People are boring
But you’re something else completely
Damn, let’s take our chances
-Father John Misty in Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
It’s finally here! The 2015 edition of the Spring Mix Tape. As you know, I create a mix tape (i.e. a 2-3 albums of curated music as well as handcrafted cover art) twice a year- once for spring and another for fall. I ask my friends to submit songs that remind them of that particular season then curate their great music into “albums.” The music is always excellent and always of a wide variety (my favorite part!). But the best experience for me is creating the cover art, which has also varied widely: from screen printed canvas to watercolor to this season’s piece: collage. In fact, this season’s cover may be my favorite. I enjoyed the free form of the collage process as well as the structure of creating a “booklet” that literally stands on its own.
Copies of the mix tapes are for participants only, but luckily for you, I’ve put together public Spotify playlists for everyone to enjoy. Here’s to new music, art making, and above all else, the great friends to who make it happen, year after year…!
Album #1: People Are Boring
Album #2: But You’re Something Else Completely
Album #3: Damn, Let’s Take Our Chances
This post is #29 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.
Spring Packing + Spring Making
So That’s What She’s Been Up To…
A Vegan Thanksgiving + Happy Fall
Sorry, Lana, this summer (late spring??) has actually been quite the opposite of sad so far. I ran a personal record in the Pittsburgh Marathon, rode a bike through the Dutch countryside, shopped my heart out on the busy, cobblestone streets of Madrid, made serious headway on home decorating (Ikea trip, anyone?), spread the word about The Uncovered Artistry Project and our mission during a radio interview on The John and Kathy Show on Word FM, proudly watched both my sisters claim diplomas, and thanks to a sudden, intense burst of inspiration while binge reading post-apocolyptic teenage dramas Divergent and The Hunger Games, decided to a commit to an early summer bout of National Novel Writing Month.
Also, I finally clipped my cat’s nails, which should totally count for something.
So what’s in store for the remainder of the summer besides noveling and not getting accidentally scratched by a shedding fur ball?
Hopefully a lot more of this:
How are you enjoying your summer?
p.s. I make Pinterest boards that correspond with my Spotify playlists.