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post Happy 2013!

January 10th, 2013

Filed under: family,friends — nics @ 2:55 pm

Another whirlwind holiday season has come and gone! Despite all the wonderful times I had with friends and family with much eating, drinking, and celebrating, I’m happy to see things settle back down a bit now.

Here’s a highlight from our holiday… I made Ben play with the painstakingly and beautifully crafted modernist house I built for Tambourine (which she thoroughly ignored – she wouldn’t even look at it) so I would feel appreciated. Is there anybody out there who has a very tiny cat that appreciates modern architecture and small spaces?

Happy New Year everyone!

post tomorrow!

December 8th, 2012

Filed under: art,Baltimore,check this out,shop — nics @ 5:48 pm

Don’t forget to stop by the Kindl Markt in Hampden tomorrow. I’m selling a bunch of prints. This one could by yours!

It’s also the last event at the Hampden Republican Club! The building has been sold and rumor has it that it’s going to be a restaurant (not sure when). Come see it in it’s final classic style.

We’ll also be accepting donations to help Hurricane Sandy victims. Most needed items are: cleaning supplies, trash bags, rubber gloves, and non perishable food items.

Here’s the facebook link and all the info:
Sunday, December 9
11am – 5pm
3535 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21211

There will be food. There will be art. There will be crafts. There will be drinks. “The game” will be on in the back bar. I, personally, don’t “do” “games”, but if that’s your kind of thing, come hang out and watch it.

post buy some local art!

December 3rd, 2012

Filed under: art,Baltimore,check this out,food,friends,shop — nics @ 9:35 pm

Come to Hampden on Sunday to buy arts and crafts from some local artists! I’m participating in a holiday market in Hampden along with a lot of other local artists. I’ll be selling the prints from my etsy store (at a discounted price!) and some brand new ones too.

There will be some food for sale and there will be a bar open in the back. Stop by, buy some things, and hang out with us as we celebrate the winter holidays!

Thanks Lisa D. for organizing the whole thing! And thanks Kelley B. for making the amazing poster!

Here’s the facebook link and all the info:
Sunday, December 9
11am – 5pm
3535 Chestnut Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21211 (the old Republican Club building)

post Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2012

Filed under: animation,Baltimore — nics @ 7:02 pm

This is the animation I made to project in this year’s Lantern Parade in Patterson Park. It synced quite amazingly with the marching bands as they came by (see video clip below). Special thanks to Laure Drogoul for inviting me to participate and for her wonderful job organizing the event.

post fun with food

September 16th, 2012

Filed under: food — nics @ 2:49 pm

Meet celeriac-head sweet potato monster. Traveling through the celery root forest. I had fun making this today while cooking brunch with Ben.

post Garden Excursion

September 2nd, 2012

Filed under: check this out,travel — nics @ 2:24 pm

This weekend I had a wonderful but all too short getaway to Longwood Gardens with my very dear friends Lisa, Luci, and Kelley, stopping first in Wilmington for lunch. Longwood Gardens was HUGE and beautiful, with some amazingly weird plants. I felt very far from Baltimore. In fact, very far from anywhere familiar. It was rather magical. The Bruce Monro show is up through the 29th!

Wilmington Riverfront (Floating Houses)

Wilmington Train Station

Wilmington Train Station

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens (Fossil Room)

Longwood Gardens (Giant Lily Pads)

post saying goodbye to summer (already)

August 10th, 2012

Filed under: check this out,travel — nics @ 3:46 pm

Ben and I took one final fling away from Baltimore before I got too swamped down in teaching craziness. I have a ridiculously busy schedule this fall semester but I’m actually quite excited about it. I’m teaching an animation class! Amongst many other things…

We went camping in the Allegheny National Forest in northern PA. It was glorious to escape the stinky sweaty Baltimore air! And our campground was just a few feet away from a huge sparkling reservoir. That you can legally swim in! (For you fellow Baltimorons, you understand my “don’t swim in this lovely beautiful tempting reservoir unless you want a very large fine” pain.) I officially have seen the most stars I have ever seen in my entire life! It was amazing. The last night we sat under the stars for a long time watching shooting stars. I saw at least six.

I highly recommend camping here! It’s beautiful and only a 5 hour drive from Baltimore. But watch out for bears! We were warned upon arrival by the campground hosts that bears enter the campground, searching for food, all the time. And told us several stories of the most recent “visits”. Needless to say, I had a rather difficult time sleeping the first night, waking up at every sound. I heard deep heavy bear-like breathing right outside our tent while we slept. I never said anything to Ben about it (attributing it to my paranoia and confusion between sleep/awake consciousness). But on the drive home HE told ME he heard a bear breathing on us at night! We are now convinced that neither of us are crazy and that a bear(s) was checking us out at night. Unless the campground is inhabited by some large mouth-breathing strange old man that likes to breath on campers while they sleep…

Here are some photos!

sunset by the water

our campground: right through that dark hole

checking out the water

ben swimming

ben poses with beer

i am the fire master. and steaks and corn.

marshmaaaaaaaaalllllooowws!!!

morning, inside the tent

post Hoodie

July 27th, 2012

Filed under: art,Baltimore,check this out — nics @ 1:10 pm

One of the best things I saw at Artscape, despite the fact that it was not actually a part of Artscape, was Hoodie. This guy named Michael was hanging out with a kinetic sculpture creature he made. It was awesome!

post More Prints

July 26th, 2012

Filed under: art,shop — nics @ 12:03 pm

I added three more prints in the shop from the Fox’s Misunderstandings series. Take a look! (This is one of them.)

post then now never

July 25th, 2012

Filed under: animation — nics @ 3:11 pm

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational, here’s a look at my newest animation.

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