Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winter Manifesto, a season of romance

Forget coldness and scarcity.

This winter’s about abundance and warmth.

We will traipse.

We will have rosy cheeks and flyaway hair.

We will lounge in pj’s and stay in bed.

Childhood nostalgia will be our theme.

We will smile at strangers.

We will be spots of sunshine on gray days.

We will embrace weakness in ourselves and others.

Kindness and cocoa will be our gift.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

side by side

The above image is a photo taken at Lake Union.
The waves reminded me of Vija Celmin's Untitled
drawing of water. Her image is below.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a poem

Let us stop our hem-hawing

And let us instead
assemble "likes"
and "umms"
and "anyways"
into bumbling, run-on
unpretentious sentences--

Sentences that help people
drop their shoulders
and breath a sigh of relief
from endless posturing

We'll spark a change and others will join us

Instead of hall passes,
we teachers will hand out respite passes
Permission for others to escape
from homeroom brilliance

We'll let them meander through halls,
remembering (if only for a moment)
that they need not be the smartest
the most refined
or the most clever
to be in our class


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

presentation: 10 out of 10

No, this is not a Better Homes & Gardens stock photo.
This cake currently exists on a plate in my kitchen.
Props to Amy and Karlie for making such a beautiful, birthday creation for Brenna.


Dang! This stuff is good!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Let's do this!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

summer fare

The color of the containers (I'll be saving them) next to the color of blueberries is just too good. Who knew that I could love a carton of blueberries so much?!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

soft + sturdy

shapes and lighting

I took this photo through a screen door. I didn't want to lose the moment. Edward Hopper's People in the Sun was happening in my backyard.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What we'll do

We'll keep thinking big.

We'll not only keep hoping-hoping-hoping, we'll quit wishing away time. We'll hatch escape plans and shake up our routines. We'll hold out for a good thing.

And we'll stop incessantly checking our email--we'll silence our cell phones and shut our computers. Instead, we'll take long walks and breathe in the lilacs. We'll tell stories. We'll dance and grow strong with push-ups. We'll trade sucking in our stomachs for big, belly laughs.

We'll broadcast wildflower seeds and eat crunchy apples. And we'll keep maturing. We'll resist turning disappointment into tragedy. We'll exercise curiosity, ask people questions and forgive them when they don't ask us.

That's what we'll do.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Underpainting II (2 feet x 2 feet)

unfinished but off to a good start

Underpainting I

(an underpainting, although quite beautiful as is)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

something's brewin'


(baked felafel with tahini sauce and fresh strawberries)

I'm back.
I'm back to cooking and walking and reading and blogging.
Winter was hard but spring has come.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


The dinky canvas divider in my closet collapsed (for good) this week. However, I found a sturdy set of shelves at a used furniture store for CHEAP! I may repaint them once it warms up. As for now, I'm quite pleased with my newly organized closet.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010