Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weddings and Babies

Feeling much better after antibiotics and painkillers. Ah, modern medicine. I guess it will be a day of catching up on some drawing.

I had a really weird and slightly depressing dream last night. I had made an appointment with some important art professors to get feedback on my portfolio, so I had to take a taxi to Roppongi (central Tokyo). But when I got there, I found that I was on some tropical beach. I had to spread out my artwork on a beach towel. Everyone said the portfolio wasn't good enough. My friend A.Roy was there, consoling me. And then we all decided to go to a costume party by the beach. I can't remember what I was wearing, but someone was dressed up as one of the little GI Joe soldiers from Toy Story. And then a different friend A took me down to meet another artist, but the only way to get to his atelier was down a chute with wooden chairs nailed to the sides as footing. The guy was supertall and friendly. He took us to a gallery where they were selling a feather--a single, normal, possibly even pigeon feather--for 6,500 dollars. He kept saying that it was the best conceptual art piece he'd ever seen and how much he wanted to buy it. My friend and I just kind of looked at each other.

And then I woke up. Mostly, I was sad that they didn't like my stuff.


I've been trying to stay away from Facebook lately. I know I can't really do without it so I won't cancel my account, but I'm trying to keep myself from posting too much on it. But I do check out photos regularly and I realized that in the last year or two, the amount of wedding/engagement/baby photos have practically tripled. And I do enjoy looking at them because people generally look happy in them! And I enjoy photos of funny-looking (I mean adorable!) babies.

Hm, I apparently can't draw straight lines. Or cane chairs. It looks like I have a beaver tail. Meh.


  1. but then how are we supposed to see your photos?

    i know what you mean about wedding and baby photos. and it seems like in the past 6 months so many of my friends have gotten engaged. it makes me feel old!

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  3. Gee... It took me a whole while to realize that you weren't speaking of Wedding the Berlin-borough. I thought to myself "What has Wedding to do with Babys? Is Wedding the new place to get babys like Prenzlauer Berg? What's so bad about photos of Wedding, I mean it's not the prettiest Place of Berlin, but anyway...."

    Now everything makes much more sense :)

  4. M: Don't worry! I'll still post them! But I actually want to move all my photos on FB somewhere else...but to where?

    R: I literally lol'd! HAHAHA. You're such a Berliner! And by Berliner I mean a donut.

  5. from your dream, sounds to me like you are also starting to think that a lot of the most appreciated and expensive art are bullshit (and therefore overrated).

  6. I: Yes...I do think so. And a lot of the times I think it's just the artists letting their ego get the better of them. I still respect people who make things, but some art IS overpriced, overhyped, and overrated.

    T: There's one particular baby I'm thinking of...wonky...but cute! but wonky.

  7. ps. I don't think there's actually anything wrong with the baby. Just wonky-LOOKING.