Friday, December 31, 2010

proof that god is real

Johnny, you do everything in your power to look a hot mess, but please resign, you cannot. You have failed. You can't fool us, no matter how hard you try.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

More Therapeutic Purchasing

I didn't think I was the moose-loving type, but I like this moose, he's a bit militant, as for monkies...I adore them, especially for little girls with big heads, just look at a kid pic of me and you'll see. I hate to say that I am a bit shocked on how I love these prints so, but I am. I am usually not so hipster-drawn, but screw labels anyway.
Now that ambrotype and those daguerrotypes rock my ghostly socks...can't wait to use them. I have soooo many things to put online in the shoppe, it's maddening.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Invalid Ladies...This Is For YOU

Let's go beat Foster & Milburn Co.'s ass. Invalid ladies??? Apparently invalidity was "common" among our "sex" during the early 1900s. Would you trust an add with that Humpty Dumpty dude to make you more valid? Wow, I now own this baby. I am always tempted to collect the historic proof of misogyny, racism and prejudice, but then I'm afraid I will flip out one day and burn it or something. I can hear the toturous sound of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" re-bestowed as "All My Invalid Ladies" playing agagin and again in my head. CLICK the picture so you can enlarge it and read/marvel at the description.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

When All Else Is Fuckery... some stuff you've had an eye on to cheer you...right? Even if your funds are low from disastrous business decisions, or the holidaze...or fuckonomy, you can find a way...right? How worse can it be, right? In Dali's autobiography he said that when he and Gala were at their broke ass-est they would still tip the most and return to their Montmartre apartment that they could barely afford...
So here's what I snagged thus far:

You know that postcard is awesome!! Nothing like some creep sneaking up on you watching you sleep on a hammock to give you "Sweet Dreams".

This little lovely is one of my favorites to collect, an antique "calling card" lithograph or "die-cut". This one has a poem that reads; "Of all that is near, thou are the nearest. Of all that is dear, thou art the dearest."

This is an antique photo of a faceless dude and a horse...I effing love this! It's as if he is death or something coming to take the horse...or his pay? It reminds me of the guy who played the devil in Dr. Parnassus. It gives me the inspiration to create assemblage art again.These are some dope vintage horse medals or "ornaments for the harness of cart-horses were first made in the late 18th century; they became very popular in the 1850s, replacing an older style of adornment with ribbons, woolen fringes, and tooled leather. In some areas brasses were still in normal use in the 1920s, and can still be seen at horse-shows and parades." This is a little French lovely from the olden golden days, porcelain and I cannot wait to get my hands on it...and all my purchases as soon as possible.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I feel like she looks at least. I'm a bit sad, and I will have to do some serious tricks to stay sane, get happy and make my way. How do we get back on a road, if the road we took was not good to us? Find a new one? I don't know, but I am swallowing swords for now.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Life's Circus

Antique cabinet photo from victorian age Gustavo Arcaris and Kate ...Knife Throwing in their circus act.

I don't know which direction things are an artist I am in a pickle. I am trying to push through to the next I need marketing and blah and blah and blah. I feel circus-ish these days. When I was in London I got violently ill, I was hospitalized for three days, I was there told I needed emergency stomach surgery. I opted to return home to be near my boys for the surgery with my own doctors. The issue was that when the hospital gave me paperwork they told me to show American Airlines so I wouldn't be charged a fee for missing my plane...well instead they wouldn't let me board. I had to buy a completely new ticket on Virgin. It was a mess...a circus indeed.
I arrived back in the states where my husband picked me up from Newark and drove me straight to Columbia Presbyterian where I eventually had the operation. Through it all, I worried most about the little baby in my womb. In the end it all turned out fine...isn't that something? Fine. Whatever spirit guides us; science, greater being...whatever, the revolving door of the up and down cycle of life is guaranteed and the gift of having things be okay is a blessing of whatever proportion you make it. I wonder how circus performers felt about their "next level".
"Sideshow-freak" photograph by Edward Kelty. c.1920

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hello Girl

...and s I am a vessel for a little's a girl.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Karneval der Kulturen Berlin

"Carnival is one of the oldest celebrations in the world. It developed in ancient Europe, then travelled to the Caribbean, South-America and Africa in colonial times and finally – centuries later – sent back impulses to a culturally, socially and demographically changed Europe. These changed circumstances heavily influenced many contemporary urban carnivals today, making a strong point of the cultural expressions and aesthetic visions of migrants."

I tried to research old photos of the carnival and only came up with this one...strange, but not strange enough, there has to be more, right? Someone tell me why these folks are covered in powder. I want to know!!! My googling finger is too tired...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Her Immigrant Mother

New piece in the shoppe featuring genuine tintypes. Something quite "forever" about a tintype, no? Even though the tintype is quite older than the buckles surrounding it, I am a lover of all things Art Deco...had to work with this assemblage piece.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shotgun Wedding by Bayou Salvage

I am a serious long time lover of Bayou Salvage and this photo is off the damn chain. It is hard to compliment work that is already so gorgeous...but this is just GORGEOUS.
If not good enough, hows about some "Country Fried Leggings"?

Or, the "Clotille Cloche"?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aëla Labbé

...and what wonder is this? i have been inspired and moved by the French photographer Aëla Labbé as a result of reading one of my favorite blogs Blood Milk. and for me these photos, nothing short of a breathing being that is still, represent to me an answer or commentary: so there is nothing wrong with the creative torture of a woman's soul. the absolute lust to design, create, manifest the art in ones head and share's not abnormal? oh, okay...

Adrian Buckmaster

I'm so feeling this work. Look at the Empire State...he has captured it as a mechanical, art deco, zenith...amazing...and it is.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Merci a Kaight NYC

Basically a fashion staple downtown has given me a great shout out on her fantabulous blog: carries The Hand of Fatima Design at the Orchard Street Location. Stop in, the Brothel Token Collection is buzzin'.


Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


1: produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment

Photo: Vice Magazine

I pay my respects to the origins of this land and all lands. Thank you.

And in fashion, to Marc Jacob's "Navajo" hightop.

...and in matters of cinematography and journalism, I pay respects to filmmakers Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson for the piece "Homeland".

Great blog shout

Monday, November 15, 2010

PERFORMA-The Red Party 11-5-2010

I sometimes forget to mention that I work for one of my dearest friends, and mentor Kyle Goen. Kyle is a fine artist who works out of his DUMBO studio in Brooklyn. I serve as his loyal assistant and get to learn his process while taking on tasks of management and we design certain projects together, it's a joy in my life seriously.

Most recently, one of the bigger projects Kyle was commissioned to work on was the designing and creation of the Performa Arts benefit named "The Red Party". PERFORMA is an institution founded by the amazing RoseLee Goldberg. It was hosted by Allen Cumming and honoured renowned visual artist and filmaker, Shirin Neshat. The party theme was Russian Constructivism, and Kyle based the work off of that period of time and style.

Kyle felt quite inspired to create a gift for Shirin herself...and in the Kyle Goen fashion, this took form in a five foot portrait which he hand-painted from a projected image he had recreated in halftones. On the day of the party we set up the instillations from 9am until 5pm, the banners, the canvas, the hundreds of hand-screened flags and finally the portrait. It wound up looking amazing.New York Times focused on, unfortunately not taking a single Anne Hathaway and Cindy Sherman were in the house showing support, and that is basically what the press from photo of the actual party....but the party was so fun, I was all pregnant in my red dress rocking out to Chica Vas who stole the show!
Marcus Hicks of SDN (Sara Dixon's Nova) Eco-Clothing Line

Alaina Simone curator at Damon Dash's DD172 gallery in Tribeca

Photo of Anne Hathaway and RoseLee Goldberg taken by: Amber DeVoss
Photo of Alaina Simone of The Dash Gallery taken by: Geraldine Visco