Monday, March 30, 2009

maire's 22!

maire turned 22 this weekend and so last night (sunday) i had a birthday dinner for her at my place with all of our close friends in attendance (except for eleanor who was out of town). it was so AWESOME to have mia, beth, jaime, ann, and maire over, and we had a lovely dinner. i set the table with my beautiful tablecloth and tulips and gerber daisies and we had 3 bottles of wine and i made pasta with mozzarella and peppers and spinach for dinner. then we had a chocolate sour-cream cake i made from scratch for dessert, which was PHENOMENAL. this weekend could not have gone any better!!!! now i just have to try to get back into work's hard.... :) anyway, happy birthday maire!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

arches, triangles, and stars

new painting in progress.......


i don't know if there is anything better than spending a thursday night letting two amazing little girls named isadora and estelle fake tattoo you. i felt like i was at a beauty salon, watching them standing on either side of me, choosing tattoos for me and cutting them out and carefully applying them all over my arms and legs. of course i helped apply some to them too, although they're big girls and didn't really need my help :) i ultimately ended up with about 7 tattoos, carefully applied in isadora and estelle's chosen spots, and was so proud to go to work today and show them to everyone!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

new painting + new polaroids!

newest painting- 2009- possibly still in progress? no title yet....probably no.7

mt. royal avenue from station, baltimore, md, 2005 (?)

sarah, lindsay, and ashley, anna maria, fl, 2006 (?)

hi!!!! i'm sorry i've been ever so lazy lately about posting! i was doing so good putting up a polaroid a day, but then spring break hit and so did a wave of extreme laziness....i've been hibernating....but i'm in a super good positive mood today, i had a great st. patty's day and i hope everyone else did too! and i am also feeling super productive, so here at last are two new polaroids AND....ta-da!- a new painting! FINALLY! it's been 2 years!!!!! CRAZY! i'm super pumped and hope everyone else enjoys it....i have not decided if it is finished, i think i'm going to move on and start a new one and think about it for awhile....i welcome comments and opinions on the matter, though!

otherwise everything has been smooth sailin over here, the weather can't make up it's mind as to whether or not it's spring yet, but luckily it's been very pleasant today. lovely, in fact.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

yesterday and today's polaroids + sleepy + exhibition proposal

urvashi, anna maria, florida, 2007

here are two polaroids, one for yesterday and one for today, both of my cousin urvi floating on a raft in the gulf of mexico. the colors are really vivid, especially in the originals. the scan definitely muted them a little.
i am so tired right now, i think i need to go nap or something. it's warm and gray and i have spent all day working on my exhibition proposal for my senior show. they want us to fill out a proposal form and attach written instructions and a diagram for installation for EACH PIECE we are going to show. then we have to make copies of each piece of paper involved, one for us to keep and an extra copy to turn in with the originals. that's a LOT OF PAPERWORK. seriously, it's ridiculous. plus there are some details i don't know, so i have to figure this all out by thursday when the forms are due. and go to kinkos and get these copies made. OY. i'm excited about the show, but i also can't wait until it is over....or at least until the paperwork is over....

Friday, March 6, 2009

absolutely hilarious

new year's eve, tampa, florida, 1999 (?)

almost thanksgiving, baltimore, maryland, 2008

on top is a polaroid of my godsister paige and me on new year's eve a long, long time ago. probably about 10 YEARS AGO! we were so excited to have FAKE WINE for new years....we definitely acted like it was so cool, like it was real wine or something....i just wish i could find the racy photo of us posing in front of the fire like we were on a beach or something....HILARIOUS! hey, being twelve is kinda fun....SERIOUSLY! i wish it were all that simple still!
below is a photo of me struggling with a real bottle of champagne...struggling to open it, not drink it.... :)

anyway, i am super tired and have to teach pre-k i need to go study my lesson plan and catch some zzzzzz.......'s........and then i need to stop procrastinating and spend my weekend working on my senior show application.....and maybe even some job applications.....and even homework? maybe it's not "if you build it, they will come" but rather "if you write it on your blog for everyone to read you will actually do it".....haha.....

hopefully admist all of this "doing" i will find time to work on my new painting and maybe even some new collages/drawings/ that there will be new work up here soon....! :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

....and today's polaroids!

clearwater, florida, 2005

i'm super tired today and it's been a long day. here are two sets of beautiful polaroids, and now i'm going to go run one more errand and then make dinner/do dishes/do homework/go to bed early/search for a magazine article i can't find..... <3 sae

yesterday's polaroids...

san francisco, california, 2001

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


"in spring when the woods are getting green,
i'll try and tell you what i mean:
in summer when the days are long,
perhaps you'll understand the song:

for this must ever be
a secret
kept from all the rest
between yourself and me."

"but alice had got so much into the way
of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen
that it seemed quite dull and stupid
for life to go on in the common way...

put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea-
and welcome queen alice with thirty times three!"

-lewis carroll

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


what!!!!!!! tampa actually has an open-air farmers market downtown! this is new and makes me very happy and very excited! i have definitely been concerned about being able to eat and buy locally in tampa if i move back, and now my hopes are bolstered!!!!!!

more polaroids!

i decided that today is going to be special, and so here are MORE POLAROIDS! the top is me laughing, baltimore, maryland, 2006, and the bottom is me eating ice cream, tampa, florida, 2003 (?). i am also working on a new painting, and hope to make enough progress to post some photos of that here soon....i have spent all day watching charmed/law and order and reading turbulent voyage (reading in african american studies for my africana lit class again) since my contemporary memoir class was canceled! yay snow! alas, i still have to go to history of material for now, enjoy the special polaroids....

an old polaroid a day keeps the doctor away....

redwoods, california, 2001

the mountains

isn't that how the saying goes? as a way to make sure i keep posting things and don't get lazy/too bogged down in ncis/house/law and order, i am going to post some of my favorite old polaroids up here everyday. i've been meaning to scan and post them all anyway, and this is a good way to do it, i think. today's polaroid post includes my newest collage, the mountains.
otherwise, i am just working on contemporary memoir homework and drinking coffee out of a tiny old mug i made in high school. the sun is out today but i am sure it is freezing, and the snow has not gone anywhere, really. now that i'm faced with leaving the house tonight for class, i just want to stay in. if i didn't have to go to class, i might become a recluse, locked up in my house with my collages and usanetwork/tnt. :)
i'm thinking a lot about how i'm possibly moving back to florida in may. SO EXCITING. i can't tell you how much i want to go to the beach.....but my 6 word memoirs from last week and this week (for contemporary memoir) are very telling:
i miss the ebb of tides...
and the flow of the shore.
<3 sae

Monday, March 2, 2009

peek into my flowers and pictures...

i've been working on my apartment lately, and also set up a little workstation for myself and my artwork. plus i bought some new flowers and new tulips, so i thought it was time for some updated pictures! above is my bathroom- with some of the beautiful flowers in an ikea vase, and my new toothbrush cup that has a cool pink flower-like design on it, which i got at anthropologie on sale for just a couple dollars!
this picture is of my bedside table (from a thrift store in hampden). on it is a flea market plate with beautiful designs, cheap ikea vase (which i love) with more of the beautiful flowers, my stack of books, the turtle with volcanic stone (i'm pretty sure) and a pearly stone (can't remember the name) that pw got me in mexico, and an ikea lamp.

looking into my kitchen from a far corner of the room. you can see my stack of magazines, and the purple tulips in the awesome red-orange ikea pot on the table. maire's paintings are peeking in on the right corner and my antique indigo goblets (from an ginny's antiques on anna maria island) look beautiful in the light....

my new workstation, complete with fresh paper. behind it select polaroids are laid out on green storage boxes sitting on my tibetan chest (which you can't see). on the mantle are my some of my favorite photos, my cameras, my collection of blue and white vases, my spider plant, and my "natural wonders" collection: bowls full of shells and stones from different beaches. there's also a piece of art of a girl on a beach and the maps poster from the maps show at the walter's from last year.

looking at my bed from my desk, before the workstation was set up. you can see my books, my globe, another piece of maire's work, and my bed with the new bedding i just got for my birthday.

these final two shots are some close-ups of parts of my bulletin boards and the stuff on them.

i love how the apartment is coming along....although soon enough i'm going to have to pack it all up and move anyway! ~sae


WE HAVE A SNOW DAY!!!!! yay!!!! MICA is closed and i made special snow day blueberry pancakes for kate and me to enjoy, and now she is at xs getting french toast and bringing back an egg sandwhich for me! what a lovely, lovely day- snow days are always so special- time seems to stop and everyone gets an unexpected opportunity to breathe and hibernate and maybe continue reading harry potter....after i finish some hw....can anyone explain to me what EXACTLY a "philosophical construct" is? i didn't think so. i mean i get it, but still....what an assignment...anyway, stay warm! ~sarah

Sunday, March 1, 2009

new(est) collages

the ocean

the forest

it's been awhile since i posted anything, so i thought my new post should be something fun and awesome like my newest collages...
i have spent all day freezing in my apartment (despite the heat being on) and reading, going back and forth between my 8th (or 9th?) reading of harry potter and the deathly hallows and a book called "the palm wine drinkard" by amos tutuola for my africana literature class. both books are fantastic, so it's been a good day other than the cold and the fact that i ate too many rosemary triscuits and cheddar cheese. i am telling you this so that you know if you ever start eating rosemary triscuits and cheddar cheese, you have to be careful because they are as addictive as rainbow sprinkle cake (which i made the other night to have as dessert after eating my chicken and yellow rice....yum....):