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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I'm not terribly into Courtney Love but I love reading journals and diaries. Especially ones that you can interact with. My favorite of all time is this one. In college I even tried doing my own but didn't feel I was as successful as Dan so I quit. And I can't just continue that one because it has all these doodles of an ex-boyfriend and I just can't have that lying around the house. So Courtney Love has inspired me to start one again.
The problem is photography. I feel like I have billions of snapshots, all on my computer. I've also somehow stolen my childhood books from my mother and she has yet to ask for them back. So it's hard to try and make pages look random and unplanned when I have to go through 30 million megs of photos on iphoto and then burn and cd and take it to Ritz Camera to make prints. Then I thought, what about a digital book? No, no no. It just doesn't feel authentic at all.
Next is what kind of journal. Binding is a big deal to me. Spiral is preferred and allows you to stick big fat things on the pages without the book bulging. So I may stick with spiral.
Last is interest. What the f do I do on a daily basis that would even interest me long enough to draw or paint or write about. Hmmmm. This will take some thinking.
Oh! I was pondering my life of creative emptiness yesterday and decided to enroll in an art class for the summer. Since by far my favorite creative medium is books and book binding, I opted for that. There is a place in Dallas that offers classes, and it is nice because they have an intermediate/advanced class on Wednesday nights, which falls on a non-gym night, so it's perfect. It's time to dust off all my tools and hunt for fun papers and fabrics on ebay and thrift shops. And let's be honest, that is really my favorite part.
Posted by Nicole at 2:07 PM
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Her words, not mine. It's not even so much her work that I'm drawn to as how she expresses what making things makes her feel every day. And I wish I felt that. It hasn't been since my art classes senior year in college that I felt so full. I think I need to make a half-year resolution to make more stuff that makes me happy.
Posted by Nicole at 10:41 AM
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I read Lolita a while back and finally watched Stanley Kubrick's 1962 adaptation. And it is fantastic. He left more to the imagination than the crummy remake which I accidentally rented last week. I love Charlotte's passion for cheetah print and cinching in her waist, and virtually everything about Lolita, played by Sue Lyons.
Posted by Nicole at 12:55 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
To celebrate the end of a crazy week, and waking up early to go to the gym today, I decided to reward myself with donuts. Not just any donuts, Yummy Donuts. I pass by this place on my way to Junior League meetings, and noticed how adorable the logo and the awning was (so it must be delicous!). I've been meaning to check it out for a while but always felt like I needed a reason. Like a birthday or a friend being in town. But today I just decided I can eat a donut just because, and convinced a friend to do the same. For some reason there's less guilt when you eat a donut with someone (well not just one of course).
First of all the decor is so cute. Really simple and modern and adorable. But the moment that Strawberry Hug touched my lips I was transported to that scene in Marie Antoinette where she was eating the cakes and sweets and life couldn't be any better. So go check it out! It's at Lovers & the Tollway.
Posted by Nicole at 12:21 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
I know it's been decades since my last post, but seriously work has been hellish. Late nights, take out, and no gym makes for a sad and fat girl. But as of this coming Monday it should be all over and I can get back to squash and piano and other fun things.
So I stumbled into this blog from some other blog and I love it. So I wanted to share it. I know you're tired of me and my striped shirt pics, but trust me I've omitted like 200 shots that I wanted to post every day. And finally, the last pic of the chicks in the black dresses is there because the LBD has been on my mind, and not in my closet, so I'd love to find one at some point.
This Sunday @ HOB:
One other thing, for my Dallas girls. I'm not sure what it looks like now, but Club Monaco is closing at Northpark and was having a sick sale. 50% off everything and most things were already reduced by half. So I got a sweet wide snake belt and you guessed it, a striped tee (for $7)!
Posted by Nicole at 2:04 PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I love lazy Sunday mornings. I just saw the trailer and interviews for The Girlfriend Experience with Sasha Gray and I was so taken by her. She's kind of an odd beauty, then when I looked her up learned that she's made it into film in quite an unconventional way. I can't say I'm up to date on the porno du jour, so I didn't know of her, until now. She's got a kind of Audrey Hepburn with a dirty little secret thing going on.
Posted by Nicole at 12:00 PM