Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween in my hood. After living in my apartment for almost 7 years, I finally, for the first time, spent a couple hours enjoying the festivities east of 15th Ave near Aloha and Prospect. It's an entire neighborhood where the homes really get into the holiday. Much smoke. Many homes were piping music. A few streets are blocked off to traffic. It was a blast.
Lots of ghouls, goblins, and glee.
Someone set up a large white sheet next to their home and was projecting some film. I couldn't tell what it was.
When ladybugs appear...love is near.
I was a ladybug for Halloween.
Saturday evening I went out with three of my fabulous coworkers. The communications director, the scholarships director and the grants director. We did the costume crawl from the Sorrento Hotel, to Vito's, up to the Hideout, then on to Seattle Central Community College where Occupy Seattle is now camping out at night...up on Broadway and then to Pony, a small bar on the hill.
It was a blast.
Yesterday, I was super exhausted from such a big and very long Saturday night, not getting home until almost 2am. I finally wandered out of my house for a walk in the afternoon and took in more Halloween festivities. The children's costume parade began at Cal Anderson Park...and then they filled the streets of Broadway looking for treats from all the shopkeepers before heading to a pizza place on the north side for a free pizza party. Parents and kids all decked out.
Capitol Hill loves Halloween. And I love this neighborhood.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Pumpkin photographed at 22 near my home. My flash accidentally went off and changed the color of the pumpkin because of all the colored lights on it. So I went into photoshop and exaggerated the background colors.
Just finished costume and now taking it easy before tonight's event with some good friends.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Working on my halloween costume for tomorrow night's costume crawl. I needed wings and so purchased some but have to rip out the fabric because I couldn't have colored glittery wings. Instead, I purchased some very thin, almost lacey black material that I'll attach to the wing form.
Nope. Not telling you what my costume is yet. I'll have a longer entry after the festivities...and will include a photo or two.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Two more photos taken on Saturday morning while walking on the viaduct. I know the thing has to come down but it's been one of the prettiest drives with the best views. And having been such a source of inspiration for me, I was glad I had the chance to say a proper goodbye.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Early one weekend morning in the first year I moved to Seattle, I stood on a hill with a crowd and witnessed the implosion of the kingdome.
Yesterday morning, four months and two weeks before moving to the east coast, in the midst of fog and rain, I witnessed the a little of the viaduct demolition.
The viaduct, as of Friday evening is closed for 9 days so they can begin demo of the south section. The public was allowed to walk on the viaduct for three hours yesterday and I took advantage of the experience.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Spent some time in Westlake at Occupy Seattle yesterday after work. I took some photos and did some little drawings in my sketch book.
This week, I've been feeling displaced. After moving out of the studio, I went on vacation. Upon my return I was thrown into two emotionally grueling weeks. Last Friday my schedule freed up and all that I'd experienced in the past few months began to hit me in a big way: the impact of my lost studio space, the loss of my art practice as it was, the feeling of being in between west coast and east coast worlds.
I've been working on little drawings just about every day and yet, I feel lost within the tangle of black ink marks.
It is time for re-creation. And it's not coming easily.
I need to honor this time of mourning.