Thursday, June 23, 2011


My friends and I at work exchange essential mixes. well, they exchanged them once in the past, in season one, before I came along. I'm part of season two. Like the white ranger.

Anyway, it was an incredibly daunting project for me. Someone's musical choices say a lot about their state of mind, heart and soul at any particular time, and I was afraid of what mine would say. I've been feeling recently like a broken gumball machine. My giant, glass bowl of individual parts, thoughts, memories, choices, experiences - it was dispensing fine. Put a quarter in, out rolls a piece of me. Measured, consistent, mechanical, predictable. Imagine that glass bowl shattering, and all of your bits and pieces rolling about on a checkered floor, some going under the fridge, some falling through the cracks, all moving (and eventually stopping) at different speeds and at different rates. That's how I feel.

I'm OCD about the kitchen. I really, really like a clean kitchen. I clean the dishes immediately (most of the time) after I use them. My gumballs are rolling around the kitchen floor, and instead of picking them up, I think I just sat down and am watching the colors for a while.

You miss the individual parts when everything is collected and contained. I'm discovering incredibly shaped and colored gumballs, that I didn't know I had. I'm also throwing away some of the moldy ones. Can gumballs mold?

It's super. I'm doing super. Everyone should break their gumball machine sometime.

Friday, June 17, 2011

attack fox friday

Julie is incredible. Not only is she a super talented artist, she also makes me pee my pants laughing on a daily basis. I've said in the past (not on here, obviously. The past on here is only like, a week. The past as in the past of real life...I'm rambling...) that I work with the best people ever, and she's one of them. She made me this:

Attack Fox. This is not her best work, but it's close.

In all seriousness, you should check out her real work here. You won't regret it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

redefining joy

I did a photoshoot this weekend in Bloomington...

with re:find Joy. everyone loves joy.

I visit the fantastic re:find Joy daily for the some of the most inspirational and uplifting crumbs of wisdom you'll find everywhere. She somehow always has just the right thing posted to help me realign myself.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

from ruche circa 2009

i can't remember where i found this