When my best friend and I moved into our first apartment together, our mutual grandparents donated various items to our new household. One of the BIG items was a lazy boy. I had never owned a lazy boy, as my mother deemed them horrible, “The sweatpants of seats.” Continue reading →
As a child I used to pick out seeds from a catalog with my grandfather. We’d pick out various vegetables to grow, and fruit, and what sort of things we’d be eating all year as my grandmother and mother spent days and days putting it all up after the harvest.
One special thing we’d plant together were our sunflowers. Planted on the north end of the garden, every day once they’d sprouted we’d walk out together to see if they were taller than I.E Eventually they were, reaching up to the sun, while the bees swarmed around the flowers and the hot Hoosier sun beat down on us and we took in their beauty. Continue reading →
The fog rolling in on Juicy this morning wasn’t inspiring me to much of anything I confess. What I really craved this morning was to sit around and watch tv and not get much done. I’ve finally gotten my living room moved in after far too long in this house. I’m not sure what I’ve been waiting on. Some sign it was the right one? Some reason to stay? Continue reading →
The current round of COLLABOR88 has kicked off with an homage to one of my favorite stories – TWIN PEAKS. The actual name of the theme is MOONLESS NIGHT, and mood board hearkens to damn fine coffee and Laura Palmer’s compatriots. Continue reading →
Like Athena bursting from Zeus’ head, I leaped awake today realizing that THE ARCADE is almost here! Do you have a system? Do you make plans? How do you ARCADE?
I always start with the Shopping Guide, it really shows me who my must haves are each round and gives me ideas for little gift giving things too, like the post apocalyptic stuff for Codie. And maybe something for some of you – who knows? Continue reading →
I ran the gauntlet yesterday, getting my stamp card completed for ENCHANTMENT. I may actually end up going back and picking up another item and running it again, as there was more I really loved at the event and hey, lovely free gifts are good. But for this morning, I’m having trouble getting moving even with my little dog Spike reminding me we need to get going.
A week without internet is a long time is 2015. You realize the little things you take for granted, you don’t have immediate access to the world. You don’t have total unfettered communication with your friends.
Things start to slip. You realize sometimes you didn’t really have a grip on somethings anyway, they were already gone. Some things you decide to let go and some battles you don’t feel like fighting anymore.
There is a lot of time to think, in the silence left behind when there is no net. Continue reading →
I had to hit the studio early this morning as it’s going to be a busy next 48 hours. 21Shoe is coming and that can only mean one thing – awesome shoes are coming and I’ve got lots of shots to get done before 1.21. So I loaded up my lunch and other necessities for a day in the office and got in shortly after dawn. Continue reading →
At the end of a long day shopping and shooting in the studio, I have to confess I require some caffeine. It’s probably why I put my coffee station right next to my door – so I could grab a cup coming or going. If immediate access to coffee is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Continue reading →