Friday, February 29, 2008

hallway.

have started collaging the hallway of apt. 3E!
here are some pics so far...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

feb 29.


happy leap year!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

HOW COOL IS MY MOM?!?!?


this is a copy/paste from the article about great teachers that my mom is in!

"Linsey Miller, Richard H. Hungerford School
She was my first classroom teacher when I was a student in 1989. She was very brilliant in educating me how to become an excellent pupil by helping me with my motivation skills and developing my self-esteem. I had a lot of improvement from her allowing me to be able communicate on my own.
-Willie Washington, former student (and current colleague)"

click if you'd like to see the whole article

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Multiples


for illustration friday! (click the image to see more details)

Friday, February 22, 2008

progress...


more of a yoga bag sneak peak...
i REALLY like crystalizing. fyi.
ok, this is the last image i'll show you before the auction (in may)!
but save up $$$ and bid (please!)
it's for a good cause!!!!
...not the margot really likes to shop cause...it's the find a cure for breast cancer cause.

wordier than my usual post...but read it! :-)....a new earth...


So I’m reading A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle- 75% because Oprah told me to, 25% because I’m interested in stuff like that.
Ok, more like 90% Oprah, 10% me- but either way- I’m reading it!
And I have to say, it’s totally amazing amazing beyond amazing and I can’t praise it enough. NOT because it’s a thrilling page-turner read. It’s actually painfully boring (in my opinion) while you’re reading it. But within the words are these sentences that all of a sudden make me stop and think- think deeper than my usual thinking (which I’d like say is fairly deep) and I have what Oprah calls, an “AHA MOMENT”
Now for those for of you out there who don’t know- I adore Oprah. I know half of you are rolling your eyes and the other half have her tivo’d every day (as do I). But here’s the thing- Oprah gives back. BIG TIME. She also spreads literacy, which I respect a ton, and honors people who do good things, and so on and so on and so on. Plus she defines American culture. We eat hot dogs at ball games and we watch Oprah. End of story.
Well, not end….beginning perhaps….
I’m so inspired by one line in particular of the book right now that I’m going to start to do a series of collages “new earth” inspired (see the image at the top of this post)….here’s the line….

“This is when you strive to overcome limitation…through creative action bring something new into this world that is life-enhancing for yourself as well as others…you are present when what you are doing is not primarily a means to an end (money, prestige, winning) but fulfilling in itself, when there is joy and aliveness in what you do. And of course, you cannot be present unless you become friendly with the present moment.”

So, Oprah & Eckhart- if you’re out there reading (OMG- IMAGINE IF OPRAH READ MY BLOG) here I am! Trying trying TRYING to become friendly with the present moment…one collage at a time…

Thursday, February 21, 2008

coming soon...

NEW SPECS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a colorful morning...

some pics i took on the way to work...

lunar eclipse on West 83rd st.


at 11:10pm last night...

Monday, February 18, 2008

yoga bag auction!


soooooo, i'm realy really REALLY excited about this- Swarovski is doing an amazing charity event where celebrities are decorating yoga bags and they will be auctioned for breast cancer research sometime in may- AND I AM GETTING TO DECORATE ONE!
i know you're thinking- um, did i miss something?! when did margot become a celeb?!
i didn't. well not yet anyway.
i designed the blank yoga bag that the company i work for produced and donated to the cause so i get to design one (and plus, melissa works for swarovski and is running the event so that MIGHT have helped hehe)!
i'll post allllllll about the auction when it actually happens, but for now i thought i'd show you some work in progress!
i won't show the finished bag, all crystalized and such until the actual auction!

and mom (she's on a cruise right now!) if you are reading this- roses will be added! i promise!!! and look! even wonton is helping!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR!!!!!


fyi, taylor NOW LIKES HOTDOGS. and trust me, after 7 (whoa, that's a lot!!) years of friendship that's a BIG deal!!!!! (specifically dash dogs, i believe with a pickle & crushed fritos and ketchup on it?!)
and in your honor, a wall of scrunchies!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

PHOTO FRIEND ALEX!!!!!

once upon a time, in a far away place (well, 5 hours away place) i went to college- and at college i took a LOT of photography classes...and in those classes there was an absolute star beyond star whose work amazed me week after week. and to top it off, she's one of the coolest people in the world and i'm so so so so so excited to introduce her website! click here!
and here's an example of her work- go to her site to see more!!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

1990.


incase you were wondering what my journal page looked like from today, in 1990 (i was in first grade) here it is.
i found this notebook last night, and am totally obsessed with it.
it's too bad i didn't have an editor then- melissa would have had a field day with this!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

happy valentine's day!...and some more online dating journal pages!


some pages with the red velvet kit club supplies for my online dating journal!
also, some of the images i used here are from 1950 vintage valentines...thought i'd be festive!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Matthew Adam.

CLICK HERE!
i have a bit of fame today on matthew adam's blog post...i feel the need to mention his real name is not matthew adam- i added the adam because i could never remember which was his name for...a...really....really....really long time!
anyway, he's going to kenya to work in an orphanage for 6 months. he is one of the most amazing people in the world...and to top it off he writes one nice blog :-)
check out some bags i'm sending to kenya for the kids in his orphanage that he posted on the blog!

snow day! (or night)

some pictures from the snowy upper west side...

Monday, February 11, 2008

echo.

my friend echo is one of the greatest people in the world.
anyway, i went to wash a dish out in the work sink today- where a hole has recently been formed in the wall because of a leak- and this is what i found.

hahahahhahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahaha.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

more online dating journal pages!



so this project of mine is getting a pretty nice response so i think i'm going to sell it on my online store when it's finished! (these are also made from the red velvet kit club supplies) anyway, here are a few more pages for it....

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

work in progress...

sooooo, i joined the red velvet kit club- click here to see the club-
which is basically an online community/forum where everyone is given the same supplies (once a month) and has to make something! lots of people scrapbook through it- i'm not a scrapbooker, but i am a collager (if that's a word?!)
anyway- so here is my work in progress- i'm making a blank journal for the online dater- cause those of you out there who have ever online dated know just how confusing it gets keeping them all straight and remembering the pros/cons and good/bad date locations, etc. etc. etc. - so i'm creating an artsy way to log it all! here is the start of a page (possibly the cover) created with the supplies i got in the mail today from the red velvet kit club!
i'll post the pages as i make them...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

primary!




i crack myself up.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

uncalled for.

i find this sign offensive.

Friday, February 1, 2008

a valentine's shopping guide!

here are some really cool things i've found online recently that are great gifts for valentine's day....

from straydogdesigns.com...they have AMAZING home decor.


recycled tin flowers! they'll never die! from uncommongoods.com

for toast! from urban outfitters.

rob ryan, one of my favorite artists who works in ALL CUT PAPER has a new book out, really really really amazing stuff- i think you can get it anywhere, but i know for a fact it is on fredflare.com

breakfast at tiffanys....lunch at mcdonalds hehe.
here's a Holly Golightly sleep mask from fredflare.com