Friday, December 16, 2011

The Makers Project!

{In Which Jen Causey Works Her Magic}




Hi team! The incredibly lovely Jen Causey recently paid a visit to my studio with her camera, and the ensuing morning was genuinely delightful considering I like having my picture taken about as much as you like ripping off hangnails and plunging your hands in lemon juice. Which is to say Jen is a champ and a real talent. So here we go: Jen's photo essay and interview with yours truly is up on The Makers Project, here.

About The Makers Project- Jen's been documenting the working spaces of Brooklyn-based artists, designers, chefs, metalsmiths, perfumers, ceramicists, and woodworkers for some time now, so if you haven't had the joy of exploring her project, brew a cup and head on over.

Hope you have a great weekend. Stay tuned for the last-minute anti-gift guide bigBANG gift guide, coming as soon as I get my act together. Photos by Jennifer Causey, The Makers Project

47 comments:

  1. I would very much like to sit quietly in a corner of your studio and drink tea a while. That, I think, would make me Very Happy Indeed.

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  2. Damn Lily! Your studio is gorgeous, you are gorgeous and I covet your bangles like crazy.

    Luckily we sort of know each other, so this isn't *too* creepy and stalker-esque. Right?

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  3. you are funny! you are so pretty and so is your studio. loved the little interview.

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  4. lady, that interview was utterly charming. loved the bit about brooklyn. spot. on. hoo boy.

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  5. LOVE it! I'm soooooo glad they finally featured you. It's about time. So much talent, brilliance, and beauty flowing from your world.

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  6. Beautiful studio! Loved seeing/reading your interview, Lily. You have great taste in art... I got into Dibenkorn's NM series whilst living in Taos a few years back & Milton Avery has been one of my ab fav artists since I was a kid :) ~Lisa

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  7. I had forgotten how great that Veselka borscht was, esp. on a gray winter day! Love your studio and inspiration wall; and I've added Brideshead to my reading list.

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  8. You, your studio, your art, and your story is absolutely beautiful. Totally inspired.

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  9. I just saw that this morning and was in awe of the beauty of it all! You are such an inspiration, lady! Have a fabulous weekend in your most amazing part of the world! BIG hugs to you! XOXO

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  10. The Makers is a favorite, and I'm glad to see you featured there. I had no idea Bruce Nauman works with horses - I'm not surprised, and I'm not surprised that is something you know.
    The dried flower covered by a sheet of tissue (to protect it?) reminded me of old photographs and pastels that need to be covered with a curtain when they are on display. Lift up for a peek at delicate beauty.

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  11. Jen's project has been making me so happy, and I love that photo of you with tea! I also had an odd confusing moment where I read the little interview and came to the conclusion (through a little snooping), that I went to high school with P. What a small world :)

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  12. I love seeing your beautiful studio through Jen's camera - such a wonderful place it looks to be!

    xo
    cortnie

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  13. So lovely! Such beautiful details and corners of your studio! So. Lovely.

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  14. yes, yes, and yes! Loved the photos and interview. You my dear are one brilliantly clever and witty individual with a super-human knack for painting.

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  15. how nice is that!? and your inspiration board here is v. inspiring. esp. the sea creatures(?) on the black ground. i think i know (what really good) book they came out of! happy wkend!

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  16. OH LILY. Bestill my heart.

    You, your paintings, the photographs. All of it. STUNNING, my internet friend. STUNNING.

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  17. Your work is lovely. I am heading over to Jens to look at her series now.

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  18. Very cool, and I know this isn't the point, but...awesome lip color : )

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  19. FABULOUS!! I secretly lust to create a project like this so that I can relish in the artistic space of others. Your interview and pictures look great. Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. how beautiful!!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

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  21. You look so beautiful. And you're wearing navy blue. I am so happy to have your painting and feel so amazingly fortunate. Thank you. Wonderful article.

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  22. I always knew that we had something in common, little did I know it was "Brideshead Revisited". It is the soul of me......
    Love your work, love,love,love the blog...Ann

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  23. mazeltov on the feature! love jen causey, i'm so happy to see you on the makers. those lips!

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  24. aww, what a great photo series...i love that you got to answer some questions, too, instead of it being image-only. (i had no clue you were from jersey! i started reading when you were in joshua tree, so always assumed you started there.)

    sort-of unrelated: i love your outfit!! i think the blue+the bangles, and those gold hoop earrings, is perfect. so relaxed but still glam. :)

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  25. you shouldn't resist on (about? english can be tricky too..) pictures of you, as you are gorgeous! besides "the makers", I love your studio space a lot

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  26. Oh my goodness I so enjoyed your interview with Jennifer Causey. That project is so wonderful. Thank you so much for your blog. It always makes me smile and feel more curious about the world.

    All the best,
    Britt

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  27. Hi!

    Love your blog, love your art!
    I noticed in your interview you mentioned taking a year off in college to do some 'splorin. I was wondering, might you shed some more light on that for this little lost and wayward soul? What was your reasoning for doing it (and what year)? Was it hard? Did it help? Any advice on important things to keep in mind for someone else considering some time away from the straight-through path?

    (I'm actually a friend of your youngest sister's--we were K-house princesses together when we were wee little freshman in highschool)

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  28. Did I ever tell you how I love your love of colour? I love the idea of you photographing your soup - making colour notes for painting- what fun!

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  29. Great space kid. The pictures she took make great story telling.

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  30. I love Jen's work! Still so jealous of your bright and beautiful workspace (and work, natch). Congrats on the feature!

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  31. Those incredible apples, again. Lovely article, interview. Very bright work space, and again, all the color. What fun.

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  32. Beautiful - vibrant!! Happy silly seasoning to you!

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  33. i love it cowgirl...just beautiful!

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  34. I am in love with your blog! Your work is beautiful! Happy Holidays!

    Satin&Souffles xx

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  35. You are so dead-on about Brooklyn. I just moved back to NY after living 2.5 years in Asia, and I find everyone's self-consciousness unbearable.

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  36. I just don't think you can get an cooler, lady. I hope you have a great New Years!

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  37. Yeah...that should have been ANY COOLER, not "an cooler." :)

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  38. Happy New Year Gal! Hope it's full of all kinds of inspiration, family, yummy cooking and dogs :)

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  39. hope you're doing well. i was anticipating your gift guide, but alas it's almost the new year and there's no word from you. not that i'm complaining, i'm just hoping you're alright.

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  40. Happy New Year! Best wishes for you!

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  41. This is awesome!! What an inspiring space! Congrats! xo

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