Whew! This semester is keeping me busy. I’m barely keeping up with email, much less Twitter and blog posts… How have you all been? I’ve been busy redesigning websites (flaurena and laurenvasil) for my web design class, and creating art projects for my Photoshop and Illustrator classes. That Confucian wisdom Do what you love and [...]
For the IndieInk Writing Challenge this week, Shastina challenged me with “What am I supposed to do?” and I challenged Sarah Sparks with “What is the farthest you’ve ever travelled from home? Please describe where, why, when. And I’d love to hear about something you ate, if you are so inclined.” To be perfectly honest, [...]
It seems hard to believe that three years ago this evening, I launched flaurena™, my collection of sculptural art jewellery. (Thanks again, Blue, for hosting my inaugural evening!) Our cross-country move has taken longer than we anticipated it would, for a variety of reasons that could not have easily been predicted. In hindsight, I should [...]
One thing I miss about living in London is the conversations I have with black cab drivers. I always ask them if they’ve ever had any famous people in their cab, and I’ve yet to hear “no” for an answer. It’s a good way to break the ice on a brief journey. London cabbies are [...]
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You can never have too much good news when you’re feeling slightly shitty, can you? And what’s that saying about bad things happening in threes? July has been a bit rough so far. First – and on the 1st – I was rear-ended in a hit-and-run by a large white van. The lousy van driver [...]
Almost 10 years ago, I worked at Thirteen/WNET, the PBS affiliate in New York City. One afternoon there was a small art fair – somehow, WNET had acquired a collection of amateur art and photographs and, presumably in preparation for the impending merger with WLIW (the Long Island affiliate), was trying to get rid of [...]
“In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I read this today, and good timing too because I have my [...]