Friday, April 30, 2010

Scaredy Cat, Er Dog

My, what a fascinating dog... thinks Beans

Perhaps we can be friends... thinks Beans.

Me likes a good caboose... thinks Beans.

HOLY SHIT! cries Beans.

To be fair, this choo-choo does move fast.

The situation worries Beans.

Testing my Lionel train set (soon to be shot for "Til Death Do Us Part" in the living room :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Feel the Need to Feed

Come and get it! (Ethel and the vegetarian lion.)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Festival of Animation 2010

Imma be rocking like this... WHAT?!

Festival of Animation 2010. June 5th. Two showings. @ UCLA. For a ridiculously good time, RSVP (for free) HERE. More info to come...

Paper art by Julia Guther.


Beans' features tend to disappear in polaroid shots, so i took it upon myself to help him out. Happy Hump Day.

Point of No Return

Nearly finished shooting all of Mortimer's scenes with the exception of the one in which he gets electrocuted... *teehee* Here's one last shot of the pup before I apply hair gel to him to give him the crispy, struck-by-lightning look. And yes, Mortimer and I have worked together for so long that we're starting to look alike.


Flavor Flav (did I spell that correctly) sports a clock. Ethel, not to be outdone, sports a t-bone steak. Haven't keyed the (cornflower) blue screen yet because I don't know how. But I'll figure it all out on Thursday. Adobe After Effects, here I come. Be nice.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Nearly at the point of film production schedule at which I'm going to have to start building out the train track and town. I've been surfing the web for inspiration, but most of the model train landscapes out there (see above) are too elaborate for what I'm going to need to satisfy less than a minute of screen time. Nervous. *chew on finger meat next to nail bed as to avoid biting nails* Eew.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros :) It'd be fun to animate them. Er, it'd be fun if someone else were to animate them.

So You Think You Can Dance

Who needs the gym when you've got YouTube? My new "thang" is starting every morning off with twenty-minutes of shameless booty-shaking to late-80s, early-90s gems like C&C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat", Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step", Milli Vanilli's "Girl you Know It's True", Whitney Houston's "I'm Your Baby Tonight" and Paul Abdul's "Straight Up." I just can't get enough. Oh wow. I think I just accidentally quoted Depeche Mode. Tomorrow, folks. Tomorrow.

Monday, April 26, 2010


More from my polaroid project!

Le cub and I met on a bus during a prospective students visit to UCLA. The bus was headed for Westwood Village....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Don't Need Much

Julia Roitfeld at home in New York. More images HERE. LOVE. Shot by The Selby. Check out Fanny and Bill's perfect city hall wedding HERE. SUPER LOVE.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

She Likes to Move it, Move it

My bestie and matron-of-honor, Pammy and I are going to learn this choreography for my wedding to le cub. SERIOUSLY.

Mad Hatter

SWOOOOSH! Mmm, motion blur.

My new Eugenia Kim for Tar-jay hat. I can't wait to wear it!!! You can't see, but there's a lil' parrot friend on the side. Available HERE.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Watch highly irreverant animation created by Nick and Kevin for "Falling Lizard 2010" HERE. Topic of the year: FAIL. The boys animated one of my haikus. Perhaps you can guess which one it is?

Meet the Dog

I know I said I wouldn't, but here's another image for my polaroid project!
Josh, meet Beans.
Beans, meet Josh.
Beans is jealous of the new "white dog."


Adorable! A friend sent this to me because this lil' fella looks like he's smiling...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Made For Television

Love the clothes featured on Gossip Girl. Love the art displayed as well. I've long admired the painting by Richard Phillip that hangs on the wall of Chuck Bass' room. Funny thing is, the reproduction of "Scout" has been cropped for the show! Here's what the original looks like... It's getting nippy in here, no?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What is Love?

Le cub and I have found a new sushi fav in Sushi Yuzu. Located in Toluca Lake (I believe that's where Miley - yes, Cyrus - resides), it makes us love living in Burbank even more than we already do. Mmm... sweet shrimp!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's a Small World After All

More experimentation... Going to keep the rest of my polaroid project under wraps until I'm finished with the entire set, so this is it!


Sad Vader by Alex Brown. Available at 20x200.

(This post's for you, Frosty!)


Target swimwear. Left the house for toilet paper, returned home with a bikini.

Trust me! The fit is great - as is the price point!


Disney cartoonist Ulrich Schroder goes high-fashion! (I wonder if his wife/girlfriend made him do it.) He turns Lagerfeld, Jacobs, ELBAZ (love), Galliano and more into Disney characters for Elle Spain. Click HERE for more. I want a copy!!!

In the Flesh

Craving steak, but all I've got at home is a stalk of broccoli and clementines. Hmmph.

Came across this amazing artwork by kmr via Ffffound.

Rock Steady

More experimentation for my polaroid project.

Dropping Like Flies

Guru of Gang Starr has passed. Sadness.

P-P-P-P-Po-la-roid III

Wondering if it'd be better if we were actually a part of the polaroids as opposed to simply pasted on top of them (as was done in polaroids I and II)... yup. Still testing.


To paint a wall with chalkboard paint. Because I can...

Monday, April 19, 2010

P-P-P-Polaroid II

Baby, Baby.

Josh was born in St.Paul, MN on April 5th, XXXX.
He was a very heavy baby.
The doctor thought he was a set of twins.

Debra was born in Northridge, CA on November 13th, XXXX.
She was born hairy.
There was even hair on her back.

Thoughts on the stack o' polaroids as an invite idea? Imagine them wrapped in twine...

Lady in Red

I wish I had red hair.

The ladies at drive me bananas (in a good way). Check out their ridiculously good-looking Black Label collection. INCREDIBLE. I can't stop looking! This is may-jah couture for your head.

Greater Than, Lesser Than

My grandma used to tell me that it's best to be with someone who loves you more than you love them. "You'll be happier that way," she said. Yes, well, I ask le cub this question all the time. "Between the two of us, who loves the other person more?" Le cub always tells me that he loves me more. But I know the truth... you just have to look into my nauseatingly adoring eyes to know who wears the pants. AAAAAARGH! Feeeeeelings!!! NOOOOOOOO!

P-P-P-P-Polaroid I

Remember how I mentioned that I was going to design my own wedding invite? A "love story" of sorts for le cub and cougar... Whaaah? You don't? Well, now you do. In between set building and animating, I've been toying around with some simple doodles and designs, and now I'm seriously considering a love story composed of "polaroids" with descriptions. For example, under this particular polaroid, one might read:

The Proposal.

Josh asked Debra to marry him while climbing
the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset.

He presented Debra with a Blue Raspberry Ring Pop -
an offer he knew she could not refuse.

Debra said “Yes!”

Thoughts on this polaroid idea? I'm still brainstorming...

Sunday, April 18, 2010




Yeah right. I haven't showered today. And until I do (shower, that is), nothing is going to make me feel glam. Giovanna Battaglia (the fashion editor of L'Uomo Vogue and also my ultimate fashion idol - woah, she has a Facebook page?!?) once uttered the following, "The lower I feel, the higher the heel!” But not even the most fabulous of heels (THIS pair) are going to cure me of today. I've been beaten by an ugly stick, and I just have to accept it. T'is okay. "The sun'll come out... tomorrow..."

Plus, who's going to see me animating in my stuffy garage anyway? Other than Ethel, that is. Working on some lip-sync bits above. As you can see, she's matching up with the animatic (displayed in its Final Cut glory) quite well... YAY!


Someone want to watch this with me? My bff, Hammy already saw it.

I think I'd make an awesome street artist. When I was in high-school, my dad would tell his friends that my work was most comporable to graffiti. I was totally not offended and actually excited by the label. (I'd like to think that beneath my girly boho exterior is a ghetto fabulous street-cred-filled gangsta. But seriously? I'm teeny-tiny (which makes for easy hiding) and dude, I think the respiratory-mask look is totally me. (See above.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What's Not to Love?

I've posted about this photograph before, and I'll do it again. "Here Comes The Sun" photograph of the Beatles - captured by photographer and then Beatles tour manager, Bob Bonis in August of 1964. I want this piece hanging on my wall so badly...


Not registering for any, but if I were, I'd totally ask for this set by Royal Copenhagen.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I Dream of...

Cotton-candy pink monsters dancing amidst sand dunes. (source: Ffffound!)

A cream-colored blazer by 3.1 Philip Lim in lieu of a shawl/cardi over my wedding gown. Tres chic!

Sculptures by Shobu Gakuen. (Shobu Gakuen is a facility for people with autisum located in the southern part of Japan, Kagoshima. There are workshops of ceramic art, embroidery, wood work and dying fabric.) Darling, no?

Ready For a Close Up

Starting to shoot Ethel's grieving scenes. You might as well start addressing her as Meryl as she's just that good. Check out her tweaked brows and sad "muzzle". Aww...


Disclaimer: This is a laser hair removal update, so if discussions about body-hair make you uneasy, skip this entry!!! But for the rest of you... WOO-HOO! My lil' legs are still fur-free - as are my pits! Unfortunately, the hoo-hah has found the strength to refuzz itself. Damn hoo-hah! Yes, well, I was told this would happen. The explains why the package I purchased offers 6 treatment sessions... Bew-bew!

Image source: Ffffound!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Earlier this morning, I toured hotels in Santa Monica in an effort to book wedding weekend accommodations for my parents and le cub's parents. We managed to narrow our choices down to Shutters on the Beach and Casa del Mar. Although I preferred the decor of Shutters, we ultimately opted for Casa del Mar for its larger rooms and kinder prices.

Took a stroll along Abbot Kinney before heading back to my "studio" aka steaming-hot garage. I couldn't resist stepping into Japanese goods shop, Tortoise and gosh, look what I found! (See photo above.) Yes. Those are doggy buttocks. And yes, that is a strand of plush poop. The decorative item was labeled "One-of-a-Kind $550". Hahaha... one-of-a-kind indeed!


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