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Trouble napped clockwise around our apartment, following the path of the sun as it moved through different windows. Never saw him move once, but he never let the shade touch him all day. Some day I'd like to career change into Cat.
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DoodleFactory Birthday
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Lately, I've been working on a bunch of design projects and a few illustration thing-a-majigs. Here's one of the more fun projects I completed in recent history.

Crissy Page of dearcrissy.com hired me to custom-design the invites, cake topper and cupcake buttons for her son's first birthday! I've borrowed a few of her photos of the final pieces below, but you can see the entire photoset set and write-up of the big day on her blog.


Evan's cupcakes, originally uploaded by dear crissy.


Feltie
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Made something:



more on the blog:
http://irenesilva.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/108/

Lunchtime Experiments
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Had to forage in the fridge for something to eat for lunch today because I cannot stomach another cold-cut sandwich. I suspect a smoothie binge coming up after today's successful blend. I just worked with what we had in the fridge, which wasn't much. Back when I had an office job, I saw a woman in the kitchen with a glass full of tantalizingly green liquid. I asked her what it was and she said it was a Spinach Smoothie. I wrinkled my nose, assuming a veggie smoothie would be gross, but she assured me that mixing it with pineapple juice made it so sweet, it even passed the 5-year old taste test.

It's been months, but I finally got a chance to make my own spinach smoothie. I didn't have any pineapple juice, but I did have an opened can of Rockstar, and a pear that was going to go bad if I didn't do something with it soon. I garnished it with a couple of frozen strawberries and some basil from my "garden" for photographic purposes only.


Little & Ashley
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Who else likes that cute song from the new kindle commercial?

Just found out you can download it for free on amazon.

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Consolation prizes
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(left): Rubberband Ball, 4 years in the making, and clearly my favorite office trinket I took with me when I packed up my desk-things.

(right): $12.99 Robot necklace my boyfriend bought for me in Little Tokyo to soften the blow of losing my job. He also bought me flowers, red velvet cupcakes and a pretty new bicycle.
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Stunning
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One of M's friends posted this photo on facebook. I've never seen it before, but it's an iconic image from 50's photographer Ormond Gigli shot in an abandoned brownstone. Wow.


Cloud Control: Under Polaris
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Mike and I went to REDCAT last night to see an experimental multi-media production, Under Polaris. Mike, who paid the $40 for our pair of tickets, liked it but thought it was too short and not enough bang for his buck. I quite enjoyed it. The cast and props were sparse, but the visuals were like a live-action collage - lots of rich layers of digital images and video projected on screens and diaphanous materials, sometimes to stunning effect. The music was also quite lovely, though again, Mike wished the songs were longer. I could see where they could have fleshed out the "story" a bit more and pushed it to an hour and a half or 2 hours, but overall I'm really happy we caught the last show and think it was a very unique experience.

We rounded off the night with a nightcap at the wine bar up the street and I was out like a light by 11pm. Otherwise, the weekend went well with some card-making, and a bike ride to the cornfield to gather twigs for a project Mike is working on. I was kind of missing the novelty of the rain we'd had for 48 hours last week, but I can't argue with perfect, sunny days either.


Cloud Eye Control's Under Polaris, originally uploaded by REDCAT - Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater. Photos by Eugene Ahn.

MJ Memorial
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I rewatched some of the MJ Memorial footage and the cameramen got some pretty good close-ups of all the famous people who took to the stage. Our seats were great - within throwing distance of the stage, but not close enough to see any fake eyelashes. We were in the 11th row, aisle seats and I could have rolled a bottle down the stairs next to me and bopped Lionel and Nicole Ritchie in the head.

The service was very touching, and the addition of the family members made it very personal. I teared up about as many times as we stood in applause (a lot of times). Al Sharpton's speech was the most powerful, Brooke Shields was rambling but endearing, Paris Jackson the most heartwrenching and raw. That congresswoman from Texas loved the sound of her own speech way too much. Jennifer Hudson's performance was my favorite and she blew Mariah Carey out of the water.

When it was over, M. had to use the restroom, so I waited in the foyer as the crowds spilled out. It was so odd to be in an entertainment arena surrounded by so many people, with this reserved, respectful hush hanging in the air.

I don't know...I'm sure you've all seen every angle of this memorial covered. I'm just glad we were there.

Photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28767303@N00/sets/72157620978177413/
We took Mike's pocket cam because it was sneakier, but I could have brought the SLR with super zoom for all they seemed to care.

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