I can’t wait to tell you about this AMAZING AWESOME project. I have to be good and keep my mouth shut which is way harder than I thought…but I will distract you ( and myself) with good pics……
Here I am with Jamie, one of the creatives, at a charming little restaurant that serves lots of cheese and meat as you can see. I discovered Patagonia Beer and ate Spanish peanuts. I swear I’m working…..
This is adorable Angeles at her awesome apartment. She just finished showing me her retractable roof…YES, it is retractable.
dinner last night at this house that is a restaurant and recording studio and bar and rooftop garden and simply too much too handle. I had a cocktail made with arugula…strange but tasty. Two good people Royden and Anna and clearly an attack of wine glasses. The Malbec continuously flows here.
This is Mab, the main animator. He’s so….hmm…well if I were younger, I would take him home with me…I would insist…..long pause while I ponder that thought for a moment. That white blob is part if this secret project so for now just assume he is a one glove kinda guy..that’s just how he rolls.
I am now getting the full Argentinian experience. I had to raise my camera above the heads in this crowded bar that looks like it’s been open for 100 years or more. This man was singing about love and passion and everyone was listening intensely as he sang. The young people are carrying on these traditions and have this respect for their culture that I haven’t seen yet in my experiences. Young people tango as much as the the older people do. I’m sure I’ll have to take an embarrassing stab at that soon.
I had a chance to spend the day in Delta in Tigre. It is only 45 minutes away from Buenos Aires. How cool would it be to live less than an hour from something that is so heavenly?? I was told that these houses don’t have addresses. They have descriptions like yellow house or house with 2 lion statues in front. I want to live here. I admit it….give me the simple life for just a little bit. I’m sure I’ll miss the big city or sushi eventually but I’ll deal with that when the time comes.
The name of this gas station on the water is SONIA. If I ever had a fondness for a gas station it would be this one.
I am pretty sure this tree comes from some magical forest near by.
happy girl …more to come…..
I always start these trips with a traditional cocktail. Who wouldn’t?? If I were being REALLY traditional I would have a Fernet and Coke but that is for the brave and young. I settled for this lovely drink, Pisco Sour at Olsons. Not super Argentinian, but I have made up for this in the last few days…
First allow me to introduce you to Antonio and Sam…
Antonio is THE MAN when it comes to stop motion animation here in Argentina and Sam is the producer who I have worked with in the past who is just simply amazing. The smile you see here is how she is all the time…a happy person and a bad ass at her job. more pics to come!
clearly non knitta related but everyone needs a break huh?
I am reading this awesome book by Sloane Crosley….. and I LOVE IT! Long plane rides and lay overs are just what I needed to get out of the rut of only reading blogs and trash magazines ( I’ll admit it…and she admits it too!). It is delightful. If you are in Austin, she is doing a book reading at Book People tonight at 7 pm. If not , treat yourself and buy it ( please ).
Here we are… Emily, Karen, and I are working on the book. We are sorting through photos of the last 5 years of my life….which is sort of weird. By the way, we are expanding the deadline to January 15. I know the holidaz have gotten me running in circles. No one needs deadlines on New Years Eve. That’s just wrong. sorry I (almost) did that to all you submission people.
I was recently in New York City and wanted to see if my first pieces were still up. If I didn’t know it was there, I wouldn’t have found it. This was a bright colorful piece that I wrapped around the “Welcome to Manhattan” sign before the Williamsburg Bridge back in 2006.
Now it is the same shade of the object it covered.
This raises the question: why put something up that will eventually rot away? This is part of the experience for me. I have seen really intricate illustrations that graffiti artists have spent hours doing…only to be painted over by officials soon after completing. I have also seen beautiful work fade into the background after being exposed to the elements. This is ephemeral. It had its moment, and it shined. Now it ages as we all do eventually.
This was at one of my favorite spots, TEANY. btw….Where did you go?????