Hells bells. As I mentioned in this post from my website, I have a new job!  Entry Level Self Promotion. yay me.

However, as you can see from my freshly vacuumed floors and the start of another zombie apocalypse blog post, I am in avoidance mode. It must be time to write Artist Statements and emails with newsletter invites. gah.

But first let me tell you about my weekend!

We went to Santa Cruz. It was cold and perfect. I didn’t do any of the work I had assigned myself, but painted and took pictures. Let me show them to you!

We drove by the beach.

And we went downtown where I saw this:

and bought these:

I really should get to my to-do list.

Erin had a good time with the Ubers:

One more just because.

Erin making faces while Grandma tries to take her picture.

And typical driving home behavior:

There are more, so many more, but I have a mat to re-cut. And then maybe some lunch! Then the to-do list. Really.

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There. Earning my pay.


Tomorrow is Monday. And I will get up at 6:30AM and shower, make a cup of coffee and then get the kids up and ready for school. I’ll drive Erin to preschool and then… turn around and come home. My semester is over. No more 4 happy hours in the darkroom twice a week. I’m starting to twitch from developer withdrawal already!

The only upside I can think of is that I will now be able to catch up on editing photos. I have several rolls of negs to scan and the pics from Seattle to upload. In the meantime, I do have these photos of Erin that we took one morning before school a couple weeks ago. What a goof-ball!

Oh how I was this one was in focus! What a little minx she is.


um, yeah I don't know what she's doing either

So, I’ll get caught up on uploading photos, I’ve a pretty impressive summer reading list, and I might even start a new painting. Watch for those “I’m bored/I miss school” tweets coming soon to a screen near you!


Well, that blood pressure medicine I was taking finally kicked in on Tuesday and it was not good. My blood pressure was low. Way low. Passing out now low. So a quick call to the doctor’s office and that experiment is done. No more Norvasc for me. Two days later I’m starting to feel normal again. Well, normal for me. shut up.

Turns out I’m going to need my energy, I’ve got a lot of work to get done this weekend. Vox has found a new home and I’m happy to say that I’m going to be exhibiting  in the October show! And we hang that show on Monday!! Looks like I’m gonna be framing some photographs and transfers over the next couple days.

Also on my to-do list – self portraits for my photography class. gah. Luckily the critique has been pushed back a week so I have a bit more time to get the roll shot, developed, and an enlargement made. But I can’t continue slackin’ on this for long, because in 2 weeks Chris and I are going to Boston for a long weekend!

So to recap:

This weekend: shoot some photos and frame some other photos.

Monday: spend the evening helping hang show at the new Vox location.

Next weekend: Second Saturday!

And then Boston! 4 cameras/3 days.


I have a writing assignment to do tonight for my photography class. joy. We will be taking self-portraits for our next photo project and the professor is having us do a ‘Written Self Portrait’ to help us prepare for the photo. oh even better. Not only do I not enjoy writing (shut up Julie!),  but writing about myself is my least-favorite type of writing.

But I think we all know what kind of student I am – I want those 5 points. So I’ll write. She claims she isn’t going to read them, just wants to see that we did the writing. For whatever reason, that doesn’t make it easier. I mean really, how could she not just skim them a little bit?!

1. Written Self Portrait

  • Write freely (no concern for spelling, structure, etc.)
  • Who are you in your family? With your friends?
  • What do you like to do?
  • What do you think about?
  • What do you look like?
  • What makes you happy? or sad? or mad?
  • Who is the person that everybody sees?
  • Who is the person deep inside that no one sees?
  • What might your future be?

2. Reflection

  • What images are suggested by writing?
  • Describe photograph you would take – what should be included in the frame?


So, I brought the assignment sheet and my pad of paper over to my chair and set them down next to me. I picked up the laptop (I’ll have to remember to write about my tendency to procrastinate) and the first thing I read was this. And then the very next thing I read was this! Kinda weird. Kinda perfect. Kinda not helping me at all with this assignment.


What to do this weekend:

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