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my frustration lately is that i’m interested in a lot of things. like, too many things. as soon as i have time to indulge in creativity (which, sadly, is only during school breaks mostly), my monkey mind goes crazy, jumping from idea to idea. i can’t seem to focus.

can i be a photographer-stylist-lawyer-teacher-designer-napper? what can i make today? a rug, a scarf, a hat, a portfolio, a finished vintage end table, a metal necklace, caramel sea salt brownies, barbecue stir fry? and then i end up not accomplishing much of anything because i’m too all over the place. so here’s to finding creative focus in 2011.

happy new year!

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i’ve taken some kind of turn.

and ended up sixty years ago.

on the weekend my grandparents met.

my grandma told me she wanted three things:

to ride a train.
to ride an airplane.
to see the ocean.

so, working in a cookie factory, she saved her money.
and took a train to the beach.

the first time she entered the waves,
a ball floated over, a little more with each push.
a boy came to retrieve it.

and held her hand while she went deeper into the waves.
he was a sailor.

they got married,
she followed him to hawaii.

i never knew him;
he died thirty years ago.
it’s nice to know him (at least) in these pictures.


as the year ends, i am so thankful for the supports and inspiration that have come my way. especially my best friend. in good times and bad (and goodness knows we’ve had both this year), he brings a smile to my face and lightness to my heart.