I made valentines

February 13, 2012

Typically I make an annual edition of a valentine and distribute it to (a rather large) list of friends and dear hearts. This year I was traveling during the time when I would usually be manufacturing my valentines, so … instead I hosted a little valentine-making gathering, inviting people to come make use of my [...]

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Moonrise in Ferry County

December 11, 2011
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The “Breathe Me” Collaboration

March 18, 2011

Sonia and I met again today to work on our art installation. Of course she is still in San Francisco and I am still in the middle-of-nowhere, Washington—which means we meet online. Today is the deadline for submitting our description for the festival’s catalog, so again we were working with words. This was a challenging [...]

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Not this year, dear

March 8, 2011

At last I can show you the photographs I submitted to Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2011, because today I received the very sweet rejection letter. It included the classic, “Thank you … ” and “We regret to inform you … ” and then the data about how very many pieces were submitted—1,984 in all (a [...]

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Oh Look! A squirrel. And other things I need to know about myself to not waste my entire day

March 5, 2011

I am a classic scatterbrain. I am the epitome of “Oh Look! A squirrel.” Take me out for a walk on a sunny day and one moment I am strolling along talking with you, then I am paused to study some lichen on a brick wall, then I am marveling at the pattern of shadows [...]

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Presentation Boxes

February 28, 2011

I’ve been short-listed! Another artist and I concocted an idea for an installation at the upcoming Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, and we submitted a proposal a few weeks ago. Today an email arrives: I am writing to you to tell you that your submission to SEAF has been put on the short list of works [...]

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Pulling Up the Big Girl Panties

January 17, 2011

Sometimes life just comes down to keeping our Big Girl Panties on. This often isn’t easy, so here are Etsy treasures to help you keep on keepin’ on. p.s. I take nothing from any sales made by way of my Etsy Treasuries. These are simply collections of items that struck me as relevant to the [...]

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As Seen in Los Angeles

September 10, 2010

Perhaps it’s the associations I hold from my childhood that make me find mid-century California architecture so charming. Even the empty auto lots seem special somehow. In the 1960s my father was building concrete warehouses, using a construction technique that at the time was quite new: tilt-up. Dad and his brother were in high demand [...]

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Not Now

September 7, 2010

I need to chime in here and say that living in the here and now, is not always what it’s touted to be. See, I was very much in the moment, when the big, steel pipe came crashing down upon my wrist–crack! I was just standing there, marveling at the blue sky and the fresh [...]

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September 5, 2010

“Nondisplaced distal radius fracture.” I never knew what that meant. Now I can tell you. It means one-handed typing asking someone to open the peanut butter jar for me difficulty folding laundry trouble putting my hair up making multiple trips to carry a few things setting things down to open a door It also means [...]

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