A.Martinez

Explorations.

chicagourbancanyon:

I was in the front garden taking some photos to send to my mom, and I thought I’d share them here as well. It’s a beautiful day and I am so grateful to have some many beautiful things growing in my garden! 

1. The tiniest cucumber
2. Nasturtium, edible flowers
3. Pest control making the rounds
4. The beautiful flowers of the eggplant
5. Alyssum, my namesake
6. Calendula, great body care plant
7. Basil for days!
8. Neon rainbow chard
9. Edamame 
10. Brilliant beet blend

my garden, y’all! 

brainframe:

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Don’t take off
With a Zombie
On a barge
In the heavy rain.

—Kenneth Koch, “Aesthetics of Being in Haiti” (via uutpoetry)

(via softriver)

Proofs of my antonym projects at Spudnik Press. Letterpress is pretty awesome and I dig it.

A cartoonist I met in Brooklyn last month, Andrew T. Pratt, is also a dog walker. Every single day he draws a quick sketch of each dog he walks, snaps a photo, then leaves it there for the owner! Here’s his blog!
Check out his other work at http://atpratt.net/
prattspocketpups:

Stella

A cartoonist I met in Brooklyn last month, Andrew T. Pratt, is also a dog walker. Every single day he draws a quick sketch of each dog he walks, snaps a photo, then leaves it there for the owner! Here’s his blog!

Check out his other work at http://atpratt.net/

prattspocketpups:

Stella

It’s me!
“The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumna, Alyssa Martinez (BFAW 2009) is assistant director of The Living Loop performing arts festival. Join us each Friday, June-August for a FREE performance in the Loop showcasing Chicago’s vibrant performing arts community, including such groups as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Adventure Sandwich, and more! Please like our page for updates, and see you this summer!” 
Check the festival out online at www.thelivingloopchicago.com
Photo by Gillian Fry

It’s me!

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumna, Alyssa Martinez (BFAW 2009) is assistant director of The Living Loop performing arts festival. Join us each Friday, June-August for a FREE performance in the Loop showcasing Chicago’s vibrant performing arts community, including such groups as Hubbard Street Dance ChicagoAdventure Sandwich, and more! Please like our page for updates, and see you this summer!” 

Check the festival out online at www.thelivingloopchicago.com

Photo by Gillian Fry

ptrck101:

Tyler - 2009 negative, 2014 Print
I have a few variations from this sitting, and I’ve always chosen the pictures with his eyes closed for some reason. When searching for pictures to use in an upcoming retrospective, I revisited this shoot and chose this shot instead. I’ve tried to puzzle it out, but to no avail.

ptrck101:

Tyler - 2009 negative, 2014 Print

I have a few variations from this sitting, and I’ve always chosen the pictures with his eyes closed for some reason. When searching for pictures to use in an upcoming retrospective, I revisited this shoot and chose this shot instead. I’ve tried to puzzle it out, but to no avail.