Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Ones that do not cry :)
A $3.50 Rose Bowl Flea Market find. (Not including the frame. I picked this intentionally-gaudy gold frame out at Aaron Brother's 1-Cent Frame Sale). Yes, what you see is Bob's Big Boy... floating in a toilet.
On a fancier note? On its way to le cub and cougar home is another piece of art... One to celebrate with champagne - and fried chicken. A lithograph of Murakami Takashi's DOB: And then and then and then and then and then in rust (2006). I know this image has been seen everywhere (Murakami is, after all, Japan's answer to Warhol)... but his work, along with Yoshitomo Nara's have long been the source of inspiration for all of mine. I bid for this piece in an auction on artnet hoping I'd win, and holy-crap, I did!!! DOB is the boss of Murakami's character empire. It was only fitting that I target him first. Want to see more of Murakami's work? HERE is a lil' video on the man and his Versaille exhibition (held earlier this year). Ahhhh. Genius.
Just so y'all know, Beans approves of le cub and cougar's current collection of work. Once everything is displayed properly, a lil' art tour is due. Speaking of art, the LA Art Show is taking place in January... I'll be there. Obvi.
Le hub and I have been back in the States for a couple of days now, and we've had a moment to reflect upon our whirlwind trip back to Taipei this holiday season.
Back home, my parents threw us a HUGE wedding reception at a really luxe hotel, and well, let's just say that the party was nothing short of EPIC. We entered the filled banquet hall on a cloud of dry ice (all our entrances should be so grand! haha), a "food show" prefaced a 12-course meal, and wait for it, the President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-Jeo, was in attendance. A high school friend of my father's and a college friend of my mother's, the gracious man stayed the entire length of the party! A real honor. Yes, my parents have clout... (they're effin' cool.) Pity le hub and I don't. But seeing these photos, you'd never know :) Yes, that's us waving good-bye to our 500 wedding guests at the end of the evening as if we're William and Kate. WTF.
All kidding aside, thank you, Mom and Dad, for a truly memorable and "baller" party.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
and a teensy bit of nice...
Christmas 2010 was all sorts of wonderful. Le cub and I baked and ate buttery chocolate-chip cookies and watched Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop". It's the first movie I've watched utilizing my brand new Netflix subscription. (Thank you, cub!) A clever lil' documentary or mockumentary that I'm just going to assume is "authentic" - at least until someone (Banksy) admists otherwise.
Pictured: Morons (2006) by Banksy
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Cassius catches Harriet munching on baked-goods left out for Santa. Shocked to see that Harriet had fallen off her Weight Watcher wagon, he blurts, "My wife is a light eater. As soon as it's light, she starts to eat." Harriet pretends not to hear. (quoting comedian Henny Youngman)
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Check out our well-nourished mermaid tree topper! Isn't she beautiful? She hails from Mexico, but my friend, Alexis, bought her from me while we were out and about in NYC. I've named her "Zoila" (after Jeffrey Lewis' kick-ass, telenovela-loving cleaning lady on "Flipping Out") and I think she's a most wonderful addition to our sparkly tree.
LOTS of photos from NYC to come. I lugged "Matt" (my Nikon D70) on this trip and he came out to play rather frequently... My fingers were a frozen mess as I snapped away, but that was the price I was willing to pay...
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
New York City, here I come. Le hub and I landed free tickets to NYC (courtesy of an Expedia promo), so we're off! Along for the ride? Fellow animators, Jeff and Alexis. (We are lego.) Needless to say, all four of us are very excited. The Big Apple during the holidays?! What more can a girl ask for? Photos of this totally-tubular trip to come. Fo sho.