Wednesday, December 30, 2009

bye 2009!

ok first of all it snowed. hallejujah! i love snow. i did an appreciation snow dance to this song in my granny pajamas. then i realized people could see in the apartment. harderbetterfasterstronger snow INDEED.

then we got amazing post christmas packages from graham's parental units. among other neat things, graham and i got beautiful teacups. we adore everything! thank you so much <3

then the excitement was too much for graham and he got an earache so bad that we have an emergency doctor's appointment later tonight. i expect i will get a lot of drawing done in the waiting room. poor bunny. despite feeling awful, the man will still put on a bowtie, and that is why i love him.

new years is going to be interesting. or nerdy. maybe both. i am sure it will involve champagne, violent femmes singalongs and tacos at some point.
i apologize if you read this thing expecting me to be exciting eventually. i am a complete dork, and usually stay at my desk painting and drawing all the time, but appreciate your company and wish we were all friends (those handful of you who read this who do not know me in real life but i wish we did) so i could make you some raspberry rhubarb pie.

anywho, happy belated holidays everyone, and a new year :)
xo and love, rebecca

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

never be lonely

i am trying to play catch up with myself to remember things better, this is me looking at happy events rewound this sick week. asian supermarket field trip with graham, glittery december at night, singalongs with these fierce lady loves,

and thank goodness for earl grey supreme tea.
oh my goodness it's almost christmas time, which means time for songs:

there is none to fear :)
love, rebecca

Monday, December 21, 2009


i got super sick in the wee hours of friday morning and the flubugs in my system have been partying ever since. i thought i was getting better until tonight, nooooo.
so please excuse my empty etsy update promise, if i said i'd hang out with you, and if i promised other nice things that would happen this weekend that didn't happen. i am sorry, they will hopefully happen soon. i just do not feel like doing much besides being a slug.
in other news, while sipping juice and wrapping my feet in a heating blanket, i ordered myself a present, this book:

in case you do not know this book (which you might want to fix right away), it's about two little kids, a sister and her little brother, who decide they are bored and fed up with life and run away from home to live in the metropolitan museum of art. it's great, possibly on the same level as phantom tollbooth and harriet the spy. oh 1960s child literature, how i love thee.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

little buddy

so sometimes i will be having tea on our bedroom windowsill,

and this little guy will put his little paw up to the window and say hello. hi little guy!
it's probably the cutest thing that has ever happened to me.

especially while listening to this song.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

oh well okay

back from family trips! now eating tortilla soup and also feeling kind of gross.
i have that awful feeling you get before you get sick that you've put off for weeks with airborne, tea and denial, but then you wake up with a headache and the touch of anything cold on bare skin hurts. i am going to continue ignoring this for as long as possible because the amount of things i have to do by the new year scares me.

in much more important news, graham surprised me with a tree! we decorated it with ornaments from mexico and things i made when i was three.
i need to take more pictures of my life adventures so i can remember more.

much love, rebecca
p.s. i highly rebeccamend everyone go out and get the fantastic mr. fox soundtrack, you will never regret it

Thursday, December 10, 2009


a little glimpse of a painting i am working on for my solo show in january!
my mom and i have matching teapots and teacups so i put it in there with my fairie rings and milkyway spirits and tea ghosts.
in other news i am with my whole family for the weekend and will be hanging out with them in the desert (where much of my family is located). i am so happy to see them because this little trip was a surprise and i missed them a lot!

now i should cut this short because my brothers require internet as well. hold your horses.

love, rebecca

p.s. a big etsy update is coming next week, probably on wednesday!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

a normal day

i got much needed new shoes! they are only $8 too! i adore their packaging almost as much as the shoes themselves. they are commonly meant for taichi practice, but since i do not know how to do taichi, i plan to use them for everything else since they are very comfy and make you feel like you can jump around. the word on the side supposedly means "warrior" in chinese too. all in all, i am pretty sure i have found the sneaker i will be wearing the rest of my life.

then i doodled around and brainstormed and painted some sea waves and apple trees with séances and foxes while watching spooky ghost shows and debated (around the 6 p.m. mark) whether to switch from the earl grey tea i've been drinking all day to wine. hmmmm. i decided to water my plants and make a grilled cheese tomato sandwich instead.

also, i am so excited for the holidays!!! i hung these little decorations my mom sent me up in our window to nat king cole last night, and tomorrow i am getting twinkle lights and a little pine wreath. it makes me really happy to hear these songs and decorate, but it also made me miss my family. my mom would play his christmas album 24 hour a day in december when my brothers and i were small (much to my dad's chagrin). we would eat roasted tomatoes&potatoes, quesadillas, homemade sugar cookies in the shape of hearts and red hots all month.

i have a couple shows and comics coming up that are occupying most of my time when i am not documenting new sneakers and christmas memories, so i will post about those very soon as well.

love always, rebecca

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

winter is blue

whee it's december!

a holiday time song

Sunday, November 29, 2009

things i would like for the upcoming solstice

i am in love with the beautiful band taxi taxi! and they just came out with an ep! swoon swoon

a hot air balloon made of paper to set off over a lake with my friends

this shirt (it's a z made with an a! hehe)

a new bag

the beautiful cutting scissors from mieke willems shop

warm socks
someone to plant a tree for me, and a little yellow light for our wall so we can read in bed without getting blinder.
i really love making lists of things i would like, but i have an achey cold (must've caught it in the airport), a wounded knee, many paintings to make and a spotty phone, so now i will go tend to those for awhile. probably while watching this, this, or THIS.

love always and happy belated thanksgiving!, rebecca

Sunday, November 22, 2009

i sound my barbaric yawp! sort of.

tomorrow i am traveling to the wilderness of PA with graham for thanksgiving! it will be my first time "back east" in my whole life.
thanksgiving and imagined memories of back east make me think of dead poets and yawping. BARBARIC YAWPING! see:

i should be packing, but i've been updating my shop after a nearly 3 month delay (and figuring out how to take my work on the road), procrastinating urgent chores, and doing shots of airborne to stomp the germs out of me.

well, anyway here is a teeny shop update. there is one new special and very limited print (once they are gone it's gone forever)! newer prints are coming in exactly a week as are some holiday and winter solstice things.
whee! yawp!

love, rebecca
p.s. oh please listen to this song, it's so beautiful it's a cryin' shame.

Monday, November 16, 2009

cozy posey

i really love my yellow wooly sweater from the 25 cent bin. i wear it almost everyday. i just had to let you know.
graham and i have decided to be slugs today and play a million hours of video games (i am addicted to earthbound now that the weather has been too rainy for me to even attempt afternoon constitutionals to mt. tabor), eat a bunch of greenbeans, work on painting, and bake more rosemary bread. he is the best person to be a slug with. he will sit with you being awesome for hours.

a long overdue, and very exciting shop update is coming this week! i am so excited for this one.

love, rebecca

p.s. the lovely picture of me cutting things out is by julianna, and the little cute cut out creatures are anja's.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

niña roja

i realized i often carry a lot of red things.
mittens, binoculars, canteen, makeup bag (with red lipcolor inside!), secret strawberry, umbrella.

when i paint, draw and write, i often (and lately, almost exclusively) listen to sacred harp singing, or "sharp note" sung hymns. it's the most haunting and joyful sounding music i've ever heard.
1*sung in a brick church with high windows and grandparents
2*sung in a bright room with families
3*sung on a cold february night

love, rebecca

Friday, November 6, 2009

todo los dolores

after a self induced, internal hissyfit, i re-ribboned my old typewriter from the 20s again. works like a charm. i felt better.

completed the family tree in our room.
then i looked at beautiful things i have saved to graham's computer

a travel home for wanderlusters, desert rocks and mountains. i will never get tired of looking at or drawing mountains.
p.s. it has been brought to my attention my posts have not updated themselves in anyone's google reader thingy for almost a year! does anyone know how i can fix this?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

whoa oh oh

julianna has gone back to michigan for the whole winter which makes me sad :(
then i found out a bunch of etsy orders i literally sent out months ago never got sent. they just sat in a pile at the post office forgotten. you have no idea what rage this has caused me. between my computer breaking forever, spotty internet access and a bunch of art show work coming and going and driving me insane and then this happened. to people who have not gotten orders yet, i am so sorry. a similar thing happened to me around this time last year, give or take a month. portland has the worst postal system ever. on another tangent, i ordered some stuff from ebay that took 1 month to get here after the post office assured me it had been delivered the first week it was sent out. RAGE, RAGE!!! i know i am not the only person in portland who's had similar dumb problems, but i feel particularly cursed by the u.s.p.s. here. they have made me loose a lot of money on lost orders and inconvenienced a lot of my customers/friends/family members/myself.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

i could take my little teeth out and show them a real good time

the show opens tonight! i am exhausted but really, really happy. i am o.k. with my work for the first time in awhile, and that feels good. everyone else's stuff looks awesome, and i wish our glitter mountain installation made of autumn sweaters was a real or at least findable place.

o.k. time to get ready and head out!
love, rebecca

p.s. happy birthday julianna (yesterday) and happy birthday anja (today)!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

brother you don't need to turn me away

i have new warm socks!
sock sock sock.

and had a very wonderful lunch consisting of:
*carrot ginger soup
*grilled swiss and tomato sandwich
*earl grey tea with bergamot
how nice huh? my belly sure thought so.

graham enjoys looking over my shoulder. hello graham! while i am on the subject of graham here is a little tiny raccoon skull he found in a river when was 9 and growing up in amish country. it hangs out in our room on the bookstand and it's one of my favorite things.

the show is coming in 4 days so i need to get to work again and stop reading pinecone folklore stories.
love, rebecca

p.s. how did animals in the snow tipped pines i find hatching from the seed of your thin mind all night?

Friday, October 23, 2009

oh there's trouble on my mind

i am in love with this song by ainjel emme. it makes me think of my cold days in the mountains (as seen above), and it is perfect. i have been a fan of her's since i was a teeny 11 year old with grass stained knees, and i am honored to not only be a huge fan of this mighty lady, but call her a friend.
i just realized it is nearly 5 a.m. here! sometimes not even tea, warm socks, or even reading moomin can cure my awful insomnia, so this is a good song to hum to at those times.

am i the only sleepless one? does anyone out there have abominable sleeping patterns too? i am surrounded by good, wholesome eggs who go to bed and wake up at reasonable hours so i feel like a black sheep.

love, rebecca the sleepless


look at this video of ainjel singing to the trees of oregon at night and freezing to death but shrugging it off admirably. she stayed with us recently because she was on a mini tour and i got to be camera lady (you can hear me cheer at the end) :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

super beans!

a new show is happening soon, mark yer calendars portland! it is my first time being a curator and i was rewarded with genius beans. i couldn't be prouder to be with such fine ladies.
love, rebecca

i think the show card turned out rather well, yes? mountain ouija spirits!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

but i got new ribbon now

i miss typing stories outside in the sun sometimes.
now this little guy sits on my painting desk where i write little notes to myself.