Thursday, February 02, 2017

I need to remember.

  1. Being functional does not equal being well.
  2. Grumpy Cat is not an acceptable spirit animal.
  3. Even April Ludgate Dwyer gets excited (and happy and sad and other emotions).
  4. "Meh" is a mood, not a permanent state of being.
  5. 10 years is too damned long to realize this.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ordinary Details

This summer, I've gotten into a habit of stepping outside first thing each morning to let the dog out, inspect the tomatoes and the roses, and assess the humidity. Sometimes, I grab my camera on the way out, and I take a little time to look for interesting or unusual aspects of our otherwise ordinary backyard. On one of those mornings a couple of weeks ago, I spied this tiny mushroom that had sprouted up after yet another early summer rain.

My favorite lens, a 60mm macro, allows me to capture details I might have otherwise missed.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Time Not Wasted

I spend a lot of time tinkering, doodling, and experimenting. I'm not quite adept enough at any of my endeavors to be called an artist or craftswoman. I enjoy it, though, and like John Lennon (or was it Bertrand Russell? Kierkegaard? Marthe Troly-Curtin?) said, "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

I love television, and there are some series I'll never get tired of. I'm currently watching Parks and Recreation for the third time. While I catch up on Netlix and Hulu, I usually doodle or draw in my journal. I also do this during work meetings and workshops, because it helps me remember what I've heard. I can look back at a doodle and recall exactly what I was listening to at that particular moment. It's just one of the many reasons I take a journal with me everywhere I go.