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Will be back soon... - Jane

Third Section of the High Line Opens Sept. 21st!

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My best friend and I have a thing for the High Line. Ever since the completion of the second part we have been speculating on how long it will take for the third part to be completed. Now there is a date for when it will open to the public. If your bet was September 21st, then you have won. Hooray! I cannotwait to see it. No, I will not be rushing to 30th St. and 10th Ave. on that day. It is a Sunday and I do not like how the MTA treats me on Sundays.  Anyway, Monday seems like a smarter day to visit if you are like me and will probably be visiting by your lonely self. Not complaining. Also It is smarter because they are hosting eventsthe entire week to mark the completion of the project. 

Have a blast!
Jane

General Update: Letters to a Young Artist

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Yesterday was a good day. Today has been a good day, too. I bought a new book, Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deavere Smith. When I picked it up from its shelf at the library shop (Schwarzman Building on 5th Ave.) this afternoon, I thought it was going to be fodder for ridicule and sarcasm. I was wrong. In fact, I was so wrong that I bought the book! Now I must tell you, even though I have only read 42 pages, Smith's book is good. Here is a goodreview of it.No I have not forgotten about my Mandarin classes. I have started it, but not officially. By the way, two cool things happened yesterday. My Koleki (in barley) made it into Time Out NY, and Mawusi got featured by Okayafrica!

Have a blast!
Jane

Poetry: The Motive for Metaphor by Wallace Stevens

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The Motive for Metaphor                                                               
You like it under the trees in autumn,
Because everything is half dead.
The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves
And repeats words without meaning.

In the same way, you were happy in spring,
With the half colors of quarter-things,
The slightly brighter sky, the melting clouds,
The single bird, the obscure moon——

The obscure moon lighting an obscure world
Of things that would never be quite expressed,
Where you yourself were never quite yourself
And did not want nor have to be,

Desiring the exhilarations of changes:
The motive for metaphor, shrinking from
The weight of primary noon,
The  A B C of being,

The ruddy temper, the hammer
Of red and blue, the hard sound——
Steel against intimation——the sharp flash,
The vital, arrogant, fatal, dominant X.

- Wallace Stevens

Mawusi F/W '14 — The Ajokuani

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For a while now I have been working very hard on my Fall/Winter collection for this year. I finally photographed and model the items over the weekend and launched it on www.mawusi.us on Labor day. If you are a fan of my work, I think you will like the new pieces. So please do go take a browse and fill up your shopping carts. Thank you.

The Sogakope Cape/Shawl/Cardigan
Have a blast! Jane

How to Get Things Done: Procrastinating Like a Pro

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Ahem, so if you read my first post under the title of GTD, you would have realized that I am probably not talking to everyone. There are people who believe there is a fixed way of getting things done. I am not one of these people. I believe in instincts and individuality. I also believe in doing more of the things we enjoy. Yes, it is why I don't have a dime to my name. But I am working on that.

Right, so how do you procrastinate like a pro? These are some steps you can take:
1. Admit you are a procrastinator. Make it into a song if you wish. Who knows? It might just earn you fame.
2. Study your procrastination (i.e. what triggers it? How does it make you feel?)
3. Talk about it.  Like a LOT.
4. Procrastinate and still get things done on time.

Mate, I know it is hard to face our demons, but trust me, when you do face them they start looking silly. There is nothing wrong with being a procrastinator. I mean what's the point anyway? This cycle of always doing things. Even sleepi…