Sunday, July 31, 2011

resolved. then and now.

bench - above panoramic place - berkeley, ca

it is so important to commit to yourself, and i like the idea of having a symbol of that commitment somewhere where you can be reminded of it daily. for five years i had a single strand of tiny, amber glass beads on thread around my wrist. for five years i showered with it and fiddled with it when i was nervous or anxious. it became a part of me and my daily goings. a few weeks ago, though, i looked down to see that it had finally fallen. i hadn't even noticed. and that i hadn't noticed sort of surprised me, but in the end, i prefer it that way. that day--whichever day it was--closed a chapter of so much searching and growth.

on friday, july 29, 2011, i started yet another beginning. i bought a slight, knotted gold band, and it will be with me for the next leg of my great progression.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

do do do do.

fog spritz - strawberry canyon - berkeley hills, ca

it feels good to make things happen.
be proactive.
get inspired.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

clean lines all the time.

a la lce - my studio - oakland, ca

i am so inspired by the possibility of interior space.'s "apt with lsd" series provides a peak into the homes/lofts/cottages of an eclectic well-to-do set. tons of great ideas. lots to aspire to and draw from.

check it out.

Monday, July 25, 2011


letters and lights - cafe van kleef - oakland, ca

sometimes you walk into a bar only to meet a berkeley jail correctional officer and his martial-arts-master-slash-painter friend named royal. the pair surprises you just as oakland does. each of them--the men and my new home--is in tune with the world and filled with gratitude and good vibes.