Monday, July 18, 2005

A brief introduction

This blog is entitled "Ramblings of an Art Nerd". In it, I will probably write about art that I love, shows I have seen and things I have done. More often, I will bitch about school and how much of a lazy procrastinator I am. My name is Lauren, and I go to school for Art History. I'm writing my master's thesis right now, and I'm also almost finished with coursework for my PhD. Because I'm crazy like that. I concentrate my studies on contemporary art, particularly that of female artists who deal with, well, sex. I've inadvertently become the go-to girl in the department for porn. Them's the breaks, I guess. My thesis is on Lisa Yuskavage, a painter who also hails from the Northeast section of Philadelphia. I'll post some paintings of hers when I learn how. It is my hope that by making my struggles with school public knowledge, I'll be able to overcome my overly laid-back tendencies.

In relation to non-art-nerd things, I am married to Kevin. He's great, he's a musician with a band times two and he's an artist. We live in NE phila, with my parents for right now. Shhh, we're poor. We have two cats, Sam and Sophia. I'll add pictures of them. They're crazy, needy cats.

So that's it for now. This is an experiment, and I hope that others find my life interesting enough to read. It's not a glamorous life, but it's mine and I like it. ;)

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