Friday, February 27, 2009

Our heroes

Two of my new teen reporters at work interviewed a bunch of kids at their school, Polaris K-12, about who their heros are for our show this weekend. It is kind of silly, might make you laugh a little.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snowmen on the strip

natural light love
Photo by Brian Adams

Alaska photographer and friend Brian Adams posted a few shots he got on his way home the other day. Lucky guy to catch these snowmen in such a nice light. Check out his blog for more of his work!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Old Believers

Two kids from Kenai, Alaska, Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle, make up The Old Believers, a duo that is getting some attention from Portland, their new homebase. NPR did a lil write up.

Photo By Mozzchops

Some illustrations.

PAOLA ZAKIMII came across this illustrator, Paola Zakimi, from Villa Giardino, Argentina. I really like the mix media stuff. There is some innocence in these that I want to be part of. If the etsy shop weren't down for maintenance, I would be pulling out my credit card right now.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Color Me Katie

Photo by Katie Sokoler

A freelance photographer out of Brooklyn, Color Me Katie posted some photos she took after putting a heart-shaped, homemade filter over her camera lens. I'm inspired!

Thank you Neil for the link.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thembi's AIDS Diary

One of my students recently moved to South Africa for a while and in hope of inspiring him and other youth in the teen media program, I went searching for good audio from Africa. I found Thembi Ngubane.


South Africa has the largest number of people with HIV/AIDS in the world, Thembi is one of them. For more than a year, she carried a recorder and shares an account of her struggle with AIDS. She is so strong in her willingness to share her story.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Flannel scarf is the hotness!

The instructions for this scarf are in this month's copy of Ready Made magazine. Basically, I cut up two flannel shirts and used rit dye to make them match. I heated up a pot of dye on the stove and put the flannel in there for about 10 minutes. Then, I ran it through the wash and started sewing. I wore the scarf out on Saturday night and it didn't get rave reviews. I think people aren't ready for it yet! :P