LizGrammaticas

I went to see a few screenings at IFC Center’s Francofest.  When the film’s credits were rolling, and a Q&A with Franco was to follow, my friend had to go to the bathroom. I almost jumped up with our stuff to join her, because I had to go, and because i knew IFC Center’s bathrooms are right by their ‘backstage’ area.  I decided to sit, and let my friend have her possible moment with Franco.  I had already had a few after all. She comes back and tells me that as she was going downstairs, he was going up the stairs. 

He winked at her.

I smiled, glad I didn’t go with her . 

I would have thought that wink was about me.

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Ten years ago, I was seventeen and about to enroll in an undergraduate program to get my B.F.A.   Before going off and getting my fancy art education, I gave Jimmy Fallon a painting.  I wrote about it here.   Celebrities and the media I was obsessed with growing up helped me get through some very difficult times.  I didn’t know at the time, but that’s why I needed to paint Jimmy Fallon. …fingerpainted, in my room, late at night.  







I went and got my art degree.  I didn’t paint celebrities for most of college.  Then I got mono. ..and back problems, and lost another family member.  I watched a lot of movies.  I watched a lot of tv shows.   It helped me get through it.  When nearly done with my art degree I started to think why I needed these forms of media or why anyone needed these relationships.  I also started to think about what that relationship is.   It was the start of the bodies of work I’ve continued to do since graduating undergrad. 
 
 

At the age of twenty-seven, I am about to embark in a graduate program to get my M.F.A.     Yesterday I went to the Strand and heard James Franco speak with Frank Bidart about the relationships we have with media.

 



I gave James Franco a painting. Ten years ago, I was seventeen and about to enroll in an undergraduate program to get my B.F.A.   Before going off and getting my fancy art education, I gave Jimmy Fallon a painting.  I wrote about it here.   Celebrities and the media I was obsessed with growing up helped me get through some very difficult times.  I didn’t know at the time, but that’s why I needed to paint Jimmy Fallon. …fingerpainted, in my room, late at night.  







I went and got my art degree.  I didn’t paint celebrities for most of college.  Then I got mono. ..and back problems, and lost another family member.  I watched a lot of movies.  I watched a lot of tv shows.   It helped me get through it.  When nearly done with my art degree I started to think why I needed these forms of media or why anyone needed these relationships.  I also started to think about what that relationship is.   It was the start of the bodies of work I’ve continued to do since graduating undergrad. 
 
 

At the age of twenty-seven, I am about to embark in a graduate program to get my M.F.A.     Yesterday I went to the Strand and heard James Franco speak with Frank Bidart about the relationships we have with media.

 



I gave James Franco a painting.

Ten years ago, I was seventeen and about to enroll in an undergraduate program to get my B.F.A.   Before going off and getting my fancy art education, I gave Jimmy Fallon a painting.  I wrote about it here.   Celebrities and the media I was obsessed with growing up helped me get through some very difficult times.  I didn’t know at the time, but that’s why I needed to paint Jimmy Fallon. …fingerpainted, in my room, late at night. 

I went and got my art degree.  I didn’t paint celebrities for most of college.  Then I got mono. ..and back problems, and lost another family member.  I watched a lot of movies.  I watched a lot of tv shows.   It helped me get through it.  When nearly done with my art degree I started to think why I needed these forms of media or why anyone needed these relationships.  I also started to think about what that relationship is.   It was the start of the bodies of work I’ve continued to do since graduating undergrad.

 

 

At the age of twenty-seven, I am about to embark in a graduate program to get my M.F.A.     Yesterday I went to the Strand and heard James Franco speak with Frank Bidart about the relationships we have with media.

 

I gave James Franco a painting.