happy holidays from 12!

we were going to do this at sears, but we got snowed out of taking the MAX train to the mall. so we got some fake brick and did it ourselves. sooper cheesy. sooper awesome.


art in december

this month marked my return to the gallery circuit. i guess i really only missed last month's shows, but it seemed like forever since i was surrounded by art and my old art buddies. it's been really all work for me lately, but i was glad to go on a little art binge.

together gallery's december show was called "family quilt". all the artwork was squares and there were lots of colorful, gorgeous pieces in the show. they hung it salon style to look like a great big quilt. there were tons of people there hanging out, both inside and out. super glad to see them doing well - such great guys who run it.

this was one of my favorites. i couldn't get over all the mixing she must've done!

loved this tiny sculpture piece with the teeny little birds

together gallery's pinski, evan b. harris, and ayumi from APAK

at grass hut gallery they had a show with the gallery's founding artists: bwana spoons, scrappers, APAK, martin ontiveros, and le merde. i've always loved the fun work that they have over at grass hut and it was great to see all the grass huttians showing their artwork together.

papa scrappers with baby camper

gimongous "killer" vinyl!!!

love this bwana/APAK collab piece.

more vinyl!

scrappers made this crazy hamster wheel of wonder. i jumped into it and it quickly became the hamster wheel of terror.

it doesn't look like it, but i'm running and trying not to fall on my face.

my friend sohaila adela was having a show the same night down the street at rock n' rose. unfortunately, i didn't get many pictures. sohaila is originally from seattle and i've shown her work quite a bit. she moved to portland this past summer and we're lucky to have her.

huzzah! <3


pie off

we had the annual pie competition at w+k right before thanksgiving. finally got the chance to upload the photos. simone and i were a pie baking team and we submitted two pies into the pumpkin + nut category. there were 8 categories: apple, specialty apple, cream, chocolate, berry + fruit, cheesecake, sweet potato, and pumpkin + nut. there were a total of 84 pies in the competition! our category was the largest with 21 pies.

.our candied ginger pecan pie.

.just plain pecan pie.

.the competition.

.judging - i think we had 7 judges.

we ended up placing 3rd with the candied ginger pecan pie (though the judge announcing the results said that we should've gotten 2nd! ^_^)

patrick from 12 won 1st in the specialty apple category with his apple cranberry strudel with cream cheese crust. woohoo!


...mew mew mew...

i keep on waiting until i have some good pictures on my camera to blog. (-_-) we've been busy in 12 with some new projects and a bunch of little ones that keep popping up. but excuses aside, this is what i did for part of last month:

met some lady elephants...

and an elephant bibi.

made a drawing and plush of my friend brian's robot friend as seen in this video:

had a scavenger hunt with our class and all the 12s before us.

made an outfit out of 1 yard of material in 10 minutes and had a cheeseball photoshoot. other scavenger hunt challenges included: getting a positive pregnancy test, a cup of hair, and running naked through the neighborhood. unfortunately, i was unable to get any of those things... though i was in a good group and my group-mates did. :)

in addition to the silly fun stuff, we also finished wordstock and now i'm working on the case study for it. we also have portland jazz festival coming up and a few other things it's too soon to talk about. work work work. but i'm super excited that it's december now! i'll be home in two weeks! (^_^)