Sunday, August 30, 2009

M♥ thL♥ ve

MothLove S/S 2010 ad campaign is breathtakingly glorious. it makes me want to float in space in organic cotton and silk and not care that i can't breathe. check out gretchen's website and take the time for the intro...perfect amalgamation of performance, art and fashion, and a pretty solid example of the kind of forward thinking designers that exist in portland.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Have you ever thought about
What protects our hearts?
Just a cage of rib bones
And some other various parts

So it's fairly simple
To cut right through the mess
And to stop the muscle
That makes us confess

And we are so fragile
And our cracking bones make noise
And we are just breakable, breakable, breakable
Girls and boys

And you fasten my seatbelt
Because it is the law
In your two-ton death trap
I finally saw
A piece of love in your face
That bathed me in regret
Then you drove me to places
I'll never forget

And we are so fragile
And our cracking bones make noise
And we are just breakable, breakable, breakable
Girls and boys

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

robert yoder...

hello robert yoder. you don't have your own web page but there are enough words about you running through the tubes of the internet to keep me up to date on your current happenings. for instance...a show at howard house in seattle! oh how i wish i could go. your wonderfully constructed vinyl collages make my heart beat a little faster.
also, being that i am quite fascinated with process it delights me that this exhibition is a result of a residency at howard combined with multiple workshops!!!

Robert Yoder, New Gorund Together 2008. vinyl, collage on paper. 44" x 30"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

south america recap

i guess it should just read peru recap since that is the only country i visited in my three weeks. that country is fucking huge! and so much to see!

i suppose i could rehash all of the places and events i've been and seen but the things that tend to stay with me are the sounds, smells and, on this trip especially, feelings. there's nothing like getting off a plane, bus or train and meeting the new place with every sense. the air smells different...tastes different, the breeze graces your face in an alien yet familiar way, foreign sounds and sights. each place i went left it's own unique signature with me. each new place presented new people with which to connect, nurture existing friendships and in some cases brought to truth the inevitability of other friendships.

i like to think of this trip as the end parenthese in a transformative period of my life. feeling good and solid in my decisions these past 8 months this trip was a reminder of the reality of things. i had some pretty amazing self revelations and spent the past months developing new ideas about myself, examining my life and trying to figure out how to approach this next step in my life. in three weeks i was humbled. my ego put in check. i figured out that i had come to the point where it was time to act, time to start doing rather than only incubating. i had again come to that point in life where the little bird has to leave her nest.

more importantly i learned that every action has consequence. i mean, we always know this, we begin learning it a such an early age. but i really learned it...experienced it. for the first time in my life, if i could, i would go back in time and change history.

a new path presented itself to me 8 months ago and i started walking it. there is a natural progression of growth in life that presents itself to us on occasion and it is up to us to take it or continue with what we are comfortable with. i took the uncomfortability (if that is a word) and excitement of change and it has brought me this far. i am happy in the life i've created for myself albeit strange and sometimes disagreeable to those closest to me. fortunately, i'm surrounded by the most amazing and wonderful and supportive human being(s).

so enough with the rambling. here are a few photos...


machu picchu trapezoid

hyuana picchu




mancora beach

mancora ships