Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nomads, the two of us.

We're looking at apartments again... gawwwwdddd... turns out our lovely apartment is suffering from years of neglect resulting in ceilings that pour when it rains, mold, crumbling floorboards... it's so sad to see a beautiful historic building die like this, but the owners of the property supposedly "don't have the money" to fix it. Rriiighht. We are trying to stay in the same neighborhood. One of my favorite features is this book store with this lovely garden out front:

Sweater: thrifted. Shoes: thrifted. Jeans: NY&Co. Belt: thrifted.


You won't get books here cheap, but people in the neighborhood have a lot of pride in their little shop so I find myself buying books here quite often.



I looked at an apartment today whose front porch was completely caved in (definitely not an "amenity" listed on their Craigslist ad). What the hell is going on??? Take care of your stuff! The other one was nice enough but, but I walked through while the couple living there was around, so I didn't get much of a chance to explore, and I was off-put by the landlord's "So... yawannagetit? Wannagetit? Wannagetit?" attitude.


On the upside, I've been invited to participate in an art project around town... I have 4 days to produce 10 pieces. Gulp. It can be anything, as long as it fits inside a cigarette box (as in, a pack of cigarettes). But first, I need your help! I'm going to be posting a series of questions to my followers on Twitter. I will incorporate your answers into my art project! In the meantime, what would you make and put in my cigarette box???

Thanks for your help!

Elissa.

6 comments:

Jaydubs said...

You're doing VendART? Sweet! I thought it was due this week, so I'm already finished, except for the name plate. First time I've ever been done with a project early!

Angie said...

It's Angie Pohlman... do you have to be local to do this? This is right up mine and Matt's alley, and I'm sure there are other friends who would be way in to it too.

Spandexpony said...

Hey Angie! Didn't know you habited my haunt here! Oh the connections, the connections... The deadline to sign up was last month, I only got in because someone else had to drop out. But if you @spandexpony in response to my tweeted q's, and then also retweet them... it would be a huge help. Plus whoever buys my art will see all the Twitter names on the back of their thing.

Taryn said...

This summer, local artist did a similar project but with dime bags. Check out the slideshow.


http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2009/08/dimebag.html

Amber said...

I love the idea! And apartment hunting is the absolute worst. You could do a little painting or I would do some kind of sewn kerchief folded up.

Sal said...

That is AWESOME about the art opp! I'll start deciphering the tweeting instrux ...