My name is Sandy and I reside in Chicago. I've been keeping a blog off and on for the last ten years, and I've been writing Edie and Andy since August of 2008. If you'd like to contact me, I may be found at sandycaribou(at)gmail(dot)com.
Q: Why have a blog?
A: I started blogging to have a place to document my photography - but I have been enjoying the evolution of my blog as I grow and change. I've also met a handful of amazing people over the years, and formed some pretty life-changing friendships. For as much work as a blog can be, the payoff is amazing. Not to mention I have nearly a decade of my life archived publicly.
Q: What do you do??
A: I currently work on the fundraising team at the Art Institute of Chicago. I have been working at the museum for nearly three years in a variety of capacities. I know the floor plan like the back of my hand, and I have pieces in the collection that I am very attached to.
Q: What are some of your hobbies other than blogging??
A: I like to travel, eat croissants, sing karaoke, listen to Blossom Dearie and Billie Holiday on my record player, go to the movies, cook, bake, and occasionally clean my room.
Q: What is "Edie and Andy"?
A: Edie and Andy references the relationship between Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol. I find their relationship to be both troubling and fascinating. In doing research for my thesis on Warhol, I found myself increasingly curious about the intricacies of their friendship and the trope of the artist and muse relationship. If you're at all interested in any of this, I suggest reading Popism: The Warhol 60s.
Q: I like your haircut! Who's your stylist??
A: One of the longest relationships I have ever been in is with my stylist, Ludwig. I have been getting my hair cut by him since I was 16 - though for a brief period while living in Galesburg, I strayed and let my friends do the chopping. Since returning to Chicago, I have let him trim, shape, and style my hair. And I love him. If you are in the city, and looking for a wonderful man who knows what he is doing, I highly recommend Ludwig.
Q: Links to your other blogs please?
A: http://iamundefined.xanga.com/ // http://bopbopclapclap.xanga.com/ // http://vastveranda.xanga.com/ // http://withfourfinemast.xanga.com/