Q: what’s black & white and red all over? (remember these jokes?)
A: two circus dogs in this red room (ok not funny, i know…but THEY were hysterical and sweet little Elsie there on the right made our little puppy seem like SUCH a bruiser with all his floppy attempts at play)
things have been quiet over here as i’m deeeeep, deep, deep in holiday marketing for one of my freelance gigs. sale! save! shop! i’ve also been off facebook somewhat accidentally. i was actually distressed when a few friends decided to log off facebook permanently. a strange sense of abandonment crept over me. but now that it’s temporarily gone from my life, i’ve allowed myself space between tasks rather than a reflexive tic over to my facebook page. what i’ve noticed in that space is well, space, in my head. i’m enjoying the quiet – but i will say that dearly miss my friends there – most of whom live far, far away and facebook was helping me feel close to them. so, i’ll be logging back in soon. don’t fret!
i’m wishing i had been participating in #reverb10 but i just found out about it! so i’m going to start today and maybe go back and fill in the blanks from the first week.
Q: What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
A: The last thing I made was a sandwhich for lunch today. I used rustic italian bread, tuna, mayo, salt, pepper, lemon, tomato, onion and avocado. deee-lish. I’ve been doing a lot of rustic sandwiches lately with all kinds of fun ingredients – portobello mushrooms, lots of avocados, sardines, yummy cheeses. I’ve been making tons of roasted vegetable dinners – purple potatoes, fennel, sweet potatoes, red onions and sunchokes – which were delightful. i try to buy one totally new thing every time i go to the grocery store and i’d never even heard of sunchokes before! I’ve been enjoying branching out, and also working on letting each meal be a meditation on simplicity and goodness.
The last thing I made that I would consider a more artistic pursuit – i.e. following my creative dreams – was a painting I started in September. it’s taunting me in it’s unfinished state. I’ve discovered I have so many roadblocks to being creative…not the least of which is this tendency to be a pleasure delayer, meaning i seem to think i need to have ALL my work done in order to make time for that one thing i really want to do. So for 2011, one thing I know for sure I’ll be working on is getting out of my own way.