Wednesday, December 20, 2006
deck the halls! (w/ wgc #14!)
last saturday was our 2nd annual holiday ArtJam!: Brooklyn edition. what's an ArtJam!? i'm so glad you asked. . .it was created with jk in l.a. last year. you share arts and crafts supplies and just make things until you can't anymore. usually it would be just jk, rogray and me making collages and the like but the holiday version is open to all. we supply food, drink and supplies and in return people make ornaments for our tree. we then keep our favorite ornaments for the next year and hopefully in a few years we will have a tree full of ornaments that have all been made by our friends.
here are the top ones from last year:
the first two are from the dude. the red one is his portrait of rogray. the last one is jk's panda ornament. for some reason my picture of the virgin mary and hassidic jew ornaments made from last year didn't get on the old flickr page. but you can imagine.
we threw some logs on the old "fireplace":
whipped up some latkes, pigs in a blanket, spinach artichoke dip and rogray's pine nut and gingerbread cookies:
and herbed potato chips: .
both went over grand -- he'd never made cookies before and they were deelish. i think i'm forgetting how to cook.
here is a collection of photos of people making crafts. look at the joy on their faces. basically people came in and either made a beeline for the food table or one of the craft tables.
the chef brought cupcakes and various toppings for people to make edible crafts! here she is:
people with their cupcake masterpieces:
here is mr. mo shoving an entire cupcake into his mouth:
his wife was very proud.
here are people being silly:
lawyer gets fresh with rogray:
this is as crazy as the hulk gets:
the critic acts smarmy:
this is me at my tipsiest (read: drunk oblivious to the hangover that will inhabit every aspect of being the next day):
do i look like bugs bunny there? i feel like i do. . .
c-dog and i get serious and do a p.s.a:
don't do drugs kids!
doesn't our hair look really good there?
enough of this. here are the ornaments!
here is the top of the tree. i call it "the father, son and the holy spirit."
a fashionable crucifiction:
the hulk's 3 wise men:
a gentlre reminder for the holiday season from mateo:
mr. f's hidden talent comes out:
a heart exploding with ArtJam! joy:
c-dog models her ornament:
ms. mo made a collage that will forever live on our refrigerator. look how amazing it is:
it doesn't even look like a collage! it looks like a picture out of a magazine.
rogray and i made dreidels out of clay!
i went classic on the right while rogray went stylishly artistic on the left.
in the end our craft table looked like this:
and our tree looked like this!
there are so many more ornaments that i didn't take pictures of yet. i think it's safe to say that the party was a success. the food was eaten we ended up having more liquor than what we started with (thanks guys. how'd you know all i wanted was wine and whiskey? you're geniuses.) rogray and i didn't even have that much clean-up. merry happy chrismukkah everyone!