June 29, 2010

I'm breaking up with you. (Not really, but kind of!)

My Charlie scarf


So, the thing about this little blog is, it's never really felt like home, despite many earnest yet slightly forced attempts. Back when I was 15, I was so into spilling my guts on LiveJournal, one of the early pioneers of blogging. You may laugh, but on that nerdy little website, I met some amazing people who I'm still friends with today. A handful of which I've gotten to hang out with in person! We had a real community for about 6 years, and it was a genuinely life changing, wonderful experience. But as all things do, LiveJounal began tapering off when things like MySpace, Facebook, Blogger and the like began cropping up. Sooner or later, we all left, venturing out with wobbly baby deer legs into the outside world of social networking and blogging.

I created this journal and tried to nurture it, but my community was scattered across the interwebs, and the new one that took it's place was much quieter. I've not been quite sure what to put here, honestly. I've grown out of the urge to describe my life in excruciating detail, yet I still need a place to keep things. You know; pictures of Charlie, inspiration from other artists/blogs, ramblings, my own work...

Thus, I've dipped my toe into Tumblr, and I must say, I think I like it. It's easy, it's quick, and boy oh boy if the interface isn't pretty!

So little journal, it is with great relief that I am leaving you. But for any of you out in cyberspace that may check in from time to time, please follow me over to the land of tumble weeds. I love you!

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June 25, 2010

It's true

There are such beautiful things.

June 13, 2010

Outer Space

braid 6/12/10


Didn't recognize my face this morning. Am I an alien? At least my hair is long enough to braid.

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June 9, 2010

working and playing and playing while you're supposed to be working

vimeo offline
Dan, Taylor, Julia and yours truly!



Last night was a super fun Vimeo Offline event at SPiN on 23rd st. Many sweet videos were shown, many tasty beverages were consumed, and many games of drunken ping pong happened. Anthony Quintano took the above photo, and many more of the event, which can be seen here.

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June 1, 2010

I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands.

Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois in the studio of her apartment at 142 East 18th Street in New York, circa 1946, Photo: Louise Bourgeois Archive

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Louise Bourgeois in 2003, Photo: Nanda Lanfranco.




Louise Bourgeois, thank you. I won't even try to say how important your work is to me. This world will miss you. (Both images via)

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May 29, 2010

Website lovin'

Redesigned website!


katiearmstrong.com is lookin' fresh! Erin was the wind beneath my wings with this, as usual. The girl is some kind of robotic coding genius! Anyway, go take a peek. I've put up all of my latest animations, a bunch of drawings, and a handful of photographs. I'm stuck in bed with horrendous cramps, but I'm feeling pretty accomplished today. How the heck are you? Tell me things!

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May 16, 2010

Graduation

Woah! I graduated!

Holy guacamole, look what I did on Friday!

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