Wednesday, January 27, 2010

uh- whoops

So this year, 2010, is the year I really establish Tigerflight (tax number, web site, new business cards, all that jazz)
I wanted to play around with the look of this blog (if any of you can actually read this)
I am thinking of jumping ship to wordpress. They seem to have stuff in place to block the asian porny spammers. Plus, this is looking tired. Now, granted, I have no (none. absolutely none) skills on the innerwebs but now that i have access to a shcmancy laptop, i am going to give this a stab. and, uh, try to fix these colors.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I see a mansard roof through the trees

I loved (still do!) the first Vampire Weekend record. I know it's going to make all of my tougher punk rock records want to kick my ass, but I can't help it.
It's been so long since I heard something (anything!) that filled me with so much joy. You can't be angry when you listen to their first (self titled) record. I can't wait to pick up the new one this week...There's a great todd Oldham quote about happiness being a design element in whatever you do- and i think the Vampire boys accomplish that extremely well.
I also like it when people tell me "it looks like you have a lot of fun" when they're eyeing my stuff at shows. Because I do and I'm glad it shows!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Albus Cavus

For two years, I worked on public art here in the city. More specifically, I put art in DC Gov't offices. It was great when it was good and terrible when it wasn't. But I still love public art. I love how it can transform a space, complete a corner, rally a neighborhood.
I've also seen it divide a neighborhood (into "jerks", "bigger jerks" and "pretentious, self-righteous assholes").
But the best thing about public art is the public ownership. People become protective and proud of the pieces (long term or temporary). The groupAlbus Cavus is taking art to the next level and teaching some public art skills to the masses.
I am thrilled and insanely honored that they asked me to teach a workshop on soft sculpture!
Times and dates TBA, but I'll keep you informed!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Sadie helps assemble new ikea furniture

So I have officially lived in the new apartment for one month and I love it. I am so happy to be living by myself again and doing things the way I like to do things (like using Mrs. Meyer's Dishsoap!)
This past week, amidst all the holiday fracas, I was assembling some Ikea furniture under the watchful eye of Ms. Sadie LaRue. Here she is sitting on the upside-down kitchen cart as I put the wheels on. I don't know what I would do without the little supervisor.