Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
My first attempt at writing this went unfinished due to an uncontrollable outpouring of tears in a public place. My kitty with the perfect beauty mark has gone to kitty heaven. Even though he lived a long and happy 18 years, it feels like he was taken from me too soon. It also feels like home will never feel quite the same without his loud chatty meows and his favorite spot in front of the fireplace vacant. I've cried more in the past few days than I have in a long time. I'm doing my best to think of all the happy things about Dusty...
Said happy things:
+ The year I got Dusty from Santa, I had asked for a wiener dog
+ My six year old self didn't love his beauty mark, but it came to be my favorite thing about him
+ He loved to sit on a big rock in the front yard and would follow me inside when I came home
+ He resembled Dumbledore in his old age
+ He responded to "Here kitty, kitty, kitty" better than any other cat I've ever come across
+ He loved Christmas trees
Thank you for being such a great first pet, Dusty. I love you.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Artist Angela Deane paints ghosts over the people in mostly found photographs as a way of exploring "the beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling, human condition of having memories". In doing this she removes the identity of the person, replacing it with a ghost we can all relate to. When I first came across the Ghost Photographs, I was immediately drawn to the nostalgic aesthetic and haunting feel that Angela embodies in her work.
[for more ghosts click through to the Ghost Photographs tumblr]
In addition to the ghosts and other ventures in art, Angela Deane has two creative businesses: Banter Banner and Scratch Off Greetings. Like her Twitter bio says, this girl has some things up her sleeve...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Oh, joyous Spring Break. Thank you. Thank you for finally arriving and giving me a chance to come up for air. This last quarter was the most work heavy quarter of my academic career. Let me tell you, I've never been so excited to press play on my audiobook. Reading for pleasure just doesn't happen for me when I'm in school. And endless scrolling on Pinterest sans the guilt-ridden feeling of "I should really be studying" is really quite nice.
I've been spending long mornings in bed and mark my words - the coffee tastes better when it doesn't bear the responsibility of waking me up enough to accomplish an endless amount of assignments throughout a seemingly never ending day. Don't get me wrong, I have a to-do list with a thorough closet spring cleaning and a spiffing of my resume for post graduation on it, but those tasks can wait until next week. In the mean time, I'll be reading a fashion magazine and partaking in a Wes Anderson marathon.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
I spent last weekend just north of San Francisco at Tara Firma Farms. My friend has been living there with her boyfriend and I have to admit, I'm a little jealous of their quiet little farm life. It's such a different kind of grind than what I'm used to... Waking up to the sound of little Clyde mooing and then having farm fresh eggs for breakfast is hard to top.