February 26, 2013 at 1:42am
What a day.
After months 2 of settling, I felt the need to do some apartment therapy. I’ve been meaning to frame this print for months. After getting all of my “adult” matters taken care of on my day off, I decided to give this beaut a home.
Letterpressed by my ever talented and amazing boyfriend, David Dresbach. I love having his work up on my walls.
Oooh, that’s a wrap!
Spent the entire afternoon baking and making chocolates for Valentines Day (www.etsy.com/shop/TigressCo) Made my house smell fantastic. Baked 2 batches of vegan shortbread cookies and topped them with sun butter (I added too much salt into the dough… hoping the sun butter covers it up—oops!) And I’m off to deliver all goods to a friends New Orleans all vegan style birthday.
Here’s to a productive weekend. Happy Saturday, punks!
Woohoo! My Etsy shop is officially opened, y’all. And I am offering some goodies for purchase in honor of Valentines Day. They are allergen free/gluten free homemade heart shaped “peanut butter” cups. The “peanut butter” filling is made with a sunflower seed butter, and the dark chocolate variety is also vegan. Hurry over and place your orders! I’ll be making these chocolates all weekend to be able to send them out so you can get them to your loved ones by the holiday! XO
You can head over to my Etsy shop to order!
The only drawing I ever hung up on a wall.
Today I surrendered my Minnesota plates to the state of California. RIP 10,000 lakes + Hello to being a documented California resident.
January 28, 2013 at 11:14pm
I’ve got ideas brewin’.
January 24, 2013 at 11:36pm
Today I decided to take a breath, and spend some time sketching out what I would like my 2013 to look like.
All too often I find myself interested in so many things, and my interest alone distracts me from getting much done. I’m sure everyone knows how that goes.
Alas, here is what I would like my 2013 to look like:
Music: In this day and age we are surrounded by a surplus of shit being put into the world. It’s a daunting task to sort through it all and actually find something of substance. In the last 5 years, I have found very little talent that sparks my interest. Those that I spend time listening to, I will play until I can’t bear to listen to an album again. I end up listening to maybe 4 new artists a year. That is seriously alarming. So in 2013, I am making it my goal to listen to one new (to me, not necessarily released this year) album a week. I’ve already started it off with Chelsea Wolfe’s "Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs" which I have become strongly drawn to in one day’s listen.
Along with listening to new artists, I will hopefully draw a lot of inspiration of my own so I can start writing music seriously. I plan on seeing live music, meeting people through it, and hopefully coming across some like-minded females that are looking for a project to start.
Consumerism: I can’t tell you how many times I will guilt myself after making an impulse buy. Don’t get me wrong, not all impulse buys are bad. However, in 2013 I would like to make a conscious effort to be mindful of what my money is going towards. Is it helping a small business, or a business whose philosophies are shared with my own? Is the money that I spend going towards something that can benefit me long term, or help me invest in my artistic endeavors? 2013 is a year to be fully aware, so I am not guilt-ridden in the end.
Personal wellness: Eat well. Exercise. You know the drill. The only thing I’d like to change up this year is to find some sort of activity to do in a group. I haven’t quite honed in on what. Ideas? Roller derby? Get back into dance? Run a marathon? I’m open to suggestions… so if you have something I absolutely have to try go ahead and send it my way.
Creativity: Start a new photo project. Write some grants to fund said project (… this may prove to be difficult because I’ve just uprooted my life and moved it 2,000 miles away and not yet on paper a CA resident). Go to as many lectures as possible. Network. Have downtime to reflect. Log off the internet. Get inspiration from the world. Get published. Y’know. Artist stuff in 2013.
Cheers to a lovely 2013 for everyone!
20 January, 2013
A sunset spent at Baker Beach - San Francisco, CA
January 15, 2013 at 12:14am
Between the three endless days of driving straight through the country, two consecutive days spent at Ikea (never again), setting up my new digs, and ten days of back & forth hang outs in Oakland and San Francisco— I can now sit down and assess the chaos that is now my life in 2013.
First and foremost, I would like to give a special shout out to all of my friends back home in the Midwest for making it out to see me one last time. I left on a proper note, and I couldn’t have done it without you all. I will be a lucky lady if I meet a new crew that even halfway amounts up to you folks. Really. Love to all.
The drive took three days, with two nights stopped at cheap motels in small towns. I like to think of the drive to San Francisco as an oreo. The best parts of it are sammiched in the middle… you just want to toss the rest. I can easily say Nevada is the biggest wasteland I have ever been to and Reno… don’t get me started (they had warnings plastered over the female restrooms in a local Qdoba about consumption of alcohol while pregnant- give me a break) For this portion of my drive I found it necessary to blare massive amounts of Slayer. *Please refer to “I hate you” img #6*
Early in the week I got to go visit Mountain View Cemetery where the Black Dahlia is buried. We climbed all the way to the top of the hill, where we found a heaping mound of tombstones from the 1800s broken to pieces- and a really breathtaking view of the cemetery, Oakland, the bay, and San Francisco.
The next day I went to visit Hope & Ben at San Francisco Center for the Book . I spent the afternoon helping SFCB moving into their new home, and organizing many cases of type. I got curious about the bookmaking set ups so I wandered around for awhile admiring how much space the new digs had to offer, and got extremely excited to use the new facility once it’s all moved in to. All in all a good day.
On a Sunday I went back to Oakland to get some vegan chicken & waffles at Timeless . Amazing turn out, amazing food.
My last highlight is for Thursday when I get to meet up with an old friend and attend SFMoMA’s Rooftop Party event. Here’s to hoping the weather holds out on us!
Sorry for the long winded rant. Can you tell I am excited for my new adventure?
January 14, 2013 at 1:36am