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Today is my 1 year anniversary of moving to New York. I love it here.

Today is also the day I start my first art residency, at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY.

My friend Joe graciously offered to assist me and be my co-pilot driving up there. We rented a car and packed up all my fabric and sequins and bike and clothes, and drove 2 hours out of the city to Wassaic, arriving just in time for dinner.

We made a mini-video-series documenting our road trip! I love it. Watching this is almost like hanging out with us along the trip – being right there in the car talking about art, relationships, snacks, friendship, the pursuit of happiness…. really great stuff here. A lovely portrait of a friend, and of a time of transition — moving into a new realm of art making and living in new york!!

(don’t worry I edited it so you don’t have to sit through all of our blabbering….)

Joe And Aliya go to Wassaic, the Web-Mini-Series

PILOT EPISODE: “I think our movie is going to be better than Portlandia.”

EPISODE 1: “The Manhattan Bridge: There’s a little park in the corner where you can pee”

EPISODE 2: “Biker Lady Pursuit”

(there is no episode 3)

EPISODE 4: “Come on down to Joe and Aliya’s Style Station”

EPISODE 5: “”We’re Talkin’ about Love”

EPISODE 6: “Mellow, Reflective Episode”

EPISODE 7: “The Dessert Episode, inspired by Nature Goodness”

EPISODE 8: “The Adorable Episode”

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the block party was a success!

my mom said, “I think I want to go see a movie tonight.” and I said, “MOM! tonight is the blockparty!” and she didn’t know. I guess I forgot to put an invitation flyer in her mailbox.

So we were running late as usual because I always try to fit in too many things into one day, and I wasn’t even sure if anyone was going to come to the blockparty. But I get home, whip up some fabulous Aliya Peanut Veggie Noodle Salad and then bam! our great neighbor Michael comes over! and then I check outside, and Maggie’s there, with three little kids and bubble shooters! and then Ed and Jody come over with pie! and then Kristen comes over with more little kids! there has not been so many barbies and coloring books in this house as there were today. And people just showed up and it was so easy and fun! I loved it! I even got to eat at the grown-ups table.

So even though it was a surprise blockparty in their house to my parents, and even though it looked rainy and i didn’t know if anyone was gonna show up, it was totally fun and a success!! I think my dad really enjoyed having someone else to show the goldfish to. he loves those fish. and so do 4-7 year olds.

Not success: USA’s battle against Ghana. sorry guys. bummer.

But here’s an awesome picture of horses to make us all feel better!!

they look so cool walking through the field! they are cool because they are friends. horse friends.

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