Thursday, April 14, 2011

New York

{Next Year}



So. The news. I got into my dream graduate program (and didn't get into others; let it be made very clear in this world of shiny happy blogs that things are not always Easy and Perfect and Successful all up in dis piece) and will be moving to New York City this coming September. I'll be one of twenty-four peeps in my MFA program, and I cannot *wait* to get this party started. I'm so excited I've been doing a little dance every time P. mentions it. (Which looks a lot like Peanut Butter Jelly Time.)



I lived in New York after I gradumatated from college (by way of a brief and inglorious grant-gone-wrong in Mongolia) and those were two incredibly happy, life-changing years surrounded by best friends, beloved coworkers and family. Joshua Tree will always be home away from home for us, but P. and I are pretttty stoked about this next chapter in New York.



A lot of details to figure out (the dogs! finding an apartment! what to do with our Joshua-Tree-appropriate pickup truck in New York City! and, um, P's graduate program in a different city!) but we'll figure it out as we go. That's kind of been our modus operandi these past few years and it seems to be working out just fine.

So anyway, that's the news. To my beloved California bloggers, I'll miss your sunshiny dispositions, your proximity to the desert and your year-round citrus bounty. Sniff, sniff. And to all you New York bloggers, HOLLA!

Pictures from a new project I'm working on...more soon.

45 comments:

  1. Congrats! That's super exciting! I will miss your shots of indie though.

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  2. so fantastic lily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it is going to be amazing. congratulations.

    siiiiiiiiigh. you guys are the radest.

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  3. Congratulations!

    I'm not an NYC blogger but we have tons of posts from our time there if you're interested in finding some stuff to do and places to eat.

    Love these photos as always.

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  4. holla is right! excited that i'll be able to come to your shows! and can i suggest brooklyn apt with more space/and/or backyard for doggies?

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  5. FANTASTIC! Hanging on the coattails of your adventures is far too fun!

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  6. HOORay FOR you BUT california will and has been missing you too!

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  7. As a displaced CA native who dreams of visiting India one day, I'm happy to have found your blog + will enjoy photos and stories of India while you remain.

    Congratulations on your acceptance.

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  8. I can't wait to read your posts about life in new york. I know you'll give us unique point of views.
    (so right about happy shiny blogs)

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  9. Awww you're not coming back to SoCal? Dangit! Well, at least you'll be moving to what I hear is a decent place to live. :) Congratulations!!

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  10. oh Lily!! Congrats! I am insanely jealous, but even more I'm so happy and excited for you! [And thankful to be able to live in NYC vicariously through bigBANG!] xoxo

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  11. Well *I,* for one, am Pleased. As. Punch.

    Congratulations, Lily dear.

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  12. Yay, Lily! So Cal will miss you, but it's going to be an amazing couple of years.

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  13. Quelle joie, cousiiiiiiiiiine!

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  14. yeah! Congrats! woooot wooooot!!! Wonderful, very good, fabulous, maximum percent good news. I can't wait to visit you in New York! HA! no seriously...

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  15. That's So Rad! Which school did you get into? (longtime lurker/fan/young artist)

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  16. congratulations! new york is going to be very happy to welcome you back!

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  17. Congratulations! I'm in NYC this week and am fantasizing about just not returning home.

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS! You completely inspire me to be braver...you're pretty much amazing. I couldn't be happier for you. xoxo

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  19. WOOT! Fantabulous, honey! How very awesome. :D

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  20. that is so wonderful what a contrast but perfect in away. how about we trade cars for a year, i am looking for pick up truck for our life in vermont!

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  21. WONDERFUL!
    What new times are coming to you! I see you are thrilled. let's hope your husband is not going to be too far away, maybe even around you!
    And guess what: I am only 25 min north in the subs......
    You are welcome anytime!

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  22. YES! I'm a NYC follower of your blog, and I'm super stoked to get a chance to see this lovely concrete-and-iron city through your eyes! (can I ask what MFA program? Ohhh, time to paint and think and talk about art with other artists...so lovely)

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  23. Congratulations! How exciting!

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  24. that is superduper awesome - congrats! (i was gonna add 'homie' to the end of that sentence, but we're not that close blog-pals, so yeah. ANYWAY...) which program is it at what school? i've been thinking about grad school myself (or really about any school right now. i hate my job+the economy sucks. let's get further into debt!!!! haha)... NYC is totally awesome. you are one lucky ducky! :)

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  25. oh noooooo. i mean, YAY FOR YOU but boo for me. i was going to charm you up to santa cruz when you "returned home" but i guess you'll be over on the east coast now!

    congrats to both of you!

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  26. BOOYAH internet! I may have just called dibs on Lily being my new best friend.

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  27. Congrats to you!! Looking forward to some New York shows of your work?? Always felt I was missing out on your West Coast ones :)

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  28. wait, we get you here? that's fantastic! i think this is the push we need to finally start that girl gang.

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  29. congratulations, lily!!! of course you got in to your dream program (and ONLY your dream program) because 'twas always meant to be thus :)

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  30. congrats! that's amazing! i can't wait to see where you take the blog. looking forward to some great city shots.

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  31. There is plenty of parking in Broooklyn! woooooot!

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  32. Congratulations!! Doing an MFA in NYC sounds soooo amazing! I'm a FL blogger, soon to be a OR-WA-ID-CA blogger ( will be travelling w/my hubby's job ), but would love to some day be an NYC blogger, even if for just a little while.

    Can't wait to see how this move will effect you work!

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  33. Good for you, Lily. Maybe you should be going for a master of fine photography, you are so good at it. And I say that as an owner of one of your fine paintings. Nothin' like NYC, and you know that.

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  34. As a NYC blogger, I feel obliged to say, "WELCOME BACK!!" (sorry, didn't mean to shout). So exciting, though, and congratulations on the MFA!

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  35. oh, congratulations, lily!! so exciting. can't wait to read all about it.

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  36. YOWZA, thanks team! I'm so excited (and sliiiightly noivois) about re-entering society after a year in the Thunderdome (and two years in the Daily Festivus that is Joshua Tree). Thanks all for such encouraging, sweet words!

    XOXO!!!

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  37. i SEE. amazing! sell drawings.

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  38. Congratulations Lily! So exciting. I'll just continue traveling vicariously through you. :)

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  39. That's SO exciting, even if it means you won't be on the best coast. Congrats x1 million, my friend:)

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  40. holla backatcha & congrats! i'm a brooklyn lady and would love to drool (not really) all over your India pictures & hear your stories one day...

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  41. New York is excellent. I say: WIN!

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  42. happy belated birthday! and, what a wonderful adventure you are having....love your photographs.

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  43. and btw...woohoo! you're moving here! this is fantastic news! :)

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