Tuesday, October 30, 2007

spoonful of sugar...

in honor of halloween- for the work pot-luck lunch tomorrow....a little tim burton inspiration! and thank you to my sister- the queen of brainstorming- for coming up with this idea!!!

comments on my apt-

best quote of the day-
"how much do you pay for this dump?"

Monday, October 29, 2007


please watch my first ever I-movie- and please note that i am highly
stressing the most awful parts of this apartment, it doesn't usually
look so bad but i think this is my only way of getting on the oprah
show so i'm working with what i have!!!!

if you've ever been to apt 3e please feel free to tell me your least
favorite part because as i edit i will keep your suggestions in

watch, and enjoy!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Illustration Friday- Treats

i was going to do candy, but then i thought- what would my ideal treat be...SHOES! so here it is!

something blue...

and today's the last day i'm posting the traveling blue pitcher!
so go to nicolehefner.blogspot.com and see the whole thing...:-)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Happy Birthday

To my most tasteful, least vulgar friend of all-time,
Miss Meg Shea-
Happy Birthday!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lions & Tigers and Pigeons, oh my!

It’s not every day I receive a text message that reads, “there’s a pigeon in my bathroom. What am I to do?”
And that about sums up today. 2 hours after that text, my roommate and myself, wearing latex gloves and the hoods of hoodies pulled over our heads- half crying/half laughing hit absolute rock bottom. I’m talking huddled on the floor and waving a broom in the air level of hitting rock bottom. And our saviors, whom without I would not be able to sit here and type without, were 2 firemen- new york’s absolute bravest.
I could sit here and list all the organizations that were useless to 2 frantic gals via phone today, but I don’t want to use this blog as a vent. I’d rather use it to thank-
So, to those 2 firemen (who were quite adorable I might add) THANK YOU! You are absolute saints and what may have been such a small thing to you was an enormous thing to us. You are the best!
And on that note,
Dear Pigeon,
You are the worst. Please do not come back to my apartment. Ever.
Gossip Girl

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


For illustration friday- this week's topic happens to be what i'm most thankful for- growing. physically and emotionally. anyway, things to note in this collage: the bottom right hand corner has my actual growth charts from childhood, my ruler i used throughout freshman drawing in college, and the blue pitcher i'm currently photographing all over new york city. the framed flower drawing is one i did as a child, that was the cover to a story i wrote called "the flower that grew"
hope you like it...your comments please....:-)

Sunday, October 21, 2007


i'm in the process of building a store- check it out!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Blue Pitcher.

i hope you are checking out nicole-the-poet's blog where my photo project, The Blue Pitcher, is really taking over. i'm having a ball with it, i can't wait for her to see it but no one comments on it!!! people, please comment!!!! i love comments. thanks.
and happy wedding day to nicole & cody- ok, off to central park now! an artsy blog post coming later....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Guest Star!

this is going to be fun, i'm really excited and have some big plans for this hehe. The blog is called THE BLUE PITCHER and it's that of Nicole-The-Poet and if you stop by her blog you can read my first post! so do it!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Children's Illustrators

i have no idea how to post a link here so that you click it and then go to that site. if anyone could inform me of how to do that please do!!! (NICK!?!?!?)
anyway, look at this! (copy and paste to your browser!!!)
and click on margot miller!

Monday, October 15, 2007

give back.

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
here is my environmentally friendly post in honor of blog action day!
so recycle. cause i said so!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


this collage is in honor of some mail i got this week- PURPLICIOUS a children's book by elizabeth and victoria kann. victoria was my teacher and sent it to me and so i thought i'd post to tell you all to go buy the book. it's also the posting for the illustration friday theme EXTREMES. i'm extremely fond of purple :-)

tag- i'm it.

Miss Nicole-The-Poet has tagged me in this i just noticed, so here's a form- although i'm really not most likely to fill out a survey lol, but here it is (cause i like the nicole-the-poet, and i have nothing better to do) :-)
Jobs I've Had:
1 –camp counseloring/babysitting
2 – law interning (no, that's not a joke)
3 – english & math tutoring
4- clown.
5– accessory designing

Jobs I’d Like to Have:
1 – pastry chef
2 – pyschiatrist
3– children's book writer
4- cohost on the view

Movies I Have Watched Over and Over Again:
1 – annie
2- mermaids
3- adventures in babysitting
4- girls just wanna have fun
(this is the girliest movie list i've ever seen)

Books I Read and Loved During the Last Year:
1 – Sputnik Sweatheart
2 – A Long Way Gone
3 - The Illustrated Mum
4 – Eat, Pray, Love
5- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
6- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
7- Bridge to Terabithia (had never read it)
8- Shopaholic and Baby
9- Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress
10-the last Harry Potter
11- Sinners Welcome
and more but i'm done trying to remember names.

Favorite Things to Do:
1 – collage
2 – take pictures
3 – email
4 – shop
5 – get manicures.

Places I have lived:
1 - staten island
2 – syracuse (college)
3 – florence, italy (for a semester)
4 – brooklyn (kinda)
5- manhattan

Favorite Things to Eat:
1 – dark chocolate (especially the dove brand ones with those corny messages in them like "buy yourself flowers". i love those AND dark chocolate m&ms)
2 – hearts of palm
3 - cheeseless pizza with mushrooms and crushed pepper

Places I'd rather be:EDIT
i'm going to change this to places i NEVER want to be again in my life:
1-six flags, great adventure
2- the manhattan mall
3- the gym.

Words I Love the Spelling of:

1 – chaos
2 – fandango
3 - escargot (silent t's are awesome)

Who I am Tagging (and forgive me or ignore me or humor me, whatever you see fit):

1 – Steph Burton- cause she has a blog and will probably do it :-)
2- nick adams - cause he has a blog so maybe will do it ? he should.
3- my entire staff, none of which have a blog- but maybe will do it and email to me?!?!?! yeah right.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


i'm practicing for a halloweenie potluck at work, specifically practicing for the competition- JENNA YOU ARE GOING DOWN!!!!!
please keep in mind that i don't cook. ever. well i did like twice. and also keep in mind that i don't eat dairy, so cookies are an interesting choice.
and fyi- my editor & janitor are reallly fab taste-testers.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


just found out about this and think everyone with a blog should participate! i'm going to, you'll see my post on oct. 15- blog action day!
Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


for mondayartday i need to make 2 more duck themed cards and my first thought was RUBBER DUCKIE! which lead to this...the adorable bathtub boy is kyle!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

drizzle to POUR

in honor of the weather....the text is from a children's poem i wrote a few years ago, and the window is from the batch of negative's my mother gave me from her photography days. she did a whole series of windows and this is the first time i'm using her photography in my work!! i hope you like it!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Open...Illustration Friday

for illustration friday....on the open theme! a duck (also for monday art day hehe)
quack on!

a yard sale & a street fair

some photos i took this weekend...

Thursday, October 4, 2007


i'm totally confused. i want to make this image be at the top of my page as the header...does anyone know how? (NICK???!!!!)

the thought project.

ruthie (one of my bestity best best friends who is currently living in los angeles) sent me a link to this today: http://www.simonhoegsberg.com/thethoughtproject.html
and i thought i'd share it. really cool project. i love when artists make something bigger than themselves. i don't know how much sense that makes, but you know what i mean.

discover yourself.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month....

nicole-the-poet posted about it so now i will too! :-)
and also, this pin shown above is made by sanrio and being sold for $5 to raise money towards finding the cure. if you want the info of stella at sanrio (she's selling them!) please let me know and i'll send you her info.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ode to Elbow Macaroni

in honor of my dinner tonight.