.the world through the eyes of this girl.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Queens: woohoo! worthy

talk about trying to find a balance!  i have to work tomorrow but i really want to go to QUEENS.  that other borough i've been avoiding since 2005 (along with the Bronx).  i don't think i've been there in like three years when i visited my friend at Flux Factory.  so yeah, this better be gooood...there's a show at the Queens Museum, Queens International 4 that has a plethora of artists, Queens artists, bikes and shenanigans at the closing ceremony.  New friend is co-curator and I definitely want to check it out...and old friends are band playing the event - The Unstoppable Death Machines!  I hope to make it! 

Friday, April 3, 2009

a message from the universe.

i really am taciturn when it comes to internet expression cos so many randoms stalk me.  but i figure, this is sooooo beautiful not to want to share.  

i got a totally out of the blue email from an old friend.  the only thing i edited were the brackets:

I have to admit, I have always been in awe of you, starting in high school. To me, you were that person that I wished I had the balls to be. You were original, funny, nice, and you had a ton of great friends. I was not like that, I was a follower who pretended to be, well, not a follower.
I saw you on [SG], probably more than a year ago, and I freaked! I sat there and told my fiance basically what I just typed. I pulled out a poem I had written that you illustrated. It was one of those moments that kinda just froze. Looking at the pictures, thinking "wow, that's Selina, I know her! She's outstanding!" I sat there, in awe all over again! Finding you on here and getting the opportunity to read your blog has been great. You are creative with your words, very descriptive when you write. I love that, I write the same way when my brain is working correctly. Your photography is outstanding! You have talent. I don't know what you have done between high school and now, but I'm sure it's been a great adventure for you. I think you continue to be someone I would love to have the balls to be, someone I envy! I love being a momma more than anything, don't get me wrong, but I have never been anything else and sometimes that's depressing for me.
No, I am not some strange stalker, I just always have to let someone know when they have affected me in some way. Just thought I'd let you know.
Continue being you!

Liz is awesome.  My response to the email was pretty much, thank you from the bottom of my heart...  
cos lots of times you feel things and believe things and hope that you're getting across to people the way you intend and when someone is affected in a positive way by what i did it's like Divinity giving me a reassuring nudge. I'm listening.  

ambassadors of cute

this is real!  this is better than pushing your kids to become beauty paegant winners.  do you think you get free parking for singing in a swimsuit?!  no...being ambassador is the way to go and now it's easier if your cuuuuute!

and you know what else would make a great title...

Ambassador of Cool 
...and who would be a perfect one.  
Sam J. (pff, obviously)                                      

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


My first introduction to Fafi was entirely random (or just a cunning eye for the next whatsit!). I went to Colette in Paris and saw this shirt that had a girl on it with macabre maracas and it was enough for me to want to pay $40 for it. I thought, 'I'm in freakin Paris when am I ever going to see this again?' It was a shirt by an artist called Fafi and little did I know she'd reach blowin-up-shit proportions later across the pond.
She'll be exhibiting along with other ladies who are mostly in the street art set at McCaig-Welles in Williamsburg. I'm going to try to make it out there next Friday but can't promise anything...
If anyone is into illustration or street art: the genre, should take a look though.