This is so rad!! Taking informational street signs to a new level.
JAY SHELL’S “THE RAP QUOTES” via Juxtapoz
Multidisciplinary artist, Jay Shells, has recently been creating legitimate looking signs containing rap quotes that reference specific locations in New York. After compiling over 30 signs, Shells set out installing these signs in the locations mentioned in the quotes. The artist has quoted many well-known rappers such as Jay Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, Gza, Nas, Jeru the Damaja, DJ Premier, and many more. Check out others via The Rap Quotes.
This is adorable.
You may have read in this tumblr post how I’m nervous about my tour and was contemplating what to wear, in magical fantasy dress land. WELL. Now I have FOUR
COSTUMESOUTFITS to wear on my tour, each an homage to my book cover! My pal Susan hooked me up with a custom dressmaker, who was then furnished with a little Spoonflower fabric of the hand-drawn repeat pattern from the back of my book cover, and TA DA. She made me an amazing 1950s style dress (with pockets!) and fancy T-shirt! (I made the skirt. You maybe can’t tell in the photo, but you could probably tell in real life. I’m not so good at sewing.)
And THEN, because of FABULOUSNESS, I commissioned my pal Nora to make me an amazing Relish tunic for the tour! She screenprinted a little fork/knife/spoon drawing I did in GOLD onto a lovely tunic the color of my book cover, and it looks GORGEOUS. You can see the concept photo I sent to her, and the accompanying shot she sent back of the finished product (SO ACCURATE).
I’m pretty excited/nervous about my tour. Now I’m gonna be excited/nervous IN STYLE!
Huzzah! I made that shirt! I can’t wait to see Lucy in it on her book tour! And don’t be nervous, Lucy- you’re always amazing. :0)
New York City Half Marathon is this Sunday! I’ll be up early, wearing purple, running this thing. Thanks so much to all my wonderful friends who have donated to to Team in Training on my behalf as I’ve been training for this (the first part in a two-race season: NJ Marathon’s coming up May 5th). I hit my fundraising goal of $1000 at the end of February. Awesome.
In the meantime, I’ll be teaching/leading a class at the Brainery called “How to Run a Marathon” on April 7th. If you want to come and chat about running/training/eating/stretching/etc, I’d love to have you.
These painting are on display in the Brooklyn Public Library (main branch). A teacher’s portraits of her students in Paterson NJ. They are so good!
Here are some snaps fromt the quilting class I taught at the Brooklyn Brainery!
Y’know what’s a total bummer? Getting to your car to drive to Philadelphia and finding the vent window smashed. There was nothing in my car to take, even, just a couple of cords to devices that I keep in my house; somehow it’s more annoying that this was done for barely any reason.
P made a great makeshift window out of cardboard and plastic and duct tape, and we made it to Philly only an hour later than planned, so the weekend wasn’t ruined, and the upshot is that I got to interact with the dude who runs Palais Auto Glass, just up the street on Atlantic, who’s run the shop since the 1960s, and his father had it before him. Neighbourhoods change, yes, but somethings are pretty durable.
Took off my jacket to find a threaded needle hanging out on the inside pocket. I am prepared! #tweeaccident (at Joe The Art of Coffee)
I love this terrible mural in Patrick’s building oh so much. (at The Brooklyn Home for Aging Men and Their Cats)