Friday, January 29, 2010

Bird and Banner

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Munchkin Pumpkin



It's PUMPKIN time! Which means it's time for creating pumpkin carvings, pumpkin bread, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pancakes, and other lovely fall creations. Fall is so inspiring for me; I just wanna create all day and definitely not go to work. Fall also comes at a lovely time in my life when direction for me has become clear.... finally.

I have gotten a receptionist job downtown at a law firm so i can pay off my massive student loan debt. On the weekends I plan to start bunches of creative projects that involve salvaging furniture, making chandeliers, and other knick knack cute things that I can sell on etsy. Photography, though not clearly out of my mind, is on the back burner. The idea of starting my own business is scary yet exciting! I have gained much encouragement and insight from a lovely little website Design Sponge*. I'll post here updates of my processes. I've already scored a sweet table in the alley way near work! Huzzah!

Now go out and pumpkinfy everything!

- e l i s e -

Thursday, August 13, 2009

coming soon

...coming ,....

....soon.....

i have somewhat narrowed into a subject as to what my creations are about! huzzah! finally something i'm comfortable with!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Long Time No Blog

So if i have any readers left after my 5 month hiatus, hello! My life pretty much consists of cashiering and dicking around so it's been hard to be inspired to write anything. Lately I've been poking my head back in the world of making art and thinking about projects, and it's been refreshing, as well as looking for a job that can support me shooting with film. But until that salary job rolls around I will be shooting sketches with the ole digital for now. Here are some extremely vague and spontaneous sketches:

Even though I cashier and speak to hundreds of people almost everyday I get a pretty good chance to think... a lot. This idea came when sweeping behind the register. It's just about aesthetics right now, but i liked the way my wrist looked when holding the broom a certain way. it looked twisted and a little deformed, so i tried to photograph it. like i said before, it's a sketch, and i'm not even sure where it fits into the future, but i kinda like it.

this is a sketch that i most certainly want to work on. it stems from ideas that i have for a whole project. Including this image which will only be one of ten parts in one image, including two sculptures.



I have started exploring into uncharted territory that somehow my art education skipped and left me feeling both distaste and ignorance in one field: sculpture. Sculpture is hard to read for me, mostly because I know almost nothing about it. I can't go into the sculpture I'm (slowly) in the process of making because it's a gift for someone, but it uses these:



I need about 900 more made. Recruits? I'll teach you how to make origami birds and we can make them over a bottle of wine. ;)

It's good to keep the artistic mind rolling around in other areas than photography and what naturally falls first is video. As soon as I get my hands on my friends vc I assure you that there will be plenty of videos to go around, including collaborations with my love, steve.

Here's a few current inspirations that help mix it up: miranda july If you have not seen You, Me, and Everyone You Know, netflix it now!
David Lynch's Interview Project which is insightful, entertaining, and extremely well done.

ok. now you've been updated a little. yoga time. thanks for reading if there are any readers left.

- e l i s e -

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Own Private Adoration

Despite life's trials that try to bring you down, right now, amidst my mother's tribulations, I feel the strongest i have been in a really long time. Some of this comes from previous experience of sorting through life's tough times and coming out knowing how to deal with the lemons; most of this come from knowing, receiving, and living love, though. Being in the right relationship at the right time with the right person can make anyone capable of doing anything. It's actually amazing how much love can radiate through a person when both giving and receiving hearts between two people and also loving everyone. I feel so blessed to have the person that showed me how to love humanity, as my own private adoration. Now THAT will make you strong. Love can conquer anything.

love,
with all my heart,

- e l i s e -

ps - i just realized that my friend SLU just updated her website with the project in which I modeled. Check'em out, they turned out truly beautiful!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Been a While

It's been a while for lots of things, including this blog. But the absence has made good use of its time. I'm in cohorts with my brain on a new blog, a new crowsfeet, and a new life...all still in chicago, surprisingly. More to come. Thanks for paying attention.

love,
elise

Friday, December 12, 2008

POSTal

So I just found a great website and I'm super excited! Thanks Ben Speckmann for getting fellow facebookers involved via Proximity Magazine, which launches its live site tonight at midnight. The website is The Post Family which is a collective art magazine, blog, gallery, store, and website based in Chicago.



In other news, I will be interning for Tony Wight Gallery starting December 31st which I am uber excited about. Tony seems pretty open for ambition, so I have a feeling I'll learn a great deal and get to push my ideas more as an intern here at Tony's than in most galleries or institutions.

That's all for now.