monster vs. monster

May 22, 2011, 2:03 am
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4.16-17: the most exciting events, knitting a washcloth and wearing a neckerchief

4.18: home design


4.19: portraiture


(got the rain-footsteps i’ve been wanting to catch for weeks)


4.20-21: also knitting a guitar strap; mismatching and color blocks

4.22: guitar faker

4.24: easter dinner (complete with bunny cake)


April 16, 2011, 5:50 pm
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This week I borrowed a guitar and played some music. I took a long bike ride and listened to Bossa Nova. I did very little work because my body was against me. So instead I saw three amazing bands with two amazing people and one amazing mishap. And…now I am in a strange headspace and it is about to rain. The end.


4.9: waterfront park


4.10: dressed up for h.p. lovecraft at the ice cream shop

4.11: movie still curtain


4.12: callers, wye oak


4.13: vivian girls (with the black lips)

4.15: spring weekend! joy?

4.15: care from afar. missss you.

April 16, 2011, 4:53 pm
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This week had a rough emotional arc. I spent a lot of time loitering in back alleys and I started shooting in black and white. I read a lot of books and I smoked a lot of cigarettes. And I drew the wings myself.

April 6, 2011, 12:06 am
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Looking over my spring break, it sort of seems like nothing special – especially stood up against the New York trip I missed. And yet, what an amazingly soothing string of days. I went to markets and dinners and parks and coffee shops and cemeteries. I listened to music and looked at art and cried and let myself be moved. I talked to friends from far away, and I read poetry aloud, and I rode my bicycle, and I roasted my first eggplant. I hope summer is just like this, but with road trips.

3.26: winter market

3.27: provision dinner

3.28: cemetary walk

3.29: warpaint

3.30: there is a twig on tv

3.31: soft steps

4.1: impressionism

March 25, 2011, 7:34 pm
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I dedicate this week to caffeine, visine, weather you can walk to school in, shuttles that run until 3 a.m., friends that let you call for only a moment, professors who assign movies in lieu of readings, and people who ask “how are you?”

3.19: hipster drag and crystal castles and driving in boston

3.20: sun and coffee

3.21: an hour before this photo was taken, there was a face here

3.22: i’ll never misspell nietzsche again

3.23: brown anti-gay protest protest

3.24: grey tones and whatnot

3.25: spring break – sewing, knitting, home magazines and humphrey bogart

March 25, 2011, 6:11 pm
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3.12: providence, buildings

3.13: sun, colors

3.14: banana bathroom

3.15 and 3.16: grey skies and new projects

3.17: silly holiday

3.18: wind and whatnot

March 13, 2011, 10:35 pm
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This week I came close to giving up my photo project. My academic life is ridiculously full right now, and I have been spending long hours inside, not moving, in complete silence, alternately reading and freaking the eff out. When I did venture out of the office, I was too exhausted and irritated to be very inspired by my environment. At dinners, at parties, on coffee runs, even on long walks I kept finding myself without my camera. But I’m glad I pushed through – while I may not be progressing (in fact, this week I think I’ve regressed) as a photographer, I am getting a kick out of the documentation aspect of this project. It’s nice to have something to show for each day. And some days I get busy and overwhelmed and work hard and forget to see what’s around me, and I need to remember those days, so that I can remember to see differently.


3.5: The amazing and not-done-justice-by-this-terrible-blurry-picture Creature Show from Big Nazo labs.

3.6: We failed at the French film festival, so grabbed a glass of wine and watched friends dine in front of some rather apologetic sea creatures.

3.7: With all my books kept safely in my office, my actual book-bag is just…knitting projects.

3.8: Graffiti plot twist. Relatedly, I now have a committee chair.

3.09: Got up early with my silly nails, stayed up late waiting for a stranger.

3.10: Putting jewels (handmade clay necklace things) away (on a bulletin board).


3.11: After an exhausting three days of teaching and conferencing and seminar-ing and department-ing, I spent my Friday night under a blanket reading The Great Gatsby cover to cover. What comfort. All my notes from junior year of high school are very sweetly intact.