Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Pesach!

I'm trying as best as I can to observe Passover, which is kind of hard, but I'm doing okay I think (I did the matzah, maror, and said Pesach, so I've got my 3 obligations filled). I'm mostly eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

So usually while I have something starchy or carby in my dinner, I just had steak and mushrooms with a little salad for dinner. But boy was it delish!

And for a closer look at the Yummm:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Upcoming Projects

So I finished the mini-series of "Sweet Tooth" collages.

I also made a "Pear-ception" one.

My next big endeavor is for my drawing class. 100 drawings, originally on a 3x3" square (but then cut around whatever shape the drawing takes) of childhood memories.

My first one:

I was going to make fake food, and then put them on plates and draw on the plates with fake ketchup and mustard and chocolate sauce and stuff, but I decided I just wouldn't have time for something that complex. I decided this has about the same amount of ambition, but would be easier to do with materials I wouldn't have to seek out.

Wish me luck (I'm going to need it)!

Friday, March 26, 2010

MET day

I went to the MET today with my pal, Dan, to choose two pieces to compare for an art history paper. I think it was a little easier to find similar subjects this time because it's on European art.
I chose a piece by Jean Honore Fragonard (a pretty famous Rococo painter) called "A Shaded Avenue,"

and a piece by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (LOVE him!) from his series on the four seasons called "The Harvesters"

What I love about both of them is that they could include such detail at a small scale. The Fragonard is physically a smaller scale (about 6x10" maybe), and the Bruegel is fairly larger, but they still have a lot of information. To highlight this I circled a little house way in the background, some sailboats in the background, and a bird in a tree in the foreground.

You can look up at the original to try and find these little details, almost like an I Spy.

After the museum I got some food to go (Penne with mozzarella and roasted peppers, yum!).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Megadupersandwich of the day pt III

Veggie Burger+Goat Cheese+Lettuce+Grilled Mushrooms=YUM

It's basic math, people.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blanket fort! Part Deux!

(This time it was in my room, and I made it myself)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Newest Illustrator Project

happy hot dog being dipped in a glass of orange juice

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lunch Today: Fish Fry

Fish Fries always seem so sentimental. My family never traditionally had a Friday fish fry like some families I know did. BUT I did work for a restaurant that had a special Friday menu with a Friday fish fry. That was one of my favorite parts about working there on a Friday night-at the end of the long night working I could drive home and eat some Lake Perch with potato pancakes in the parking lot of the church across the street.

So today for lunch I made Lake Perch with cheesy skin-on mashed potatoes (just like the mashed potato casserole the restaurant/inn would serve) and a mini salad.

The inn and my family (when we did the recipe) would make a beer-battered perch, but since I can't get that on my own quite yet, I found another recipe that worked out just great.

Beer Batter Recipe:
1 cup warm stale beer
1 1/8 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1tsp salt
¾ tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
fish filets
cooking oil
1. Mix all ingredients except fish.
2. Wash and pat dry fish with paper towel
3. Heat 2 inches of cooking oil in pan over moderate high heat.
4. Dip fish pieces in batter, fry in oil, turning as necessary.

The "non-alcoholic" recipe:
1 tbsp. vinegar
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. milk
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Fish fillets
And the directions are the same.

Breakfast Today: Heart Pancakes

Another recipe from the .zip cookbook my parents sent me.

Martha Stewart eat your heart out...


2 Eggs
1 Cup of milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup+4 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Chocolate chips or other filling (optional)
Mix and pour on hot griddle. Flip. Eat.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Excited for Spring Break

Tomorrow is my last class before spring break starts, and I can't wait! I will be going home for spring break (even though I wanted to go to Scootland :c) and so I'm going to try to see as many people as...well as wanted to see me I guess. I'm also excited because I'll be getting a LONG OVERDUE valentine (you know who you are), as well as a surprise that I can't post here right now but that I might possibly, maybe post in the future. We'll see. Let's just say it has to do with a current favorite obsession of mine.

And speaking of long overdue valentines, I forgot to put up the one I made, so I'll post it now!

Talk about cute!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mini Collages

I kind of like this little guy, but at the same time I don't. The strawberry should be on the other side. The type is in between structured and all zany and completely not structured. But it's pretty cute. And it's one of the first ones like this I did.

I just made this one today, and it made me laugh a lot. Check out the back:

I like these little collages. Tiny and humorous, but not as dry as a newspaper funny. I started doing them and saw Synecdoche, NY and now they kind of remind me of Adele's miniature paintings. Which is totally the kind of art I love. Liddle stuff.

I'll probably be doing a lot more of these in the future.

Oh Happy Dayyyy!

Reasons I am having an amazing day:
1. The weather is SO INCREDIBLY nice today. It makes the street smell like hamburgers and hot pavement rather than frozengarbagesmoke.
2. I had drawing today and handed in this:

I wasn't too proud of it coming in, but my professor really liked it. Here's my awesome drawing professor:

And this here is his website.
3. I also made a hilarious mini collage today (I'll put it in a later post today) and in drawing our next assignment is a schematic drawing
4. I found the most hilarious book at Strand which has been added to my slowly growing collection. It's called "Margaret's Cooky Book" and it's full of cookie recipes. This is Margaret:

5. I didn't have 2-D today(that's not the good part), but I ran into my 2-D professor, Paul, on the street. It was completely random since we were no where near the school! This may seem like nothing big to anyone reading this that lives on an actual college campus, but because my campus is basically all of Lower Manhattan (well, at least let's say from around Chelsea to Alphabet City since those are approximate limits of the different dorms)so it was a little weird and funny. He's also awesome, and his blog is right here.
6. The song "Happy" came up on Pandora (also completely random). This second in time describes my day.

Hope everyone's day is just as great as mine is!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Megadupersandwich of the day pt II

IIIIIIIIt's grilled cheese time!

they're saying, "oiuaweasdfkafd"

Monday, March 1, 2010


So that same night Molly and I pretended it was her birthday, we were so stuffed we had to take the subway home those four or five blocks, and we got all sleepy and took naps. This was also because we went to a BLANKET FORT PARTYYYY in Brooklyn.

First, I must say, getting there kind of sucked. We had to take the L to 8th ave, then wait forever for an A train. Then the ride on the A train took about an hour. We folded paper and spaced out mostly. Also the place was kind of sketchy when we got there. Just a little. A guy who actually lives in the apartment where it was held said there's a toy factory downstairs. But more on him later. Now pictures.

We didn't really talk to anyone that interesting and it was a little awkward until we spread out my furry blanket and found some face paint.

Then we used the facepaint in our journals to make little drawings. Molly did some awesome ones!

There were people who set up a twister mat right next to our blanket and random people just started joining in. I spun the spinner for a little while. After a while though, around maybe 3 am, we started to get hungry. And so with two girls from NYU we had just met, we made the tater tots of some guy who lived there.

At about 4 am we decided it was a good idea to go home. And so did a few other people I guess, who were a little partied-out.