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Pilsen, hasta prontito

October 26, 2013

It’s gotten cold in Mexico City this week, I pulled out my winter coat and scarves, boots. In a week I am moving back to Chicago after almost a year here in Mexico (minus a few months away). This return marks 10 years away from the city I grew up in, a city I have...
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Bernard Plossu’s Photos & Notes on Mexico

September 16, 2013
Bernard Plossu’s Photos & Notes on Mexico

When  French photographer Bernard Plossu was 20 years old he went to Mexico to visit his grandparents who had recently emigrated from China. He traversed the country for a year (1965-66) from the mountains to the beach to the desert, taking photos with a borrowed camera. I came across a book with some of his...
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Lucky Dice

September 13, 2013

Nothing better than getting back to the blog with some good old fashioned DICE STACKING! I am back stateside and rolling the dice with some big decisions coming up soon. I’ll be in the Bay Area for the last two weeks of September with a few surprises– stay tuned! In the meantime, practice your...
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DANCE!

June 28, 2013

I have been pretty much just been dancing since my last post… which is why nothing has been happening here at BIG THINGS. No but really, I have been dancing a lot– salsas, merengues, cumbias. And because of all the dancing that I have been doing, I am finally feeling energized to continue posting...
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Jessalyn Aaland artist talk at Swarm Gallery!

April 3, 2013

My good buddy, Jessalyn Aaland, is giving an artist talk this Saturday, April 6 at 3PM at Swarm Gallery! If you haven’t already, make sure to stop by and see her discuss her solo show, Thank You For Your Waiting, which is up through April 21! GO GO GO!
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Job & Boss Oaxaca Collection!

March 25, 2013

SO PROUD of my girls Brook and Kirby over at Job & Boss for releasing their latest collection of bags inspired by OAXACA! We all traveled to Mexico last summer and the trip was a spark for many ideas, collaborations and movements…including this collection and me moving to Mexico. 🙂 All the fabric was...
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Hasta pronto, Oaxaca…

March 2, 2013

2 months and 15 days have passed since I set foot in Mexico and tonight I board a bus leaving Oaxaca behind for Mexico City. To be honest, I’m actually quite sad to leave today. There is a magical energy here that anyone who visits  or lives here can attest to! I knew Oaxaca...
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Jaime Servais @ Esqueleto

February 1, 2013

Mis amigas at Esqueleto are opening a show of Jaime Servais‘ drawings tonight (FRIDAY FEB 1) in Oakland! It’s First Friday. Check it out. I’m digging these drawingsSSSsssSSSSsss from afar!
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Ellsworth’s Plant Drawings

January 31, 2013

There are so many wonderful libraries here in Oaxaca and I like to spend afternoons at the Instituto de Arte Grafico de Oaxaca (IAGO) with all the books that you’d usually never be allowed to get your grubby paws on: expensive monographs, rare editions, oversized giants, handmade books submitted by artists themselves. It’s an incredible...
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¡Bienvenidos a México!

December 18, 2012
¡Bienvenidos a México!

I would like to welcome you all to the Mexican edition of BIG THINGS…COSAS GRANDES! I arrived this week in Mexico City and am very excited to be back in this chaotic place. Some of you may have been wondering what the hell is going on over here: sporadic postings, flash sales, etc. So...
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