Thursday, July 30, 2009


GOTHAM: Once identified, it is seen all the time time. Everywhere.

It is always there. It is your friend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

American Paris

These are the songs I've been listening to a lot recently. I can't really pinpoint why.

1. Moby - Porcelain
2. The Breeders - Safari
3. Letters To Cleo - Here and Now
4. Coldplay - Warning Sign
5. Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
6. Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?
7. The Lemonheads - Into Your Arms
8. Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow
9. Chaka Demus and Pliers - Murder She Wrote
10. Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
11. The Western States Motel - Powerlines
12. The Good Listeners - Condition Down
13. Marcy Playground - Poppies

And manymany more...

I'm planning a trip to Quebec and Montreal with my best friend from high school at the time of my birthday. I'm so excited to party for my birthday this year. We're staying in a hostel, going by train. It is nice to get out of the city for a few days.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

I am busy

I am so busy. holy cow.

I work about 6 days a week. And my schedule is always changing. But I like it that way.

Mondays and Wednesdays I am at my internship. Its been going really great, I can't believe how much Ive learned so far. I'm learning more than I did in school...Its like I'm taking a reality course...for free. Munroe is such a great company-Their headquarters are located in Philly, where they are known very well a ranked #2 in design firms. My aunt Elise actually interviewed with the company 10 years ago, so she also knows the owner, who I met a couple of weeks ago. I am working in the New York office, and the people are quite a delight to work for. I've designed quite a few things which include signage, advertising, logo and identity design, and brochures.

I'm going to begin tutoring a new student tomorrow for the Math SAT and Math B Regents, and work with him on the evenings of my internship days. The student lives only a few blocks away from the company I am interning for, which is very convenient. I have enough time in between to grab a quick bite and do some last minute prepping.

One or two days a week I am at my dad's office, which is a commercial brokerage firm. My dad has me come in on the week days that I am not working. I design his marketing materials and fliers. He keeps me very busy, for his business juggles over 40 properties at the moment.

Two to four days a week I work at Ann Taylor LOFT. My schedule changes each week-which I absolutely hate. I never know when I'm going to get hours. Still, I love working there, I love selling and buying the clothes, and talking with clients. My paycheck from LOFT goes right back to LOFT. I'm learning a lot, this is my first retail job, and gaining some good people-client type experience. Plus socializing and meeting the other associates is fun too.

In August, I'm going to plan a trip to Quebec and Montreal with my best friend from High school, because its my birthday and its nice to get out of the city before school begins again.

This Thursday, I'm going to the Hamptons with my mom and my friend. We're going to sell some art and chill for the day. It will be nice. I have to work at LOFT at 5 though.

As I said, busy busy busy. I wasn't even expecting all of this, it just kind of came to me. I have not enough time anymore. No time to read. No time to work out (or Im just lazy). NO TIME TO DRAW MORE MILTONS. sad face. I'll get back to it soon...I owe a ton of people.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009



for the next 50 days I will be pretty damn busy.

and i'll be even more damn busy right after.

Saturday, July 11, 2009



If you ever even partially took interest in what I was doing in the later years of highschool, it was this, basically. Just marble notebooks and notebooks of sketching and writing. I brought them to class and pretended to take notes, but I would just write poems that didn't make sense at all and drew imaginary and real things. I drew people that I absolutely hated and wrote about how much I hated them and how they hated me. Now I don't hate them anymore, but I still read them and laugh about it and realize I was just a stupid kid that was completely shy and judgmental, my reason for being so lonely with no friends or social life. I still carry around the marble notebooks do the same thing today - just without the hate part, but yes I can admit to the fact that I am still a bit judgmental, just not as much as I was before. Sorry for this weird post, WORLD, if you are even reading THIS


Thursday, July 9, 2009



So I decided to create a Milton Friends series. My friends request them to be drawn as 'Miltons', or portraits of themselves with 'Miltonesque' characteristics. I try to think of something that is typical, ironic, sarcastic, or funny of the person, or just a moment we had together, and exaggerate that in the drawing. It has been a lot of fun, and both me and my friends really do enjoy it.

So I tried out two internships this week and I have to choose one. It is really difficult! I like them both. I also have my job at LOFT, and I also have a new student. I like being busy, but I want to be the kind of busy like I am in school. Cannot wait.


Sunday, June 7, 2009


I want to feel more.

I just got a job at Ann Taylor. Yay me. I start next week. Besides that, nothing productive is happening. I stayed at home the last few weeks, spending time with my family. Making some more art, bike riding, eating, the good stuff.

Hopefully I'll be in a different place, physically and mentally by next week.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer Art

Right now I have some free time so I created a new Milton painting. It is not finished, I still have some detail to add. I tried to experiment more with color, contrast, and medium. I used colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, newspaper, and marker. I made every thing up on the spot, just spilled my random miltonosity onto a an old piece of foam core (i ran out of everything else). The painting is 2 feet by 3 feet, and it is entitled "I Read The News Today". It reminds me a bit like Bosch's Garden Of Early Delights.

I took this with my phone...

I did a few others, but I don't think they are worth posting, especially with the horrid quality with my cell. (I need to get a new camera) Time at home has been nice. Boring, but relaxing. I got my wisdom teeth removed last Tuesday, so I've been taking it really easy this week (aka going on Facebook and eating ice cream). I spent some time with my sister, she is quite the painter herself. She did a baby portrait, and it was one out of 5 paintings chosen by the art department chair of our high school to be sent to the Mayor, and it might be displayed at the Capital Building in DC. Pretty sweet. I'm listening to some 90's bands as usual...Letters to Cleo, B.I.G., Sneaker Pimps, Veruca Salt...I really want to see Third Eye Blind in concert in June if anyone wants to go with me.

Tomorrow I'm going on my bike and I'm going to start reading "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith.

Check out my new flickr by the way.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

almost halfway

it was a rainy day, which means a rainy mood. i was listening to older coldplay most of the entire day. i just came back from dancing though, which was fun. passover began on wendesday. this is my favorite holiday, but this year i couldn't adhere to all of the rules, its a bit hard as a college student. but traditions like these, i not only get to bond with my family, but i learn more about myself and how i should stop taking a lot of things for granted.

i took pictures of my sister printmaking the other day. i might use them for a photo essay for my imaging class, but i still want to travel around brooklyn and take more pictures before anything is final. my sister went to the same highschool that i graduated from to years ago. its a wonderful school, it is one of the reasons why i am at pratt. im so happy and nostalgic of my sister going through the same process, she is really enjoying it and is very talented. her 16th birthday was today.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hi I started a blog.

I felt like starting a blog today. I thought it would be a good way to procrastinate with design procedures homework. We're doing this recycled paper swatch book project that has been going on since the beginning of the semester. Well, here you go. Enjoy.