Thursday, October 25, 2007

what i've been up to

1) I got new bangs.

2) I was in Chanelle's wedding and Ryan was the photographer.

3) Sean bought a black suit!

4) Sean and I went to Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton and it was BEAUTIFUL.

5) We celebrated 2 1/2 happy, fun years by going to the park, seeing foliage, bickering a little, seeing Michael Clayton and predicting that Tommy Lee Jones will win the Oscar for "In the Valley of Elah," while George Clooney will probably be nominated.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

even more boring pages

These are my most recent lifestyles pages. I drew the tree on my Quark page and my editor came over and was like, "where did you download that illustration from?" I was like, "um. I drew it." It was way cool.

Monday, October 15, 2007


I want to be Kate Spade when I grow up. Just design china patterns, be adorable and work with artists to make amazingly adorable films and ad campaigns.

On her web site, she has little films the company has made and they are so adorable it hurts that I can't seem to embed them in this post. One was a birthday present for her husband; it features children walking through the woods, reading and pondering famous quotes from the likes of Brecht, Freud, Oscar Wilde, Amelia Earhart and Katharine Hepburn. It was directed by Mike Mills, who dates Miranda July, who made "Me and You and Everyone We Know," and it totally has that same vibe.

The other film, "Blondie," is also adorable. It looks like this:

Go watch now! Click "Projects" and then "To Andy Love Katy." So cute!

more boring newspaper stuff

This is my much snazzier A1 for today. Later this week, I'll post some of my entertainment and lifestyles pages.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cookie Time! - Troop Beverly Hills

Just a littlefun to start off your day. EDIT: Jenny Lewis is not the redhead who sings. She's the OTHER one.

Monday, October 8, 2007

start spreadin the news

So, last night I did my first A1 AND came in under deadline, with 8 minutes to spare. It's not gorgeous, but it's mine.
Here's the goods!

Monday, October 1, 2007

current excitement

This mini-movie, "Hotel Chevalier," is available for download at iTunes. It's very good and I have a hunch I probably liked that 15 minutes more than I'll like the 2 hours of The Darjeeling Limited. I love all the yellow; I'm in a very yellow phase. Love Wes Anderson's shooting style and dialogue so much. Always understated but stylish.

Sean and I saw "The Kingdom" this weekend and I'm firmly resolved that Peter Berg, the director, could put that haunting guitar music over anything and I'd cry like a baby. He used the same band that scores "Friday Night Lights" and I swear, gets me every time.