, I'll be recruiting his services to help put some elbow grease into my dirt mcgurt space :)
i'll share the transformation with you. i won't be doing as many renovations as i thought since the projects have certain regulations i thought i could just ignore ;) this apartment will only be lived in for max 1 year before we get the heck out of here and find ourself a cute artist space. my purchases will be focused on lovely and cute things i can take with me. video coming soon :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

artist alert!

you there reading this! i'm sure you're talented in more ways than one. i myself have many artistic endeavours and there have been plenty of times where i tell myself (or someone tells me) to quit one thing for another. "pick one, you need to focus!" BLAH! obviously that hasn't worked so i continue to hammer away at all things that inspire me. only recently have i truly begun to appreciate how fortunate i am to be able to do all the things i love and be darn good at it. i think focus is important however why cut off 1 hand when you can have 2? My friend Liinda sent me this AMAZING video by Daniel Cloud Campos reminding me of why we should embrace all things that make us unique. the future looks to me like you better bring more than 1 game to the party.

is he or he not redonkulously talented??? he effin' does it all!!! and i love loVE LOVE it!