girlfriend sweatshop art installation


i am become thursday, destroyer of free time

i can't believe it's already thursday. where is this week going? not to mention, it's almost the end of the year. eek!

monday and tuesday gfss went out and, following in knitta's footsteps, tagged various areas around tampa. the sucky thing is, jen and danielle spent a lot of time tagging light poles in ybor late at night, and they had taken it down by morning!! *sigh* thanks, tampa. you're the best.

some of the places hit included bayshore, jimmie b keel library, usf library, kaleisia and ybor (jerks).

i have finished up my summer classes and have (mostly) finished the redesign of the girlfriend sweatshop website. it possibly needs a little more tweaking, but so far we're happy with it.

and i am happy to note that i have showered and am finally squeaky clean. yesterday i desperately needed a shower. desperately. did i mention that i needed a shower? i'd been going full-throttle with classwork and this art show that seriously, i could not remember the last time i showered. at least 3, if not 4 days ago. ... that's so gross.

i'm glad i'm not outside, otherwise i'm sure i'd have a cloud of flies around my head a la pigpen (this actually happened to me at the gardens in munich, but that's a story for another time).

anyone in the area who'd like to go... check out the transitions art gallery page for a little more information.

i think in comparison to past shows at the gallery, we've got quite a bit of stuff up. but in comparison to our vision, we're a little lacking. everything looks smaller once you put it up on the walls! if only we weren't such procrastinators... alas.



"While browsing at the garden store, I saw an item that would be perfect for your current metaphorical needs: rose gloves. They're specially designed to protect you while working with those lush but thorny flowers. They feature padded palms, reinforced fingertips, and extra-long gauntlets that safeguard your flesh up to the elbow. As you play with and care for your own metaphorical version of the paradoxical rose in the coming days, I suggest that you arm yourself with equivalent protective measures."
- free will astrology


on air

exciting news is afoot!


girlfriend sweatshop is going to be interviewed on 'art in your ear' on our local community radio station, 88.5 wmnf. hopefully we'll sound fun and silly rather than bumbling and thick-tongued.

i believe we'll be talking about our upcoming art installation at transitions art gallery.

give it an ear, should you find the time!


itinerary in december

  • 6th leavin' on a jet plane
  • 7th london
  • 10th rome
  • 18th fly home

question: excited?

answer: yes.



1:33 pm.

awaiting patrons who wish to learn 'online quilting.'

i'm thinking i'm going to end up cancelling this class... only 1 person was at the 10:30 showing. hm.

so i have these recurring themes in my dreams. do many people have recurring themes/dreams? do you?

  • under/water themes. swimming. dangers of jellyfish. smacks of jellyfish in the water as i've just jumped and am about to plunge into the electric and soft, now-gelatinous water. being able to breathe oxygen from thick water; in my lungs. hotel pools, sometime suspended in glass 30 floors up; breaking, falling, gushing.
  • hotels. huge hotels with many doors. locked doors. being lost. elevators, often of glass. sometimes dorm-like. little mini-bottles. huge rooms of pipes and metal-grid catwalks; the underbelly of the hotel.
  • travel. forgetting important items; retainers, plane tickets. airplanes like rocketships or the gravitron. days-long plane rides. cities i've been to that aren't exact representations; hong kong, florence. cobbled streets.

i want to incorporate these themes somehow into my art. i just need to break them down. along with my creative blocks.

ka-zam - biff - pow - kablooie - poof

whoa what, whoa what??


and again, i say:



The Rules are:
  • We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  • Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1) despite outward appearances, i am horrifically out of shape
2) my current dream is to live in italy in a vat of gelato (this probably doesn't help #1...)
3) i like to watch 'predator' at least once a year
4) this year marks my 10 yr high school reunion
5) i have a love/hate relationship with my clutter issues
6) i, too, am gay for transformers
7) i can move my pinkie toes independently of my other toes
8) i totally rocked 'capture the flag' in elementary school

I have tagged the following:

i'm bad at tagging others. though, again, another rockin' game. we should all play more tag.