Hey guys. It’s been a while.
& I miss you.

I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on for a whole bunch of months that I should probably get comfy talking with you about because I’m planning on making it into a book sometime, but it occurs to me that I haven’t really been talking to y’all about much of anything at all.
So I’m going to try to work on that for now.

Internets, are we cool?
I know I owe you email, and I have been slacking on that website I was supposed to make for you, and it’s been so long now that you’ve probably forgotten that I draw things.
I’m sorry. Let’s be friends again.
I want to hold your hand and make pretty things for you.
I’ll wear my nicest shoes.
I still have a crush on you, and I’m making you a mixtape that proves it.

Actually, I’m serious. The first 5 of you that want to trade mp3 mixtapes- drop a note and we’ll do it.
You should have some kind of blog or tumblr thing though so I have enough of an idea of what you’re about so that I can actually make you something you’ll like.

Speaking of tumblr things, I finally am getting off my ass and cross posting this to there.
I had it importing the rss feed of this blog before, but I didn’t log in for so long that it actually stopped working!
If you are on the tumblrs and would rather read these things there, you can add me and stuff.

Also, if you guys know of people I should follow on there (particularly people who DRAW STUFF) let me know.

I just spent a week at that thing in the desert, and I’m now back to my life again and just like many other years when I’ve come back from the desert – I’m exhausted and full of wanting for something I can’t name.

Maybe you guys can help me figure that out in the next couple weeks or something.

In the meantime I’ll tell you about Burning Man.

Of course, when packing, I was in the middle of a huge deadline for IDW, so I forgot a lot of useful things I should have packed, like my camera.
In true hipster fashion, though, I managed to bring both of my holgas- with which I mostly shot pinhole panoramas of the temple.
The film will be ready later this week and if anything turned out I’ll show you.

There was one contribution I made this year though that I felt pretty awesome about.
A few weeks ago, my friend Slim was off building the man with the other fearless members of the man build crew, and asking for suggestions on what images suggested Rites of Passage (this year’s burn theme) to us.
As someone who tends to think of time in apartments, I immediately suggested keys- a marker that has come along with most, if not all major changes in my life thusfar.

Out off all the ideas people suggested, my suggestion must have stuck out, because Slim picked mine.
So this year, the man’s “heart” was a key.
Also, he’s particularly clever and made the teeth of the key in the shape of the Trego mountains, which is just extra badass.

Also of note, this year I got my first playa haircut.
It was mohawk day at Barber Ella Camp, and somehow I ended up in line next to fellow MassArt alum, Rich Mackin, who I’d seen around Boston damn near a decade earlier reading letters he wrote to companies at poetry readings. I of course didn’t recognize him, but after 20 minutes of conversation we discovered we have about a billion mutual friends, and then I figured it out. Along with prodding from my friends Arlen and Space Lion, he convinced me that I should get a mohawk.

In the end I only half committed.
I am still at the phase of drastic haircut in which a vacillate wildly between thinking it’s totally badass, or the worst idea I’ve had in life, ever.

I’ll post a not-a-drawing picture of said haircut soon and you can all tell me which of my inner voices was right.

There’s a bunch of really huge stuff that happened at Burning Man that is more important than haircuts, but I’m going to save that for another day.

In the meantime, hugs? mixtapes?
Okay.

About Star St.Germain

I am a tornado disguised as a girl.

7 Comments
  1. That is hilarious that you met Rich! Worlds collide. He still occasionally reads his corporate letters (at Incubator). I mostly only see him on First Thursdays anymore, usually wearing a top hat. I’m looking forward to seeing your pics from the week. 😀

  2. Nikki says:

    I love your pictures of the pictures. The detail is great. Yay artwork!

    Burning Man is kind of one of those things I have to do at least once in my life. It will happen. I’ll make sure of it.

    I will totally be up for mixtape trade. My musical tastes are eclectic (as in all over the place), but it sounds like fun. I’m in!

  3. Molly B says:

    totally up for a mix cd swap! an old friend and i recently did this, i hadnt gotten or made one for years and its so worth it.

  4. Rhiiannon says:

    I love burning man stories, can’t wait to hear the rest of yours.
    I’m in on the mixtape swap! New music is one of the best things in the world!

    xx

  5. Mariah says:

    So glad you are back on the internets. I love oogling your artsy stuff.

    I can’t exchange mixtapes this time around. I spend all my time building my new hypnotherapy practice (and I don’t have a blog right now–though you do know me in-person, so maybe that counts for something.)

    Can’t wait to see what you spill on here. So exciting!

  6. 1.i’ll make you an mp3 mixtape even if i’m not part of the first five here – BECAUSE I REALLY LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW?

    2. http://astralrejection.tumblr.com/ makes some nice art, when she makes some art. she’s all illustrating some of my girlfriend’s serial novel here: fleshtrap.net – cause you might find these things to be cool.

    3. otherwise, i am so excited and thrilled to see you back.

  7. thisisstar says:

    @merrick- More hilarious is that I knew him a decade ago, then he ended up friends with all of you, then we randomly ended up in line for haircuts together at burning man.

    @melissa- You did not make it into the first 5 responses (I had a couple on tumblr, and twitter, and facebook) but I will make you one anyway!

    @mariah- Glad to hear you’re up to some good things!

    @everyone else- I will put up an official list of mixtape participants later in the week. Also thank you all for the kind words of encouragement. It means a lot to me.

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