Monthly Archives: May 2013

Catching My Eye This Week…

The ‘You haven’t touched your camera in a week’ photo shoot. Gerbera daisies on the patio.

Running: I recently finished the book Born to Run. Fantasy me would like to start training to run ultra-marathons, it was that good.

Joy: Oh, how I want to meet Katie from Color Me Katie. She makes me want to paint rainbows on my walls. Which is not me at all, but I might need a little more color and lightness in my life.

Funny: In general, I avoid memes. But Grumpy Cat…Grumpy Cat I love. “I don’t like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.” “My Patronus…is a dementor.” Turns out, Grumpy Cat is not a breed but a single real cat. Too bad, because I really want one.

Art Projects: These cut canvases look awesome…I like the tree silhouette in particular, so that’s my project for the weekend.

Memorial Day


Spotted on the way to the beach, geraniums.

Want to know what fun and relaxing thing I did this weekend? POUR CONCRETE, that’s what. Turns out, your water heater should be sitting ON a 3″ slab, not IN a 3″ hole. We were going to do the easy thing and have someone install a new water heater, but our setup turned out to be a liiiiitle out of code, then the tiny leak in the old one turned into a big leak, and who’s going to come pour concrete on Memorial Day? On the plus side, ‘wrap water heater’ is no longer on my list.

Catching my eye this week…

ocean profile

Shell seeking…

Animated Short Film: Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty – It’s not new, but I just saw it for the first time, and I love her! Funny and beautifully done.

Photography: Brooke Shaden – Her work is incredible…dark, ethereal, magical. I just want to run out to the woods with a scarf and follow her inspiration. She does workshops…totally signing up next time she’s in LA!

Gardening: Fairy Gardens…MUST HAVE ONE…inspiration.

Things you never knew: I fucking love science on Facebook. There are a LOT of updates, but it’s completely fascinating.

Recipes: Coconut smoothies! Here, here and here.  I’ll be trying these on the patio this weekend.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

Inner Excavation–Photo Walk


One of the first exercises in Liz Lamoreux‘s book Inner Excavation is taking a photo walk. I’ve been doing this occasionally for quite a long time now…it’s one of my favorite ways to breathe when I feel like I should be doing something but I haven’t the faintest idea what. [Sometimes I think I might be less stressed if I just start at the top of my to-do list and do everything in order. Lately, deciding what’s next nearly always ends with me browsing Pinterest.]