June 2008

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i’m taking part in a group show called “ahhhhhhh!ha” at the helm gallery in tacoma.  if you’re around in this area, please drop by.

 June offers the boisterous group show Ahhhhhhh!!! Ha. The show will feature nine artists who work with themes of distortion, humor, fantasy, death and the cute.
Sesame Street will meet Super Mario Land on its way over to the Millenium Falcon. Kids will poke themselves with scissors. Cakes and Creampuffs will float in the sky and the mods will dance on them. A big bang will exclaim failure. Monsters and monsters and monsters will eat your face while Mudman comes to town. All the dead birds in the world will congregate. A giant furry thing will get trapped in a pink net. It’s dark. It’s kinda gross. It’s implausible. It’s strangely attractive. It’s worthy of an Ahhhhhhh!!! and a Ha.

Please come to the opening reception June 19th from 5 to 10PM. Bring your dancing shoes.


Sean Alexander

Susan Belle

Rumi Koshino

Jasper Kreiger

Jeremiah Maddock

Natalie Miller

Jason Reamer

Yuka Yamaguchi

760 S Broadway, Tacoma, WA


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“calcium keeps me calm”, color pencils on paper, 2005

i’m showing these two drawings at affordable art fair in new york city. they will be represented by mauger modern gallery in UK.

“drain your brain”, color pencils on paper, 2006

the show is from june 12 to 15. there will be a preview cocktail party on june 11. if you are around in new york during that time, please drop by and enjoy!

oh, the drawings are for sale.

The Affordable Art Fair New York City

June 12 – june 15

Visitor Information

Where: The Altman Building / Metropolitan Pavilion
135 West 18th Street, NYC

When: Private Preview Cocktail Reception, June 11th, 2008
Open to public, June 12th – 15th, 2008

Press: June 11th, 5-6pm

Fair Hours:

Wed June 11, 6pm – 9pm
    Private Preview Cocktail Reception
Thu June 12, 12pm – 9pm
Fri June 13, 12pm – 8pm
Sat June 14, 12pm – 8pm
Sun June 15, 12pm – 5pm

Please note that there will be no admission to the fair 20 minutes prior to closing.
General Admission $17/day
Students and Seniors $12/day
Group discount rates $10/day
Children under 12 FREE

Father’s Day, Sun, June 15th
Father’s get in free with their children

Private Preview

wednesday, June 11, 2008, 6-9pm

Please join us on opening night for our Private Preview Cocktail Reception and be among the first to preview AAF NYC 2008.
Free drinks will be served.

Advance tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate of $25.00 for one or $40.00 for two.

To purchase tickets, please call 212 255 2003 or email info@aafnyc.com with your payment information.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. $35.00 for one or $50.00 for two.

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mr. elijah, 363 day-old baby, has finally slept through the night. i put him to bed at 6:30 pm and he woke up at 4:54 am! during the night he was awake for awhile and talking to himself, but he went back to sleep. our boy learned to go back to sleep on his own.

only 3 times in his entire life has he slept more than two or three hours in a row. one day in august when he was two and a half months old, he slept for seven hours straight. we kept him up most of the night before, because we had to pack for a trip and catch an early morning flight. then there were two days in march when he was nine and a half months old when he slept five hours and four hours in a row. otherwise, he was up every two or three hours every single night.

last night, i was really tired so i went to bed early at 10 pm. i woke myself up in a panic at 2:44 am. i couldn’t believe the time i thought i must have slept through elijah crying. i went to the living room, where paul was awake working on a project. he told me that elijah was still sleeping quietly, more than 8 hours since he went to bed. we decided to go check on elijah just to make sure he was still alive.

he was sound asleep. it looked like he had rolled over to change his sleeping position, but he kept sleeping. we snuck out of the room happily. my right breast was swollen like the planet earth from not feeding for this long. it started to shoot milk a little; i think it was crying milky tears.

i felt so much better sleeping five hours straight for the first time in a long time and was so excited that he’s sleeping that i couldn’t go back to sleep for awhile. can anyone rock me to sleep?

i heard him talking (not crying) at 4:54 am. he was looking for my breasts so i nursed him. i put him down even though he was awake. i left the room, but i didn’t hear a thing after that.

he woke up at 6:30 am for his breakfast. he was chanting ‘manma! manma! (food)”. he looked very happy that i was happy.

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paul, elijah and i have been living temporarily in london, ontario since the beginning of may. it’s been so much fun living here.

if i have to choose three things that i need to live in a city, they would be…

  1. a small river
  2. parks
  3. a farmer’s market

this city has it all.

elijah and i hit a park or two everyday. there is no shortage of parks here — parks everywhere! the thames river runs through the city and there are parks all along the riverside.  the city of london is nicknamed ‘the forest city’. mature trees covers the entire city. leaves rustle, birds sing, and the sun dapples gently on your face. elijah is examining a hole in the ground with a dandelion. i feel completely refreshed!

five minutes’ walk from our apartment takes us to victoria park. elijah and i go there in the morning to check out squirrels, birds, and interesting branches and weeds.  he’s started to say a few words. he points at a bird and says ‘burr~, burr~’. i think he’s trying to say ‘bird’.

we met a cute baby girl at the park. she was 16 months old. elijah is into older women (not much choice yet). he was acting shy at first, but then he decided to make a move.

he gave her a blade of grass and a dandelion with the seeds pulled off.  but when she was tried to grab his pine cone, he started to run away.


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