Category Archives: inspiration

NYC, initial musings

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Large. Diverse. Work in progress. So many details. So much everything. Vibrant. More than I can contain with words. Wow. Speechless. Love.

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OBSERVATIONS

People hang out in the streets. Like pull a chair out and sit on the sidewalk for hours or just stand in a corner or sit on a stoop. Every place outside is a public place.

People are beautiful. They also wear a fair amount of sweat pants. Everybody has an iPhone, in their hand.

Manhatten is twice as expensive to eat and drink in than Brooklyn. Brooklyn feels like Portland but with more brownstones and people of color. I love the diversity here, it’s so refreshing.

Most of the coffee here is from Portland or Seattle. (Starbucks is disgustingly everywhere, ew!)

It feels like there are fewer homeless people here than Portland.

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RANDOM

I’ve walked more this week than I have in a long time. It’s awesome and harder than I thought it would be. My tiny little legs…getting me 7-10 miles in a day.

I’m learning the subway system. So fun and fascinating!

I still feel like I’m on west coast time and I’ve been here for a week!

I have such a feeling of possibility before me.

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. all photos taken with iPhone 6+ . first afternoon here . september 25, 2015 . edited using vscocam . #nessayayvacay .

tiny beautiful things

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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
―Iris Murdoch

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photographs made during a wander around Astoria in earlier this month | canon 30d | 28mm

liquid sunshine

last summer, we had four straight months with no rain. four straight months!

it was crazy, so unlike oregon. this year, we got a bit of summer showers but last year, nothing, nada, dry as a bone. so when that first rain finally came… woo-hoo! i was excited! i ran outside and started photographing it. what a gorgeous sight for this oregonian.

i was truly giddy. here is what i saw that day.

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the call

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“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
― Mary Oliver

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self-portraits from march 2013 | olympus om-2n | kodak ektar 100 film

summery bits

happy friday, folks!

Here are three fun things that I hope you enjoy!

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We are spending the day at KAH-NEE-TA tomorrow! I am looking forward to spending some time in and around their pool. I’ve never stayed there but it looks like fun! :-D

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I love Flickr. Honestly, I’m a bit addicted. One of the things that I love to do to get inspired is peruse MY FLICKR FAVORITES (AND OTHER PEOPLES TOO). I love how they change with the season. If you need an escape, you can live vicariously through some of my contacts vacations. How sweet is that?

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Did you know that Marilyn Monroe wrote poems? I didn’t either but there is a new book out of them. Find out more about it over on BRAIN PICKINGS and read a couple of them while you’re there. Fascinating!

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I hope you have a lovely summer weekend! Thanks for visiting!

Included in this post are some scenes from last summer, taken at my grandparents house. { photos made with my Olympus OM-2n 35mm film camera }

thoughts on design

One of my colleagues shared this article with me today and i loved this quote:

The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. And I really believe that. What I try to teach young people, or anybody in any creative field, is that every idea should seemingly be outrageous.
—George Lois