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curtains, soon to be

Nov. 20th, 2006 | 11:34 am
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

soon to be curtains - fabric for various rooms

this is the fabric from which we plan to make curtains. the crazy poppies and pink on pink stripes will go in the studio (which has 'mango madness' on the walls). the yellow is for the bathroom (which is pink). the pink flowers go in the kitchen (which is green, if you recall).

when we're finished, it's going to look like a paint palette 'sploded in here.

hee hee.

... and yeah, it's been a while. we'll post a summary. eventually. *cough*

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T-minus 5 days and counting, people...

Aug. 27th, 2006 | 01:14 pm
mood: contemplativecontemplative
posted by: anadaseva in wearethetrio

Are we ready for it? Maybe.

We won't know until we're down there, though.
It's been a long ass time since I wrote in this community. I'll probably post a lot in the next week or so as things come to me. I'll probably also post videos and pictures as I take them on the journey down.

All I can hope for is that we all make it down safely and hopefully gain something out of the experience.

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12 days to go...

Aug. 20th, 2006 | 10:57 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

Studio - Packed Up

we had the going away cookout, which turned into a going away indoor stovetop cooking thing (no propane), and loads of people showed up. it was fun. i didn't know we could fit 14 whole people in the livingroom. =) of course i couldn't get hold of some people, but i hope to get together with them before we actually leave, in 12 days! eeeek.

the above picture is of the bins of stuff from my studio, which is going with me, though the studio still looks full. normal room full, instead of nicci lives here full. ;)

next weekend is the major packing push, in which we will really be packing up everything in sight, and trying to clear off furniture which is going. i guess i am driving down after all, instead of flying. never got round to buying a ticket, and i just didn't feel up to resolving the getting from the airport to the apartment. while it's not a long drive, i imagine it would be one expensive cab trip.

i can't quite tell if i'm excited or scared. i suspect it's both. => which is good. will post a pic or two from the par-tay if pennywhistle ever uploads em! i didn't think to take pictures during the shindig, except some for my new photo project. you would think i wasn't an obsessive documenter. i don't know what got into me yesterday...

it's like half of my brain detached from my body.

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studio progress -- day 3

Jul. 31st, 2006 | 08:15 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

view 1 view 2 view 3 view 4

with the awesome help of Dani & abluemeanie, have made some serious progress on the studio. schweet. check it out! Dani & i spent 2 hours on it yesterday, and Dani + Jonathan and i spent about 4 hours on it today. that's 8 hours total cleaning in 3 days. 11 bins of keeper stuff and four 32 gallon trash cans & two 33 gallon trach cans later we have the above.

still some straightening to go. the stuff stacked on the desk is keeper stuff--mostly boxes and toolboxes and such. just have to re-organize what's left. i think i will need 2 more bins. well, 8 bins of stuff was a dream. so much for that. still, yay! progress! (and truth be told, 1 of those extra bins is just RP books anyway. so it doesn't count!)

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working on the studio

Jul. 29th, 2006 | 10:30 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

here's the mess i made while working on cleaning/sorting. all the tubs on the floor are things removed from other places and brought in, or crating up in progress. whee, messy! =)

studio 01 studio 02 studio 03 studio 04

... i am sooo messy. haha.

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wild fibre - savannah, ga

Jul. 2nd, 2006 | 01:39 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

wild fibre, 409 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

this little store is awesome, and has all kinds of classes, too. (including spinning! wheel rental for the class is only $3 over the class fee eeeeeee!)

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cool studios

Jun. 29th, 2006 | 06:21 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

abluemeanie, check out this studio. we should try to emulate some of the shelving if we can! check out how well organized it is!

i vote orange walls, white xmas lights on the ceiling, & red and purple curtains. thoughts?

i specifically like these +pixCollapse )

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organizing and packing up the studio

Jun. 25th, 2006 | 09:17 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

in thinking about the studio moving, i have devised a (working) list of things that i will seclude to various bins, totaling 10 (8 medium blue bins, 1 large white, bin, 1 small pink bin):

medium blue bins:
#1: camera collection, monopod, polaroid cam + film, 35mm film, 120 film, light meter, lenses, printer paper, printer inks, hot lamp.
#2: assorted art books + artist books + audre lorde + signed books.
#3: unstretched canvas, acrylic paints, oil paints, brushes + brush holders, tools, gesso, watercolors, heavy paper/pads, small wood for printing on.
#4: drawing stuff, pens, pencils, sketchbooks, charcoal, prismacolors, graphite, markers, crayons, erasers, rulers.
#5: photo corners, adhesives, papers, cardstock, corner rounder, shape punchers, eyelets, setters, decorative yarns, trimmers/cutters, rubber, carving tools, ink pads, embossing powders, embossing gun, rulers, xacto, bookbinding materials/hole punches.
#6: framing stuff, frame lengths, hardware, wire cutters, hanging wire, mat cutters, 5x7 white wooden frames, linen tape.
#7: fiber, vinyl, yarn, thread, needles, drop spindle, spinning supplies, buttons, beads, embellishments, dangly bits, sculpey, wire, charms, cord, hemp, ceramic bits, crimp beads, jewelry tools, leather cord.
#8: misc. odds and ends (there are always some of these!)

large white bin:
darkroom supplies: dry chemicals (b&w), condensed chems (color), tongs, bottles, papers, trays, tanks, reels.

pink bin:
zine stuff: completed zines, zine masters, envelopes, promo materials.

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savannah, ga

Jun. 23rd, 2006 | 09:51 pm
posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

savannah's historic district savannah's historic district

for your viewing pleasure, above are 2 images of Savannah's Historic District taken sometime in the middle of the day, on the same day. these are typical views... trees, spanish moss, and cars! yeah, there are people, too, but it was super hot and a lot of them were smart enough to stay indoors with the AC on.

okay, so this isn't exactly where we will be in 10 weeks, but it's within easy walking distance. some things i learned about savannah while was there:
  • jeans are HOT. it's like walking around with damp weights on your legs.
  • eating out there is expensive, even if you only order side dishes.
  • waiters make a fortune in the summer.
  • dear gods the humidity!
  • it cools down at night and it's beautiful in the Historic District then!
  • ghost tours are amusing.

    our apartment is the cutest. the people renting it right now are both artists, both recent graduates from SCAD. they're moving out of the state, and so their place is coming available. it's super close to Forsyth Park, and pretty awesome, even if the house is this icky grey. oh, btw, we signed the contract! woot! =)

    905 Montgomery

    this is a still shot of the house in savannah. we're renting the top floor of the house! there is a kitchen in the back off the back porch, a laundry room (tiny) off the back porch, a den, a bathroom, two hallways, a large room that is going to be a studio, a master bedroom, a front porch, and a small bedroom. the people who live there (the artists) painted the rooms different colors. witness the beauty of their paint jobs! some of the perks are:
  • awesome paint jobs already in place, though the kitchen is going to go back to orange.
  • hardwood floors throughout!
  • 2 fireplaces (they don't work, but they look cool!)
  • yes! large windows!!
  • high ceilings (muah ah ah!)
  • 2, yes TWO long porches, 1 in front for calling out to neighbors, one in back for pina colada night!
  • central heat and air.
  • it's IN the Historic District within close bike ridin' distance to the photo bldg.
  • we've already contracted to rent it! yes!

    the move-in date is a little later than i'd like, but it gives me a little more time to pack up my life here, and store some stuff that isn't going. wowee is this going to be a LONG process.

    if you'd like to see some video of the apartment, go here. be prepared for some serious download time. i hope you have a fast connection, cos they're large!

    i leave you with the above photo, taken on day 1 of apartment hunting. literally the first person i saw in the Victorian District. the rest will have to be taken at my word. the gay and lesbian population is flourishing, as well as the transgender folk. it truly is the most liberal southern city i have ever visited.

    and not cos guys walk around unmolested wearing pink! =b i saw a lot of queer couples open and out, and an outgoing and friendly tranny. plus art kids everywhere. the buildings are awesome--some creepy, some fab. i think it's going to be quite the adventure. =) won't you come along?

    as for the dining choices in Savannah, there are many, so if you choose to come and visit us, here are the places we tried on the little visit down there:
  • The Pirate House - cool, but unless you're ready for heavy southern food, avoid.
  • AJ's (on Tybee Island) - expensive. not that great. but we saw DOLPHINS from our table.
  • Chart House - overpriced, not the best. but awesome chocolate lava cake.
  • The Shrimp Factory - reportedly good coffee, yummy shrimps, haunted, friendly staff.
  • Fiddlers Crab Shack - awesome all you can eat crabby mondays! friendly service. ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS people!

    if you do decide to go, and have the $$, you should take a historic tour of Savannah. i liked the Old Savannah Tours $22/person. the blonde woman was my favorite tour guide--heavy southern accent--but her name popped right out of my head. also, the carriage ghost tour was hilarious. you should try it! go at night, after dark. i liked the 9pm tour. $20/person, or $90ish for a private tour with champagne, i think.
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    apartment hunting

    Jun. 14th, 2006 | 01:15 pm
    posted by: nicci in wearethetrio

    i have been calling apartments for 2 days, pestering answering machines, and even some real live people! sadly, it looks like we're probably going to be stuffed into a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. happily, there is one really close to Forsyth which is owned by an amusing guy named Alan. going to visit this weekend and have a meeting with him right before my 11:30 at the EXPENSIVE HOUSE which is a few blocks away.

    the apartment is 2 bedroom, 1 bath, with a 'large' livingroom, kitchen, AC, Heat, and off street parking. everything is included for $700 except electric.

    the (OMFG EXPENSIVE) house is 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with washer, dryer, stove, fridge, pets with deposit (sadly only 2), air, heat. $1200, no utils included. *die from spensiveness* but it has hardwood floors and ceramic and a screened porch and high ceilings... cry.

    i have another place supposed to call me back with a good time to view (2 bedroom, charges $300/cat (AUGH), on Jefferson. $700/mo.

    and then there is one more place i am to call when i get in town. 2 bedroom, kitchen, appliances, fenced back yard, brick patio, room for a garden, washer/dryer. no utils included. also in the historic dist. pets are $200ea non-refundable. sigh.

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