Friday, November 13, 2009

friday the 13th + lessons learned.

i associate friday the thirteenths with eeriness. and in that spirit:

vogue novias españa [vogue brides spain] a/w '02-'03
"felices sueños" by alfonso ohnur
via foto_decadent

eerie and beautiful, n'est ce pas?

lessons learned from previous post:

when blogging, don't cram too much content into one sitting and don't ramble on - most people won't read it.

i had wrestled with the idea of making two separate posts with my previous one, but was too eager to share my idea! (patience isn't my forte.)

for those who missed it, i'll recap that idea in fewer words:
  • inspired by nicole at le mode du jour - mission: impossible
  • thinking of not shopping 'til new york city in mid-february
  • 90-day shopping ban will begin november 17
  • will document any (and lack of) creativity
  • yay/nay?
thanks nicole, for the inspiration & encouragement!

on my to-do list this weekend:
take stock of what i own in my closet(s) and basically have a dress-up party. (i credit nina garcia for this idea.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"dickbag" + something's a-brewing...

happily posing in front of our button!

firstly, i do need to say "thank you" for your nice comments on my mix tape button!

saturday's hot one inch action show was great fun! upon arrival, chris informed me that "Dickbag" was quite popular - yay! it was funny going around the room trading and finding out people's reactions to our button while we stayed (for the most part) anonymous.

my haul

my favourite button of the night was the popsicle which my friend procured for me from a boy (about the age of 11?) who happily traded for "Dickbag." (are kids being amused by such things at too young an age?)

finally, there is a reason i have bantered for so long before revealing our button... it is not very suitable for work!

i have purposely chosen to not close-crop on the image, but depending on how casual your work environment is, you may want to scroll at your own risk.






your eyes do not deceive you - that literally is a bag of dicks sporting wayfarers and skinny jeans, and riding a bicycle.

now, what's brewing is an idea...

last week, nicole at le mode du jour, posted about her 40-day shopping ban challenge. the significance of this challenge is that she must exercise not only self-restraint but also her creativity and document 40 days' worth of different outfits from her own closet. crazy, yes, but also such a great idea! no shopping for x-number of days always seems like such a self-pity-fest, but adding that creativity element adds a bit of excitement. (...or maybe i'm just a big geek, and this i can heartily admit to.)

well, this got me thinking... month-long shopping bans i've done before, so what's an extra few days? in fact, as of this post, it's been exactly 40 days since my last purchase and it wasn't too agonizing.

i have two trips planned for next year and the first is new york city in mid-february. what i'm wondering is if i could possibly start a new challenge - a 90-day shopping ban - and try to document each day of it? it's sheer insanity, i know, but if the light at the end of the tunnel is the shopping mecca that is new york city, i just might be able to hold on.

so my dear readers, what is your stance on this? are you declaring this lunacy or are you rooting for me like you would the underdog? please let me know! i will consider all arguments!

one more bit of info: if this is a go, it'll officially start on november 17th!

Friday, November 6, 2009

you're invited!

"i made you a mix tape."

i really ought to have extended this invitation ages ago, but here it is, finally!

come on out tomorrow night - saturday, november 7th - for the 6th annual hot one inch action button art show!

w2 perel gallery
112 w hastings
button trading starts at 8pm!

hot one inch action, created and curated by chris bentzen and jim hoehnle, is a fun night of art and social interaction. this one-night only event showcases 50 buttons by 50 different artists. for $5 you'll receive a blind bag of 5 buttons and from there you are encouraged to trade with other attendees until you get all the buttons you want! a good way to sharpen your bargaining skills indeed. and yes, you are allowed to buy as many bags of buttons as you like! some live music, light snacks and a mini bar are usually present as well!

i am doubly excited for this year's show because i'll be one of the 50 artists featured again! this year it was a collaboration with my friend. if you're attending, keep a look out for "Dickbag" by kel/kel! what the button looks like, i cannot reveal just yet. (the photo above is of my 2006 button "i made you a mix tape.") hope to see some of you there!