Tuesday, December 14, 2010

better than christmas... is the day my parents put up their tree!!

(mom opened the good wine!)

(tinsel master)

warm and fuzzies!

Friday, December 10, 2010

it's the return of the emily.... such a wonderful incredible gal, inside and out, and someone whom i'm proud to count among my nearest and dearest.

look for her name in lights... this gal's gonna be famous some day.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

wonderful but chilly time with adam and shannan!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

cold shoot. warm pictures!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

brave new world...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a little something else for today...
some goodness from jared's birthday recording time:

happiest of happy?

i had the pleasure of helping caroline and kristen prepare clayton's surprise birthday party! i dont even know if i did anything at the party but run around with a camera and document. it really was a super happy event. more to come, complete with baby teddy freddy absolutely STEALING the show with his cuteness...

srsly... so many more happy photos to come. i grinned ear to ear looking at all of them.
here's to a many more for clayton!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

i spent tonight mentally searching for inspiration.
i found a little... followed shortly by a couple of composite images to go along with the personal project i'm working on. pandora did wonders for me... "la vie en rose" by louis armstrong and "sweet and low" by augustana.. songs i had forgotten but love nonetheless.

no project preview though, it shall come as a surprise when it's all done.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

ryan had his exhibition's opening reception last night downtown at blueline's gallery/studio... a great time was had by all... great people, great place, great art.


fashionable lights are all the rage.

Monday, November 15, 2010

this morning i have some musings. it's nothing incredible, but something i like.

So i found this on chase jarvis' blog and i just love it. he says it's 7 creative habits, but i'm pretty sure it's a good 7 rules for life. please, enjoy them:
1. Get into adventures.
Instead of saying no, say yes. Whether it’s agreeing going to the South China Sea or to Sundance festival or the grocery store.
2. Devour popular culture. Examine the work of other artists, movies, books, magazines, the interwebs.
3. Take pictures of things. I photograph things I see in the world that inspire me and use them for reference.
4. Scribble ideas. On a notepad, ipad, or whatever.
5. Share your ideas with others. Better ideas often come from a conversation. Give and receive. It’s a dialectic.
6. Ask Questions. Lots of other people know more than you do.
7. Listen. Try to listen carefully. When other people talk, you should listen. Ideas are everywhere.

i told you they were sage advice.

spent the weekend in e-ville on my first visit there with the awesome chelsea sanders helping her out. it was lovely and i just haven't done enough things for me like that lately. it was just what i needed!!! we also went a run that was further than i have been going. so so so cleansing!

also, i realized that i have, disturbingly enough, missed 3 race weekends in a row. that hasn't happened in... ever? oh NO. lexington OVCX next sunday, here I come! long drives for a good cause.

i saw "the social network" friday as well.
i was checking my facebook WHILE watching the movie, and the first thing i had the impulse to do upon leaving the movie was to update my facebook status.
you know you've changed the world when...!

i'm working on great things for YSB also today. I'm creating a "logging 101" to help people figure out logging and stuff during school time today while the kiddos are doing quiet projects.

Friday, November 12, 2010

i cannot tell a lie: i love that it's 70 in november.

also. very excited to attend ryan's opening @ blueline's gallery next friday. STELLAR.

had a wonderful cookie date with the little today at the bakehouse.

it's a friday night tonight. what to do?
shootshootshoot! i'm thinking a trip to a parking garage, i love them so.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

this is the good stuff.
traverse city, michigan.

this is the plan for iceman:

warmup at 21 degrees:

i ran into neff and it was so cold!:


waiting around for results, chatting it up:

winner winner chicken dinner:

winery hopping!

Brys estate:


little ol lighthouse way out on the peninsula:

last winery:

great weekend.
plans in the works for another trip to the grand canyon in march. eeeeeexcellent!!!!!