Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekend with Mom

My mom finally came up to Chicago to help me move out of my old place this weekend. We had a really nice weekend and I was SOOO glad she was there to help me move. (Pics of the new  place coming later, still have no internet and forgot to bring my camera into work-Forgive me.) While we had a day to get things organized before the actual move I took Mom to the Shedd aquarium. I'm not a big fan of aquariums but I'd never been thought it'd be fun. It was pretty cool, we had a nice time, we mostly just stood and watch the beluga whales. They looked like aliens. 

Oh and here's a pic I thought Shan would enjoy. Cinnamon roll french toast with granola and fruit at Ann Sathers. Jealousssss? 

Thursday, August 27, 2009


and all...

"Love is Proximity": The start of a tshirt design for Travis' band Essex Chanel. I like the fish white instead of color, he wanted them color to begin with. I didn't do their logo either. Thoughts?

Southern School Party

A few weeks ago our friend Sarah came to visit from Boston, We had a really fun weekend and my roommates stumbled apon this southern school alumni day party at Zellas. Just found some pictures that were posted on their website. We were the only USC people there. No clue who the randos are in the top photo.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Where is errbody?

Wish I was back in bed. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Love is Proximity"

A sketch for a possibly tshirt for Travis' band Essex Chanel: a fishbowl.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Colors are wayyy off, but that's the iphone for ya. Adding it to the pile of things to sell. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sneak Prev'

This one is exciting. Hopefully a finished version later today/this week as long as people quit handing me work to do! Geeze, it's like people think I'm at work or something ;). 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Didn't even realize...

... I was listening to Chaz today at work. I was streaming stereogum and had it minimized at work, then I checked it and realized it was Toro y Moi. Way to go buddy.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sneak Peek

Almost finished with this painting, going to be different when it's done though. 


Snapped this this weekend of these two girls walking in front of me:
-Matching headbands, shirts, pants and shoes. Hmm? That's a bit much.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Rainy friday

view from Berwyn red line.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Perhaps a show in the works?

Not sure, but there is a possibility of having a small little art show/sale in the near future- it's all talk right now, but no matter what I'm moving into a small studio apt, and need to get rid of some work and make a little money while I'm at it. Stay tuned!

For the parents

...since they won't visit. Oh I'm kidding...kinda. :) 
Screenshots of my new apt building starting Sept.1 via google maps:
Oh and a shot of the rainbow street posts because I'll be in Boyyyssstown. Can't wait!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

He likes it..

This hurts my eyes

For the bro's band site. YMC

Monday, August 3, 2009

hot wheels

Oh! ..and I also got a bike this weekend! 
She's pretty.

I'm certainly no foodie.

This saturday my friend took me to this restaurant called Schwa on Ashland. Apparently this restaurant is extremely hard to get reservations to, so when a co-worker of my friend John couldn't use his reservation, John took them and invited me. All I knew about this  place was that it was really hip and a byob place, but the kind of byob where the restaurant suggests certain specific wines to bring to compliment each course. 

I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I don't consider myself a very picky eater, but I have always thought my taste-buds were super sensitive so particular flavors are just very intense to me, hence I don't tend to like a lot of foods-and I eat like a child and chicken tenders are one of my favorite meals. I would have liked to prepare myself for what I would attempt to eat before we went. 

The restaurant's front is a bit deceiving, it has a very "underground" feel, and you may have walked by it before and not have thought it was a nice restaurant inside. Let's just say when we got out of the cab and I looked around, it doesn't look like the nicest part of town. 

Inside is neat, there are only 5 tables and no cell phones allowed. There are no servers, the chefs bring you their food and explain it to you. (Most dishes need explaining and an instructional manual on how to eat it). The tables and inside decor is typical nice restaurant, but the music also adds to their "unique" style... because it's gansta rap.  
We had the nine course meal which started with this strange cucumber, rose infused, tapioca balls bubble tea. Um yea... had a hard time with that. Course 2. Crab something...but with a strange minty? taste...ehhh. Then it just went on from sushi like roll, something with buffalo milk, a ravioli-esque thing with quail egg yolk inside (this was actually delish), some pork thing you had to chase with a shot of dr. pepper (I HATE dr. Pepper), chicken liver.... um I don't want to talk about that one-gag reflex is weak, some variation of pea soup, pine? Crazy stuff.  Obviously I don't know a lot about this type of food. It was really awesome to go but those were some of the strangest tastes I've ever imagined. I did my best, but someone with a "passionate palette", as their website says, would have really enjoyed it all. I think I appreciate the whole "Food as art" concept when it's on the food network channel more than when it is in my mouth.