24 July 2011

tumble crumble

i cracked, i crumbled, i tumbled...

sorry blogger, it's not you, it's me,
(and my several social networking platforms i have to maintain.)

now that my website has launched, karenschaupeter.com, i have take over karenschaupeter.tumblr.com as my little personal outlet.  please visit me over there, or over here. one way or another you will be able to see what i have been up to as of late.

12 June 2011

our horoscopes via nathan

11 June 2011


An SX-70 camera case, premium leather, hand stitched, and modernized with detachable shoulder strap, born from brilliance of ED. VARIE and MAKR
10 bags beautifully handcrafted for this special event
Contact Ed. Varie for details hello(at)edvarie.com.

27 May 2011

enjoy your weekend...

we are having an all out PIE SHOP at the gallery this saturday
rhubarb, chocolate peanut butter, apple, blue and black berries,
vegan cherry and surprise artist pies...
sun tea and lemonade... can't wait  lady daydream by twin sister

18 May 2011

gluten free! it's a snap!

ha ha, check out my gluten free dinner and dessert...  i was feeling so guilty about flourless chocolate cake for dinner, i had my green vegan protein shake for dessert!  i'm not really gluten free or vegan, but sometimes what i eat is, yummm!

karen's flourless chocolate cake
Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.
Yield: Makes one 8-inch cake
4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) **** i used ghiradelli and scharfenberger unsweetened baking chocolate and i thought it was fine!!!
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.  ****i used ramekins, and just buttered them up.
Chop chocolate into small pieces.
In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth.
Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture.
Add eggs and whisk well.
Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.
Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. ****just 20 minutes if you are using ramekins!
Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve with sorbet if desired. (Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.)

karen's green vegan protein shake
1/2 banana
1/2 cup mixed frozen fruit, strawberries, blueberries, mango
1 heaping tblsp vegan rice protein powder
1 scoop "The Perfect Food" (you can find it the cheapest on amazon!)
2 tsp whole flax seed
6-8 oz water
Put this all in a blender until desired consistency!

oh man! i forgot to say thanks!

OH NO i forgot to blog this!  and i totally meant to say THANK YOU.  i got this awesome zine in the mail, courtesy of good pals in SF.  i wish i had stuck around long enough for the opening!  go grab one NOW, so AWESOME.

thank you!!!

14 May 2011

coffee spot on the brain

good morning!  this is my new old coffee shop!  i can't believe how big and pro it is... guess you earn it after 10 years carving out delicious coffee in alphabet city.  the boys behind the counter send their love.
xx 9th st espresso

french import///french export

Lucky me I have friends in far away places that import goodies for me...
Lots of time I get a beautiful bottle of Bordeaux but this time I got a nice LP that will last me a little longer that 750ml of wine!  And a happy A.P.C tote to boot, merci!  I treated dinner at the famous the meatball shop, and said french friend had her first meatball slider ever!  She was nice and primed to head back to Paris with a big stack of Ed. Varie goodies for Galerie Yvon Lambert bookshop.  These booklets and print sets will soon grace their shelves!
Import.  Export.  International business, it's super easy:)

02 May 2011

what's new at ed. varie

THIS show is opening THIS THURSDAY at ED. VARIE.
If you are not familiar with Jessie or Kelie's work I suggest you take a peek here and here.  I am so STOKED to host both of these amazing, inspirational and talented artists.

I've been spending lots of quiet contemplative time planning out the rest of the year with awesome HAPPENINGS.  Please stay tuned to this channel for all of the regular gallery updates:)

The Gathering created, conceived and installed by Light Hits at Ed. Varie.

Exhibit and Performances May 5th through June 2nd 2011.

Opening Reception Thursday May 5th 6-9 pm.

Interested in expanding their creative process, Kelie Bowman and Jessie Rose Vala formed the collaborative partnership Light Hits in 2009. Light Hits explores themes of transformation, regeneration, sexuality, and feminine and masculine principals. The scope of their collaborations includes music, installation, video, animation, drawing and painting.

Light Hits has performed in various venues in the New York area focused on bridging the gap between the music and art worlds. Their performances involve costumes, installation, music and video projections that all work together to tell a non-linear narrative. Masks and costumes are worn to remove the notion of personal ego, and to represent a fantasy world of characters and archetypes.

Working in both two and three-dimensional practices Light Hits continues explore similar themes and motifs to draw those elements together. In 2010 Light Hits completed a wall installation for the exhibition Temple of Bloom at Cinders Gallery. In 2011 they composed a performance piece for the NY Scope Art Fair, as well as scored “Hausu”, a Japanese Movie performed live at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.

Light Hits will create The Gathering, a month long exhibition at Ed. Varie in New York City. The Gathering will incorporate all elements in which Light Hits creates, a two and three-dimensional wall installation, as well as various performances that will be presented throughout the month.

Gallery Hours Thursdays - Sundays 1-7 pm
Ed Varie
208 E. 7th Street
New York, NY

29 April 2011

in the neighborhood...

with so many productions moving to LA these days, it's fun to have some hommies filming in your hood.  law & order criminal intent set up camp for a few days on about 6 blocks in the east village around tompkins.  they were mostly holed up in the good 'ol horseshoe bar, aka 7B.  here are my neighbors being dorky getting their photos snapped with vincent d'onofrio!  i mean, cool, feel the buzz ya know. 
more pics here.

15 April 2011

check the mail

good thing i checked the mail, otherwise i would have missed this.
now you where i'll be tonight.
and then to off to the dead herring to catch white suns and yvette.
friday, yes, i've been waiting for you.

14 April 2011


are you happy it's almost friday?  i am.
i have cleaned out ALL of my storage units coast to coast.
i have purged documents and files from 1994-2002. 
i can not even begin to tell you how much paperwork i have had to deal with since i was 17.  it is fucking unbelievable.  felt good to throw it out.  

...now i know why i such a damn good letter writer:)

i think i am going to start applying for some loans, grants, or something and put my skills cutting through red tape and bureaucracy back to work.

in the meantime i will keep my eye out for rainbows...

13 April 2011

yeah i was there, pt. 2

here is part 2 of bruise cruise spring break 2011!  miami was awesome.  the weather was perfect, the water was perfect and it's like perma happy hour, every hour, and even in the cabs.  our hotel had at least 3 different happy hours a day, so it was hard to get out of there, but we did manage to take a "quick" trip to little havana.  the coffee was exactly like it was in cuba!  the food was better than cuba, but not by much.  we went to this super old school place, it was pretty neat just to be there and see all the f*** fidele tshirts. 

the boat part was awesome too OMG!!!!  my only wish is that i was on the same side of the ship as the rest of my crew.  the boat is huge so i would just plop myself on the lido deck and wait for my friends to find me.  after a while they caught on, and it sort of became our hub.  gabe was like our personal gopher//group mascot, he hands down had the best outfits and was constantly running around picking up the bottles of smuggled booze from one person's room, or another.  other than lazing in the sun and being served drinks, i didn't do a whole lot on the ship.  (that was the PLAN!  duh.)

we got off the boat in the bahamas and proceeded to get kidnapped in a bus and taken to a little spot with a bunch of seafood restaurants called the fish fry.  turns out the waiter was on the bus trying to collect clientele.  nice angle dude.  it's a cute little zone, and was nice to have a mini adventure, and a little local flavor, but can't say the food was all that outstanding or anything.  after the show and dancing til 3am at senor frogs it was back to the boat for more one more day of fruity cocktails and fun in the sun!!! 

last day was pretty blurry due to the completely free happy hour during and after the thee oh sees show.  oops, oh well!!

the end

12 April 2011

yeah i was there, pt. 1

figured i better post these before they announce the next BRUISE CRUISE i mean, assuming that there will be another, (not that i would know or anything....) but take it from me, START SAVING now!!!  (especially if next winter is anything like this past winter, the only place i will want to be is in my bikini on a boat floating in the caribbean sea with a cruiser cocktail in my hand!!)

my spring break started in key west where i got to catch up with my sister and her husband on their big awesome bus that they drive around the country as road reps.  pretty snazzy.  all the busses at this motorcoach stop were big and razzle dazzle, with a fancy car in tow... key west is super touristy.  as you can see i was obsessed with all the chotch.