A few weeks ago my dear friend Taleen Kali started a 100 Days Project; she does a different yoga pose every day and posts it up on Instagram. The idea is that you do a thing for 100 days and document it– it helps to create a daily practice. After watching her kill it every day, I decided to do my own. You can follow me using the hashtag #auroralady100days or just friend me on Instagram, where I’ll be posting my own daily drawings. I hope it ends up lasting beyond 100 days! Here are a few of the pieces I’ve done so far. I usually do them in my car, before I go in for my day job.
Anyone remember Livejournal? I sure do. It was social media before there was social media. When I moved to the “big city” from my tiny town for college, I knew that I needed to make some friends. I didn’t know how to really go about that in person, and so I turned to the internet. I ended up on Livejournal. My whole world changed. Livejournal (or, as we called it, “Lj”) is what it’s name proclaims: a place to keep a record of what is going on in your life. Think of it as a diary you could choose to share with the public, selected friends, or nobody at all. The perk was that you could read other folks journals as well, and in turn you could form relationships. I formed a lot of relationships. One of those was with Yvonne. I could tell right away that Yvonne was a cool girl, but not in a way that I could put my finger on. I hadn’t met anyone like her. She spoke her mind. She stuck up for herself and other women. I flipped out when I found out that she made zines and loved Morrissey. Yvonne was the badass […]
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