Sunday, August 31, 2008

i'm looking outside my window right now and it's brilliantly sunny. but i am stormy. not angry ferocious stormy, but just churning, unsettling, something's brewing stormy. maybe it's the seasons changing. i always look forward to fall. but i'm not looking forward to it this year and i don't know why.

i guess i'll just have to sit with this a bit. it's not time for knowing yet.
but i don't have to like it.

Friday, August 29, 2008

pears are my favorites. they're perfectly imperfect. i guess that's why i love them so much. they're not perfectly round, they're bumpy, they're not balanced and they're not symmetrical. but they're interesting and they're sweet.

they're a lot like people.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

watch closely as her fingers never leave her hand

the p.b. kid cutting mr. ntm's hair. she said to me while looking at these pictures, "it's weird to see my hands looking so....professional. like a "real" stylist's hands."

you're a "real" stylist, sweetie. don't be afraid to own it because it's yours. you've worked hard for it.

now go sweep up all that hair you left in the middle of the kitchen floor before the dogs eat it and poop out fur balls....

To Much Hair

There is thin hair,
heavy hair,

There is gray hair,
and red hair,

then there is no hair,
I will be hair
for you forever,

every hair you go,
I will go hair to.

wrote 4-11-07

jim foulk

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

tuesday aug 12,2008-juneau, alaska

we took a small plane and flew over several beautiful glaciers to a remote lodge that was built in the 1920's. then we ate grilled salmon that had been caught that morning and warmed ourselves by the fire that was crackling and popping in the huge stone fireplace. a fantastic meal and place. it was so still and quiet there. the glacier that was two miles away from us was called hole in the wall glacier and we were informed that it was a dancing glacier meaning that by the time 80 years rolls around, the glacier will have overtaken the very spot we were standing on. nice to know that not every glacier is slipping away from us.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

self-portrait tuesday- shine!

the first day being on a boat and looking out at the brilliant sunlit sea before me....watching for mermaids. feeling the shine both inside and out.

i just joined an artist's community called self portrait challenge and i am so excited about it. every month a challenge is issued to create a self portrait that embodies a different idea. this month's challenge is "shine".

Monday, August 25, 2008

sunday, august 10, 2008 sitka, alaska

sitka is a quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem. at least that's what all their t-shirts said. i thought it was just charming. there is a lot of russian history here and it is truly evident in most of the architecture. seriously feening for a good cup of coffee at this point and luckily we got one here in a great little independent coffee shop. i had seriously begun to hallucinate that i was seeing starbucks signs on the side of the mountains.

we went to a salmon hatchery and for a hike in the national forest. at the end of the trail, we watched hundreds of huge salmon leaping out of the lake like the craziest ballet i've ever seen. a really nice day.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

friday august 8, 2008- ocean locomotion

i'm not a sea faring person, so i have to get used to words like "stateroom" "for" "aft" and "muster your stations" (as in muster i really wear this stupid life jacket?) whewie... there are lots of humans here on this boat. lots of humans doing various things. this human decided to get a massage which was really heavenly. unfortunately, i was given the hard core sales pitch afterwards when i was told that it would only take $600 worth of products to detoxify my body in a natural way. i think my muscles immediately seized up after that and completely undid all the good that had just gotten done. maybe that's also part of the hard core sales pitch? i don't know. all i know is that i guess i will continue being unnatural for now....

Saturday, August 23, 2008

saturday august 9, 2008

hey! what do you sea(e)?
(another running joke during the trip)

miles and miles of sea. and i was getting antsy until i caught myself thinking that there was no way i could find anything really interesting on this boat. that's when i challenged myself to look harder and think differently.

if you didn't answer the pirate's questions correctly, they unrelentingly chanted "walk the plank" over and over again.