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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I hung some art

In my bedroom. Finally.

This is part of my "forced collaborations" where I paint my portraits over the top of vintage landscapes.

I Love 70's beaded velvet paintings. This peacock is from my recent trip to Missoula, Montana. The one on the right is mine, and the small portrait in the gold frame is from my grandmother's house.

These are mostly found pieces. The top left is a collaboration by me and Tim Tinker from our "Tim -vs- Olivia" show in 2003.

This birdy is a Hilary Pecis piece from 2003.

One of my reclining figures at the end of my closet.

On the left is a portrait my mother, Ruth Coelho, did of my aunt Mary. On the right is a charcoal portrait I did over a Tim Tinker background. That's Arwen our wild cat nestled in the chair.

I can't even count the amount of photos I have of Boonaynay. She so damn fine.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Second Saturday 1.9.10 & some random shit

Second Saturday was fun!
Trisha had her show at Body Tribe which was awesome and we had Afternoon Brother & Babs Johnson Gang play at the store.
Afternoon Brother

Found this vest for Rafter while thrifting in Placerville and he won't take it off.

I think Jenn appears in nearly every post. So damn cute.

Babs Johnson Gang. Love a drummer/singer

Trisha's pink wall. Want one!

It was a fun night with buddies and art and music. Who could ask for more?

Something disturbing is happening in the moped shop.

Penning made me dinner.

Ok, I have seen this graffiti in The Round Corner women's bathroom for YEARS. The stick figure guys is just so freaking happy! It makes me laugh every time I go in there.

Just me & my pom


Russel got a stripper for his birthday. Wow.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Home came here

My Birthday Weekend.

I had the best birthday weekend. My mom and dad came from St. Louis, Missouri to be with me. Paul Imagine, Amy Greer and I had an art show at Body Tribe. So many of my friends came to celebrate with me and I feel like the luckiest girl ever.

Thursday January 7 after work, the show was hung. Paul and Amy- I love that they have the spirit of children. I on the other hand, tend to freak the fuck out and get all anxious and nervous. Olivia came to my rescue and helped me hang ever single one of my pieces!!! We walked over to Kasbah and had a few beers and a good chat to end the night.
I love you, Olivia!!!

Friday January 8 was my 29th birthday. I woke up with a stiff neck, tried to get my workout on, but did not have the champion session I was longing for. Picked up Mom and Dad from the airport and they checked into their hotel on 15th and L. While they were putting their bags down I did a lap around the Bar at the hotel. I was impressed. Big comfy cute couches, Plenty of seating, Tons of big windows along L street looking out at the capitol park. I was thinking after our dinner at Bandera we could have a few drinks with my friends at the hotel bar. I did not know that the boys and girls club had my favorite spots reserved from 7-10pm, so we ended up in the lobby, which was fine...had beer and wine and a few laughs. Olivia was cracking us up with terrifying stories of nasty encounters with some midtown crazies. Who could have asked for more! I was so excited for my parents to meet my favorite people. Erica, Olivia, Sarah, Eli, Carl, Clay and Lexi came baring gifts for the birthday girl!!!!!! So sweet!

Saturday January 9 was show day. I was excited for my parents to experience a Second Saturday in midtown. I was nervous and anxious and feeling grey all day. Got dressed in some ankle length Stevie Nicks lace dress and went to the show. I was happy it was almost over, starting to relax as I saw friends pour in the front door!!! It meant so much to me to see you there, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO much for coming. I was also super excited to buy Amy's Amazing huge painting, I had seen it on her birthday, and feel in Love, I was so happy it was for sale!!! To make the night even better, I sold a few pieces. So what if they were to Carl's mom, and Clay, Lexi and Sarah!!!!!! ahahhaha. I love that they thought so much of the work. I left the show feeling pretty happy!

We headed to our go-to dive, the Roundcorner!
Hell yes.
Love that place.
Surrounded by best friends, drinks and music- Heaven.
Sweet ass Beautiful Sarah B. made me mini cupcakes and happy birthday was sung by all.

Sunday Brunch was hosted by Miss S.B. and Eli at their super cute place in east sac.
We had bloody mary's, fancy mimosas, The Best homemade guacamole, potatoes, fruit, muffins, (Dad's was Blown Away by the smoked gouda!??). We played Apples to Apples, it was my first time..So fun, except that Jesse won every god damn hand. I hate not winning. We moved the party to the backyard and played Mafia which was also a superfun game. I love games. I love my friends and my Mom and Dad and had the best weekend!!