My final days in Spain, ticking, ticking. I meditatively observe and absorb, all the mess and pause and pull, the beat of the sun and rising tides, a time like all else, lost, found, released.
The new iPad just went on sale minutes ago, and I am having a really difficult time controlling myself from clicking the “buy now” button.
So, I’m making a list of other things I could buy or pay for rather than getting an iPad. But things that are realistic and equally satisfying (burning money would not be an option) This list will continue to grow. Any additions are welcome!
What can I do with $800?
- Pay for printing photos for my upcoming exhibit.
- Save for my Yoga Teacher Training Course this summer
- Spending money in Central America
- That’s like, a whole month of dining out every night.
- Or, I don’t know, 6 months of groceries?
- Half of my rent.
- Donate to a charity.
- Give a dollar each to 800 homeless people.
- Buy a new underwater camera.
- Throw myself a badass farewell party.
- Vacation in April.
- Donate to Tsunami victims
- Buy an iPad.
This is a series of photo-collages called “Consumption and Consumerism” that I did for Clam Magazine (the current issue “Experience,” which you can buy at Barnes & Noble if you’re interested). It was part mine and part commission; I had done the first one on my own a few years ago. It uses a black and white film base with a digital collage on top. The collage uses a juxtaposition of contradicting magazine cover headlines to make a statement about body image. The editor of Clam asked me to do several more. The resulting images are about plastic surgery and sex. I also did a fourth about self-tanner, but it didn’t quite go with the rest and therefore didn’t make the cut. These collages are 14 by 22 inches, so you can see all of the detail when enlarged. Thank goodness for the high resolution of film ;)
The trailer for every Oscar-bait movie ever.