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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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New Music Find & A Day in My Life

Water and Weed Wednesday was a washout today because of our cold front, gray clouds and perpetual rain.

I've finally determined the perfect spot to build the coop on and can't wait to show the space, but I'll do that on a clear day.

While over at my friend Sal's blog LOVE QUIRKY I discovered some new music. I have picky music tastes so when I find music I like its always love a good thing, but to top it off, the video that acccompanies the song is visually stunning! It was done in a cool bluish palette with dark somber and simple forms that are just beautiful. There are some art historical references in it too, like a Dutch master-inspired still life.

Though the video is a bit conceptual, I still think it's really sequential and fascinating all the while. My favorite visuals are the german shepherd and the floating house slowly eroding and decomposing. I hope you all enjoy it as much as Sal and I did!

The song is called "What else is there?" by Royksopp featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson of 'The Knife' an electro pop duo from Sweden (thanks Sal!)

Oh BTW, click off that ad on the bottom right as soon as the video starts so that it doesn't distract your experience!

A Day in My Life

On my long, traffic-filled drive home from work today, I realized my days may seem average and 'normal' to me, but really are a bit out of the oridinary to others.

And since I have yet to start tweeting, I thought I might share a 5 point bullet synopsis of my day with you all.

a soldering gun
  • met with my personal advisees and discussed their concerns which at this moment are prom and dj related
  • downloaded the murder mystery game materials for the senior student workshop/selective I'm teaching/hosting next week- got the sign up sheet and began assigning character roles to each student
  • Taught sculpture class and assisted my students to cut glass, wrap copper tape and solder with smokin'hot soldering guns. I did this all while keeping them excited despite the lack-of-instant-gratification they're experiencing (unlike the rest of their lives). They're making three-dimensional cold-connection, Stained glass sculptures.
  • have a one hour lunch meeting (not usual) with a prospective new administrative leader asking pertinent and viable questions about arts and, in and with education
  • teach a graphic design course in which I introduce the interior design catalog project and motivate students to finish their business card assignment

Reader Comments (4)

ooh, i like. it reminds me of something, but i can't but my finger on it. i liked the part when the blanket wraps her up.

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

I thought that song was pretty interesting. Have you ever listened to the song Alice by Cocteau Twins? It's really good i love it ^.^

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

Hi Marisol,
I've been very busy and have been slacking on my blogroll. However I read back most of your posts and thought it'd be easier for both of us to leave one comment.

I was so sorry to hear that your giveaway turned into such a horror story, I hope that the winner has now received it and that everything worked out in the end.

That bag turned out beautifully!

When I saw the pictures inside the dollhouse, I thought it was a real house, it all seems so real. Can't wait to see it when you're done fixing and cleaning it up!

That chicken raising thing is really cool, although it's so sad that a few won't make it:( But I hope you'll have fun raising them.

I love "the Knife" and really liked this song too. You are absolutely right about the Dutch masters.
Even though I live in Amsterdam I don't really visit the famous museums often. Because you have to wait in line sometimes for a very long time, it costs money and just because when you live there, you tend to forget about the amazing paintings that are inside of those buildings. I'm planning to visit the Van Gogh museum soon though. But I think you just inspired a trip to the Rijks as well, which holds a lot of the Dutch masters works.

I hope you are doing well.

Take care!

Greetins Laura

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Eyed Night Owl

love that song!!!

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterally

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