louis prima is playing the above lyrics. i’m having a wonderfully lazy morning. i can’t remember the last time i thought this. i can’t believe how weighted down i felt in the last post and how different i feel now with just a few days good sleep and space.

this last semester of school at art school was crazy! on monday we realized that our studios had to be cleared out by noon, not midnight (pm/am… small difference) and my friend deb and i piled a semester’s worth of paintings and accumulated crap into the back of her dusty ranchero in record time (i started the process at 11:30 mind you) and peeled out of school like we were the dukes. the question of why do i make all these objects became pathetically obvious?! a semester translates to filling the entire surface area of a truck! later we went out for margaritas to celebrate our feat and ran into the lovely lovely lisa, i love this small city:)

so, hugh and i have decided to put together a xmas eve party, just like my family does. this marks this first year that i won’t be going home to maine for christmas and that makes me homesick, but happy not to travel during this frenzied time. so i have plenty of time to prepare for the party and play catch-up with the un-school related parts of my life. mom, i need the bouche de noel recipe i think!

in other news, i dyed my hair red again. i’m noticing a pattern: red in the winter, blonde streaks in the summer. that’s what happens when you have mousy brown hair naturally. the grossest part about dying my hair red after hugh dyed his blue is that b/c our bathroom is so tiny we have tie-dyed the toilet seat in patriotic colors. the best part of changing your hair color is that it livens up your entire wardrobe… you have a completely different palatte. pinks and peaches look more beautiful and turquoise is off the hook contrast. when i’m blonde i feel cheezy wearing too much pink. a barbie association? does anyone else have these ridic thoughts?

last night hugh and i had a real date… after months of too many nights of school/work and recently alternating cold/flus. we xmas shopped, had vietnemese pho and saw “the departed” all in a 2 block radius. tonight we’re going to get our first tree and maybe go to the sing-a-long version of “grease” at the castro and a party.

i am so happy to have time back! ahhh…

i am planning to apply to a handful of grad schools and get back into painting a series for a girly show i’m having with some lovelies in feb, the above image may be included. i’m so eager to create on my own terms. whatever that means… without people looking over my shoulder and thinking about the upcoming critique i suppose.

it’s wonderful to write again here again, dream about future projects on the horizon and to read all your blogs i was so missing.

xxxx happy holidays!