Monday, December 28, 2009


today we set fire to ramen.

it was fun.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

a boy named sue

my mom gave me a puppy for christmas. (I don't have any good pictures of him because my camera is broksies, but he is really adorable/ridiculous.) I named him Sue.
I think I will have my camera fixed relatively soon though, and that will be nice.

I made and baked stuff to give to others for Christmas. I wish I could post pictures of some of it but I can't, still I hope it's all being enjoyed!

until later, happy final days of 2009.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


here's some stuff I doodled while it was slow while I was working:

Friday, December 11, 2009



+college year 2, semester 1= complete
+major= changed
+camera= broken
+my house= cold

I don't have anything particularly "blog worthy" at the moment. Mostly I have been busy with work and school.
When I do have free time I kind of like just doing nothing. (And it consequently makes me feel a little embarrassed when people ask me things like, "What have you been up to?")

On the bright side, I did sell half of the creature-things I sewed that were featured in the Red Tree Gallery. I am also working on 5 "custom orders."
Hopefully I will have a (digital) camera again soon and I will be able to photograph the final results.

So, that's all I've got for now. Three cheers for winter break.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Tomorrow night there will be a gallery opening that will include work from a number of USC photography students and from my older brother (Matthew Mullen), as well as some stuff that I made. It's at the Red Tree Gallery in Winnsboro, SC.
There will also be a show featuring Nikolai Oskolkov's music and art at the 145 Club, which is right next to the gallery.

I may or may not be there, due to my current work schedule, but I really want to be.
.. but I figure it will be a good time.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

slow times

.. my new downstairs neighbor's dogs are constantly howling louldly, and I can not sleep. (I know complaining about it is lame, especially on a blog)
I think I might poison their dogs though.
(kidding..)'s some doodlin' from slow times while I'm working..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

so sad

Yesterday I accidentally dropped my digital camera on the kitchen floor and I have not been able to fix it. The lens will not attach properly and the aperture won't adjust, so if I can manage to make it take a photo, it turns out really under exposed.

these pictures aren't my favorite or anything, but they were the last things on my memory card prior to when I dropped the camera (so maybe that makes them more important... I dunno):

this was a car in a Walmart parking lot..

and these are a flock of birds

I'm kind of bummed, because I liked having that camera with me, but hopefully I'll find an (inexpensive) way to fix it without having to purchase a new lens.

... on the bright side, I do have a film camera now.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

my very first film roll

I got a film camera for birthday a while back... I've never really used one (except once as a child I received a Spice Girls camera for Christmas... but mostly I just took bad close-ups of my family/pets with it, and it broke soon after I received it because my cousin dropped it while we were slipping and sliding on a frozen pond)
ANYWAY, guess that's another story, and I don't really know if my Spice Girl camera experience counts.

I don't have much camera knowledge at all, but I do like taking pictures of things, so hopefully I'll learn more, and here are some pictures from my very first roll of film:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


this was another real conversation.. although it was more like a monologue... sorry if it's hard to read.

... sometimes I wish I was serious in the way that kids are.

Other note of the day- I had the pleasure of watching, "Grizzly Man," for English class.
... it's pretty bizarre and I'd say it's worth watching.

Monday, November 9, 2009

perverted justice

Today in newspaper writing class I was introduced to a site that is both apalling and highly entertaining:
We were prompted to discuss the ethics of covering a special on this site... but mostly I just doodled pictures of "perverts" featured on the site. (Sorry, J-School)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

dinner conversation

this made me laugh while I was babysitting today, so I made a quick comic-y thing

Saturday, November 7, 2009

the last unicorn: great movie, or greatest movie?

FACT: children will watch the same movie over and over (andoverandover) without getting sick of it.
.... The girls that I babysit have a profound love for The Last Unicorn. worries though. This movie is surprisingly awesome.
Of course, we watched it yet again today.
(the (pre-energydrink) Red Bull drives all unicorns from the land into the sea, just so you know.)

.. then later in the night I started re-reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. (the first chapter's title was, "6 Fingers and Four Breasts.")

(yup, it's an exciting life I lead.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009


For most of this week I did not have a usable bike. This resulted in me walking most everywhere, since I really don't like driving and I am kind of terrible at it. Walking was pretty cool, because I noticed a bunch of things that I pass everyday that I had never noticed before. (I did have to get up exceptionally early though, because my classes begin at 8/ 9 and I live a little less than 2 miles away from campus.)
... and although I noticed a variety of things, the amount of dead animals on the sidewalk threw me a little.

Also, this ice-cream truck was parked on Greene Street the other day, carnival music playing and all. It looked a little suspicious... just sayin'. (and isn't it the wrong season for ice-cream trucks?)

I also started a new job this week (I am still a babysitter (2.o!) as well)
If you live in Columbia, you can probably guess where I will be til the wee hours of the morning:

It's pretty cool though... and at the end of the shift I will end up with entirely too many cookies to take home, so if you're jonesin' for (free) cookies at around 3 am, I am the person to talk to.
AND (finally, right?) I received this as I walked down Greene Steet today. (I know it's blurry because my scanner has been acting funky)
... and I know that its purpose is to preach God's word (or something like that), but upon first reading it I thought they'd referred to "God" as Yehaw, which entertained me for a good couple of minutes.

... I don't know why those pamphlet-toting evangelist always look so sad/angry or why most of them have terrible dental hygiene, but I really hope that they are content.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

better late than never?

I know that it has already been November for about three days, but these are pictures documenting (last minute) costume making:
... My friend was Woody for Halloween and I made a (cow print) vest complete with a pull string:

And this is what happens to a bathroom when a SPAGETT wig is made:

... and I saw these cards in Target. Not sure why, but they made me laugh a little. (and yes, those are the actual inside greetings.)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

the past two days have been an all around good time.
On Thursday I went to Asheville to see Why? and traipsed around the Blue Ridge region.
some pictures from along the way:
We went apple picking at "Grandma's Apple Orchard"

and Ziggy joined us on the journey
Downtown Asheville:
A line of segways (sp?):

... On Friday Amy and I hosted Monster Bash at our house, the party that followed the Monster Mass bike ride.

My Halloween costume:

The next day:
Also, to whoever wrote on my kitchen wall in sharpie, congratulations. Your work really complements the kitchen well.
yeah, so other than the existence of jerk-faces who write on kitchen walls, it was a blast.