Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Link inventory + 1

"You don't make sense."

Language, words, grammar, are tools created by humans.
Sometime I construct sentences that do not make sense, simply because they sound pretty, or because the words create a sweet pattern, or they conjure up certain emotions in me.
Why shouldn't I?
I do not serve language. Language serves me. (us).
also sometimes, I feel throwing together random words in an incoherent mix creates an awesome base for blossoming creativity.

lethal sepals mutter snidely, imho.

here's a picture, I'm a being of feeling

[this is the project I did at the end of my Arts&Sciences program at Marianopolis college. it is a sculpture made of trash that does not look like much, but when you shine a light at it from the right angle you can see the image of a scruffy hen. this is somehow related to Oil Culture and The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West. if you want to read a 10 page essay on how these are related just ask...]

Green as well as blue as well as red. Red and green and blue more or less. Red over and above green over and above blue. Red in relation to green in

relation to blue. Red in lieu of green in lieu of blue. (MoMA)
Lost in the math.

[photo taken Dec26]

L'Haine & La Rancune

[as a dancer, movement and dynamism are a great inspiration to me and often incorporated into freestyle sketches. the composition could use some work. I am overall satisfied. 3.5/5!]

Je m'en lave.
si seulement j'avais une rain shower.

regardez! une chaise!

[a chair I designed. it's supposed to be red and shiny... there's a big ol' hole in it. I'll try to CAD it if I succeed in obtaining the necessary software... I will probably need help.]

Curiosity killed

it was out of order, out of line.
i've got chIlls.

Sunshine Honeybuns: Amateur Poetry in an Artifact-ridden Subterranean

edit: I wrote
this before you woke up!

In the frigid, hermetic basement I wait.
My appetite demanding be sate.

"You promised me brunch!" I will say,
"and last night you left me here to fray."

I'm a little anxious, not too much
Noises in the kitchen! Silence is my crutch.

In Japan I would write a Haiku.
But I won't because you're a poo! (fah-say)

GAH the hours escape
yet still I see not plate.


this is momentary diversion,
lead it not to infelicitous confusion!

less than three,
i adore thee.

more so if I were fed.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

first painting EVER! not super pleased with it, but it'll do.
I will probably add some finishing touches but I was too excited about posting it up.

shading on the legs could have been done better, might have chosen different colours if I could redo it, and shoes need more definition, but overall I enjoy it.

I call it:

"6-legged woman; and all that entails."


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

For all your Cultural Festivals, Montreal...

we ain't got nothin' on Cologne Design Week.
Cologne Germany, January 19-25 2009.

If you're still there by then Lua, ya gotta go manz.

image credit: [Semana del Diseno 2008 en Colonia]

Engage Turbo Mode

TurboCAD is hurting me. I have no idea what it is.
note to self: fix this.



I am such an amateur this sucks.

A leg to stand on.

After banging out a couple of rudimentary sketches of underdeveloped ideas for pieces of furniture this morning, I realized with dismay that my work was nothing short of MEDIOCRE. Mediocre is the place I never want to be. Except in the sciences. I'm pretty mediocre in sciences. M-E-D-I-O-C-R-E. (In my defense, all of those took about 15min.)
Suffice it to say, I need to do some research into this whole furniture business, and NOT in Ikea catalogs! Sooo as I go out to do some last minute Christmas shopping on today the 24th (worst idea Ever) I will probably pick up some kind of magazine at Chapters. Research will be done.

I will be back later today with refreshed sketches, hopefully of consequence.

edit: problems to fix

1) make design that is not only pleasing to the eye, but also FUNCTIONAL. must fulfill some kind of previously neglected need or practicality.
2) do some research into materials
3) do some research into how to make furniture

Vivien, signing off.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Feeling 'burdoned'. The leather skirt I bought today helped though.

The taste of freedom: Documented

Hey Sunshine.

We are the styrofoam art collective.

Takeout oft comes in the form styrofoam containers that are soft and create the most satisfying indentations when written into. If it's going to lay for +1M in a landfill, ya might as well.

I made a list of things that I have to do to complete this portfolio yesterday.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Beginnings

Hello Friend,

As I endeavor to get into design, this blog will be my constant companion and will witness my successes and struggles.
Here's a'hopin'.

Vivien L.