This summer the kids and I went to see Shantell Martin‘s show, Are You You, at MoCADA. We sat in the gallery space looking at Martin’s black marker drawings which covered the walls, and thought up questions to ask her about her art. My plan was to have my kids who love to draw send some fan mail to a woman who loves to draw. Coincidentally she was at the museum and we got to meet her! She was lovely and she gave us stickers!
Our fan mail included a few questions and compliments from each kid and Shantell Martin inspired drawings that they did on white paper with black ink. She wrote back! And sent stickers! And pens!
Now I am an even bigger fan. Look for Shantell Martin’s work at the upcoming Brooklyn Museum exhibition, Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond. It will be up from October 3, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
Ok I have a crush on Casey Neistat. Its not a “I want him to be my boyfriend” crush, although he is adorable. Its more of a “I desire to have that combination of energy, creativity, and focus” kind of crush. Like a vampire, I have a crush on his chutzpah. And his studio.
While many of Neistat’s internet movies start stronger than they end, he is still the King of my Youtube. AND! In his video, Do the Right Thing, snail mail pulls rank over email. Adamantly. Now I can add champion of snail mail to Neistat’s attractive qualities. I sent him a SASE and sure enough he mailed me a sticker pack. Well, since I follow him on Instagram I know he was not in NYC, so someone in his studio mailed me a sticker pack.
Let me be clear. I love my husband. And if he took off to make movies for days at a time and stayed up all night editing and drove our car in to a pond, we’d be divorced.
viva internet crushes and real love too!