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life is living.

groan.

so tired. again. current time stamp: 3.36 am. last saturday, jimmy, mandy, and i attended the life is living event at discovery green in downtown houston. jimmy and i lugged our precious nikons, much to poor mandy’s chagrin. i just finished uploading my photos to my Flickr, which can be found in the set, “‘life is living'”.

afterward, mandy and i were introduced by jimmy and his friend connie to an excellent little cafe in rice village cafe rabelais. apparently, they boast an award winning wine list. what did we have? mandy: salade du jardin, connie: salade de bleu d’auvergne, jimmy: foie gras, and me: salade de poulet ou bavette; jimmy topped it all off by selecting us a half bottle of wine. i recommend houstonians check it out – besides the wine list, they also boast odd hours, and do not accept reservations, so make sure to check their hours first!

lifeislivingjump

"leap." - by g.cheng

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don’t spray paint indoors.

now i’ve got a killer headache.

but it was worth it! i was commissioned by my friend david d. to make a shirt for him – he gave me basic parameters, and left the rest up to me. rules of the game: baby blue shirt, stencil/graffiti style featuring a boombox, simple, not too much color but not just black either. so after sketching, outlining, and the painstaking cutting of the stencil (a little over an hour, give or take) with an Exacto knife, and finally spraying down paint, this is the end product. to be completely honest, this is the first stenciled shirt i’ve made… all the other DIY’s i’ve done have been with a needle and thread/sewing machine. i made one small mistake, and hopefully he won’t mind (if he knows what’s good for him) – but i should have covered the entire shirt to prevent the paint from misting over the edge of my stencil… in any case, i’m pretty pleased with the outcome. it can only get better from here. hopefully, i can get a photo of him wearing it to add to this post when i give it to him in austin this weekend. i do have to find another workshop space though – i used to have a garage, then a harry potter-esque hall closet/sewing room. i’m figuratively feeling the effects of the lack of an atelier, if you will. ugh.

david, meet your shirt.

david, meet your shirt.