Saturday, January 30, 2010

assignment #16

#16 Make a paper replica of your bed.
Using paper, cardboard, colored pencils, glue and/or tape, make replicas of your sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows and anything else that comprises your bed. Then assemble them the way you assemble your bed. The completed bed should be roughly the length of a pencil. Take special care to reproduce the patterns on the fabric and any stains or other irregularities.

Friday, January 29, 2010

assignment #32

#32 Draw a scene from a movie that made you cry.
Rent a movie that made you cry. Fast forward to the exact point that really got you and pause the movie. Now draw this freeze-frame as accurately as possible. Also draw the tv and the table, or surface, that the tv is sitting on. Don't draw any other details of the room; this picture should be floating in the middle of an otherwise blank piece of paper. Draw everything as realistically as you can; don't be interpretive.

Up (when Carl gives Russell the grape soda badge)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

assignment #54

assignment #54 Draw the news.
Click on an online daily news page such as Google or The New York Times. Pick a person from todays news, for example, I chose Interior Secretary Gale Norton, who resigned on the day this assignment was written. Type the person's name into Google Image Search. Using a colored pencil (just one color) select an image and draw it.

Haiti Earthquake Survivor
January 18, 2010

Original picture

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

assignment #42

#42 list five things that happened in 1994
List five important things in 1984. These are things that had a major impact on you during the year 1984. They can be personal, political, cultural, animal or whatever. Each important event should be summarized in one sentence. (I wasn't born in 1984, so I will do 1994 instead)

1. Jenn (my younger sister) was two years old and she fell and busted her nose while dancing to Barney. She was on a rocking chair and fell into a coffee table.

2. I was in the second grade and I learned how to dye Easter eggs with onion skins. One day my children will learn this too.

3. My best friend was Joyya Hunter. She has a baby now.

4. I turned seven and had a Lion King birthday party.

5. The Hubble telescope reveals conclusive evidence of the existence of black holes, which had been purely theoretical up until this point.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

assignment #51

#51 Describe what to do with your body when you die.
Here is your chance to think about and describe what you would like done with your body after you die. Do you want to be buried in a cemetery, cremated and scattered in the ocean, composted beneath an apple tree? If you don't make some decisions now, someone else will make them for you later. Feel free to be creative but try to make sure that what you describe for your final remains will be legal and really possible (not fantasy), so that your friends and family can actually carry out your wishes when the time comes. If there is a particular ceremony or activity that you would like to have accompany your final goodbye, describe that too.

When I die I want my organs to be donated first and then cremate me.
No one should ever wear black when I die, infact wear yellow and smile, for I will be with my maker.
Please, take me dancing under the stars and tell me your favorite memory.
Bring me to where that memory was and grab a handful of ashes.
Let go.
Pass the rest of my ashes to someone else who I loved and who loved me and have them do the same thing.
Repeat as many times as possible, but make sure you leave one handful.
With this handful, I would like to mixed with a willow tree's seeds and planted into the ground where everyone can visit me.
And when you cry, cry into the spot of which I was planted so that you will help me grow.
Come back and see me often.
Bring your children and tell them about the things we laughed at, the things we cried about and the times when we hugged.
And smile.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

assignment #39

#39 Take a picture of your parents kissing.
Take a picture of your parents kissing (or at least hugging). Do not use an older picture of your parents, we are specifically looking for a new picture taken for this assignment.

Seattle, WA 1/13/2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

I met my husband on June 18, 2007. We had the same favorite movie, Me You and Everyone We Know. For Christmas in 2008 he got me No one belongs here more than you. Three weeks ago, I received Learning To Love You More from my secret santa, Blake Webb. Miranda July is the director, author and project leader of these three artworks. I am comfortable saying she is my hero.

I encourage you to watch and read these.


Learning To Love You More is a project that was started by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. They had a revelation that sometimes our most profound experiences come from following other people's instructions. When making crepes from a recipe, attempting to do a handstand in yoga class or singing someone else's song. Sometimes it seems like the moment we let go of trying to be original, we actually find something new-which was the whole point of being artists in the first place. (Miranda July & Harrell Fletcher)

I am accepting these instructions, the 70 assignments.