Friday, May 11, 2012

Figuring it out

Tavi Gevinson at a TedXTeen conference. Totally endearing and wise words from a sixteen year old. Reminds me of some of my students and gives me hope for future generations:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Message to our folks

 A little familial plug for a really wonderful exhibition at the MCA that my sister curated. The artist is Rashid Johnson and the name of the exhibition is Message to Our Folks. Rashid lives in New York now but is from Chicago and went to school at Columbia College and SAIC. His work includes photography, sculpture, installation, and painting. I absolutely love the way he repeats certain symbols, materials, motifs, etc. The show is up until August 5th, 2012- Check it out!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Close up

I got a macro lens for my camera that I'm super excited to play around with. I know plants and eyes aren't very interesting but it was crummy weather when I shot these so I had to stay inside! I love cameras being able to show things that the naked eye can't see.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Birth of a book/ I'm back!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything. All sorts of family/life/work/springtime events have made me quite busy but I have a long list of things I want to share here so stay tuned for more consistent posts!
In the meantime, it's no secret I like books. I've posted many book-related things on here before. But I just saw this video and thought it was a lovely reminder of how exactly books are made. It's easy to forget how much work goes into making a single object (when it's made by hand).