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05 July 2010 @ 09:42 pm

At this stage of its life, it's micron pen on 7" x 10" watercolor paper.

Mood: accomplished
Music: Transylvanian Concubine--Rasputina
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18 June 2010 @ 11:52 am

more pictures can be found here: www.flickr.com/photos/crackedheirloom/sets/72157624178002395/

all in all, it was a good trip. lots of beauty, lots of great people-watching, lots of markets, lots of walking. (lots of indian food, too.) however, it wouldve been better if i weren't traveling with a group of archetypical "ugly americans."

it really does piss me off, though. judging by the complaining my classmates did to strangers on the plane ride from london to chicago, you would have thought they were returning from the fucking congo. eat mcdonald's every fucking day of the trip because you refuse to eat anything you're not familiar with. waddle across the street and everywhere else, because we take it slowwwwwwwwwwww in the south, y'all. make fun of everyone's accents. don't even bother to check the seven day forecast for london prior to the trip, because we ALL know it's not only blazing hot in alabama, but everywhere else in the civilized world, right? so that's why a rainy atlantic island somewhere between iceland and germany merits a wardrobe of short-shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. aside from general stupidity, the groupthink was unbearable. get one of them going (no matter how ridiculous the issue), and the rest are sure to follow. of course, there were people who were pleasant and good ambassadors and who didnt make asses of themselves, but they were greatly outnumbered. 

however, i enjoyed myself and feel that this trip was just as eye-opening as my first visit two years ago. i had a lot of really amazing art experiences. i saw a klimt in person for the first time! (it was at the national gallery... i turned the corner and bam! haha it was huge and i was in front of it and he was once too and it was about to become a very pathetic stendhal syndrome moment.) i was also lucky enough to go check out a huge surrealism exhibit at the barbican gallery... i saw so many inspiring, crazy things--dali, magritte, hans bellmer, francesca woodman. i just wish i had more free time because i knew that audrey kawasaki was part of a group show in town... wouldn't that be perfect.

 yes. the world is a big, big place.
Mood: rejuvenatedrejuvenated
Music: Talula--Tori Amos