Saturday, December 26, 2009

this year I...

- drove to both coasts and into Canada.
- started the Uptown Market, with help of friends.
- became a professional artist.
- loved the color purple.
- got my dream guitar.
- started writing songs.
- lost a grandma.
- began calling Minneapolis "home."
- rode a tandem, flew a kite, went to a monster truck show, roller skated.
- won a backyard kubb tournament.
- bought a blue bike.
- had many a drunken, beautiful nighttime rides on said bike.
- went to a lot of amazing concerts, including two in-studio performances (A. Bird & Metric).
- was constantly reminded of how great my friends are, new and old.
- watched movies on the side of a garage.
- made pizza on the grill.
- frequented the beach.
- met a neat guy, who makes me happy.
- found a new favorite author (Murakami).
- painted my face like a cat.
- saw a moose in the wild.
- tried something new, whenever I could.

Pic taken on my Portland road trip, in Gresham, OR.
Idea for this post by Sam, whom I don't really know, but probably should.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

fox is the new owl

I've always been a fan of foxes, growing up with Disney's Robin Hood (oodelally!) and a name that lends itself to easy rhyme association. Maybe we have Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox to thank, but foxes seem to be cropping up more often in arts and crafts as a trendy subject matter. But I suppose they've been popular for a while; Threadless printed their "Foxy" shirt some years ago (which naturally I purchased). And Fuck You, Penguin has been ripping on foxes for some time, which helps their street cred. Anyway. Foxes are neat, and here are a few of my favorite recent images.

Pietari Posti's "Giants" series

Ashley G's Masquerade

Print by Pamela Michelle

And, for "awww" factor: