{covet} County Fair Field Notes

August 24, 2013

  I know I’m cray-cray, here. This morning, while looking at the Field Notes site, oogling all the little notebooks that inspire a strong urge to go draw and, of course, fill up little notebooks — I saw that they have a boxed set of all fifty states’ County Fair notebooks from 2010, which I’ve […]

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Zombies.

August 24, 2013

And this is why I call cell phones “electronic leashes” and refuse to get one again. Life’s what happens when you aren’t always connected.

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mornings are better

August 23, 2013

As much as I hate to admit it when the Ubiquitous They are right…? The Ubiquitous They were right: I do feel better (and more grounded) if I don’t check my email first thing in the morning. Or hop on Facebook within, like, four seconds of consciousness. (It’s not like I’m going to suddenly discover […]

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{process}

August 23, 2013

  Some time ago (and I wish I could remember just when, or who said it), I read something that resonated with me: How you do anything is how you do everything. Stop and think about that for a second.  It’s awesome and terrifying, all wrapped up in one little statement.  How you wash your dishes […]

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The Conversation

August 22, 2013

Me:  So today, I’m going to clean out the first (of two) garden plots, get rid of all the overgrown weeds, harvest everything that’s ready, tear out what isn’t going to bloom by first frost, and mulch all the exposed dirt to keep the bindweed from regrowing as fast. My Body:  ARE YOU INSANE?  YOU […]

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farm (inspiring)

August 22, 2013

Talk about an inspiration. My garden this year did precisely bupkiss, partially because we had the weirdest weather (very cold and wet, considering last year’s 90+ day drought), and partially because some kids sprayed bleach on it at some point.  (Hooligans.  Total hooligans.) Watching this, though, made me want to go play in the dirt […]

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{call of the wild}

August 22, 2013

Once a month, in my little hamburg, they test the air raid/storm warning sirens. (More tornado siren than air raid these days, I’d assume, but whatever…) About half way through, the dogs catch a sound that makes them sit up and take notice.  The sirens sustain a tone, and then wind down, like a baritone […]

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Social Media is Rotting Your Brain, and Other Unicorn Stories

August 21, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been seeing a resurgence in the Social Media Demonology stories that I saw a few years back. You know the ones:  The ones where someone tearfully discusses all their personal reasons for hating social media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Pinterest, whatever’s new that month), and why they’re going to […]

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Everybody Needs a Rock

August 21, 2013

  Rule Number One If you can, go to a mountain made out of nothing but a hundred million small shiny beautiful roundish rocks. But if you can’t anyplace will do. (seemed apropos today.) Thank you Byrd Baylor. Everybody Needs a Rock was one of my favorite books as a kid. I must’ve checked it […]

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<3 RiverLuna

August 20, 2013

      So there I am, bopping around Pinterest, looking for a color combination from a photo that I know I saw somewhere (which is about as productive as painting stars on cats, by the way), and I happened across Marissa Redondo’s amazing watercolor illustrations.  She sells her creations at RiverLuna, her etsy shop, […]

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